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Re: [TowerTalk] Tuners and Matchers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tuners and Matchers
From: "Mark Beckwith" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 18:55:40 -0600
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>So, is the L-Match making a comeback in everyones
>thinking because depending on how you set it up,
>it can match from 5 ohms to 3000 ohms where the
>other are not that robust.
> Comments please
> Lee - k0WA

I'm using plain-ol' Dentrons on everything higher than 3.5 MHz.  (some have
had the inductor switch removed).  For 160M I use a homebuilt T-network with
big components and a pretty beefy coil.  It does everything I could want.

I imagine bandwidth could be a consideration which could depend to some
extent on the antenna and the matching network circuit chosen.  I have a
nearly full-sized top-loaded vertical and I dip my SWR on the fly using one
of the capacitors which I went ahead and calibrated by frequency - so one
knob stays put, the other has a scale from 1800 to 1950.  The inductor is
fixed hardwired.  Works fine.

The L-network saves you a capacitor.  That could make a difference.

Mark, N5OT


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