See Feb 1990 QST pages 28-32 for a balanced tuner that can be remotely tuned
and is very efficient.
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From: "K8RI on TT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:01 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Remote Tuner
> 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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