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 To: topband@contesting.com Re: Topband: Transmit antenna de-tuning relay. "Joe Subich, W4TV" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:14:13 -0400
 ```On 2019-03-23 1:57 PM, Herbert Schoenbohm wrote: ``````My tower is a Rohn 45 90 footer and there must be some way of detuning it via the skirt adjustment means to make it non-resonant at 1825 kHz This is similar to electrical towers being detuned near a direction AM station so their pattern is FCC compliant. ``````Herb, Calculate the impedance of your skirt and tower as a coaxial line ```with outer diameter = diameter of the skirt and inner diameter = the effective diameter of the tower. Once you know the Z of the trans- ```mission line, calculate the inductive impedance of that length of shorted transmission line. When you have the XL, calculate the capacitor necessary across he open end of that line to create a parallel resonant network. You have detuned (or anti-tuned) the tower (the shirt/tower/cap becomes a parallel tuned circuit between the feedline and any part of the tower (or antennas) above the connection of the top of the skirt. You can, of course, use a variable cap and connect an antenna analyzer across the cap and adjust the cap for maximum impedance/zero reactance if you want to be "right on the nose" (that's what the broadcast guys would do - using a bridge an tuning for minimum on frequency RF). 73, ... Joe, W4TV On 2019-03-23 1:57 PM, Herbert Schoenbohm wrote: ``````My tower is a Rohn 45 90 footer and there must be some way of detuning it via the skirt adjustment means to make it non-resonant at 1825 kHz This is similar to electrical towers being detuned near a direction AM station so their pattern is FCC compliant. In some cases, the power companies used some drop wires to get the electrical pole to resonate outside the AM frequencies range. But we are talking about a pattern shift here and not reradiated noise. There must be a way other than moving the RX antennas 250 feet away from the tower. Herb, KV4FZ.' ``````_________________ Searchable Archives: http://www.contesting.com/_topband - Topband Reflector ```
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