16:1 Baluns/Ununs

Hybrid 16:1 Current Balun + 1:1 Current Balun in one enclosure, 1.8-31 MHz, 1.5KW PEP - BBTD, T2FD, V-Beam Antenna

SKU CB-16-1-1500
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After many requests we have created a compact, special balun for Terminated Folded Dipoles (TTFD), Broad band Terminated Dipole/loop (BBTD) and V beam antennas with termination resistors at each end. The CB-16-1-1500 is a CUBE(TM) enclosure containing a multi-core, broadband 16:1 impedance transformer (50 ohm coax input to balanced 800 ohm output) in series with a 1:1 current balun for extra common mode current choking to keep RF current off the outside of the coax braid and on the antenna where it belongs. The extra choking action also means that the coax feed line will not act as a radiator causing unnecessary RF interference (RFI). Rated for full 1500 watts PEP and 450 watts CW (ICAS). 1.8Mhz – 31 MHz.

CB-16-1-1500EB is housed in a 4” x 4” x 2” waterproof housing with SO-239 input and stainless steel eye bolts on the side for ease of connection to your wire antenna. Top eye bolt acts as an antenna hoist. Also available with top studs for post or wall mounting (Model # CB-16-1-1500TS)

Termination resistor for the antenna is model # TR-1000-375 for single resistor termination.

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16:1 Baluns are useful between 750-850 ohm balanced loads where the impedance at the  end of the feed line is 800 ohms (1/2 wavelength feed line), or high impedance feeds for rhombic,  T2FD and traveling wave antennas.

16:1 Ununs are useful between coax and long wires with a load impedance near 800 ohms like a beverage antenna.  Shortwave listener antennas also can benefit with the 16:1 unun and it may provide a better match than 9:1 ununs – this means quieter noise levels and stronger signals so you can hear distance stations easier.