On 2014-12-19, at 12:21 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I can’t agree with this “conventional” thinking. Why does a piece of wire
> magically lose it’s length just because you lay it on the ground? The
> electrical length changes because of Vf, and it’s resistance changes because
> of the lossy ground, but it’s still a piece of wire. I’m going to try to
> attach a posting I did back in 2006. If it doesn’t work, I will follow with a
> separate posting.
> Brian K8BHZ
The very same reason that it "...magically loses its length" when it's
incorporated as part of a run of coaxial cable, I guess...!
Some parts of Ham radio are STILL black magic---aren't they...? Maybe THAT'S
one of the many reasons that we love it so...
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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