[TowerTalk] Tuners

Tom Rauch w8ji.tom@MCIONE.com
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 10:14:40 +0000

> Date:          Tue, 07 Apr 1998 10:14:49 -0400
> From:          Steve Brown <sjb@fuse.net>

> have heard good reports on the nye unit, however the expense of that
> product was prohibitive. would enjoy learning what you decided to go
> with. good luck, sjb n8wt
> Elliott Lawrence wrote:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts on the suitability, construction and
> > performance of  multi-KW antenna tuners available today on the
> > market?  Nye, Vectronics, MFJ, etc.  Considering the purchase of a
> > tuner.

Ameritron should be releasing a new tuner soon. I designed the tuner,
and sent them the prototype a few months back.

It features an edge wound silver-plated roller coil (measured Q~300
the highest on the market!), gear driven turns counter, high
capacitance in the caps (for better power handling on low bands), 3 KW
TRUE peak reading (or average) meter, and other features.

The unit should retail for about 550 bucks. That isn't cheap, but it's
a very nice piece that easily handled 3 kW for hours on end during
test sessions.

73, Tom W8JI

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