W8JI is correct. I don't know where I picked up the
incorrect use of Voltage Node. My Transmission Line
book refers to the voltage maximum as an "anti-node"
but I don't think we want to go there.
Voltage Maximum and Current Maximum are the
clear, correct, and most readily understood terms
Voltage Feed translates to feeding at a Voltage Maximum
Current Feed translates to feeding at a Current Maximum
On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Basically Current Feed is when the feedpoint
> > is a Current Node and Voltage Feed is when
> > the feedpoint is a Voltage Node.
> The term node is misused often in Ham radio.
> A node is defined as ""A point in a standing wave (stationary wave)
> where the amplitude of the wave is a minimum" (Communications
> Standard Dictionary and other references).
> With that in mind current feed is at the current "maximum" or
> "maxima", and that is generally at a voltage node.
> Voltage feed would generally occur at the current node (or current
> 73, Tom W8JI
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