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Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34XA or KT36XA WITH LADDER LINE ?
From: "Fabio Grisafi - IT9GSF" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 23:49:55 +0100
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Hello Guys !

I have to refurbish my KT34XA antenna with the M2 kit to have a KT36XA antenna 
but I have an idea !

What about using a ladder line (300 Ohm or 400 Ohm) and use a tuner at the 
station level or a balun there ?

I think I could have some major advantages:

1) Low loss in the line even with high SWR at the band ends.

2) Low loss in the WARC bands with the untuned antenna without balun.

3) No balun to burn.

4) .... no coax costs.

What do you suggest ?

Where is the negative side of the story ?

Problems with ladder line running from the antenna to the tower side ?

Power handling ?

Please help me ! I don't want to corrupt my pratical work with my theory.

Best regards,
Fabio, IT9GSF/KB1LNF - Palermo - Italy.

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