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Re: [TowerTalk] Bead chokes on feedlines; K3LR array

To: <>, "Pete Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Bead chokes on feedlines; K3LR array
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:31:37 -0500
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> When I built this array, I put 50-bead chokes at each
feedpoint, thinking
> that I would help suppress common mode currenst and
thereby avoid any
> destructive interaction with the antenna pattern.  Now,
however, Tom makes
> me wonder if this is useful at all, given that the
feedlines are in the
> very near field of the dipoles anyway.  Would I be just as
well off to
> eliminate the chokes altogether, or do they serve a useful
> assuming they are of the right material and have enough
inductance to do
> the job?

If the feedlines parallel the elements, I'd sure look close
at what the baluns do and where they are located.


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