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[AMPS] Thank You

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Subject: [AMPS] Thank You
From: (km1h @
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 17:47:18 EST
On Fri, 13 Mar 98 09:48:02 -0600 Jon Ogden <> writes:
>>First you have to decide WHY you need a tuner; then the bands you 
>need a
>>tuner for.
>>There is very little reason to use a tuner with many coax fed 
>If you have an old tube rig or a tube amp, then no, you really don't 
>a tuner.  You just tune the output network to match the impedance of 
>load (antenna).
>However, if you have a solid state rig or amp, then a tuner is 
>if you are going to get any kind of power transfer.

Jon, I hope that you read my complete message...I 100% agree here. My
TS-940 absolutely requires the internal tuner when I use my 160M
verticals on 30 and 17M for instance. 

>Also, tuners do help to cut down on harmonics as the do act as low 

That is another myth. The common tuner designs can only predict harmonic
attenuation into a pure 50 Ohm load. Then why would you use a tuner? 
When unknown reactances are thrown into the equation it is anyones guess
what is the result. It can be zero, it can be superior...what I
understand is that it is minimal at best. 
Of course, antenna tuner manufacturers may now take the stand and
reply.....BUT did you ever wonder why true engineer driven amp companies
do not offer a tuner? 
Let me know...I will then buy an Alpha, Command, Henry or QRO tuner. Yes,
Ten-Tec offers a tuner but it is a poor seller.
MFJ is strictly profit driven.

73  Carl  KM1H

>But I agree with you that a tuner will not make a bad antenna any 
> A 5:1 SWR without a tuner is stil a 5:1 SWR on the output of the 
>Your exciter just thinks the load is good.
>Jon Ogden
>"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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