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[TowerTalk] 402CD - Does it need a balun?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 402CD - Does it need a balun?
From: (Bill Turner)
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 05:29:53 GMT
On Mon, 2 Feb 1998 21:08:48 -0800, Dick Flanagan <>

>>Well, it wasn't the loading coils, but the balun, a W2DU current
>>balun.  It was reading a very high NEGATIVE resistance on my Fluke 77
>>(can anybody tell me why it was NEGATIVE?),
It was negative because inside the balun, a small amount of
electricity was being generated by electrolytic action.  Put your
meter in DC volts mode and you'll see it.  Really old wax-type
capacitors do the same thing on occasion.

73, Bill W7TI

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