[SATLUG] War-Drive Results

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Fri May 15 01:48:33 CDT 2009


Before anyone gets confused, a 'Cantenna', is the name of a dummy-load
that was built by Heathkit, years ago.

A Dummy-load, is a device that contains the operational characteristics
of an antenna, but doesn't radiate anywhere.  The 'load' is a 25watt, 50
ohm, non-inductive resistor connected to some simple circuitry and sunk
in a gallon of transformer oil in the size of a paint-can.

A homemade pringles can antenna, in my opinion, shouldn't be called a
'Cantenna', less it be confused with a dummy-load.

-Geoff
(Too many Hams on here to let that go by un-noticed)




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