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Passive Headend Combiner


The Drake PC801, PC1201, and PC1601 passive combiners are utilized at the cable television headend to combine the outputs of several modulators or channel processors on to a single coaxial cable. The models offer 8 inputs, 12 inputs, and 16 inputs, respectively. These broadband products accept input levels up to +60 dBmv and pass 5 – 1000 MHz.


  • Frequency Range: 5 through 1000 MHz,
  • Input Level: +60 dBmV, each input
  • nsertion Loss:
    PC801: 13 dB nominal, 14.5 dB maximum.
    PC1201: 17 dB nominal, 20 dB maximum.
    PC1601: 17 dB nominal, 20 dB maximum.
  • Port to Port Isolation: 30 dB nominal, 25 dB minimum.
  • Return Loss (all ports):
    PC801: 18 dB nominal, 14 dB minimum.
    PC1201: 20 dB nominal, 13 dB minimum.
    PC1601: 16 dB nominal, 13 dB minimum.
  • Monitor Test Point(s): -20 dB (referenced to output).
  • Impedance: 75 Ohms

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