[TenTec] Re: Fluid motion antenna

Stuart Rohre rohre@arlut.utexas.edu
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 15:29:29 -0600

You can accept compromise in the element spacing but then you are back to
having a less than optimum situation, just as you do if you have traps.

Linear decoupling has not lumped elements with loss, thus should be the most
mechanically elegant band switching scheme, but does increase the diameter
of the element with regard to wind load.  What you gain in one area is
inevitably given up somewhere else, ie there is no free lunch! Hi!
Stuart K5KVH --- but the human condition is to keep trying to get something
almost free!