and other Mystical Magic
THIS SITE IS ABOUT PRIACTICAL SOLUTIONS, NOT ABOUT TOP TECHNOLOGY...
There are other sites and other people who can teach you a lot more about baluns than I can. I'll tell you who I think the experts are and show you where to find their work.
Here's what to expect to learn about baluns on this site:
- No single balun (or type of balun) will work for all applications.
- What kinds of baluns we should use for the different applications.
- What kinds of baluns we should AVOID using.
- How YOU can build your own balun for a fraction of the cost of most commercial baluns.
- If you don't wish to home brew, then you will learn what to look for when choosing a commercial balun.
BALUN SECTION INDEX:
- BALUN OVERVIEW (truths and fallacies)
- LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS (Links to useful resources on balun theory)
- Single-Core Vs. Dual-Core 4:1 Guanella Balun
- BALUNS FOR DIPOLES
- BALUNS FOR OFF-CENTER-FED DIPOLES
- BALUNS FOR ANTENNA TUNERS
- D-I-Y (homebrew your own baluns)
- BAD BALUNS (Baluns that don't work and how to choose baluns that do work)
- THE RUBBER BALUN (Understanding the misunderstood "BALUN"_
- BALUN PICTURES (the good, the bad and the ugly) REMEMBER, as you view these pictures, I build specific baluns for specific applications. These are not "one size fits all" baluns.
- MORE BALUN PICTURES (these were built to participate in a test on common mode current, which was conducted during the entire summer of 2013).