Re: Tuner? Well Sure!

Jerry Gaffke

ALE and Winlink are looking like prime candidates for that EFHW-8010 from

There are cases where an automatic tuner is needed, operating mobile is a good example.
A G5RV antenna with open wire transmission line all the way into a tuner is a great multiband system,
but as Gordon points out it may be problematic if continuously jumping bands for receive.
An antenna farm with bunches of rotatable beams will definitely outperform an EFHW.
But if you are willing to take pot-luck on where the lobes of the radiation pattern fall on the upper bands,
a well designed EFHW is hard to beat.

Jerry, KE7ER

On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 11:34 am, Gordon Gibby wrote:

Both systems however spend MOST of their time SCANNING and hence they are changing  bands but there is no transmitted energy so the automated tuner has no idea what is going on.....

This leads to less-than-optimal energy reaching the receiver at times.....

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