[TowerTalk] MACAntenna

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Wed May 20 11:47:59 PDT 2009

That's like saying a 2 inch air gap is going to break down at the same 
voltage as a 1 inch air gap because the first inch will break down and 
then the second.

And no, the voltage is a maximum at the end of a radiator ... how can 
you have current flow at that point when there is no place for it to go???

Dave   AB7E

Arthur Trampler wrote:
> By putting two relays in series, don't you create a situation where there would be a voltage breakdown nearest the RF, and then a second voltage breakdown/arc at the second relay?
> I guess I'm not seeing how two in series increases voltage handling, as to me it would seem that the relay with RF on one side is still the same size and as prone to arcing at a given voltage.
> However, isn't voltage at a minimum at the end of a full-sized 1/4 wave radiator (half of a dipole) and current at a maximum?
> Art

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