#297: Basics of the Smith Chart – Intro, impedance, VSWR, transmission lines, matching

Recording of a presentation I gave at a VHF Amateur Radio Conference in October 2018. It covers the basics of the Smith Chart – what it is, how you plot complex impedance, obtain VSWR, return loss, reflection coefficient, transmission line effects and compute impedance matching networks. This presentation covers topics presented in some of my other videos, but does not include the live demonstrations shown in these videos:

Visualize Antenna Tuner operation on a Smith Chart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8wJ0io95RE />
Smith Chart Basics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1TYWwfvGk />
Impedance, VSWR, Transmission lines, etc on a Smith Chart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImNRca5ecF0 />
Design an L Matching Network using Smith Chart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgeRHDI-ukc />
Use SimSmith to design a matching network:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8MhMl4IqUE />
PDF of the presentation:

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