[TowerTalk] Feeding one antenna in a stack

Guy Olinger, K2AV olinger at bellsouth.net
Sat May 31 10:48:53 EDT 2003

The shield has to be modeled as a wire in it's own right. It's in the
other element's fields. If you break the shield connection at the
relays then it's short, nonresonant and of small effect. Otherwise
it's a wire connected to one of the same size (via the shield
connection) on the other side, connected to the feedline to the shack,
possibly the tower, not short, and in play.

73, Guy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: <K3BU at aol.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Feeding one antenna in a stack

> At 07:31 AM 5/31/03 -0400, K3BU at aol.com wrote:
> >See if you can model feedlines from antennas that are connected by
> >shields (as just about all antenna switches do) and their centers
open and/or
> >shorted, and the combinations.
> I don't know how to do this, but agree that it would be a closer
> of the real world.  I've seen models of dipoles with transmission
> attached, where the physical shield is represented by a wire
connected to
> one side of the dipole, with the other end floating.  I don't know
> would happen if you connected the "free" end similarly to another
> as if it were the driven element of a second yagi.  It's something
to try.
> >
> >
> >Similar situation presented problem when I tried to use WX0B
StackMatch to
> >feed three vertical triangular array, which uses "disconnected"
feedlines to
> >make two radiators act as a reflectors. Contrary to WX0B claims it
> >work,
> >hardly any F/B or pattern - almost perfect "3 el. omnidirectional
> >Some
> >Eu hams had similar experience and found that you need to
disconnect the
> >shields too (StackMatch connectors are all mounted on the metal
> My 4-element lazy-vee array is also built this way, in a plastic
box, with
> both the shields and the center conductors floated.  I did it this
> even though it is a pain in the neck, because it's what K3LR said
> should do, but don't understand the theory.  I would have thought
that an
> open stub with its shield grounded at the open end and connected to
> shields of other similar stubs would still have functioned as an
open stub,
> but don't know.  Can anyone explain?
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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