Doesn't it take a lot more 'tuning stuff' to make lumped elements than it
does to make stubs? All I have here in the way of test equipment is an MFJ
259B analyzer and a VOM :-) Works good for making stubs.
I remember when I made some mark/space filters for some TU's that I built
some years back, I needed a signal generator, o'scope, and a frequency
counter. All that stuff is gone now. 73
> I've given up trying to make the lumped element argument to hams.
> Too hard to change belief systems.
> Coax stub filters are firmly entrenched ham radio folklore,
> regardless of whether they make engineering sense.
> They are seldom if ever used for filtering in commercial HF radio systems.
> BTW, the argument about the Q being "too high" goes away
> with the realization of the difference between loaded and unloaded
> Q. The harmonics property is only useful if you need to pass
> the frequencies between the harmonics, which is not necessary
> for ham use.
> Rick N6RK
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