From: "Jeff Verive"
Subject: Re: Single wire FM antenna
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 13:04:31 -0600
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:04:31 CST
I am a primitive life force, sent to earth to humiliate myself on a grand
scale. Please forgive me, as the velocity of light on our massive planet is
much slower than that on earth (but we make up for it by showing our
stupidity to all who bother to look).
I always screw up the exponent in c= 3E? m/s, so I was focusing on the
exponent and forgot to include the 3. DOH!!!
Recalculated wavelengths for c ~= 3 E08 m/s (instead of the 1 E08 m/s I
at 75 MHz, one wavelength = 4 meters (around 157.5 inches),
3/4 wave = 3 meters (around 118 inches),
5/8 wave = 2.5 meters (around 98.5 inches)
1/2 wave = 2 meters (around 78.75 inches)
1/4 wave = 1 meter (39.37 inches)
1/8 wave = 0.5 meter (around 19.7 inches)
I was only off by a factor of three ; )
Jeff (aka blip-dee-boh-blip)
"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
> wrote (in ) about 'Single
> wire FM antenna', on Wed, 8 Jan 2003:
> > ** Excuse me - what do think the speed of light is ?
> He's an alien living in a crystal of transparent ferromagnetic material.
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only.
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