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Topband: UNUN for Inverted L

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Subject: Topband: UNUN for Inverted L
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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 13:09:27 -0500
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  I just bought a 1.78 : 1 UNUN for my inverted L.. It is a W2FMI  1.78:1 HDU50 
. Says it is for
  inverted L's, short verticals.

  My antenna is close to 130 feet long - 50 ft vertical and the rest 
horizontal. I have 4 elevated
  130 ft full size radials and a few also cut for 80 since I have a jumper to 
use it on that band as well.

  When feed the antenna directly I have a SWR below 2:1 for about 50 kz.  When 
I add the UNUN in line  the SWR goes above 3:1 and can't seem to get it below 
that even though I have adjusted the wire length of the antenna. I can't seem 
to find a SWR dip anywhere with the MFJ antenna analyzer. Did I buy the wrong 
UNUN ?? or maybe I have it hooked up wrong. I have it installed
at the feedpoint of the coax and wire. I have tried both the 50-12.5 and 50-28 
ohm positions.

   They also sell an UNUN that is for 50ohms -22 ohms and 50 ohms- 25 ohms 
(2.1:1 HDU50) but the description says it for matching a junction of two 
parallel 50 ohm  coax cables.

  Jeff , KU8E

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