Building an endfed antenne kit (from www.hfkits.nl) with 1:49 transformer.
Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Buiding the transformer:
1) drilling the holes 2) Placing the hardware
3) Schematic 4) Winding the transformer
Primary (green wire) 2 turns + 100 pF parallel. Secundary (brown wire) 14 turns.
5) Installing the transformer 6) Testing
For testing the unit, a resistor of 2.500 Ohms was placed between the output and the mass.
winding the coil:
I took 10 cm to make the coil. Wire diameter = 0.5 mm. This results in approximately 200 turns.
Measured value = 120uH
Connecting the coil to the antenna wire. finish with heat shrink.
80 Meters 40 Meters
20 Meters 15 Meters
10 Meters Minimum values
SWR curve 80 meters shows a very narrow bandwidth. This is due to the high coil value and the very short extension on 80 meters. My coil is 120 uH instead of 110 uH and my 80 meter extension is only 1.5 meters instead of 2.5 meters.
Some tests are planned in the future with a smaller coil value and a longer extension.
SWR curve 40, 20 15 and 10 meters the results show a too low resonance as the wire is just a little bit too long. Will be adjusted in combination with the planned works mentioned above.
SWR curve 20 meters
SWR curve 15 meters
SWR curve 10 meters