>if you are looking for a BIG tuner that will not arc have a look here:
/\ Is a "BIG" no-arc with high SWR coax-fed antenna tuner really good?
In seeems to me that high SWR on coaxial transmission line is Not good
engineering practice. Open-wire transmission line is ideal for high
SWR. The fly in the pie with almost all commercial antenna tuners is
that they cut corners by basically using an unbalanced matching network
with a ferrite balun in the unbalanced output to hopefully adapt the
unbalanced tuner for balanced transmission line. The problem is that
ferrite core baluns tend to saturate with high SWR. Core-saturation
undoubtedly opens a Pandora's Box of problems. The solution is
semi-obvious: put the balun where SWR is minimal, and use a balanced
tuner circuit. Such a tuner is described in "A *Balanced* Balanced
Antenna Tuner" in the February, 1990 QST. The original manuscript and
diagrams for this article are available on my Web site.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Paul Christensen [SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2001 14:18
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: [AMPS] Review of Antenna Tuner from Dayton
>> > Good point. This sucker is well built. The caps are very large.
>> > I've not seen a better built unit. Of course, the Nye Viking unit may
>> > bigger and better, but it costs nearly $1000 too.
>> The Palstar AT4K looks like a great, well-built tuner. I was considering
>> one recently until I ran across an ad from John Bliss in Electric Radio
>> which describes a high power balanced/unbalanced tuner using
>> industrial-strength components, including vacuum caps. It's also in the
>> kilobuck category. The tuner is truly balanced and looks like it wouldn't
>> have any trouble well into the multi-KW range. A remote controlled,
>> motorized version is also available. Here's the link to find out more...
>> -Paul, W9AC
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