[TowerTalk] Fwd: balanced line loss on a mismatched antenna

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Mar 1 06:50:43 PST 2012

Going back over the years, there have been numerous debates here on 
towertalk on the correctness of those tables - and not just the 26-foot 

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 3/1/2012 9:23 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 3/1/12 12:31 AM, Steve Hunt wrote:
>> The ARRL Antenna Book has a section on "Resonance in Guy Wires" which
>> includes a chart of lengths to avoid for the eight HF amateur bands.
>>    From that chart, 26ft would be a **good choice** to avoid problems on
>> every band except 17m.
>> I've no idea where N2IC got the idea that 26ft would cause "major
>> pattern distortion" on 20m, 15m and 10m!
> Just getting it flipped around.
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