All Baluns Are NOT Created Equal
Many of my customers call me after they've attempted to setup their complete True Ladder Line antenna system and report problems with the tuning. This can be pretty frustrating as well as easily solved, in most situations.
Many times, the balun being utilized is just not up to the task demanded of it. I hear this all the time.
The answer to the title of the blog post is NO! Look at the photos of a couple representative baluns and you make up your mind. It's not my place to comment on them however, I can say with certainty, when a customer replaces a brand that's just not allowing them to tune all bands and all frequencies, with a Balun Designs one, the problem is solved. We can leave it at that!
There's a reason why I sell Balun Designs brand.
THE BALUN HERE IS THE LDG RBA-4:1 BALUN
THE NEXT BALUN IS THE RADIO-WAVS BRAND
THE FOLLOWING IS THE BALUN DESIGNS EXAMPLE