As some of you know, I've been working on a phased array system for a few months now.... and a question has developed for which I can't find an answer in the standard books: The elements in my array require a 4:1 impedance matching transformer... which is quite easy to build. I've got 6 elements in the field now. BUT one of the elements doesn't seem to play well with it's team-mates. It is an excellent antenna by itself, but when I add it to the array it degrades the performance. Since it is identical in every way to it's siblings... and the problem occurs no matter where I put it in the array, (and all of the connections are good) the only thing I can think of is that it might be out of phase for some reason. I'm wondering if the direction of the winding in the one transformers could be causing the problem. So here is the question: does the direction of the windings in the transformer matter as far as phase goes? assuming of course that the primary and secondary are in the same direction? If 1 thru 5 have transformer wound clockwise, and number 6 is counterclockwise, could that be a problem? I know, I know.... go outside and look at them. Well, I can't. They are all sealed in place with Epoxy inside their little boxes.... so I'll just have to chuck box #6. BUT I'd like to avoid the problem in the future. Oh yeah... for reference purposes, it is a receive only loop similar to KK5JY's but a different size with different impedance values.