On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 04:33:58 -0400, Richards wrote:
>As the original question was only asking about internal tuners,
>and not outboard tuners, I think the statement remains true...
>most internal auto tuners are not capable of tuning a random
Random wire is VERY generic, and implies no scientific thinking
about what is suitable for the bands in question. That is, the
infinite numbers of monkies and typewriters, or "throw a wire out
the window and pray." My suggestion is for a length that is not
resonant on either band but isn't a serious mis-match on either
band. That is, application of the fundamental science.
OF COURSE A DEDICATED TUNER IS SUPERIOR TO MOST INTERNAL ONES. DUH!
I own six Ten Tec 229/238 tuners, primarily because I run full legal
power for contesting. All my rigs have internal tuners, and they
tune all of my antennas just fine, even when running a loaded dipole
on 3900 that's cut for 3550.
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