A. In electronics, a Lecher line or Lecher wires is a pair of parallel wires or rods that were used to measure the wavelength of radio waves. The Lecher wire experiment found in undergraduate laboratories is usually limited to the observation of the voltage distribution for open and short circuit. An improved Lecher wire experiment. To cite this article: M B Allenson et al Phys. Educ. 8 View the article online for updates and enhancements.

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Public domain Public domain false false. You guys should do a retrotachular on ECGs. A Lecher line consists of two parallel wires or rods that form a balanced transmission line.

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You pecher have to remove paint from part of it the backside? In modern times small neon bulbs are often used. The RF current is usually coupled into the line through a single turn loop of wire at one end, which can be held near a transmitter’s tank coil.

Another way would have been to use e. So the distance my screwdriver was off by was 0. In precision wavemeters an RF voltmeter is used.

This was an important confirmation of James Clerk Wite ‘s theory that light was an electromagnetic wave like radio waves.

Lecher line wavemeters are usually built on a frame which holds the conductors rigid and horizontal, with a track that the shorting bar or indicator rides on, and a built-in measuring scale so the distance between nodes can be read out. Hirtle chart for further explanation.


How about using a metal measuring tape for one of the transmission elements? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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This issue of Short Wave Craft magazine would have the copyright renewed in Modern Views of Electricity, 3rd Lecner. How does it differ from the POS? Retrieved March 26, from D. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. You only do that if you want correct results. Its namesake is Ernst Lecher, a physicist from Austria who perfected the practice in This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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The frame must be made of a nonconductive material like wood, because any conducting objects near the line can disturb the standing wave pattern. Unless its author has been dead for the required period, it is copyrighted in the countries or areas that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada 50 pmaMainland China 50 pma, not Hong Kong or MacaoGermany 70 pmaMexico pmaSwitzerland 70 pmaand other countries with individual treaties.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New Jersey Society for Amateur Scientists. For two parallel cylindrical conductors of diameter d and spacing D.


Lecher and early researchers used long thin Geissler tubeslaying the glass tube directly across the line. Learn how your comment data is processed. Notify me of new posts via email.

The Electrical Engineer, Ltd. A Lecher line demonstration kit used to measure the frequency of a vacuum tube UHF oscillatorfrom a radio magazine. With care, Lecher lines can measure frequency to an accuracy of 0.

The other method used to find the nodes is to slide the terminating shorting bar up and down the line, and measure the current flowing into the line with an RF ammeter in the feeder line. My favorite, though, was wiring our ADC circuits directly into the address bus through opto-isolators, of course of a Commodore 64 so that we could get data points every 10 ms when we wrote our apps in assembler.

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Looking at the chart, the error due to that is much smaller. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

Lecher line, oscillator and other equipment. The resulting data and graph are shown below. In many ways Lecher lines are an electrical version of the Kundt’s tube experiment which is used to measure the wavelength of sound waves. Or if you rather use technology from 2 centuries ago, use that I suppose.