A while back, I was told about the Broadband Terminated Dipole that could be attached to the house. HOA/Wife friendly and gets on all of the bands (160m - 6M) --Win!! http://hflink.com/antenna/#BBTDROOF invented by Bonnie Crystal (KQ6XA) K4SFC put up the video of the same kind of antenna and swept the bands for SWR and everything was below 2:1, as promised. However, the equipment that he showed he used in his video cannot be found on the Internet at all, at least according to my Google-fu. Buxcomm cannot be found at all, nor their products. So, I started building. Got some wire and 4 #31 ferrous core beads, built a 16:1 balun (http://hflink.com/antenna/#BALUN), put it in a box, and put a SO-239 on it. We tested it first, put 800-ohms on the antenna-side of the balun and measured out 50-ohms on the radio side. Got a match! Got some more wire and made both sides of the dipole and soldered it to the balun. My house is rectangular, so both sides of the dipole should be pretty close to the same length. Within the 2-meters (6') as described in the description. Balun is mounted at one end of the house, on a rafter beam. A little while later, purchased a 1k-ohm 100W wirewound resistor. Put it in a box, and connected the dipole to it. The dipoles run in opposite directions, come through the soffets of the over hang, run down the length of the house, through another soffet, meeting back at the 1k-ohm 100W resistor, which is mounted to another rafter beam in the attic on the opposite end of the house. Purchased 100' of RG-213 to connect the antenna to the ham shack. Tested and passed my General. I'm now ready for Field Day 2020, right? (I did one other Field Day a couple of years ago with the local club) I setup my impromptu ham shack on the back porch, planning on operating 1D for my first solo Field Day with my IC-746Pro and Raspberry Pi. But, first I wanted to sweep the bands before we fired up the radio. What did I find? SWR beyond 10:1 on every single band except for 6-meters, which was just barely under 10:1. There went my Field Day. Tried to use the tuner built into the radio. Tried to use an LDG antenna tuner. Nothing would get the SWR down enough to operate on. And I couldn't hear one single soul. What the heck? Is there something wrong with my balun? Is there a way to adjust the SWR on this type of wire antenna? Maybe I need to build an 8:1 balun to bring down the reactance, therefore the SWR of the antenna? I got questions and I appreciate any and all constructive criticism that I can get.