Matching

I trimmed the antenna to resonance first so there is no reactance (J) component. It presents 135 ohms of resistance as measured with a MFJ 259, just as Kraus said it would.

I began the match by using a 4:1 balun which brings the resistance down to 34 ohms.

Next I used a Palomar variable unun set to 32 ohms to bring the resistance back up to 50 ohms.

This Rube Goldberg delivers a 1:1 SWR. I'd like to replace it all with one balun using designs from Jerry Sevick's Building and Using Baluns and Ununs.

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