Category Archives: antenna tuner

Tuner troubles fixed, now huge signals

I didn’t know that my outdoor homebrew tuner was in trouble, but apparently it’s been declining for awhile.  I had recently had to fiddle with a variable cap whose vernier style reduction drive knob was faltering.  I thought I’d gotten … Continue reading

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Every ham has a story; stubborn reduction drives

Yesterday I was lost in listening.  I often enjoy just listening to other QSOs on the HF bands.  When I’m building or fixing something I’ll have it on in the background.  But yesterday I actually just sat in the operator’s … Continue reading

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Final design/install of antenna tuner

I’ve been really excited about this antenna tuner box I completed a week ago.  I really finished it about 2-3 weeks back but got stuck with some weatherproofing issues (glue and paint) towards the end that delayed deployment (especially with … Continue reading

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Antenna tuner project

The antenna tuner I started on a few weeks ago is now finally almost complete. It’s a pi-network housed in a small, Lowe’s-bought mailbox.  This is version 2.0.  The first version was the reciprocal of this one — two shunt … Continue reading

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