>They will decouple similarly as when used over coax or small ones
>over transistor leads.
Which is not very much decoupling at HF. I agree with Jim Lux that
ferrites in this application are a complete waste of money.
Ferrite chokes are VERY useful as "egg insulators" in transmission
lines, but again, at HF you need a WOUND choke, not a few beads, to
As to the application to LPDA or multiband antennas -- what matters
is the wavelength of the transmit frequency. The key is to make the
smallest segment of the guy wire a relatively small fraction of a
wavelength at the highest transmit frequency. I'd go with Frank's
advice of a quarter wave being the maximum length, and consider
going even shorter very close to the antenna.
Jim Brown K9YC
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