Topband: Loop query

jcjacobsen at jcjacobsen at
Sat May 20 17:55:19 EDT 2017

How do Top Banders, 

I've got a "theory" question for the collective group. 

Think Field Day. Full wave loop on 75/80 meters. Coax fed with a 2:1 balun. (I know, use ladder line and a Match Box). Is it usable if you use ladder line down to near ground level into the balun, and coax from there? OR does/should the balun be up in the air at the loop itself?? We're thinking put the balun down near ground so the weight isn't up in the air.. Remember, field day and temp install. 

What say you all?? 

K9WN Jake 

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