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    Grounding a balun longwire antenna

    Hi, Probably 10 years ago, I installed a longwire antenna on my house's detached garage. One end of the longwire is connected to a "magnetic balun" transformer. From there, a coax crosses over the driveway and enters in through the wall of the house. The antenna was grounded with two ground...
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    Dipole, Off-Center, Balun, No Balun, 50 or 75 Ohm Coax?

    Just started playing with the home-brew antennas for my scanner family. I have 2 I am using now, plus 4 purchased antennas... I've been reading, and reading, and looking at pictures, studying designs... ... and there's a few things that seem unclear to me: 1) for dipoles, real dipoles...
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    Diamond BU-50 short

    hi friends, I've Diamond BU-50 purchased recently, just for curiosity i used continuity checker on two arms of balun, surprisingly light on continuity checker glow, it is normal or is there any problem with my balun ? can someone guide ? 73 503733238
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    Old TV antenna troubleshooting

    Hi all, I've enjoyed perusing this site, gleaning what info I can understand. I like to think I'm pretty tech savvy, but I clearly don't understand antennas and RF as well as I'd like. I purchased a home, and in the attic I found a TV antenna. It looks to be a pretty normal all-band tv...
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    Longwire Shortwave Antenna Help

    I am looking for advice on getting the best reception for several different portable shortwave radios like the Grundig G-5 and Sangean ATS-803A. I am putting up a 100 foot 12 gauge insulated wire from a stationary post on the top of my house (25 foot high) out to a tree. I have used cable ties...
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