We have updated and modified the design of this unit to allow the use of a common UHF "tee" on the output for the dual feed of the MA5B yagi. This allow us to build for a lower cost and reduced time which we can pass along to the buyer. Windings of Mil Spec coax allows this balun to provide a very high power rating across all HF frequencies, creates windings that have extremely uniform impedance for near perfect transformation and very high choking/isolation impedance for this antenna. By utilizing one of our optional SSC2 mounts in Accessories, the balun can be securely installed on the MA5B boom for easy replacement of the old balun.
Purchase of this balun includes the tee adapter as shown
This balun is more than just high power. Tests show SWR is below 1.06 across the entire HF band, transformation is perfectly flat, return loss is typically 60-75 dbmw and choking impedance peaks at over 5k ohms. Please click on the graphs shown below to view the complete test results.
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Tests completed utilizing AIM-4170c Network Analyzer and precision 50 ohm non inductive load
This is a speciaity wind and due to the custom nature of this unit, is not eligible for exchange or return unless there is a defect in materials or workmanship.
|Core Material|| Custom mix low permeability ferrite by Fair Rite Products for maximum bandwidth.
Large 2.4 inch core is coated and sealed for long term durability.
|Winding Type||Single core, coaxial wound 1:1 current balun|
|Winding Material|| Mil Spec 50 ohm coax rated 19kW @ 1MHz, 9kW @ 10 Mhz and 4kW @50MHz.
Silver flashed braid and center conductor with solid Teflon dielectric.
|Power Rating|| 1 to 31 MHz - 3kW continuous - 5kW 50% duty cycle, 35 to 54 MHz - 2kW.
All ratings measured into resonant 50 load.
|Useable Frequency||1 to 54 MHz|
|Insertion Loss||Less than .02db|
|Connectors|| SO-239 connectors are gold center conductor with Teflon insulation.
Alternate connectors and Mounting Options are available in the Accessories section.
|Hardware||All Stainless Steel|
| Enclosure Type
|| NEMA rated 4x marine grade junction box for outdoor installations.
Cover utilizes integral neoprene gasket for weatherproof integrity.
|Dimensions|| 4x4x2 inches for main body of unit
Dimensional Drawing of Standard Enclosure
|Additional Info|| Very high efficiency.
Will not heat up or saturate at like many of the "less expensive" designs.