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Re: [TenTec] Tuner Questions

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Tuner Questions
From: "denton" <denton@oregontrail.net>
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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:50:35 -0800
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I have used all of the below....ant hr es 235 ft horizontal loop up about 30 
ft fed with 600 ohm homebrew feeders and either direct twin lead feed to 
tuner or to balun and then coax to tuner.

238 A-C, and earlier kit 2 kw tuner...all very good but very touch to tune 
on 10 meters and the internal balun is kinda flakey (my opinion).

Palstar AT2K, AT2KD very nice to use...AT2KD is the easiest to use of the 

Palstar 1500A balanced tuner for balance line...works pretty good but I have 
some reservations about the symmetry of the component layout.

Best bang for the buck...Johnson Matchbox for balanced line.

What I currently use.....PA0LL LL-Tuner for balanced line (very spendy)

In the basement...TT 238A, assorted Johnson matchboxes, baluns, etc...just 
for tinkering.

All based on 30 some plus years of hamming.

From: "Richard Bell" <richfbell@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 12:19 PM
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: [TenTec] Tuner Questions

> Opinions about any of the Ten-Tec 238 series tuners are wanted.  I'll take 
> the
> the good, bad or indifferent?
> I am considering a tuner and naturally would like something to match my 
> Omni
> VII.  I see some advantages to the 238C in that it has a built-in balun.
> I've considered a Palstar AT2K but am not decided.
> For the record, I have two Drake tuners, MN-2000 and MN-2700. I'm using a 
> balun
> from DX Engineering with both of them.
> Feel free to send me your thoughts, richfbell@sbcglobal.net or share them 
> with
> everyone.  Biased comments are expected and welcomed.
> 73 W5BXE
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