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Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT
From: CATFISHTWO@aol.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 15:46:12 EST
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actually you are both right, and wrong.  According to Kurt Sterba, ,  it does 
tune the ANTENNA SYSTEM by matching the antenna to the radio. so  no, it does 
not tune the antenna, but yes it tunes the antenna system which is  what the 
rig see out the back door..and what used to be called a coupler and now  its a 
tuner, but more semantics than function. actually it should be known as an  
impendence matcher to be correct.. eh
 all the power out goes somewhere , even the reflected stuff gets re  
reflected. all the power either goes out as radio waves, or heat, but it goes.. 
Sterba  writes for World Radio, and has several books out too..   Just my 
opinion, YMMV
tom N6AJR
In a message dated 2/1/2006 9:50:22 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
Keith.Darwin@goodrich.com writes:

Sorry,  but that's misleading.  An ATU when installed between your rig
and  your coax does not have a way to selectively tune just the antenna.
It  simply provides an impedance match from the rig to the feedline.   If
there are mismatches between the feedline and the antenna, they  will

Install the same unit at the antenna feedpoint and  voila, you have an
antenna tuner!

- Keith KD1E  -

-----Original Message-----
From:  tentec-bounces@contesting.com
[mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com] On  Behalf Of Mike Gorniak
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 12:42 PM
To:  tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT

It's  not mistakenly called an antenna tuner. It's called an antenna
tuner  because it tunes the antenna. It even tunes antennas for people
who do not  believe it is doing so. 


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