[TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD

Jim Thomson jim.thom at telus.net
Sat Jan 20 12:15:22 EST 2018

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:50:56 -0500
From: "James Wolf" <jbwolf at comcast.net>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Balun for older Cushcraft 402CD

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


Does this balun put the driven element at DC ground?  My 402CD sits atop my
shunt fed tower for 160 and I don't want a boom-to-DE arcing problem that
I've heard about?

Jim – KR9U

##  Nope, its just a CM choke..it does NOT put the center conductor at dc ground. 
The only way to bypass the cm balun is to use a relay to bond the braid on both sides of the
cm choke. 

Jim   VE7RF

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