I need some input on line loss when using 450 ohm balanced line to feed a
According to an online loss calculator, if I have a 150ft run of 450 ohm
balanced line and an SWR of 100 to 1 I have about 3.5 db of loss at 7.0 mhz.
If I have a 10 to 1 SWR that same feedline will have about a .5 DBI loss. I'm
thinking of a w8jk style antenna that has 2 44ft elements on a 16ft boom fed
with 450 ohm balanced line for 40 meters. EZNEC says the swr at the antenna
will be over 100 to 1. I think I can tune the antenna with the feedline and
get it down to a more reasonable level, maybe 10 to 1, at the tuner end. Then
the tuner will tune it to resonance so the xmttr can put its full load into.
Question is, since the swr is 10 to 1 at the radio end of the feedline but 100
to 1 at the antenna end of the feedline, am I going to see the 3.5 db loss from
a100 to 1 swr or the .5 dbi that a 10 to 1 swr would give me.
Thanks for your input!
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