On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:45:20 -0700 (PDT), John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>If I have a 1/4 wave vertical and the feedpoint measures 27 ohms, what does
>that tell me?
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If it shows only resistance and no reactance, I'd check he meter's
Sounds like I'm joking but I'm not. A perfect, infinite ground should
give you about 36 ohms. Anything less than perfect should add
resistance, not subtract it.
Having said that, I should add a qualifier: It might be possible to
add some kind of impedance transforming device between the coax braid
and the connection to ground which might cause a lower reading, but I
was talking about a direct ground connection.
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