Tuner Kit Progress

K9HZ <bill@...>

So for all the folks that sent me emails about the cheap auto tuner kit... i made some progress this week.  The cores came in and i would a staggered set that total 20 uh.  All checked out and tested.  Very simple to wind. I decided not to use chip capacitors.  They are expensive in the size needed to carry the current needed at large values. Silver mica capacitors are cheaper and easier for most people (like me with marginal eyes) to solder to boards.  Plus the space savings is almost nil. I also found some cheap latching relays so the current draw stays low and the price of the kit stays in the sweet spot.  This week ill design the discriminator (phase and magnitude) for power reading and tuning.   More next weekend. 


Dr. William J. Schmidt - K9HZ J68HZ 8P6HK ZF2HZ PJ4/K9HZ VP5/K9HZ PJ2/K9HZ


Owner - Operator

Big Signal Ranch – K9ZC

Staunton, Illinois


Owner – Operator

Villa Grand Piton - J68HZ

Soufriere, St. Lucia W.I.

Rent it: www.VillaGrandPiton.com

email:  bill@...


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