Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by KD6WAG, Nov 29, 2007.
Random wire antennas
This my point random wires are OK and very easy to put together.Now lets see if you agree with me put a balum coil in line and running a counter poise will make it better to tune it with a tuner.
I've wondered about that. Do you mean a 1:1 balun and run one wire
as the long wire and the other as a counterpoise?
Does this work ? Does it matter which side of the balun, is it marked,
to use as the long wire?
KD6WAG and KA1MAT. What do you want a balun for, particularly a 4:1 one? A random length wire working against an earth, or counterpoise is unbalanced,so doesn't need a balanced feed and it's unlikely to have a feed impedance anywhere near 50, or 200 ohms so a balun will not work very well. Why use coax, anyway? Read the manual for this tuner to see how to connect a random wire antenna.