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Re: [TowerTalk] step away from stepIR

To: <>,"David Gilbert" <>,"Jim Lux" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] step away from stepIR
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:41:42 -0400
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> To a first order, you have 3 dipole elements with 
> characteristic
> impedance of 72 ohms, in parallel.

I don't think so Jim. If that were the case there would be 
no F/B and the current would not be binomial.

The three element Yagi works so well for F/B because 
elements have a 1:2:1 current ratio and differing phase, 
which means they clearly cannot be treated or thought of as 
three 72 ohm dipoles in parallel.

It's all about the complex mutual coupling and that coupling 
can move the impedance of the driven element around with 
quite a variation in actual amount.

73 Tom


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