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Re: [TowerTalk] Shunt-Fed Tower Electrical Length

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shunt-Fed Tower Electrical Length
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:13:46 EDT
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Just thinking about this question says one of three answers might work  here:
1> add top loading and be ready to adjust for your favorite  frequency.
2> measure the R +j of the existing shunt feed and build up a matching  
network for each frequency of interest. The usual shunt feed matching network  
likely provide much of the matching capability needed.
3> a combination of both 1 and 2 to allow improved/optimized  bandwidth.
Gerald K5GW
In a message dated 9/18/2006 9:46:21 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

I don't  know much about shunt feeding towers, but more top loading is
an efficient  way to go.  Sounds like you wouldn't need a whole ton of
it to get  down to resonance on 160, but I guess you already have a big
beam on top if  a 68' tower is resonant just above 160

I'm sure there's a base matching  method you could use as well, but I
don't know  it.


> What is the next step here? Do I need to  work on adding more top loading 
to the tower to make the electrical length  longer?
>  John

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