[TowerTalk] Dorm room antenna?

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Oct 27 22:27:26 EDT 2008

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:30:02 -0400, Richards wrote:

>I do not believe most internal auto tuners are really capable
>of tuning a random wire.

>Am I mistaken?

>What is a "suitable"  length of wire if not something resonant?

Suitable would be with an SWR no greater than about 4:1 or 5:1. For 
example, a 45 ft wire would likely load on 20 and 40 with a decent 
tuner. On the other hand, you want to avoid a half wave on either 


Jim K9YC

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