My friend Thanasi, SV1JO, told me the idea first. He has a Yagi beam antenna for operating on 10/15/20 m bands and he needed an easy way to operate his receivers at lower frequencies with a 10 meters long wire or so. After a couple of tries with hand-wound BAL-UNs we realized we cannot achieve and guarantee the bandwidth a Mini-Circuits transformer can provide. There are models starting from 15 KHZ and ending at 250 MHZ! It is not easy winding a BALUN working on such a wide bandwidth. So we decided to take advantage of the guaranteed performance Mini-Circuits transformers offer and prepared a universal small PCB module with an SMA connector for the 50 Ohms port and screw terminal fixtures (solder lugs) for the high impedance port. This side is protected with the overvoltage protection Gas Plasma Discharge Tube since this side has the exposed long wire attached. For proper protection, it is recommended to connect the GND terminal to a ground point.

The PCB dimensions are only 41 x 19 mm and its material is a durable 1.6 mm thick FR4, gold plated.

For permanent installations, one can use a small plastic or metal enclosure to fully protect the module.

Now, depending on the antenna used, you may need a different impedance ratio from a receiver BALUN.

For example, loop antennae may need 2:1, another antenna type 2:1 or 4:1 and for long wires 9:1 or better, 16:1.

You can directly connect the 50 Ohms port to a receiver or through a preamp (LNA) like this one described here.

Today, mid April 2018,  the following configutrations are available:

1:1 Using the ADTT1-6+ transformer, working from 15 KHZ - 100 MHZ (-3 dB points).

2:1 Using the T2-1T-KK81+ transformer, working from 70 KHZ - 200 MHZ (-3 dB points).

4:1 Using the T4-6T-KK81+ transformer, working from 20 KHZ - 250 MHZ (-3 dB points).

9:1 Using the TX9-1+ transformer, working from 1 MHZ - 200 MHZ (-3 dB points).

16:1 Using the T16-6T-KK81+ transformer, working from 30 KHZ - 75 MHZ (-3 dB points).

Most of the transformers used  have a center tap either on the primary or on the secondary winding and help for making more impedance transformation combinations possible. You need to modify the circuit for doing this, since the center taps are not connected.

4:1 BALUN Transformer

1:1 BALUN Transformer

Miniature Antenna BALUN Transformer for Receivers

Choose from 1:1, 2:1, 4:1, 9:1, 16:1 impedance ratios

With a Gas Plasma Discharge Tube

for overvoltage protection 

16:1 BALUN Transformer

9:1 BALUN Transformer

2:1 BALUN Transformer

ORDERS For a completely built & tested PCB Module  EUR 23.90 + EUR 7.99 s&h

The PCB Module includes a  high-quality ENIG FR4 PCB (41 x 19 mm) that comes with all components soldered. 

One SMA female connector with nut and washer is also supplied, soldered. 

Two stainless-steel M3 screws with safety nuts and tinned copper solder or crimp  lugs for up to 14 AWG wire are also supplied.

The shipping is with registered mail  (your signature is required upon delivery).

We usually ship the next day and it takes about a week to 10 days for USA or Australia, less than a week for Europe.​

The prices do not include 24% Greek VAT applicable only to individual buyers from European Union.