Re: antenna tuners in general
I like my KX3 but do not use it as it is just TOO DARNED HOT AND MUGGY here in South Mississippi in the summer. Hopefully this fal and winder It will be tolerable to go out on the grounds and use the picnic tables for QRP with the KX3 and a buddipole de W7KFItoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If you don't change direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're headed!!
MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA (Ret.)
W7KFI & AFZ4SM
On Tue, 8/7/18, John Hucke via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] antenna tuners in general
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8:00 PM
Correct, an antenna tuner consist of wire cutter, tape
measure, and a soldering iron if you cut too much.That
said I’m happy to fool my radio (KX3) with the excellent
internal impedance match.I love my KX3 but QRP
isn’t recommended for a beginner, I can tell you from
personal experience.72 John K3JH
On Tuesday, August 7,
2018, 16:54, ussv dharma via Groups.Io
<email@example.com> wrote:One must
remember, an antenna tuner only fools the radio into
believing there is a 50 ohm antenna....the tuner does not
change anything about the antenna or coax feeding it.
If you don't change
direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're
MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA
On Tue, 8/7/18, Wayne
Subject: Re: [4SQRP]
Antenna analyzer/SWR meter
Date: Tuesday, August 7,
2018, 4:30 PM
agree more Jerry, the
FT450 is an entry level wireless with
above entry level
performance and functions. Yes the built
in ASTU is
Aug 7, 2018 at
3:15 PM, J.K. Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
have an FT-450d. It has a
built in swr meter and an
absolutely amazing built in antenna tuner with
you plan on experimenting a lot with
antennas, you don't
need an swr/per meter anytime soon.
Never had one for my
first 45 yrs of hamming. Read your
FT450D manual carefully.
The rig can do a lot and is a great
entry level rig.Jerry,
On Tue, Aug 7,
2018, 3:42 PM Rob Roberts via
didn’t rely to the
group. I replied to John instead.
I’m not getting in a
hurry. I am planning on joining a
group, however in my line
of work. I work 70 hrs a week and
my weekends fall during the week, not many people
when I am.
My radio that I purchased is a Yaesu FT-450d.
I’m taking my General
test on Saturday lord willing and
the creek don’t rise I hope to ready to get on
when I get
home. Thanks for all your replies.
I am debating on a OCF
dipole or a Carolina Windom. It
will be fed with RG-8x (50 ohm I believe).
I’m not sure
the radiation or if it’s shortened. I’m a fairly
I need to start trucking,
I’ll reply when I stop.
QRP - EFFICIENCY
SKILL, NOT POWER.
God Bless from Wayne
Fate whispered to
cannot withstand the
storm"Courageous whispered back "I am