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Inconsistencies nag at me in the back of the head somewhere, and I had to go back to the beginning to see what happened to get me bent out of shape in this discussion.
Here we go.
kc8gpd posted on Dec. 15…
“i am discovering the amt5000 wants to see that specific antenna capacitance and the taps have very little affect in tuning out anything outside of that small window of capacitance on the radiator. at least at 1670 anyway.
“i have determined the ground does not have much of an effect on tuning as the antenna capacitance does.”
This post says nothing in the way of what it is later made out to say, when rfb posted on Dec. 17…
“KC8’s testing confirms the unit prefers to operate without a ground radial system, and tunes good into antenna elements like that listed without the ground radial system.”
In reality, kc8gpd’s post “confirms” that PhilB’s design of the AMT5000 tuning is EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED IN THE MANUAL.”
kc8gpd “determined” that the ground “does not have as much effect on tuning as the capacitance does”.
NOTHING in kc8’s comments possibly lead us to saying “KC8’s testing confirms the unit prefers to operate without a ground radial system.”
I rest the case.