On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 23:58:11 -0500, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>What I'm planning on winding is a
>1:1 balun where both sides of the antenna are at aDC ground
I understand what you said, but there's some muddy thinking. If
you're thinking lightning protection, remember that MOST of the
energy in lightning is NOT DC, it is predominantly RF with a DC
component. The ENERGY in lightning (what fries things) has a VERY
broad peak centered around 1 MHz (and if you operate much 80M, your
ears tell you that there's still plenty up there). A DC connection
has little relevance to lightning. What matters is the RF path for
lightning induced current.
Again, I strongly urge that you study what I have published.
Jim Brown K9YC
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