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?
From: Joe Subich, K4IK [mailto:email@example.com]
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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