[TowerTalk] Perfect Field Day beam?

Bill Aycock baycock@hiwaay.net
Mon, 03 May 1999 10:08:58 -0500

Pete, Tom, and the list- 

Itr seems to be more than  deterioration in pattern. Someone on this list
said "RF gotta go somewhere!" If the numbers show 69% is missing, then
either the numbers are wrong, or the RF is being converted to heat, which
should show up. ("show up" means "glow" at High power.)

Bill- W4BSG

At 09:35 AM 05/03/1999 -0400, Pete Smith wrote:
>At 08:20 AM 5/3/1999 -0400, W8JI wrote:
>>Somewhere almost 5 dB (69%) of the applied power is missing.
>Does this necessarily follow?  Trap losses surely aren't the only mechanism
>at work here.  I suspect I could all too easily build a monoband yagi that
>would work just as well (or badly) as a TA-33.  Why couldn't element
>spacing compromises, real-world traps, etc., all lead to a net
>deterioration in both pattern and F/B?
>73,  Pete N4ZR
>Loud is good
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