[TowerTalk] Shunt fed tower verticals- risks in SO2R?

Clive Whelan clive.whelan at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 26 14:26:19 EST 2007

Well actually let's say any kind of tower vertical .

I'm conscious of the fact that when feeding a tower as a vertical in 
SO2R configuration, that the Yagi atop the tower looks very much like a 
high voltage point and can potentially feed back to the HF transceiver 
causing front end receiver damage.

However, I am not aware that this is a problem in practice, and indeed 
two UK users report no problems when running a shunt fed tower on 160m, 
whilst simultaneously listening on HF on another receiver connected to 
the yagi. I would nevertheless be in interested to hear from users here 
with practical experience thereof. Should I be concerned?



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