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[TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)

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Subject: [TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)
From: RMcGraw@Blomand.Net (Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX)
Date: Tue Aug 12 20:07:38 2003

I agree and raised an eyebrow when I saw that a balun was being used on a
Windom.  I recall the development of the Windom originally was with a
twinlead arrangement an a tuner.

I tried a Windom with a twinlead feed to a tuner and had lots of RF on
certain bands.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Rohre" <rohre@arlut.utexas.edu>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)

> I question having a balun on a Windom.  Since the true windom has unequal
> lengths of radiator either side of a feedpoint, it can never be balanced.
> The balun will be looking into an unbalanced load of the antenna
> and thus RF current will flow back over the coax shield outer side
> to the balun.   Down at the shack end, the RF will get into things, maybe
> bands where the coax is resonant or near resonant and not on other bands,
> thus distortion could be from RF in the shack on certain bands getting
> the audio circuits of the mike.
> GL,
> Stuart
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