Re: ATU for mBITX
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One other thing on the Elecraft T1 autotuner. I remember something that Wayne Burdick, N6KR (Elecraft founder and CEO) said about the T1. During initial testing of it, he messed up and accidentally hit it with 100 watts for a brief period (It's spec'd for 20W CW max) and it survived. Of course, this isn't recommended but it speaks well for Elecraft's product quality.
I have one I use regularly in portable ops with rigs other than my KX2 and I built 2 from the kits for others who didn't want to attempt the very close soldering necessary to install the relays in it.
I've had mine for over 5 years now and it runs just fine. I had forgotten about N5IB's "bias tee" but that's a really good way to power it remotely. You still have to use a separate remote cable and that must be well shielded, but you wouldn't have to be checking on the battery all the time.
The T1 should handle a stock 10-20 watt uBITX with no problem and will match some pretty wierd antenna configurations on many bands.
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From: "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 8/31/2018 10:11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] ATU for mBITX