I bought one of these that I plan to use at a Winter Field Day event in January. I am mounting mine on a tripod. I have the counterpoise kit that comes with it and I plan to add more. I am acquiring a LDG Z 100 Plus auto tuner to use with it. My question is has anyone used this with an auto tuner and just shorted out the coil and tuned the eight bands with the tuner? If so what were your results?
Why would you do that ? That's the purpose of the coil - to provide an impedance match. Matching purely at the transceiver won't alleviate line losses