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Reviews Categories | Antenna parts, accessories, incl. baluns, hardware, etc. | G Whip Balun Help

Reviews Summary for G Whip Balun
G Whip Balun Reviews: 30 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $35 GBP
Description: Antenna Balun 4:1 and 1:1
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G7HZZ Rating: 5/5 Aug 9, 2013 05:54 Send this review to a friend
Very very good  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have been using a G Whip 1:1 balun rated at 400W and it simply does what it is supposed to do. It is heavy though, and ultimately I have chosen to use it with an Inverted Vee antenna so that it can be well supported, rather than a 'flat-top'. Performance is great.
G4ABX Rating: 5/5 Jul 23, 2013 02:55 Send this review to a friend
The best 40 I've spent in a long time!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
My antenna is an OCF 'Buckmaster' dipole. After 5 years in the air, The balun failed and its unserviceable. The wire was fine so I thought I would replace the balun assembly and give it a try.

I looked at all the options -- including winding one myself but the costs for a 400Watt guanella balun parts alone came to the wrong side of 60 and then I had to construct the device.

How Geoff at G-whip manages to make, package and supply a military grade quality Balun for 40 with recorded delivery, next day I simply can't work out!

First class service in every department: Communications, Advice, Manufacture, Purchase, Packaging and Delivery.
Absolutely Brilliant!

As far as I am concerned, G-Whip set the benchmark for other suppliers to attain.
G7HZZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 11, 2013 10:42 Send this review to a friend
Great (update)  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Used one on a Field Day. Our 26m-long doublet (works on 60m), fed with 300 Ohm twin, was proving slow to tune on different bands with a manual ATU. So I put a G Whip 4:1 on, and the FT450 internal tuner simply loved it, just a few clicks and we were on the air on 40/20/15 and 12m.
M0HDF Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2013 04:29 Send this review to a friend
Superb quality & customer service  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I got a 200W choke balun recently from Ian - M0CZV at RossComm Radio Communications, authorized reseller of G-Whip.
Great customer service, Ian was very helpful and answered all the questions promptly. The product was delivered to my door next day.
The quality of these products is fantastic. I already own a G-whip End fed 20m and I am more than pleased with it.

I use the chocke balun with my indoor magnetic loop and 5m ground mounted vertical.

I would recommend them to anybody.

73s Angel M0HDF
SM4KAS Rating: 5/5 May 14, 2013 08:14 Send this review to a friend
Superb product and service  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
First I bought the G Whip Receive Antenna with a 12/1 balun from Geoff (see my review at After that I asked Geoff if he could make me a balun for mediumwave and a 100 mtr longwire. So he did. Mr Magic proved himself once again and made me a superb mediumwave 16/1 balun. On top of that I was lucky enough (by chance) to improve performance on some of the lower frequencies on shortwave. When it comes to baluns, I have found home...

JTX9N Rating: 5/5 Apr 15, 2013 13:26 Send this review to a friend
Quality shines through  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
In common with many others I have a difficult antenna situation to deal with due to lease restrictions.

Even with the best practice being used there was still common mode RF present on the feeder and I thought I'd have to live with it.

Luckily I saw a pointer to the G Whip products and the bottom line is that after consulting with Geoff and then purchasing his recommended line choke, that last annoyance has gone.

A first class product, beautifully made, and first class service from G Whip. Count me as very satisfied customer!
G6AHY Rating: 5/5 Mar 29, 2013 04:04 Send this review to a friend
Best on the market by a long way  Time owned: more than 12 months
Just wanted to add to the already great reviews for the Baluns that Geoff makes. I have used a few of them and recently ordered another two, what can I say about his service ?, well a few e-mails that were answered very quickly and then they were despatched the next day!!. Door to door in just a few days.

Quality wise it is easy, just think of something the military would buy and then think of a ham radio price and there you have it. With each balun he also provides all those little bits and pieces you have to search for like the crimps and amalgamating tape, they really are a complete package.

I have not written this for any other purpose other than to help others understand that excellent customer service and quality does exist with components like this and not at crazy prices either.

Well Done Geoff for showing the world how to do things right, lets hope others follow.
G3UYN Rating: 5/5 Mar 5, 2013 02:49 Send this review to a friend
High Quality Low Cost   Time owned: more than 12 months
I have used a 9:1 G Whip balun on my doublet since June 2010 and have not burned it out yet using 400W SSB. It is currently on the antenna side of an LDG AT-1000 PRO 2 autotuner. The balun is supplied with its individual frequency vs SWR chart.
MM0VEG Rating: 5/5 Mar 1, 2013 10:11 Send this review to a friend
Excellent quality and performance.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I've owned a Gwhip 9:1 balun for around 5 months. I use the balun to feed a homebrew fishpole antenna (10m tall). The build quality and materials used are second to none. All metal parts are stainless steel and the enclosure is bomb proof. The internal tuner on my MkV FT1000MP has no problem in tuning my antenna from 80m - 10m. Buy one you wont be disappointed.
G4HDU Rating: 5/5 Feb 22, 2013 09:07 Send this review to a friend
The quality is only surpassed by the service  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I had decided that I needed to replace the ugly balun I had with a proper choke balun. I also decided that the dipole needed a proper centre fitting so I started to have a hunt round on the interweb to see what was available.

I cane across Geoff's site and decided to investigate his offerings. Boy, am I glad I did. I emailed him on the Saturday afternoon not expecting to get a reply until during the week but within just a few hours he'd got back to me. A couple of email exchanges and we had decided what I needed. Another email sent off to confirm what I required and then payment made.

Sunday I got an email telling me they were ready for despatch, Monday I had confirmation of that despatch again by email and on Tuesday they arrived.

Opening the packaging revealed that the two baluns were even better constructed than you can see in the website's pictures. The build quantity is amazing.

I whole heartedly recommend Geoff's G-Whip baluns and other products. I was so impressed I encouraged my friend of over 30 years to purchase a GWhip antenna. A friendship I wouldn't want to degrade by a wrong recommendation/ When it arrived I was equally impressed and currently saving pennies to buy one myself!
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