[TowerTalk] Quagi Optimization
alwilliams at olywa.net
Mon Feb 20 11:05:35 EST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <jimlux at earthlink.net>
To: "Pat Barthelow" <aa6eg at hotmail.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
> In general, elements closer to the driven element are more critical (they
> have more current).
For a REGULAR YAGI do the parasitic element's induced voltages cause
radiation which then cause currents in the neighboring elements and so on?
I am pretty sure that this is true but do these SECONDARY currents have the
amplitude and phase to have much effect on the total pattern?
Do antenna modelling programs take these secondary currents and radiation
into account when summing up the segments and elements?
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