[TowerTalk] Cleaning Aluminum Eelements

N3SL@aol.com N3SL@aol.com
Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:29:18 EST

>        Why would you need to do that? RF observes the skin effect and only 
>   travels on the outside of the conductor. 
That's true for a solid conductor.  I don't think you can apply that to 
tubing.  Both the inside and outside surfaces are "surfaces."  I'm no physics 
professor, but I'll bet the "skin effect" applies to both surfaces.  If not, 
telescoping elements would not be very efficient, if it worked at all.  


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