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Re: [TenTec] Hi power Ten Tec ant tuner swr drift?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Hi power Ten Tec ant tuner swr drift?
From: "Michael Tope" <W4EF@dellroy.com>
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Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:45:01 -0800
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Are you using the ferrite balun? If so, check its temperature too.
The stock balun in the this tuner is very unforgiving. When I built
this tuner back in 1985, I smoked the balun almost immediately
when I started using an amplifier with it.

Mike, W4EF....................

----- Original Message -----
From: "denton" <denton@oregontrail.net>
To: "Tentec Reflector" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:43 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Hi power Ten Tec ant tuner swr drift?

> Hi all...
> I have recently purchased an old Ten Tec L network ant tuner..the one that
was in kit form many years ago.
> I have noticed that when feeding it to a 22 ft elevated ground plane on 80
meters (yeah I know, really a mismatch) via 450 ohm twin lead that the swr
will drift on 80 meters and the 2 kv ceramic caps on the cap switch will get
really hot...
> Will switching the caps to transmitting micas alliviate the problem??
> Bad switch??
> 80 meters on this particular antenna apparently is the only band this
occurs with this transmatch...my 238A does not exhibit this little problem
when feeding the same antenna.

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