True Ladder Line 10-80 Antenna with Balun/tuner?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KB1QYH, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Now that eveyone has voiced an opinion and burned up their calculators and PCs!!!!!!!!!! I have one thing to add.

    PUT IT UP , HOOK IT UP to something, and get on the air.

    The Best antenna is one that is in the AIR and on the "AIR".

    K0UO Rhombic & Vee Beam Antenna Farm
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  2. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Steve livin' the dream! :)
  3. WB2JIX

    WB2JIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had a very smart ham tell me once, "you're doing it bassakwards!"
    Don't leave everything hooked up all the time and then try to rush to unhook it when a storm is approaching! Leave it unhooked all the time until you want to get on the air. DUH!
    Makes sense!
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  4. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    My Experience with Balanced Feedline
    I actually put up a permanent antenna using balanced 450 Ohm line feed,
    It started as a 20M EDZ but it also works out, for that length, to be close to a halfwave on 60m, a 3/4 wave 40 M dipole, a Double Zepp length for 30M, and I got a MFJ974 balanced line tuner with no lossy BalUns that tunes this antenna from 5 to 18 MHz with excellent reports on the bands there. That's a Terriffic Tuner !!
    All my other antennas were resonant trimmed, coax fed antennas, and monobanders.

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