[TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD

marsh at ka5m.net marsh at ka5m.net
Fri Jan 19 08:20:42 EST 2018

I'd highly recommend the 1116dt from Balun Designs.  (Optimized for 160M,
80M, and 40M.)


It is important to keep the leads from the balun (common mode choke) to the
driven element as short as possible.

Do read the installation instructions and drill the recommended weep holes.

Marsh, KA5M

-----Original Message-----
From: TowerTalk [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:29 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD

 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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