After making a batch of nice folded dipole elements on my diy jig, I needed to work out how to mount them andÂ feed them with 50 Ohm coax. The feed point impedance should be 200 Ohms so I needed a 4:1 balun.
A 4:1 coax balun is easy to make and, using this tool, I worked out the size of the coax loop for my balun centred on 434.000 Mhz.
You will need
length of RJ58 coax
Maplin project box – Order code SC78K
Drill holes in the project box to suit the elements of the dipole, the bnc socket and the coax balun.
Insert the element, BNC socket and both ends of the balun.
Solder the parts together as per the balun diagram.
Apply a small amount of silicone to the areas around the holes in the box.
Screw the box cover into place
A professional looking folded dipole ready to mount and use.