Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here


GM Bryan and John,
You might try a resistor as the load rather than an antenna. Some antennas are difficult to match, but a dummy load resistor of 50 to 200 ohms or so should match up nicely.

GL and let us know how it goes,  WA0ITP

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:01 PM Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
My experience having finished this kit a week or so back.  

The tuning seems quite finicky (or precise).  The initial dimming of the red LED can be very slight and easy to miss. Of course, working between the two capacitors then brings the brightness way down. 

I was using dits to tune with and had trouble finding the dips. I Switched to a solid tuning tone and find that it’s much easier.  No blown finals so far, which I would not think to be a problem with the tuner’s 2:1 SWR limiting.  

John K6WS

On May 18, 2021, at 9:34 AM, Bryan, KJ7PRS via <> wrote:


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