Yes this works excellent. For very high power you can use
RG217 or even RG17.
Right now I have about 10 Yagis using this type of gamma.
I´ve measured this and for me it gave much better
return loss compared to a gamma match using an inner
piece of tubing and teflon tube dielectric, that set up
also used a small machined housing for the connector,
probably that set up introduced more stray L.
I´ve measured return loss down to 40 dB or so, with the
gamma Al tube and housing it usually was around 25 dB or so.
Not that a 40 dB return loss is needed but still it´s nice.
73 Jim SM2EKM
> RG-8 will work very as a gamma match capacitor on a 40 meter Yagi. If
> you can get the correct size aluminum tubing, you can simply insert the RG-8
> dielectric into the gamma tube. I did this for many years
> with my full size 40 meter Yagis, until I converted the matching to
> T-matches. I still have three 20M Yagis that a gamma match fed, and
> they work very well.
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:13:24 +0000
>> From: Peter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] RG-8/RG-213 as C in gamma match
>> To: Towertalk List <email@example.com>
>> In preparation to build a new 40 meter beam, I'am searching
>> possibilities to make the matching C
>> Normally in a smaller beam We using 2 different diameter of aluminum
>> tube with an isolated tape between them
>> But a gamma match for 40 meter will be in the 2-3 meter range. Due wind
>> the match will be slight moving in and out and for long term will this
>> be a point of failure.
>> I was thinking if it was possible to make the C from RG-8 With the
>> 100pf/meter it will be 3-5 meters long.
>> I can make first with a air varible C the match to find the exact value
>> of the C.
>> Is this done before?
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