On 5/22/2012 8:14 PM, Rick Karlquist wrote:
> A dumb idea. Horse fence wire is stainless steel. It has
> a much higher DC resistance than copper. The situation is
> even worse at RF because it is magnetic.
Maybe so, maybe not. Most SS is non magnetic, but there are variations
> I once measured
> some nickel wire at 80 MHz and the resistance was incredibly
> high. The heating due to the loss won't be obvious because
> the heating is distributed over a lot of wire, which is in free air.
> The loss of RF will be noticeable on the S-meter of the station you
> are talking to.
> The horse fence antenna is similar to the Maxcom antenna
> "matching" network that consisted of a 50 ohm power resistor.
> Radiates equally poorly at all frequencies.
> Rick N6RK
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