Wouldn’t you connect the secondarys in series and the primaries in parallel?
On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:02 PM Richard (Rick) Karlquist <
> On 3/19/2019 8:47 AM, Herbert Schoenbohm wrote:
> > I am working on an RX antenna that requires about balanced 800 match to
> > ohm RG-6. I have some type 43 and 73 ferrite binocular cores but since
> > this is just an experimental RX antenna I wanted to use an easier
> > I have two commercial baluns that are unmarked but bridge out to a 75-ohm
> > to 200- ohm match. What would be the problem if I connected them with
> > first balun output feeding the 75-ohm input of the second one with the
> > 200-ohm output of the first one? Anyone ever tried this. Would this also
> > give me excellent ground loop decoupling between the RG-6 and the
> What you have proposed (cascading transformers) would not work well.
> What I have done that does work is to connect two MiniCircuits
> ADT8-1+ transformers in series to form a 100 ohm to 800 ohm transformer.
> "Connect in series" means to connect the two primaries in series, and
> connect the two secondaries in series. This is different from cascading
> This is an amazing transformer, much better specs than similar models
> from MCL. I dissected one of these in an attempt to reverse engineer
> it but was unsuccessful. So you can't make your own with binocular
> cores. At least not with the same performance.
> Rick N6RK
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