Re: To ATU or not to ATU

Jim Sheldon

Brief answer -- not enough for you to notice it.  The one in the KX3 will match a wide range of un-resonant antennas as well in case you would ever need it.  If it isn't needed on resonant antennas at home, there is a menu item to bypass it. 

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From: "Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
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Sent: 6/2/2015 7:06:16 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] To ATU or not to ATU

Need advice...I have been advised that a tuner is not good for QRP if you can avoid antennas are resonate.  Will an ATU such as the KX-3 one (or any ATU) degrade my transmitted (supposedly) 5W?
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Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
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