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Reviews Categories | Antenna parts, accessories, incl. baluns, hardware, etc. | CWS ByteMark BAL-50 1:1 Balun Help


Reviews Summary for CWS ByteMark BAL-50 1:1 Balun
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $39.95
Description: W2FMI type. 1:1 Toroid Balun. Rated at 5KW from 1 to 50MHz.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.bytemark.com/products/pricinfo.htm
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N9XG Rating: 3/5 Oct 4, 2007 09:31 Send this review to a friend
Nice Design. Pity about the manufacturing quality.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
As a result of comments made in other reviews of CWS ByteMark Baluns, I took off the cover, removed the RTV around the terminals in order to inspect the solder joints. Solder joints looked good, but the bolts holding the SO-239 socket were so loose that the socket could move around. Once tightened and resealed, the performance was OK up to about 26MHz. Above this, the network analyzer indicated a increasing mismatch. Certainly, not usable on 50MHz, and maginal on 10 meters.
What a shame that a good design has been spoilt by poor manufacturing quality.
 


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