You don't see an antenna tuner made like this everyday

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KD8UYQ, Jun 29, 2017.

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  1. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page

    National used similar knobs. Also, there were a LOT of military radios which used that exact style.

    Glen, K9STH
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  2. AF6LJ

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    Believe it or not they are not that much different.
    Remember also the antenna / transmission line in use makes a large difference.
    What that tuner will match in terms of impedance range will be smaller on fifteen and ten for sure.
  3. N2EY

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    Those knobs almost certainly came from BC-191/375 tuning units.
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  4. KM1H

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    The BC-191/375 TU has to be the most repurposed bit of WW2 surplus that ever existed. I use one just to hold 4 of those rugged switches for antenna switching.
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  5. KH2G

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    They come from TU 7 type tuneing units as used in a BC191 f transmitter. Used to be cheap and plentifull with great parts like many of the variable caps pictured here. They come in a series covering various bands. Old military
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