[amsat-bb] Cushcraft 416-TB
hkowall at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 23 06:28:07 PDT 2011
I acquired a Cushcraft 416-Tb antenna,the so called phasing harness was in bad shape,so I am going to make a new one for it.
I could copy the original one,but yes I am making it hard on myself and decide to calculate the proper cable type and length,and to do that I need to know how the antenna actually works.Here is my problem ,the 2 driven elements have a balun to each of the Tmatchs to make the impedance 50 ohms on each driven element.The original phasing harness is 2 piece of 75 ohm aprox 13" that goes to each driven element and the a so239 connector on the other end of the harness is the 50 ohm feedline.I originally thought this was a matching stub,but when I do the calculation for the matching stub,should only be aprox 4" to each driven element.Am I missing something here,how are they able to do this,does anyone know this antenna and how it works.
Thanks to all who read and respond in advance
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