Re: G5RV Antenna
I use a MFJ 1:1 isolator balun on my G5RV. The 1:1 connects to the 450 ohm on the downlead and my coax connects to the 1:1.
Is it good or bad ??? I don't know, but I do know I have a QSL card from South Africa for a contact I made using the G5RV with the 1:1 and using my Yaesu FT-817. And by the way, it was a SSB Phone contact !!!
One other note, I am using 100
feet of LMR400 from the shack out to the 1:1 isolator. And I
do use a tuner, a MFJ-971. The tuner has meters on it, but I
have an Oak Hills Research WM-2 QRP wattmeter between the
radio and the tuner so I can see what the reflected power is
mush better than I can with the MFJ included meters.
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On 12/10/2018 15:39, George H. Gates via Groups.Io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI