anyone help sgc 230 auto tuner best length of antenna wire to use
im setting up a new auto tuner sgc 230 very soon,i know it will tune a random length wire on all hf bands.i have been told there are better lengths to use to get better results on all the hf bands.is there anyone out there who has used one of these and found that there is a good length to have.i have heard many people sayin do not use a resinant length which i understand,but do i use a really long length or shorter.thanks to everyone who spends the time to read this thread.
simple antenna prog.
Here is a simple prog. that shows the impedance lines . "Levy"
At the left is the length of one antenna arm , on the other side is the feedline. A antenna length of 13 meters works fine on most frequencys for this is a low z point as the prog. shows
Run the prog. in a small window ,not full screen, for it is made for Windows 98.
Just klick lancer ( start )
73s have fun John
Last edited by PD7MAA; 10-14-2008 at 05:58 AM.
Reason: more info
It's well worth looking at the SGC web site - www.sgcworld.com - plenty of useful information about what sort of antennas work best with the coupler.
An the answer is..
Thanks for all of the great suggestions, over the last 35 years I've made just about every dipole, my my situation especially called for an end fed Zepp, I wanted balanced feedline becuase of the height I wanted lightweight feed...and so I got and SGC-231 auto tuner, installed with out in the yard with a 12VDC run, and voila - 160-10 end fed on a long wire...works great.
Thread from the dead,bwah ha ha!