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Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna tuner recommendations
From: (Patrick Croft)
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 10:40:19 -0400 (EDT)
Doug -
Might want to look over the Nye Viking MBVA.  Additionally, many older (thus
available on the used market) offer a higher value for your dollar IMO.  A
used MB five will cost you $350-$450, but it will actually handle a real KW.
Check the reviews - example; MFJ 989C won't handle much over 600-700 watts
if SWR gets wide (4:1 or more).  Some of the older tuners such as the
Dentron MT3000, Heath 2040, 2060, Murch 2000 series, etc. have served some
hard users for decades.  Might also want to consider building your own, and
including all the features the commercial units don't due to costs -
switchable external cps, T,L and/or Pi configuration, etc.  

Tuners and amps are excellentt areas for homebrewing circles around
production items and enjoying friuts other than opening a box and connecting
a cable.



At 12:34 PM 6/8/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm looking for recommendations on a legal limit antenna tuner.  So far the
>only three commercial units I can find are:
>MFJ 989C              ~$360
>Vectronics HFT1500    ~$400
>Ameritron ATR-15      ~$360
>If I'm missing any, or if you like or hate one of the above tuners, I'd
>appreciate your comments.
>   73 de Doug, N6RT
>  Doug Brandon
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