Talk to me about swr and matchers

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wa10
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Re: Talk to me about swr and matchers

Post by wa10 » 11 Jun 2018, 16:04

For the reason of not allowing cb myths to spread unchecked,

Matchers/atu's don't just fool the transmitter or lower the transmitter output power,
they do more than that if you read articles from respected sources and take some field strength measurements,

its up to the reader to decide which camp Maxwell's or the other one is correct,

Watt ratings for tuners can be deceptive, it depends on the impedance often a complex impedance you are trying to match,
a 300w rated MFJ versatuner can arc at 100w or burn the band switch out when matching awkward loads.

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Re: Talk to me about swr and matchers

Post by original45 » 14 Jun 2018, 17:39

Solid advise, have set swr for my preferred coverage.

At least I have now learnt more about the compromise of a antenna matcher.
All useful for future possible need especially if I move to stealth wires from verticals.


Appreciated.

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