[TowerTalk] 2 Meter Balun Question

Mickey Baker fishflorida at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 08:24:35 EST 2013

There are many unknown variables that woul
d affect the answer. 
Generally, the dimensions of a 2
m antenna are about 12% larger than a marine antenna, so right off the
bat, you're going to have a high SWR. A balun is unlikely to help.

Unless you have constraints like, for example, needing a marine band
antenna and only being able to erect a single antenna, I can't recommend
this. Buy or build an amateur band antenna.

73 and good luck,

Mickey N4MB

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Tom 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?  Just thinking out loud about the SWR &
> radiating from the feedline coax?
> Hope I don't sound foolish!!!!!
> Thanks
> Tom W1ALZ
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