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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Antec UT-1 Help


Reviews Summary for Antec UT-1
Antec UT-1 Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Link-Coupled Antenna Tuner, 80-10M, 1KW. A balanced circuit for balanced feeders.. no baluns involved.
Product is not in production.
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N7AG Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2013 23:44 Send this review to a friend
The Best!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I did get it back. a true balanced tuner, also tunes coax FB. With a good antenna analyzer, set up each antenna/band, write down settings, from then band changes are a snap. Big time quality! Good for qrp-1kw+. Sometimes the old stuff really is that good.
 
N7AG Rating: 5/5 Jan 12, 2012 19:29 Send this review to a friend
Simple & Great  Time owned: more than 12 months
For balanced lines & coax. Several manual adjustments, Matches almost any antenna! Wish I had it back.
 
W3HD Rating: 5/5 Aug 16, 2007 07:32 Send this review to a friend
Only the best there is.....  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
If you want the most efficient tuner possible, a link-coupled tuner like this is the way to go For Ladder Line. This tuner outperformed my Johnson Matchbox!!! If you can find one get it, I found one on ebay for $100.00
 
N4EKV Rating: 4/5 Jul 14, 2002 03:19 Send this review to a friend
1:1 SWR is just 3 gator clips away  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
As near as I can determine, these tuners were made in limited quantities in the early 1970's. The case is composed entirely of 1/4" black plexiglass to preserve circuit Q. The tuning procedure involves removing the front "drawer" and positioning 3 alligator clips to the appropriate positions for that band.

Then the 3 knobs on front are adjusted for minimum SWR, usually 1:1 on all bands -- WARC included -- from 80-10M. Try that with a Johnson Matchbox (I did.. it didn't work). I rate it a "4" because changing alligator clips is a pain in the butt.

But if you have a balanced feedline antenna and want to reduce stray RF and TVI, and you want the most efficient tuner possible, a link-coupled tuner like this is the way to go. This tuner outperformed and replaced a Ten-Tec 238, an LDG AT-11MP, and a Johnson Matchbox, all of which I used for my 270ft ladder-fed doublet. I still need a solution for 160M.

More pics available at http://www.n4ekv.com/tuners.asp
 


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