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Re: [TowerTalk] Transmission Line Formula

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Transmission Line Formula
From: Bob Nielsen <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:23:49 -0700
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On Apr 17, 2008, at 9:53 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:

> It is in Reference Data for Radio Engineers, Chapter 24,  
> configuration N.
> Zo = [60/(epsilon^.5)]* ACOSH {[4D^2/d1d2 - d1/d2 -d2/d1]/2}
> where epsilon is relative dielectric constant
> D is center to center spacing
> d1 and d2 are the wire diameters
> ACOSH is inverse hyperbolic cosine
> Of course I wonder why would anyone deliberately use different  
> diameters?

Hmm, it's different in my copy (4th edition (1956), chapter 20):

(276/(epsilon^.5) * log10 (2D/(2*d1d2)^.5) for d1, d2 << D

I suspect (but haven't checked) that the formula Rick gave may be  
more general (without the d1, d2 << D restriction).

Bob, N7XY


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