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Re: [TowerTalk] Carolina Windom, etc.

To: "'Jim Jarvis'" <>,<>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Carolina Windom, etc.
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:00:27 -0500
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> A half wave, more or less in the clear, will radiate
> just fine.  What you measure as vswr at the shack end of
> the feedline reflects impedance transformation in the
> transmission line.  Seeing 1:1 at the end of 500' of line
> doesn't tell you a damned thing about the antenna match,
> or system loss.  Nor does 8:1, although that surely raises
> questions about what's wrong.

Seeing 1:1 swr at the shack means that the swr at the antenna is also 1:1
(provided you don't have excessive feedline loss). Swr will be the same
anywhere on the line.

Gary  K4FMX


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