[TowerTalk] 2 Meter Balun Question

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Thu Nov 21 01:40:57 EST 2013

On 11/20/2013 4:57 PM, Tom Nicholson wrote:
> I'm "hoping" to use a Marine Band Base Antenna on the 2 Meter band and 
> was wondering IF there would be any advantage to putting a 1:1 balun 
> at the feed point of the antenna?

Erase the word "balun" from your vocabulary -- it is vague, used to 
describe at least a half dozen different things, and is thus very 
confusing. What you DO want is a common mode choke on the coax at the 
feedpoint.  At 2 M, that's several mix 43 clamp-ons.

73, Jim K9YC

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