Why would you use any type of balun with a vertical? A choke or unun would
be more appropriate. Also to work as well as possible the matching network
should be at the base of the vertical.
To: Dan Zimmerman N3OX <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 43ft Vertical Feeding Question and Balun type
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 09:02:37 -0700
Voltage baluns for antennas have never made sense to me,
except for Yagis. They have three output terminals, 0 degrees, 180
degrees, and "ground". On a Yagi, the boom might actually
work as an RF ground, plus the load is well balanced.
How you would connect a voltage balun to a vertical and its
ground screen is completely unclear. I also don't know
why you would want the 4:1 ratio.
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