> When I built this array, I put 50-bead chokes at each
> 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.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
TowerTalk mailing list