Another option for diplexers as bandpass filters would be the MFJ diplexers. I use an MFJ-916B diplexer for my satellite station, and I saw a test comparing this with a Diamond MX-72 diplexer that was done a little over a year ago:
Summary: the MFJ diplexer outperformed the Diamond unit. Also, the MFJ diplexer costs about half of what you normally see for the equivalent Diamond or Comet units. And the MFJ-916B is made in Taiwan, not Mississippi.
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On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM, Bob [email protected] wrote:
I actually dug up a Comet CF-4160J Diplexer (both Comet and Diamond call them "Duplexers") and swept its response with my Spectrum Analyzer, using the Low-Frequency and Common Port. I was also curious to find out if it mattered if the High-Frequency Port was terminated or not.
The bottom line is that this particular Diplexer would reduce the 2-meter 3rd harmonic by 55 dB, and had an insertion loss of 0.12 dB. And I confirmed that there was a small reduction performance if the High-Frequency Port was not terminated.
I would expect the performance of Diamond models would be similar and I will test one when I find one.
The actual report can be found here: http://wb4son.com/wpblog/?p=2828 (if the link is blocked, try WB4SON dot com and search for CF4160)
73, Bob, WB4SON _______________________________________________