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Re: [TowerTalk] The Antenna System

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] The Antenna System
From: Bob K6UJ <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:45:51 -0700
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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 
>> environment!
> picture, 1000 words, and all that..
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