06-12-2013, 12:30 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Originally Posted by commando57
I want to make a "poor mans Balun" at the feed point. Should I coil the feeds together or make separate coils?
Doesn't take an expert to figure this out.
You don't need it. An 'ugly balun' as they are called - isn't needed for a PDL-II. On an Imax, A99, or some other vertical antenna - it may well be needed. "Don't try to fix something if it ain't broke"
. The PDL-II is a fine antenna and a balun won't do a thing. Waste of time. A balun is used to stop a problem called 'common mode current' that is a typical problem with vertical antennas.
If you thought you would get more performance out of it; then you were wrong.
Are you having a problem with your PDL-II?
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Last edited by Robb; 06-12-2013 at 12:45 AM.