The split capacitor used in the old Johnson MatchBox did a great job
of providing that balanced output from a link input.
Shouldn't be too difficult to build a tuner with same concept ...
tuning it remotely might be a challenge, unless it's for only a single
band, as the input link would vary depending on band.
Quoting K8RI on TT <email@example.com>:
> Most of the tuners I see today use a 4:1 Balun to go from unbalanced to
> For a remote tuner wouldn't it make more sense and be more efficient to
> use a tapped coil, probably in a "T" arrangement and no balun to the
> open wire?
> IOW run the coax up the tower to the remote tuner. Tap the coax across a
> coil (rotary inductor) and use variable L and C to get a match to the
> balanced line?
> Roger (K8RI)
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