[TowerTalk] Return Loss of feedline

K6TFZ@aol.com K6TFZ@aol.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 16:50:20 EDT

I am using RG-214. About 125 feet from shack to tower base with return loss 
of about 2.3 db when not connected. About 85 feet from tower base to relay 
box with return loss of about 2 db when not connected. From the relay box to 
a Cal-Av balun feeding the driven element, it is about 14 db but I can't 
disconnect the feedline to the balun. Is there an easy way to know if that 
length is O.K or if the balun is working correctly? I also tried to lower the 
resonant freq of the driven element by lengthening the feed wires from the 
balun to d.e. but it didn't seem to work. Any ideas?  TIA,  Geoff, K6TFZ

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