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Re: Re: T adapters and Elk Antennas for HTs?



George,
Good on you! Spot right on.

Art KC6UQH

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Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: T adapters and Elk Antennas for HTs?


> I'm glad to see someone using the correct term: "diplexer"...  a
> duplexer is generally considered to be for mixing/separating 2
> signals ***in the same band***.  A diplexer is for signals in
> different bands.
>
> My 2 cents worth of nit-picking ( and it IS "nit", not "knit"...)
>
> George, KA3HSW
>
>
>
> On 20 Oct 2004 at 21:05, Pieter Ibelings wrote:
>
> > Using T adapters to connect the two sides of an arrow antenna is not
> > recommended. For certain impedances and cable lengths, you could have
> > extremely bad SWRs. You could also end up having non optimal patterns
and
> > polarization. The proper way of connecting two antennas of different
bands
> > is using a diplex filter.
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