Ferrite Choke for RG-6 Quad Shield Coax

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Jmoore06

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I finished my install on my Comet 150-DS Discone antenna for my base station scanner (50 feet of RG-6 Quad Shield). Would a ferrite choke be a good addition to the coax to improve the quality of the reception? If so what type and size of ferrite choke should I order?
 

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A string of maybe six of these is a good start and that should give at least 1,000 ohms choking impedance over the 100-1,000MHz range and more at some freqs. I've used three in series on some LED light leads that trashed the VHF/UHF band and that made a big difference. You can sometimes find deals on similar units on Ebay, look for a 43 mix ferrite that will fit over your coax with similar length.


I finished my install on my Comet 150-DS Discone antenna for my base station scanner (50 feet of RG-6 Quad Shield). Would a ferrite choke be a good addition to the coax to improve the quality of the reception? If so what type and size of ferrite choke should I order?
 

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Does it matter where on the coax I place the ferrite chokes?
 
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