|[AMRadio] WTB - MURCH UT-2000A|
rbethman at comcast.net
Sat Jun 12 18:22:36 EDT 2010
I don't care if Marconi himself designed it.
It will NOT tune a BC-610 to ANY antenna!
Even after setting the BC-610 to the 400W ME-165G 50 ohm dummy load
first. It would melt the final before it managed to "match" anything.
250THs don't grow on trees!
I have the manual. I have checked it against the schematic in the manual.
I'd take one of the Heath tuners, the high power ones, ANY day over the
I don't know how long others have been at this, but that has been my
experience since 1980! There is equipment, then there is purported
"ultimate" that is nothing but junk.
Bob - N0DGN
On 6/12/2010 6:12 PM, Robert Nickels wrote:
> The Murch UT-2000A is a commercial version of the classic "Ultimate
> Transmatch" designed by Lew McCoy and featured in the July 1970 issue of
> QST and numerous ARRL handbooks. It's called "ultimate" because it is
> able to match coaxial-fed antennas, end-fed wires, and with the addition
> of a 4:1 balun, balanced feeders. The manual is on BAMA and I can send
> you a copy of the QST article if you need it.
> Add a good SWR/power meter and once you learn how to tune it, the Murch
> will match most anything you can hook to it, 160-10 meters, up to a KW.
> 73, Bob W9RAN
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