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Does "40 W" on HF equal the same "40 W" of a "40 W" lightbulb? Jul 31st, 17:52 6 280 on 5/8/19
My Inverted V's PLASTIC COATING has all peeled off. Is this a problem? Jun 19th, 12:23 4 418 on 21/6/19
Correcting CW TX Errors May 14th, 10:55 3 545 on 15/5/19
Power loss from TX INSIDE a ROOM? Oct 3rd 2018, 16:37 5 1,233 on 24/10/18
% Energy lost with Inverter to pwr COMPUTER? Jun 15th 2018, 14:07 2 1,416 on 24/7/18
Is there a Category for OLIVIA for Field Day? May 29th 2018, 10:55 3 1,205 on 23/5/19
I TX on 1 freq, but it is RXd on LOWER freqs!? Feb 14th 2018, 13:40 5 1,127 on 16/2/18
How get Fldigi FOR **MAC** onto a USB flash drive? Dec 7th 2017, 13:17 1 970 on 7/12/17
Alternative to PSK31 in POOR CONDITIONS? Nov 19th 2017, 20:19 4 939 on 4/12/17
Is a RF Ground Plane and/or a Bonding Bus necessary? Oct 1st 2017, 12:58 3 1,119 on 8/10/17

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Does "40 W" on HF equal the same "40 W" of a "40 W" lightbulb? K6PAA on 5/8/19
PLUS-
TNX for the reference...
Does "40 W" on HF equal the same "40 W" of a "40 W" lightbulb? K6PAA on 5/8/19
Hi W1VT- Many thanks for your responses to my question!!
They are much appreciated!!
73, Peter A, K6PAA
Does "40 W" on HF equal the same "40 W" of a "40 W" lightbulb? K6PAA on 31/7/19
Is the “40 W” I use on my HF ham radio to reach the East Coast from California the same amount of power that a 40 W lightbulb uses?
My Inverted V's PLASTIC COATING has all peeled off. Is this a problem? K6PAA on 21/6/19
Hi Mark and Zak-
Many thanks for your responses! Very helpful!
(Plus--- I get to save a few bucks by not buying a new antenna!!)
73, Peter K6PAA
My Inverted V's PLASTIC COATING has all peeled off. Is this a problem? K6PAA on 19/6/19
I have an 80-40-20 Inverted V antenna that has been mounted in my backyard in Southern California (ie VERY HOT AND SUNNY) for several years, and the plastic covering has largely pealed off.

My questions are:
1) Should the antenna still function OK?
2) If the antenna is touching a branch, or leaves, is that worse for the antenna with the peeled-off plastic coating, or for an antenna with the original plastic coating still in place?
With NO plastic coating, can electricity leak directly from the antenna to the branch and/or leaves?
OR- Does it not make much difference?

OR- Should I get another antenna with the plastic intact?

Any thoughts appreciated!

Peter A K6PAA

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