>Another advantage is that the L network
>always gives you only one match, at
>the lowest Q, minimizing the stress on
>the tuner. With a Pi network, there
>are many possible matching combinations
>at varying Q's, so if you run high
>power, you can really stress your tuner
Thank you Didier, I didn't even understand this most basic fact. I knew the
symptoms with my T-networks, and thus would always try to find the
combination that yielded the widest bandwidth.
Uh, you tech-weenies out there, widest bandwidth would be the right thing to
tune for under these circumstances, wouldn't it? Wouldn't that be the
Do I have it backwards?
ALSO, about the L-network, I described easier how to hardwire it after you
find out if you want it one way or the other, but the one that W0AIH gave me
(I posted that photo of it last week) is switchable so you can reconfigure
it without opening up the box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Didier Juges" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 6:56 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Tuners and Matchers
> Didier KO4BB
> At 07:37 PM 1/15/2004, you wrote:
> > >One thing about the L-network is that it is either step-up or
> > >step-down, not both.
> >Yes, but an L-network is easily configurable, and if it is dedicated to a
> >particular installation of a particular 160M wire, once you figure out
> >one you need, you hardwire it and you're done. No messy switching.
> >Mark, N5OT
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
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