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Re: LF: Re: Puckeridge mast.

To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: Re: Puckeridge mast.
From: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 21:56:46 EDT
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In a message dated 4/21/00 9:57:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
<< Interesting that this way of maintaining the capacitance was adopted
of simply putting an extra capacitor in parallel with the aerial. Can it be
that the cost of the extra wires plus insulators plus anchors for the
insulators was lower than the price of a capacitor? >>

I suspect this was to keep RF current in the aerial itself as high as possible. If they had simply maintained resonance by adding a capacitor across the terminals, the current in the capacitor would not have contributed directly to radiation.
John  KD4IDY

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