Topband: Wire antennas and antenna analyzers

Harold Smith w0rihps at
Fri Sep 29 12:29:28 EDT 2006

> Should'nt you also remove the resistor "before" placing either a capacitor
> or inductor across the input to see if the measured value is nearly the 
> same
> as the calculated value? De gary, kd9sv


I should have said, put the capacitor or inductor in series with the 51 ohm 
I tried it on my MFL-259B. I used a 150pf silver mica in series with a 51 
ohm resistor.
At 5, 10 and 20 MHz the capacitance reactance reading is very close to the 
calculated value.

73 Price WØRI 

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