get the most from your coax
John Doty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: November 27, 1995
Original source: Usenet's rec.radio.shortwave
get the best results from coax, you must ground the shield
very well, preferably at at least two points.
Don't run a wire from the coax shield to ground: run the coax
past your ground electrode (stake or water pipe), and connect
the shield *right there*. Grounding "short circuits" common mode
EMI currents, keeping them away from your antenna.
Burying the cable also helps to block the common mode.
this well enough, and even an unbalanced antenna will
yield low noise results.