- Published in issue 3/2019 on page 89
Balanced Antenna Cable
Peculiar Parts, the series
How do you receive RF signals like FM radio or traditional broadcast television? Since this is Elektor it’s much more interesting to use a dipole antenna instead of a dedicated wire connection like cable or the Internet. A dipole antenna works by generating small amounts of current in the presence of an electric RF field which is then sent to the receiver using two-wire conductor called twin lead cable which is a balanced antenna cable. Let’s take a look at what makes this cable so special.