Baluns Just Aren't What They Used To Be ... Thankfully!
It seems like everyone thinks they can build baluns ... and they make all sorts of incredible claims to prove it. We don't make claims, we print specifications.
Most commercially produced baluns are Voltage- type baluns. The 'Current-type' balun is superior to simple 'Voltage-type' baluns in several ways. The most important are better output balance and higher feedline-to-antenna isolation. This means you enjoy improved antenna radiation patterns and less problems with TVI, RFI and RF feedback.
The RADIO WORKS' 'Current-type' baluns provide the ideal interface between unbalanced coax and balanced antennas. Of course, this is just what a balun is supposed to do.
We have learned a lot since we built the first C1-2K baluns. Those lessons have taught us how to make the incomparable RemoteBalun 4, the T-4, and the Y1-5K. Current-type baluns are now recognized as the best design. It is good to have had a major part in popularizing this important innovation.
The RADIO WORKS' 'Current-type' baluns do provide an ideal interface between unbalanced coax and balanced antennas. Of course, this is just what a balun is supposed to do.
What make such a claim credible? Two things, first is our engineering data and second is others who imitate us. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" or so it is said. If that's true, several well known companies are now paying us a lot of complements with their unsolicited flattery.