W5DXP wrote in message ...
Dr. Slick wrote:
"You cannot tell if the 50 Ohms reading on a Network analyzer into
a Black Box is a dissipative resistance like a dummy load, or if it is
a radiated resistance of a perfectly matched antenna. You don't have
Conversion of RF energy to heat can be measured. Conversion of RF energy
to EM radiation can be measured.
Agreed. But a Black Box to me implies you have limited
information from it. My point is that if someone gives you an
impedance plot of a resistive 50 Ohms, you will not be able to tell if
it is dissipative (lossy) or radiated resistance.
I was just reading that Joseph Carr calls radiated resistance as
a sort of "ficticious" resistance. I'm sure many here would argue
this description, but it kinda makes sense to me.