[TowerTalk] Hy-Gain Balums or Coaxial Coil?

Bob Maser bmaser at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Feb 26 22:05:13 EST 2007

Why not just buy a new 1:1 current balun?  The HyGain balun was not the 
greatest when new, let alone 30 years old.  I will be putting up a 205BA in 
the near future and I wouldn't think of using one the original baluns.  They 
weren't built heavy enough for today's maximum output power.

Bob W6TR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "KC4HW" <jimjohnson at alaweb.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 8:11 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Hy-Gain Balums or Coaxial Coil?

>I have been renovating a set of Hy-Gain monobanders.  These had the Hy-Gain 
>balum with
> them.
> I have opened one of the balums and beside a little oxidation at the SO239 
> they appears to
> be in pretty good condition.  I notice that there appeared to be a rubber 
> o ring at both ends
> of the ferrite material that has sort of gone away.  I don't know if that 
> is a big deal..
> Anyway, what to do... use the balums or coil coax, anybody got any 
> suggestions?
> Thanks
> Jim/KC4HW
> http://www.AlabamaContestGroup.org
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