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Old 01-31-2019, 12:30 AM
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I ran the test today and looked for velocity factors from almost zero to a little over 0.2 and found nothing.

clearly if it is to conductive the velocity factor will be almost one (like it is for copper).
so I leave this post on the computer while I run the next test.

these following are full loop antennas and not a dipole like the first one.

initial numbers get me 0.529
but that resonance was at 71.3Mhz...
the number is close enough to 1/2 to make me wonder if it was an actual reading of one, and I was just on a harmonic.

so I did it again with another length of wire inside, and found resonance at 92.3MHz (so not a special number)
and that number was 0.254
yet again, the number is close enough to another harmonic (this time 1/4) to make me wonder if it was an actual reading of one, and I was just on a harmonic.

I then tested 2 other lengths of wire and could not find resonance at all. the sun is setting, so my lab is now getting dark, but not sure what else I would try now anyway.

so if I had to guess now,
I would say that the velocity factor is likely 1.
And that is what you see for a conductor.
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