69658Re: [softrock40] Re: ATU for ensemble rxtx
- Nov 1, 2012I built a BLTPlus tuner (from Hendricks QRP kits) specifically for this purpose. While it does not display SWR, it has an LED which goes dark at 1-1 SWR. I just finished building it, so I haven't had a chance to test it out, but it is cheap, easy to build, and seems tailor-made for a SoftRock.Kevin K4KPKOn Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM, kk4dcf <oohay@...> wrote:
I have to use an attic antenna in an attic that's not long enough. I'm going to use a 44' dipole with 90 degree bends at ~ 16' on both ends for 20m/40m.
I could go with a much cheaper manual tuner, but I don't have an swr meter to verify its results.
James.> On Nov 1, 2012 3:02 AM, "kk4dcf" <oohay@...> wrote:
--- In email@example.com, Eric Söderman <eric@...> wrote:
> I dont see why you absolutely need an atu. It depends on what antenna you
> use. If you dont want to spend money then build a manual matcher or more
> antennas (maybe trap dipole or other options)
> Eric sa5bke
> > **
> > I've been trying to get on the air as cheap as possible so I was hoping I
> > wouldn't need an ATU but it seems unavoidable.
> > I'm about to pull the trigger on the elecraft T1 and wanted to get some
> > opinions on whether this would be an acceptable pair (ensemble and T1). I
> > picked it mainly because it can report swr and should hold its value well
> > if I ever decide to sell it. I don't have an swr meter.
> > Thanks,
> > James.
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