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To: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] RE: as I said....
From: "Jim Jarvis" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 22:01:45 -0000
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you're most likely correct, Joe.

There are a lot of ways to conceal antennas....none of which
are efficient.  There are a few ways to make an efficient, small
antenna...but with a high-Q result, making it narrow banded.

But there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.  TANSTAAFL.  

So, while I'm interested in what he's 'invented', by bet is,
he's had an instrumentation maladaption....and reinvented the
dummy load.  But, hey, I'm a marketing guy...what do I know?

Jim Jarvis

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Subich, K4IK []
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: RE: as I said....

> As i said, its a hamstick.  :)

Of course ... which is consistent with the "burning up at 100 
watts" behavior.  Probably a large diameter helix with very 
low pitch at the bottom, some capacitors in the middle 
(Controlled Current Distribution antenna?) and a tight pitch 
helix above the topmost capacitor all on a PVC form ... 

The variable pitch helix, large diameter radial mode helix, and 
CCD antennas have all been described in the ARRL Antenna Book 
and/or Antenna Compendia over the years.  

> But maybe not.  Interested in whether the guy calls me or not.

Yup ... he'll get his 15 minutes of fame and a promotion from the 
University before the market debunks the "invention." 


   ... Joe, K4IK 


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