All About Baluns (Ask Dave #73)

I get lots of questions about baluns. This video explores baluns and gives demos. A balun is a device to convert a balanced transmission line to an unbalanced transmission line and vice versa.

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2 Responses to All About Baluns (Ask Dave #73)

  1. dcasler says:

    Howard, there’s an old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” Sounds like you have a good, working antenna.

  2. Howard Andrus says:

    I feel bad asking questions you have answered in the past…. I was too anxious I guess.
    My question to you earlier in the week was about feed line resistance reading not being 50 ohms with a good SWR reading. Well, I knew height above ground made a difference in the SWR but I didn’t know what to do to get bot a good SWR and close to 50 ohms. I was doing or not doing multiple things wrong with multiple equipments. The dipole I was installing is not wide banded so the SWR is a little more sensitive to adjust and effected by the adjustment from two stepladders verse installed on a mast. And from looking at your 1st Ask Dave I found out I didn’t know what ALL the readings were telling me! Hi Hi.
    So, I have learned a lot today and you have sent me back to the drawing board to reassess the whole installation. I say that but I have worked 38 States and a lot of countries with the installation such as it it. This is great stuff!! “Ask Dave” = Thank Dave!
    Howard Andrus

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