> Another thing that is interesting is pretty much everyone
> proposing small elevated counterpoise systems has included a
> warning buried in the text that the feedline needs
> decoupled, but everyone ignores it. When I was measuring
> elevated radial systems I found adding a choke or current
> balun increased the FS of the elevated system by as much as
> 1dB or more, and I wasn't looking for a worse case
What kind of geometry was this with?? What about a case where the
feedlines of a 4-square with elevated feed points is in the same plane
as the radials?? Would the outside of the shield be any different than
any other radial in this case?
> If the idea of using a current balun is troublesome, get a
> magic marker out and write the word "isolation choke" where
> it used to say "balun". Then it won't confuse the RF. ;-)
good idea, I have always hated the idea of calling a glob of ferrites or
a coil of coax a 'balun'.
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