If I may just throw my humble opinion / experiences in here. I use less that
so it may not apply to some of the big gun setups. For a balanced feed I prefer
much the S-Match from PA0FRI. He places a toroid at the input. It is basically
coupled tuner with the link being a toroid and not included in the main
Tuning is rather narrow band but heavy rain requires me to retune.
I have just completed my revamp of a Tentec 228 ATU and I replaced the usual
with a 50 => 450 Ohm broadband unun at the TX side and then used a low pass
to step down to 50 Ohms again for the coax going to the antenna. Unun always
in a pure resistive load. I am liking this setup very much, it does however not
do as well
when trying to match an antenna that is far too low in frequency. Very broad
no retuning required.
Both tuners are restricted in the number of bands that can be covered without
in extra capacitance. In both cases I am working FB 3.5 - 21 Mhz without
Both have very low losses compared to the normal "run of the mill" gear. I
think each can
relatively easily adapted for reasonable power levels, e.g. up to 500 Watts
problems or major expense. Cannot believe the prices that some ATU's command,
especially when I see the prices of the transceivers in comparisons. Actually
to antenna's, I am homebrewing a clone of the Force12 Sigma XK 40 for less than
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