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[Towertalk] Shunt Fed Tower 160/80

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Subject: [Towertalk] Shunt Fed Tower 160/80
From: (WL7M)
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 17:22:19 -0800
Hi Al,

Just wanted to be SURE that it would match - I used a tuner to tune the 
antenna to my 756 Pro first - then ran the Alpha through the 
tuner.  Everything worked fine - no need to use the tuner if you don't have 
one, and the antenna is less than 2.0 : 1 SWR.  Just being cautious!  73, Joe

At 03:31 PM 04-09-2002, you wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "WL7M" <>
>.  Returning to the shack, I fired up the
> > Icom 756Pro and it agreed.  My Alpha 87a was next - but I took the
> > precaution of running it through the Palstar AT4K tuner to make sure I had
> > a good match
>I am a new owner of a used Alpha 87a.  This is my first use of high power.
>Please explain your statement "... I took the precaution...."  My
>is that the Alpha 87a's protection circuitry would have prevented damage.
>I always tune at low power settings first, but am interested in your

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