> I am assuming you guys talking about "grid dip meters" are not really
> talking about these old devices. What is the modern equivalent?
> I have an
> MFJ 259B, for instance. It is easy to get the resonant frequency
> of a yagi
> element split and insulated in the middle. Can I use it to inductively
> couple to a continuous yagi element or otherwise determine that element's
> resonant frequency in any way?
I've got a B&W grid dip meter which uses external coils of various sizes to
inductively couple with the 'load' in question. It works great. I've used
it a couple of times to evaluate the traps of Cushcraft A3's. I found that
MFJ has (or had) an optional plug-in for the MFJ-259 which allows it to act
as a GDM.
I'll be happy to send you my plug-in and if you want to give it a try.
It didn't work worth beans when I was testing traps.
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