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RFI/EMI Solutions from KHz to GHz
Each end fed antenna needs a feed line choke at the radio end of the coax to stop the antenna common mode current (on the coax braid) from getting into the radio when transmitting and also to stop RFI common mode noise when receiving. A
simple easy to adjust in different places along the coax used as a counterpoise is the snap on ferrite core with a 1" ID (hole) installed as shown in the picture. (coax not included, but you can use RG-8X size for 5 turns and RG-8X size for 3 turns).
Add the Feed line choke (part # SOFLC) to your end fed antenna today today and stop the pesky RFI from getting into your radio and causing RFI, audio distortion or unexpected operation!
NOTE: Coax shown in picture is NOT INCLUDED and is shown as an installation example only. If you want a pre-wound choke check part# JC-1-1500-3 or JC-1-1500-6.
For non-resonant end fed antennas placement of the choke from 10-50 feet away from the antenna feed point to use the coax braid as the counterpoise (since these antennas are really off center fed dipoles with the short side using the coax braid as the count5erpoise. Wind 8-10 turns thru center for an effective 3-30 mhz choke.
For End fed Half Wave antennas place 1-3 feet from antenna feed point to act as short counterpoise for these voltage fed antennas. Use 8-10 turns.