Evening all , im going to build a link dipole for qrp to use from a yaesu ft818 so the max of 6w and i know we are taught to use a balun ( balanced to unbalnced ) the dipole being balanced and the coax not being and help to reduce common mode currents on the other braid … But at qrp levals does it actually make a diffrence ?
Can you get a lower vswr with a balun ?Is its quieter on the RX but on a mountain i doubt much noise anyway !
Plus i see the origional sota lonked dipole does not use a balun …
Can anyone with a bit of experience on the subject expand a bit more please ?
Cheers Matt 2E0FGX