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ANTENNAS

This time I am going to cover perhaps the most complex topic I have ever taken a swing at. Antenna temperature does not apply to HF antennas and can barely even be measured at 2 meters. So, we are mainly talking about a 1 GHz-and-up spectrum issue.

Let’s start by looking at the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum in . On the left, you see radio waves; to the right, visible light, ultraviolet,

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