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Categories | Antenna Tuners | S.E.M. Transmatch Help

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GM0WEZ  Rating: 5/5 Jan 19, 2008 16:13  Send this review to a friend!
Quality Manx engineering  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
If you want a balanced tuner there are not many options - the Johnson Matchbox, the KW Eezeematch, and I think MFJ now offer a balanced tuner. There is also the SEM Tranzmatch, made on the Isle of Man, and widely available on British ebay.

Some of the SEM Tranzmatches have a dummy load, some have 160m coverage, some have the ezitune noise bridge circuit. Mine has all three. The most basic model seems to go for around 60, often more for the options.

It will tune end fed wires etc but it really shines when using balanced feeders to a doublet or loop. Tuning is quick and reproducible. It nearly always copes with 100watts - on a few settings it objects but these can be noted and avoided.

The direct setting bypasses the tuner. This is handy if you're tuning down to medium wave for broadcast stations, navtex, 500khz ham etc, as I find at these very low frequencies you get better results bypassing the tuner.

Ezitune needs 12v at 25mA (centre positive on mine) but isn't really worth having in my view.

Its quite big - bigger than the photos suggest at circa 8.5 x 4.5 inches. There is no integral meter.

The engineering is pretty good with a robust case and fairly well rated components.

The 'manual' (one sheet) is available on line at: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/m.rabel/sem.htm

 
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