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Old 04-26-2012, 12:17 AM
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Really 90%

Originally Posted by xee2 View Post
You need to measure imput impedance of antenna to determine how much power is going into it. But it will look like like a small capacitor. To get power into the antenna you need to make a matching network to convert generator impedance to complex conjugate of antenna impedance. As is, 90% of power appllied to your wire antenna is being reflected back to generator (less than 10% is going into antenna). So the amount of power your antenna is readiating is very small.

In the bottom diagram 90% is being reflected to the generator???
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