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How can I determine/measure power rating of a DIY air capacitor?

I've build an air capacitor like the one described in this article, although I used 1 mm thick single side copper boards (FR4) instead of solid copper sheets. I would like to use such capacitors in my ...
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Feed-through Capacitors

I'm in the "information gathering" phase of a RF Power Meter project and the design I fancy (W7ZOI Power Meter) calls for a feed-through capacitor at the output port. I understand that a feed-through ...
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interdigital (finger) capacitor bank for fine tuning of differential loop antenna

I am attempting to implement a PCB trace antenna; namely the sample in this document. Thing is the 1.17 pF for Cp1 is quite hard to achieve in a cost efficient manner with 0603 caps (I loath those ...
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Identify these components

First post here yay! I am repairing Shengda sdhf dual band antenna (looks similar to a Comet x50) it showed a SWR of >3 on both UHF and VHF. I opened it up and the only connection I could see ...
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Are the voltage ratings on Vacuum Variable Capacitors RMS or Peak

I'm building a magnetic loop antenna and was wondering if the voltage ratings on the vaccuum variable capacitors I have are: RMS Peak to Peak Peak other? I have been looking at this wonderful ...
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How to estimate or measure the max voltage of an air variable capacitor

I have a big box of air-variable capacitors I inherited and want to see if I can use one of them for a low power magnetic-loop antenna for 30m digital. How can I figure out if any of them have a high ...
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How to choose right inductors for a matching circuit

I would like to chose an inductor to make a matching circuit. Operating frequency is 6.1 GHz. I am more concerned with self resonance frequency and Q of an inductor. Would an inductor with SRF > 7 ...
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Is it possible to measure the capacitance of a gamma rod? Gamma match

I was wondering if it is possible to measure the capacitance of a gamma rod using an L/C meter. I tried to measure one by clipping one of the alligator clips on the outer aluminum tube and the other ...
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How to eliminate alternator whine?

On my car's LW receiver, I have a severe case of alternator whine, especially when the headlights are on. It has become worse over time. I have read that capacitors might help. However, two things ...
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recommended capacity bottom-hat clearance above metal roof

In a few days I'm expecting to mount a Cushcraft R7000 multi-band (HF) vertical antenna on top of a metal mast that will be attached to the outside wall of a large metal shed. The aim is to have the ...