The tuner should generally be within a few feet of the transmitter. If
you can arrange to use the dipole with the tuner close to the rig, you
should find that it will perform better than your whip. (Even though the
whip has a low SWR, remember that SWR isn't everything- a dummy load has
a good SWR too). On the other hand, a whip is a lot more portable than a
> Well, my 17-mtr dipole did not work on my wheelchair mobile. i did have the
> one with the balun but could not load it up with my tuner. i think because
> the tuner was betwen two 20-ft lengths of coax and not close to my ft-100d.
> do u think that's why i could not get the dipole to load up?
> actually on receive the miracle whip seemed to work as well and with nearly
> perfect swr on transmit. it was not connected to tuner. it has its own
> built in tuner that works great on bands below 40 meters.
> Bob, KZ2G --- 10-10 # 10148