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antenna coax hook-up question

Nov 29th 2011, 01:51

K4PHI

Joined: Sep 24th 2009, 11:05
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I have recently purchased a second hand beam antenna system from an estate sale and when I went to hook up the coax I developed brain freeze and cannot figure out which way to hook up the coax to two separate beams. Do I run two coax cables or use a "T" connector below the bottom beam? The previous owner installed baluns on each beam which simplified connecting to the driven element.
Dec 3rd 2011, 01:12

KE8DO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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You did not say what bands the beams are for or the type of beam. You may get away with just using a T connector and 1 coax. It is best to use a balun if the beam uses a balanced feed system, so if a balun was used before then I would use one again, or at least roll up some coax to make a choke. It is best to run a coax cable from each antenna to an antenna switch in the shack, or you could use a remote switch at the top of the tower.
73 Don KE8DO

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