Waveguide Around the Rotor - W3RJW
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- Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 12:13
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Antenna installations present many challenges to the microwave enthusiast, not the least of which is the feedline. The popular solution to this problem is to operate with a portable station requiring only a very short connection from the radio to the antenna. Feedline losses are kept low and aiming the antenna is accomplished by the old 'Eyeball and Armstrong' method. This method works fine for portable operation, but is quite untenable for the home station. And besides when a good Tropo duct forms and your 10 GHz station is just a pile of mouse houses in the garage. What good is it?