SECTION Ill. PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1-13. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
INPUT TRANSFORMER: Your radio
50 foot RADIO CABLE
to the 166 foot
HALF-RHOMBIC ANTENNA through this transformer:
It is connected as a step-up transformer with a ratio of 1 to 9.
This ratio allows proper matching to get maximum transmitter power from your radio transmitter to
the antenna (over a wide frequency range without adjustments)
maximum received RF signal from the antenna to your radio receiver.
of field wire
is the actual
RF radiating and pickup element
TERMINATION TRANSFORMER: It is connected as a step-down transformer with a ratio of 9 to 1.
Used to properly connect the end of the 166' antenna and the DISSIPATION CABLE.
DISSIPATION CABLE. Acts
of a counterpoise and
a resistive element to produce the SHARP-
UNIDIRECTIONAL - ANTENNA PATTERN.