At 08:24 AM 10/14/01 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
>On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Am I correct in assuming that the loss resistance and the feedpoint
>> impedance are in parallel at the feedpoint of a vertical?
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
>Think about that Pete. If the loss resistance were in parallel
>with the feed impedance, then the higher the LOSS resistance,
>the LESS it's effect would be. NOT logical.
>The Loss resistance is in SERIES.
Tom's right, of course, but .... if I measure R=7 at the bottom of my shunt
feed, and the tower is only grounded by three ground rods and 4 x 125 foot
radials, how much of that series combination is loss, and how much is the
feedpoint? It's hard for me to imagine that the loss component is only 7
73, Pete N4ZR
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