I don't buy it.
a. I didn't want to bring up the topic of corona noise and rain static
since I consider those to be fringe effects. Besides ... as far as
corona effects are concerned I don't think there is any benefit for a
folded dipole that a wire dipole with a small loop of equivalent radius
of curvature at the ends (such as would naturally occur at an end
insulator) wouldn't have. Can you explain why there would be? Both
antennas would have the same impedance at the end for any particular
b. Symmetry isn't the issue. Seriously ... how do you figure a TFD is
more symmetrical than a standard doublet?? Both require a balun to
properly couple to coax anyway.
Rik van Riel wrote:
> There are a few additional reasons why it could be
> quieter. Specifically, the antenna is a loop (albeit
> with a resistor), which means it is always electrically
> symmetrical and less sensitive to corona noise.
> The electrical symmetry means the antenna is less
> sensitive to common mode noise that is transported to
> the antenna from the feedline.
> Of course, a delta loop has these same characteristics.
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