Friday, January 26, 2018

Using a Manual Antenna Tuner: Ask Dave Episode 5. Post #1384.


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Another clear, well-produced video tutorial from Dave Casler (KE0Og). In this program, Dave shows how to tune a manual antenna "tuner" with both an external SWR meter and with the SWR meter built into your transceiver.  Manual "tuners" are less expensive than automatic ones and are "perfectly okay" for your station.  At my home station, I use an old Drake MN-4 antenna "tuner" for most of my work on 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.  Coupled with a 1:4 current balun and a balanced feed line (450 ohm ladder line), I can use my 40 meter inverted vee on several HF bands.  Dave's suggestions are clear and easy to follow--an excellent tutorial for any radio amateur.

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