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Re: REFLECTOR: Rudder return spring - antenna

The effect may not necessarily be bad. When I tested my antennas I found
that SWR on a canard- mounted NAV antenna actually improved when the nose
gear was retracted and the nearby master solenoid was energized. Perhaps you
could borrow a meter and see what profile you get.   -Bill

prototype 'Super' Chipmunk N18EF
Velocity Classic RG N6098S in the works
-----Original Message-----
From: R. Wayne Owens <wamowens@bellsouth.net>
To: reflector@awpi.com <reflector@awpi.com>; Al Gietzen
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Rudder return spring - antenna

>Perhaps a plastic tube instead of aluminum would help. The spring would;d
>still be close enough to be a parasite.