[TowerTalk] Cushcraft XM240 & Shunt fed tower

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Mon Jun 12 20:57:44 EDT 2006

On Jun 12, 2006, at 7:35 PM, VE6WZ_Steve wrote:

> A WORD OF CAUTION when shunt feeding a tower with an XM-240 on top:
> There is a very good chance you will "cook" the balun unless you short
> the driven element to the boom when TX on 160m.  Here is a photo of  
> what
> my XM-240 CC balun looked like after a year of shuntfeeding the  
> tower on
> 160 without shorting the current balun:
> http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/CCbalun.htm

Perhaps part of the solution is to run less SOUP! ( hi hi )

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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