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Balun Needed?

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by wa373, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. wa373

    wa373 New Member

    Nov 16, 2019
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    Would a multiband dipole for shortwave listening need a balun?


  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

    Jul 9, 2009
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    Sure it does.
    I would use 2 choke baluns. One at the antenna, other just where coax enters the house. This will cancel a lot of noise coax picks.
    Shadetree Mechanic likes this.
  3. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

    Dec 2, 2018
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    I've used a 40m dipole in an inverted V for shortwave and it worked fine.
    binrat likes this.

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