[TowerTalk] Link Coupled Tuner Question

Joe Giacobello k2xx at swva.net
Sat Mar 18 12:32:03 EST 2006

I am considering building a link coupled tuner for 160M.  I am checking 
out components by crudely "bread boarding" with clip leads on the bench 
using fixed resistors for loads.  Although I am able to get to a 1:1 
SWR, I am observing that the series link capacitor seems to have very 
little effect on the SWR.  I am using a 500 pF variable paralleled with 
about 2000 pF of fixed capacitance for the series capacitor. Is this 
relative insensitivity for the series link typical?

73, Joe

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