Instead of giving Tom the award for "Dumbest Statement
of the Year" perhaps we should give Yuri the award for
"Cheapest Cheap Shot of the Year" :):)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <email@example.com>
To: <K3BU@aol.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:51 AM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Half slopers using a tower
> > K3BU:
> > With half slopers (wire length = quarter wave electrical)
> > disconnected and unused, they act like "nothing" for RF at
> > the frequency of operation. This "trick" of disconnecting
> > quarter wave radiator (wire) from the ground connections is
> > used to disable the vertical, detune it from the resonant
> > frequency = make it "invisible" to RF (at that frequency).
> > For wire like that to act as a "counterpoise" it has to be
> > connected to the antenna system or be near half wave
> > electrical length to act as a parasitic element and be
> > positioned so it can direct the RF from the radiator in the
> > desired direction.
> You made an assumption about the configuration under discussion
> (as did Tom). The original poster did not specify if the un-
> used 1/4 wave wires were grounded or floating (the switch boxes
> Tom designed for Ameritron *GROUND* unused antennas for safety).
> As such, you had no right to call Tom's posting "the dumbest
> statement of the year." You owe Tom and everyone else an
> apology ...
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