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Subject: Avoiding attenuation in radio waves with vaccuum tube?

Date: Mon Apr 21 08:21:31 2008
Posted by pam
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This is just a thought experiment.

Suppose I could make a perfectly straight tube 100 km long.

I then created a vaccum in he tube by removing all sir from the tube.

Into that tube with a directed antenna I inject a wifi radio signal.

Is it possible that the signal would reach the end of the 100 km 
vaccumed tube unattentauted - except for maybe munus 5%.

I am asuming that the tube is heavily insulated on the outside with a 
"dielectric and is made of a metal like copper on the inside.

The idea is can a vaccuum overcome attentaution of radio signals.

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