[AMRadio] antenna tuners...

crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Wed Apr 11 19:45:11 EDT 2007

The W1IA homebrew tuner would hold up to 3 kW.
                                                                   Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett gazdzinski" <brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
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Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:42 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] antenna tuners...

> My heathkit antenna tuner has worn out I think,
> I built it 20 years ago or more, and I think its shot.
> All the silver plating has worn off the roller bar, which
> sometimes results in an open which blows
> the diodes out in the swr bridge.
> I took it apart and cleaned things up, but I think
> its time for a new tuner.
> I would also like to be able to bypass the tuner without
> moving coax, so the rigs with built in tuners can
> do their automatic thing.
> For unbalanced antenna's, what is available that can handle say
> 3000 watts pep?
> Some headroom is a good thing, no?
> I know better then to buy anything MFJ...
> Anything out there that holds up to AM?
> Brett
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