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Old 21-Dec-2010, 3:33 AM   #2
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Not silly IMO...

Yes, baluns have polarity. But when used in a typical installation, the polarity is irrelevant. When used to connect an antenna to coax or coax to tuner, you are correct to
just hook them up and forget about them.
An uncommon application where polarity would matter is joining or stacking identical antennas. This is so uncommon that you will probably not ever find a balun with polarity marked or labeled. If you are interested, Antenna Stacking & Transformer Phasing Tutorial
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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