Topband: Magic 'T' Combiners

Richard (Rick) Karlquist (N6RK) richard at
Fri Jan 14 11:29:13 EST 2005

> > Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but why can't
> > two receiving antennas 
> > in phase simply be connected by equal lengths of
> > coax and a tee? 
> Pete, the purists might disagree, but there is no good
> reason why you can't do exactly as you said. I have

If, indeed, the coax lengths are equal, that is more
or less true, because the mismatch will be symmetrical.
For end fire arrays, the coax lengths to the front and
back elements will in general be different lengths.  In
that case, the mismatch at the TEE will play havoc.

Rick N6RK

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