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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole fed with balanced line?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole fed with balanced line?
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:57 -0700
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Then you don't understand antennas very well.

The bandwidth will be very narrow and the currents extremely high, but 
if the matching network had zero loss the radiating efficiency would be 
equivalent.  I mean, think about it ... if the losses are zero and the 
reflected energy is zero, the forward energy has nowhere to go except 
out.  If you don't believe me, model it and see for yourself.

Dave   AB7E

On 1/17/2012 8:35 AM, Ken wrote:
> Sorry, I think you are confusing feed and matching losses and ignoring 
> an effective radiator. There is no way that I will believe that a 
> "physically small radiator with a very low loss matching network" is 
> as effective as a half wave antenna. Ken WA8JXM 

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