I have to wonder if when you have this antenna connected to a long coax outside, if the coax isnt radiating more than the antenna? Where does the energy go if the components do not heat up and the signal is everywhere dB to dipole? That, of course is the key - the comparison antenna must be reproducible. It would be much more efficient than the poor loading and feed system of the E-H antenna. Incidentally, all lies are found in labels.
Well done and accurate Steve, but did you really have to post it on April 1st?
That leaves dissipation in the feedline, dissipation in the matching network, dissipation in nearby objects, and dissipation in the ground. Basically what I said as far as the performance goes in my article long ago, but with far more work and effort. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. But, you know, 56 is a workable contact, and this guy is on the other side of the world. First allow me to compliment you on a fine test protocol; you really have put this thing through its paces in a controllable fashion The "inventor" of this antenna warns to never add baluns or chokes to the feedline, or performance drops off considerably.