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Re: [TenTec] OT Antenna Tuners plus one or 2 others

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT Antenna Tuners plus one or 2 others
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:01:41 -0600
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On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 17:53 -0500, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> Ten Tec T kits had a RF noise bridge designed as a Tuner Tuner.   This 
> generates a wideband signal from a zener diode, and feeds it to a 50 ohm 
> bridge, where you null the noise by adjusting your tuner.  When the noise is 
> at null, the tuner is matched between the antenna and the standard 50 ohms 
> in the bridge.  You disconnect this tuner aid, and connect your rig and you 
> are all tuned up ready to transmit.
> -Stuart Rohre
> K5KVH 
Palimar also had one and MFJ (MFJ-212 Matchmaker) still has one. Its
handiest if it has a switch to insert and remove the tuner tuner.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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