[AMRadio] Thank You and Toroidal transformers

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Fri Dec 29 07:56:00 EST 2006

My guess is the hardline will work fine without
any matching, most Pi nets will match it fine.
I also don't like toroids or baluns on AM, 
high power (or even medium power) AM tends to overload 
and/or cook anything like traps or baluns in short order.
Many antennas rated for 2kw plus pep crap out with 100
watts of AM on them....

I blew out traps in a trapped dipole and in a vertical
antenna with a DX100 (100 watts out).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Pieter Gerlach
> Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 7:26 AM
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: [AMRadio] Thank You and Toroidal transformers
> Greetings Amiable AMers,
> I am a real neophyte in HAM and AM radio but i. at least 
> recognise, that this is the group that leads the pack when it 
> comes to genuine knowledge and practical experience. As the 
> New Year approaches, i want to express my gratitude for the 
> wealth of information which has come my way thanks to you. As 
> i am a farmer who still works the land with horses, i 
> appreciate the importance in keeping the old, tried and 
> time-tested ways alive; not just for nostalgia's sake but for 
> the time when radios and the written word might be one of the 
> sole sources of communication. If one of those $10,000 
> digital voodoo boxes breaks down there are only a few select 
> experts that can even diagnose, much less fix the problem. I 
> take off my hat to expose my bald head to all of you!!
> As an added favour could anyone tell me what sort of toroidal 
> core i would need to transform 75 to 50 0hms. I was given a 
> large quantity of CATV hard-line and read that it would be 
> well to match the impedance to the antenna and the 
> transmitter. Or do you think the Pi-network in the P.A. would 
> be able to match the 75 ohm? I would at leat like to know 
> which cores from Amidon would be the right ones in case i 
> just want to construct a few transformers for experience 
> sake. Thanks so much for any help you can give me.
> Happy New Year to each and everyone!
> Pieter VE1PPG
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