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Using an HF balun on 6 meters? Nov 2nd 2017, 13:16 2 1,413 on 2/11/17

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Using an HF balun on 6 meters? K6DDJ on 2/11/17
Hi All,
I have a dipole antenna cut for 3.9 Mhz with a balun at the antenna. The balun is a standard type that goes to 30 Mhz at several KW rating. Not surprising, the antenna shows an excellent match on the bottom end of the 6 meter band. The question I have is are there any consequences of using that antenna with that balun being used on 6 meters? I am hoping that the only issue would be loss of the balun's ability to act as a balun should, by running at that frequency, and the coax itself may then be a part of the radiation profile. I can live with that as long as there are no serious losses or heating issues. Any advise or wisdom?

Dean K6DDJ

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