[TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Fri Jan 19 07:08:06 EST 2018

There are no special 402CD requirements, almost any 1:1 Balun will work
and be better than the coil of coax. Many have screw terminals where you
supply wire leads of the appropriate length to connect to your driven
element. Look at the specs, mounting style and pricing of the various
models. I would avoid a BN-86.

John KK9A

To:	towertalk at contesting.com
Subject:	[TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD
Reply-to:	Dave Thompson <thompson at mindspring.com>
Date:	Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:29:18 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

 I want to replace the 12 turn coax balun and coax on my older Cushcraft 2 el
40.  Has anyone used the balun from the later XM-240?  I don't see a
rating on
it and might look for a 4 or 5KW balun (1 to 1).  Anyone used another balun
successfully on the beam?  If so I am looking for one with wires to hook
to the
driven element center and has a coax connector on the side that goes to the
shack. I also need to know how it is held on the boom.  I plan on using
tape to
hold the balun on top of the boom.

Thanks in advance for the help.

73 Dave K4JRB

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