In a message dated 3/13/01 4:47:05 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> I'm beginning to think that one needs a section at least twice the
> length of the gauge to get a meaningful result.
All you need is enough section to clamp the LOOS gauge to. Whether a
cable length is one foot or one-hundred feet, the tension will be the same at
any point along guy FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES.
> If the above is not true, I'd really like to have some technically
> savvy person explain to me how the gauge really does work correctly in
> these cases.
I did this and published the results in my "Up The Tower" column in CQ
Contest magazine. I used a calibrated Dillon dynamometer as the reference.
But I'm not sure of your question. You mean you want the theory behind
how it measures?
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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