NEWS FLASH New QRP RIG:
(No longer available)
(As implemented in the production by Spiderbeam GmbH)
"QUALITY" Begins with the Choice of Material:
"QUALITY" Continues with the Proper Technology Design:
* The Common-Mode-Current characteristics of OCFD antennas was determined by hundreds of hours of EXTENSIVE FIELD TESTING of various versions of OCFD antennas, errected in various configurations.
More details of this test can be found here: CMC-TEST.
According to Tom Rauch (W8JI), manufacturing variances, especially with toroids from different manufacturing batches, can vary in Permeability up to 20%. Our own lab measurements have confirmed this.
In a device whose job it is to maintain a balance of current flowing within the coaxial transmission line, variances of this magnitude are undesirable.
By carefully selecting matched-pair toroids, QUALITY IS ASSURED.
We don't rely on "luck" as a quality factor!
As you see, sometimes it is still important to think "inside the box".