> I must disagree. It is essential! The trap is a parallel-resonant,
> nearly lumped, LC circuit. The C stems mainly from the capacitance
> between the center conductor and the shield/braid of the coax.
I do not understand your answer.
Do You mean that a parallel resonant circuit used as a trap is not
> >Although easy to build, coax traps have more losses than conventional
> >and don't handle much power.
> It's not a bad way to construct a trap, as long as you seal the ends
> of the coax to keep water out. A little water will do a lot of harm,
> by corroding the braid and thereby causing a lot of loss.
> The polyethylene dielectric of coax makes a good high-Q capacitor.
> The large-diameter braid of coax makes a low-resistance conductor,
> which makes for a high-Q inductor.
I must disagree, its a compromise.
No one would use other than vacuum, air or eventually mica as a dielectric
to keep high the Q of a capacitor for RF use.
Polyethylene is much worse.
> 73 de Chuck, W1HIS
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Peter Larsen" <email@example.com>
> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:50 AM
> >Subject: [Towertalk] Co-ax Traps
> >> I am thinking of building a set of co-ax traps to make a 40/80/160
> >> inverted V.
> >> I noticed in the ARRL antenna hand book that the braid is the input
> >> and the center conductor is the out put.
> > > Is this important, and why?