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Measurement of intermodulation products generated by structural components

Measurement of intermodulation products generated by structural components

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A computer-controlled measurement system is described, developed to investigate intermodulation products generated by nonlinear junctions in antenna towers, mast support and mounting components. Results are presented which suggest that certain mechanical features, commonly encountered in some components, should be regarded as more likely to be associated with this cause of interference.

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