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Extend transmit range of my HT

Went to the local ham club and got some help, my HT is 100% fine, I was simply transmitting from an awful spot. The recommendation from the Elmer hams on-site was to get a slim-jim antenna up over the ...
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Extend transmit range of my HT

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Can an 'ugly balun' be too long?

Yes, it can. Ugly baluns aren't that broad-band by nature — in fact, they only really have a high impedance over a relatively modest frequency range, which is directly impacted by the number of turns (...
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Can an 'ugly balun' be too long?

You can make the coil as long as you like without adverse effects. You will reach diminishing returns and waste cable if you go too far. For 40 m you do need a fair number of turns, maybe 10-20 turns ...
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Understanding Impedance (R+jx)

The graph is correct and shows the impedance of a thin dipole. As the frequency increases, its length relative to wavelength increases too. The impedance results from the physics of the current in the ...
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Understanding Impedance (R+jx)

That's a resonant frequency, just not the kind you usually want. When a dipole is electrically 1/2 wavelength (or 3/2 or 5/2 wavelengths, etc.) long, the feedpoint is at a voltage minimum, the ...
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