Loma Prieta quake of 1989 and high SWR

Robert Seastrom rs-lists at seastrom.com
Mon Dec 17 15:32:24 CST 2012

In case you've gotten complacent with modern transmitters and running high SWR confident that the finals will shut the box down if things get too hot, you might want to consider that high SWR can do some real damage:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Rex <rexa at sonic.net>
> Subject: [time-nuts] Poor termination effects?
> Date: November 28, 2012 7:08:57 PM EST
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Reply-To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
> I live in the San Francisco bay area. You may recall that back in 1989 we had a big earthquake that did a lot of damage.
> The epicenter was near Loma Prieta, which became the name for this earthquake. That is about 60 miles south of San Francisco, yet a lot of the bad damage occurred there, at the tip of the peninsula. My twisted engineer's mind caused me to think that such a locus of damage so far from the source may have been due to a poor termination of the peninsula into the ocean/bay.
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