Custom designed and built 2.5 to 1 Balun with SO239 connector. The Antenna has been tweaked and tuned to work on 160 meters , 80 meters, and very wide banded on 40 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters, and 10 meters (no tuner should be needed, depending on your rig), and WARC bands of 12m and 17m also. Depending on your height above ground and the RF quality of your ground, some trimming may be needed to optimize your wire length for the section of band that you like to work.30m WARC and 6m bands will require using a tuner. I have included a picture showing the SWR and Theta sweep from 2mhz to 30mhz, which was made with an AIM4170C analyzer. This antenna has been hung and tuned, and tested, and is ready for you to suspend from 3 trees, or 3 PVC pipes even, and add your own coax. If you are looking at this, you are probably a ham, therefore, check my QRZ page for some diagrams and other info.
I have worked most of the world on this little setup, with the longest being Kenya at about 9,700 miles, using 40 watts. I have been asked'why dont I sell these?
2 emails below from Talented Balun Customers. Been a while since i reported in.
I put up a loop at my home qth using one of your Talented Baluns. Like the one i put up at my cottage. I have had it up here at home now two months. I have now worked 67 countries! The loop is cut for 80 meters, it is up 25 feet.
Sure works great on 60 meters also. I now use a new Kenwood Ts 590 with a ameritron Als 600 amplifier.
I very rarely use the amp. 90 % of my dx contacts are barefoot with 100 watts and I receive s9 or better. When the signaled are weak I turn on the amp and run 650 watts no problem. I got a report or 20 db over s9 this morning from Paris France on ten meters with 100 watts! Got a report earlier this week of 20 over from Saudi Arabia!
Used the Sky Loop this weekend and it was brilliant. Just running 10 watts for the John Moyle. From Adelaide, South Australia worked every state across the nation.No question, just a thanks for this amazing loop! The quality is the best and I just can t beat the performance with any product, price be damned. I hang it high in my trees in a 4corner configuration and it performs like a boss. Thanks again, keep up the great work, and I m about to take a peek at these tube cubes.
The balun works excellent with alternate loops wires also.. 2m = 7 feet 10m = 35 feet 20m = 64 feet 40m = 128 feet 80m = 250-260 feet 160m = 520-540 feet This listing includes the Balun and loop wire for a 160Meter installation.Alot more data on both my Q R Z page and my Y O U T U B E page if you search up my callsign. The item "HF Ham radio Sky Loop Top Band 160 80 40 20 15 10 and 2.5 to 1 Talented Balun" is in sale since Sunday, May 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "vspeeds" and is located in Temecula, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.