Category: Theory

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Lightning and other mishaps

About a year or so ago, I was presented with a Philips transistor radio that according to the owner had been struck by lightning. Fortunately, the lightning strike must have been quite some distance...

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Velocity Factor of Coax

“The velocity factor (VF), also called wave propagation speed or velocity of propagation, of a transmission medium, is the speed at which a wavefront (of an acoustic signal, for example, or an electromagnetic signal,...

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Amplifier impedance measurement

Starting with the EMRFD Fig 2.57 amplifier as a base, you can measure input returnloss using a return loss bridge. Return loss can be translated into VSWR and impedance. If the return loss is...