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RE: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 40/30

To: "David Jordan" <>
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 40/30
From: "Richard Karlquist" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 07:11:05 -0800
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> Folding the element does little to reduce the performance. It looks 
> hokie, but it's simple, light weight, more efficient than lumped 
> inductance. The wires have to clear whats underneath but it's a 
> wa3gin

No.  A properly designed lumped inductance is better than linear
loading.  That's why many 80 meter Yagi owners have upgraded to
W6ANR's aftermarket loading inductors, replacing the original linear
loading.  Linear loading is a marketing concept to make you think
you have eliminated the ohmic losses associated with loading 
coils.  Instead, it *increases* the losses.  

Rick N6RK


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