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[TowerTalk] K3LR and W0IYH "choke" baluns in the feedline system

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Subject: [TowerTalk] K3LR and W0IYH "choke" baluns in the feedline system
From: (Greg Gobleman)
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 20:02:45 -0500
I also read W2FMI's book and I would have to agree that something isn't
right about the W2DU type Balun.  I experienced heating and a rise in SWR
when using a KW and an under 2:1 SWR but not flat.  It would heat up and the
standing wave would rise over 2:1.  This is not to say that all bead Baluns
are bad.  I had heard good things about the Force 12 version.  Perhaps it
uses a different ferrite material.

I built several of the W1JR type of Baluns and have had no problem with
heating.  I have had a problem finding an inexpensive enclosure.  I have
tried using 3" PVC caps and plugs and have about $5 in the enclosure.
However, I created another problem.  Weight of the enclosure and the
core/coax with connectors is a bit much for a dipole.  An inverted V or
mounting on a beam is not a problem.

I have also had excellent success with a coil of coax.  When ur lighting
every florescent tube within a block at 2 AM while on 80m with a flat SWR.
This will cure it.

Greg K9ZM

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