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Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT

To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT
From: "Orlando J. Palmer" <bunchy@choicecable.net>
Reply-to: "Orlando J. Palmer" <bunchy@choicecable.net>,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 21:53:26 -0400
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Hi all



Wednesday, February 1, 2006, 2:53:13 PM, you wrote:

> In the "old days" that's why they were called transmatches.  2 things that
> come to mind as honest to goodness antenna tuners are the device you use
> with your Steppir antenna, and a scewdriver type of antenna for mobile use.

> Mike, K9MI

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Darwin, Keith" <Keith.Darwin@goodrich.com>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 17:49
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT

>> 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
>> remain.
>> 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.
>> Mike
>> NM7X

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