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[TenTec] Using Manual Ant Tuner With Pegasus

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Subject: [TenTec] Using Manual Ant Tuner With Pegasus
From: n4lq@iglou.com (n4lq@iglou.com)
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 07:36:44 -0500
There isn't any "safe way". Some ways are less dangerous than others. Use 
something else to tune the antenna then change over to the Pegasus. 
Palomar had a switchable noise bridge for this purpose. TenTec has a kit 
version but requires some rigging. MFJ has several antenna analyzers but 
they must be removed after tuning the antenna. Once you have your tuner's 
dials logged then bandswitching is easier. 

One thing that's really rough on transistor finals is those roller 
inductors in most tuners. Applying power to such a tuner then cranking 
that inductor while it's roller connection intermitts and sparks is 
certainly a strain on any transistor. It's a wonder that any survive this 

Here is a link to the Palomar "tuner tuner". I've used them and they are 


It has a bypass off/on switch and can be left connected in-line with your 

-----Original Message-----
From: "res0okec" <res0okec@verizon.net>
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To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 22:28:33 -0500
Subject: [TenTec] Using Manual Ant Tuner With Pegasus

> Hello All,
>           I am about to buy a Pegasus and I was 
> wondering what is the safe way to tune your
> antenna with a manual tuner using this radio.
> Thanks,
>             CDF
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