I have two trees about 135 feet apart and about 55 to 65 feet tall. I have been trying to determine which kind of wire antenna to put up there.
Initially I was considering either a fan dipole or ZS6BKW. But then a few hams suggested a doublet fed with ladder line. And mentioned the site trueladderline.com where you can buy wire antennas with homebrew 600ohm feedline.
I don't think I can get the open wire feedline through my window since the frames have metal in them. I'm currently using a Comet CTC-50M, which is a flat 50 ohm coax jumper, to feed coax through my window.
It seems I can either feed the open wire directly into a remote antenna tuner that accepts balanced feedline, or terminate the open wire into a balun then run coax to a tuner indoors. It seems the coax losses would be terrible if I went with the latter.
Are there any remote automatic tuners that can be fed directly with open wire? So far the only ones I found are indoor tuners.
UPDATE: turns out my windows are vinyl. and i can fit open wire through them. can i just feed it straight to a balanced tuner (like an MFJ-993B) and be good to go?