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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax baluns
From: (Donald E. Stiles)
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 09:56:46 -0400
Hi all,

  I understand that electricity is lazy and will
take the easiest path to ground.

For years I have added a coil of two or three
windings about 20" to any coax that comes into
the shack.  I bare the coax outer covering above
the balun spot to expose the braid on the outer
lead.  Then I run a soldered a connection from
the braid directly to ground STRAIGHT DOWN.  It
doesn't seem to make signals any  worse, and it
may have even helped some.  One thing, I've
never have lightning come into the shack.

I am curious if anyone else does the same thing,
and what results they have had.

tnx es 73 de n8csp

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