So the Balun is on the Centerpiece, Now we want to connect the Balun to the Dipole Side.
Cut the outerside of the Coax Cable from the Cable like shown on the Picture. Note that you should not cut too wide in the Wire.
When you are finished it should look like on the picture.
Now use a needle or a small screwdriver to open the outer Conductur of the Coax wire. You do want to take your time on this step. Be carefull so you dont break the outer conductor.
When you are finished wind the outer conductor around and make it nice ant tight.
Cut it about the same lengh as the inner conductor.
Put some heatshrink on the outer Conductor and on the point where the 2 Conductors meet on the Coax cable.
Get yourself 2 6mm Cable connectors and solder them on the ends of the 2 Wires.
When you have finished soldering, take 2 x 6mm Screws with a lengh of about 15-20mm, 4 washers and 2 nuts.
Just put them on the Centerpiece as shown, We need to put the Dipole wires later on the Centerpiece.
Our Linked Dipole will have a 1:1 Balun.
I have bought the Toroid and the 13m Coax cable with the attatched connector from SOTABEAMS.
I have used the following Parts:
On the SOTABEAMS site where you can buy the Toroid there is a really nice “Manual” where it shows how to wind the 1:1 Balun.
In our case when we will make a Balun for HF we have to make 7 turns on one Site and then 6 turns on the oposite side as shown on the Picture.
Always remember when you wind a Balun or a Transformer a “Turn” is then the cable goes throu the Toroid.
I measured about 50cm from the Coax cable and put it throu the toroid. I fixed the first turn with a small ziptie.
Then you can wind the Balun as shown on the Picture from SOTABEAMS but with the 7 + 6 Turns.
When you are finished winding the coax you can put the a second ziptie on the outcoming Coax Cable.
Now mount the Balun on the 3D-Printed Centerpiece with 2 Zipties and use another 3 Zipties as a strainrelief for the remaining Coaxcable that goes to the Radio.
That is the first Part on our way to the Linked Dipole.