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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole Center Connector

To: AD5VJ Bob <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole Center Connector
From: Richards <>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:46:43 -0500
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My take is if you can get  2:1 SWR anywhere on the band,
you will have plenty of power going out, and I would not worry
about whether my tuner could get me down to 1:1 or anywhere
in between.   If you can get 2:1 SWR across the band, you
have pretty much got things clicked.  Personally I think anything
under 2:1 is plenty good enough, and the SWR thing can be over

(Of course, I do not mean to denigrate the theoretical
question you pose, as I think it is a good question
academically -- I only mean to address the practical
ramifications thereof.   I will leave it to others, more
knowledgeable and articulate than I, to actually
answer the question.)

Just My take...

Happy trails and 73.    ----  Richards - K8JHR ----

AD5VJ Bob wrote:

> on the other portions where I will be less efficient than 1:1 say 
around 2:1 and up - if I use a tuner and bring the swr to 1:1
will I still have the same 200W ERP at the antenna as I would
using the 1:1 portion of the band or is the additional
> power lost in the tuner? 


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