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Reviews Categories | Antenna parts, accessories, incl. baluns, hardware, etc. | Balun Designs FCP Transformer suggested by K2AV Help


Reviews Summary for Balun Designs FCP Transformer suggested by K2AV
Balun Designs FCP Transformer suggested by K2AV Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $82.95
Description: This is a unique 1:1 transmission line transformer intended to provide highest possible isolation between input and output. Consequently there is no direct electrical connection between the input and output with all RF energy being conducted through the specialized iron powder core. Specifications meet the K2AV FCP Isolation Transformer requirements for use with his Folded Counterpoise for 160 or 80 meters.
Design Features:
Toroid with custom permeability that allows broad frequency coverage. This is a large 3" DOUBLE HEIGHT iron powder toroid that provides excellent low band performance. Toroid is also coated with epoxy paint for added durability.
Bifilar (2) winding of Superior Essex Heavy build polyamideimide Allex 240 Winding Wire inside Teflon tubes. Minimum of 10,000v breakdown voltage
SO-239 connector is silver plated with teflon insulation.
All hardware is Stainless Steel.
N connector and Alternate mounting options are available in Accessories.
Iron powder core is very tolerant of higher temperatures.
Balun is installed in 4" X 4" X 2" NEMA Box which makes an excellent outdoor weatherproof enclosure and can be easily mounted remotely.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/the-FCP-Transformer/Categories
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VO1HP Rating: 5/5 Aug 29, 2012 20:13 Send this review to a friend
Excellent!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased the FCP transformer in May and have it deployed ...see pictures vo1hp.ca website. The quality is superb and I am very happy with the overall success of the FCP Inv L using the Balun Designs transformer. If I had tried to build the transformer myself I would probably still be trying to source all the parts. On 160 tonight (Aug 30)worked K6 in MA; WJ3; G4; UY0; and LY2 running 600w.
 
DL2OBO Rating: 5/5 Jun 4, 2012 14:53 Send this review to a friend
good quality, meets requirement suggested by FCP inventor K2AV  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have ordered 4 80m FCP transformers for my 80m 4square. Delivery was very quick. All Emails had been answered within hours (timeshift DL-USA). Got an answer even on a sunday. Superb service. The transformer is of good quality. I can't build them is such a good way myself. The 4 square is working. I was looking for that FCP solution for years. Now I am ready to enjoy even more DX. If you can't install groundradials and if 4 elevated radials are also a problem: the FCP (folded radial) will allow you low band DX from a small backyard. (however, it does not replace a good vertical radiator.....) But the radial problem is solved excellent.
 


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