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Balun Basics W4WCS on 3/3/12
Thanks Zack
I did not know there was that much antenna info on the website.
Shame on me for bad Searching!
Great advice!
Very helpful!
Bill
Balun Basics W4WCS on 2/3/12
Thanks for that info Zack.
I am trying to digest it.
I was thinking about a multi band center fed wire dipole.
What would you recomend in that case with coax feed?
Thanks
Bill
Balun Basics W4WCS on 2/3/12
I got my General a while back. Finally getting into HF!
Bought a FT-857D and researching antennas and tuners.

My sitiation is such that I need to use my attic for my antenna farm:)

I am considering several wire dipoles and possibly a loop tied to an automatic tuner. MFJ-993B or a remote tuner. Oh and COAX for the moment.

I can figure everything out except BALUNS.........!!!!!!!!
I see the purpose, prevent rf from feeding back down the shield, balance between the coax and dipole.

BUT........why a 1:1 or 4:1 or current????? I have no idea what I need and why????

There has to be a good tutorial somewhere? I just cant find it..
HELPPPP and thanks in advance.
Bill

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