From: "Roger (K8RI)"
> I don't know about you, but I want a lot of head room when running a KW
> when I get near the band edges. I've blown out more than one balun
> albeit, never a choke balun. <:-))
I once used a "remote balun," made of parallel ferrite rods (as I recall,
after smashing it open to see what it was made of), with a 50' dipole fed
with 450 window line. The ladder line connects to one end of the balun, a
short length of RG8 connects to the other end and then to the transmatch in
the shack. I used it from 40-10 meters. OK, I tried to.
The balun was rated at least 1 KW, and yet I cooked it with 100 watts.
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