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[TowerTalk] (Long)MFJ259B & PL-259/SO-239 Pair Losses

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Subject: [TowerTalk] (Long)MFJ259B & PL-259/SO-239 Pair Losses
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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 09:37:42 EDT
Hmmm, one might read Moxon's treatise on HF Antennas For All Locations... 
In one chapter he describes measuring the losses of 150 yards of bits and
pieces of open wire line fed and terminated by a pair of 9:1 homebrew baluns
and finding the total loss of about 0.4 dB (loss is from memory, so double
check me on it...)  The point is that open wire line is not as touchy as

In a message dated 6/28/98 10:07:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< However, to ensure that
 such line gives the lowest possible loss of which it is capable, be sure
 to follow all the rules regarding spacing from objects, preventing
 imbalance, etc.  A less than prefessional-level installation job can wash
 out the loss difference.

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