[AMRadio] new antenna and matchbox a bust.

Rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Tue Jan 30 13:57:16 EST 2007


Hunt around in the "junk" boxes for 1N60s.

They have ALSO been used for the VSWR bridges.  I've run them on mt 
"Tall Ships" with NO loss of life.

They can even be found in 'old' "Chicken Band" VSWR/Sig Strength meters 
by Vanco and the like.

Bob - N0DGN

Brett gazdzinski wrote:
> Ok, I have some diodes marked fast switching,
> rated at 200 volts and 200ma I think.
> The 1N34a's are rated at something like 60 volts
> and 40ma.
> I wonder if the fast switchers would work.
> Its such a pain in the butt to get at the diodes
> in the tuner, and I don't think you can adjust
> the pots with the tuner working as its built
> into the antenna switch part.
> This is going to be a huge pain in the butt to calibrate.
> Leave it to heathkit to find something that's really
> screwed up in the design.
> I think it might be a good idea to save up for 2 
> nice tuners, one for 80 and one for 40, and just
> switch between them.
> Brett
> N2DTS 

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