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Long run 450 ohm ladder line KJ5GY on 14/1/15
Just scanning the forums and came across your post about long runs of ladder line. I live in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and am also surrounded by high ridges. I have a 1000' run of 450 ohm ladder line back to the ridge and feed it directly to a 80 meter full wave loop. At the house it runs into a 4:1 balun with a short piece of coax into the house to the tuner. This setup works very well for me. I have an 80 meter dipole strung in the trees down here at the house and I can work stations from the ridge top antenna that i cannot hear on the dipole.

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