Thanks to Andy (your pages included the important reference to Watts'
VLF Radio Engineering) and to Dave for the pages from Watts. I now
see how useful it was for Peter Dodd to digest the original data into
simple figures for a typical amateur station. I will add this
reference to the next edition of LF Today (if I am asked to do one!)
and to the LF chapter of the Radio Communication Handbook.
> I have the very book in front of me. The LF Source Book
> There is a littel bit of justification for those values, but not much.
> They seem to be experimental Photo of the two pages covering LF
> Verticals can be found here
> Andy G4JNT
> On 23 September 2017 at 11:18, Mike Dennison
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Knowing the effective height of a Marconi antenna is essential in
> > the calculation of radiated power /antenna efficiency at LF/MF. The
> > formula for this includes figures for the capacitance to ground of
> > the vertical and horizontal wires. The result being somewhere
> > between 50% and 100% of the actual height.
> > As long as I have been interested in LF - over 20 years - I have
> > seen (and used) a figure of 5pF/m for the capacitance of the
> > horizontal wire and 6pF/m for the vertical wire. However, I have
> > recently been asked how this figure originated, and must admit that
> > I don't remember. Was it amateur experimentation, or a professional
> > source such as the Admiralty Handbook? The very first amateur UK LF
> > book, a slim spiral bound volume by Peter Dodd, may have the answer
> > but I don't have a copy. Peter's bigger follow-up book, The Low
> > Frequency Experiemnter's Handbook, published in 2000, already takes
> > these figures as understood.
> > Can anyone help, please?
> > Mike, G3XDV
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