[antennaware] Johnson Matchbox or bust!!!

Bill Russell willy@global2000.net
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:13:08 -0500

Hi all,
Does anyone know of the modification to a kilowatt matchbox allowing it to 
cover 160 meters? I was told that an article appeared in QST for December, 
1963 in the hints and kinks dept. that discribed this modification. I hope 
to do this mod if it works. If I cant find this or if it does not work 
well, I will TRY to build my own link coupled tuner to cover 160 thru 10. 
My antenna is a 130 ft. dipole fed with balanced line. After reading the 
article by L. B. Cebik, W4RNL on his very nice web site explaining link 
tuners and trying a few of the new tuners with bad results trying to tune a 
balanced antenna, I decided that its either a Johnson Kilowatt matchbox or 
I have to "roll my own". I currently have the 250 watt matchbox and it 
works very well but I will be using more power soon and need a bigger tuner 
but I also want to operate on 160.


Bill Russell

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