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Dim numberes on my TS450 N7LAR 2 days, 13 hours ago
This thread on QRZ may help
Plated antenna elements WA1DF 5 days, 14 hours ago
An Introduction to HFSS: Fundamental Principles, Concepts ...
ANSYS makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but ... Initially used to model waveguide transitions, HFSS was quickly utilized for ..... the solution space are covered, or coated, by a perfect electric conductor bound-.

There are 3D finite element analysis programs that can model plated or multilayer conductors.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Plated antenna elements WA1DF 6 days, 16 hours ago
While EZNEC won't handle plated materials, you can use the demo version to calculate the resonant length for different materials

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
R.F. Feedback issue KI3T 6 days, 16 hours ago
You may need to decouple the wires attached to the computer. I've used large FT-240-43 toroids--10 turns should work OK on 20 meters. If the wires are thin you can wrap several wires around the same toroid.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
What do I trust, my tuner or my analyzer? AF9U 1 week, 5 days ago
Since you don't have a balun, the outside shield of the coax is another antenna element. Presumably, when connected to the tuner, the tuner grounds the shield. You need to duplicate this connection when using the antenna analyzer--otherwise you are really measuring two different antenna systems.

Zack W1VT

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