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Re: [TenTec] tuner battle?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] tuner battle?
From: Duane A Calvin <ac5aa@juno.com>
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Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 23:35:44 -0600
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You betcha.  My Orion has the autotuner, and I also have an Model 238. 
Why?  Well, that's easy.  Both of my antennas require a tuner for a
number of the bands either because they are non-resonant on the band, or
because they are narrow on the band they are designed for.  I also run an
Alpha 99 at times.  So, when just playing on the bands at low power and
chasing DX, bouncing from band to band, I use the autotuner - quick and
easy.  But, if the Alpha is going to be fired up, or if the DX I'm
chasing is really weak and I want the best efficiency I can get, the 238
gets used.  Yes, I have all the settings logged for each band on each
antenna, so I can tune the 238 fairly quickly, but it's still easier to
use the autotuner when racing from band to band.  I find both tuners
perfect for the ways I use them, and like them both, but I never use them

        73,  Duane

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 19:34:30 -0500 Larry DiGioia <listacct@longwire.com>
> I have been trying to think this through, but I give up...
> Would someone who has "real" antenna tuners ever have a use for a 
> built-in autotuner?
> I am picturing disastrous results as the two "fight each other..."
> (I assume this is why they are optional.)
> -- 
> Larry  N8KU
>  w w w . l o n g w i r e . c o m
>     100% CW     100% HF
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Duane Calvin, AC5AA
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