There is a good discussion of baluns in the current issue of QST written by
Ward Silver. The bead balun is a good choice.
73, Keith NM5G
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Cecil Moore
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] W2DU Balun Bead Source
>From: "R. David Eagle" <email@example.com>
>Subject: [TowerTalk] W2DU Balun Bead Source Howdy all...I am looking at
>constructing 2 W2DU bead baluns as described in ARRL Antenna book that
>uses 12 Amidon FB-77-1024 beads.
Not trying to change your mind, but you get more balun for the money with
multi-turn toroids. Multi-turn toroids yield a choking impedance
proportional to the square of the number of turns. Turns are cheap. W2DU
baluns yield a choking impedance proportional to the number of beads. Beads
are expensive. I have the very W2DU chokes that you want to build and don't
73, Cecil, w5dxp.com
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