I concur 100%
In the engineering fields we are accustomed to communicating with a description
and a drawing showing the details.
There should not be any guess work or trying to visualize the design.
On Apr 21, 2012, at 8:11 PM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 4/21/12 8:12 AM, Ward Silver wrote:
>> I'm really enjoying the multiple threads and discussions that started with
>> baluns and have come around to an analysis of the entire antenna system.
>> That changing just one element of the entire system in isolation is
>> unrealistic is a key point that most hams do not appreciate - indeed, they
>> rarely hear that point of view. They learn about antennas as one
>> independent thing, feed lines are another thing, baluns a third thing, and
>> so forth. Thus, they tend to analyze and troubleshoot and modify assuming
>> changes "here" don't affect behavior "there". Since changing almost any
>> part of the system affects the entire system, the results are wildly
>> inconsistent and often mystifying - as noted by Ian and others. At any
>> rate, the discussions have provided numerous examples to use in explaining
>> antenna system behavior to our clubs and fellow hams (and in my case,
>> readers) - thanks.
>> Also, it would greatly facilitate the discussion were we to be able to
>> include drawings - I noticed several misunderstandings that would not have
>> occured if the text was accompanied by graphics. I can tell that many
>> writing hours have been consumed trying to write clearly in a pure text
> picture, 1000 words, and all that..
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