[TowerTalk] Baluns

Tom Rauch w8ji at contesting.com
Sat Nov 5 06:16:35 EST 2005

> Anyone familiar with and have experience with the W2DU
baluns sold by UNadilla?


> Specifically the ones with the built in lightning
arrestor? Will this short with a strike or
>  is this not a problem? I was told it is actually not an
arrestor rather it is a suppressor -
> bleeding off the charge...

Perhaps they have a different unit, but the units I opened
had an air gap only. Nothing else.
IMO they wouldn't do very much. When high voltage tested the
connector arced first, not the gap.

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