Sunday, 3 February 2013

amateur radio ATU

Here's an idea ATU for amateur radio reception. It could be used for transmission if air-spaced capacitors and wound inductors are used, but this design uses dielectric capacitors and ferrite toroids. The capacitors are 200 pF types found on eBay - look for variable capacitors.

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The inductance values and turns/ferrite are:

3.5 MHz L1 = 8.5uH, 29t T50-1

7Mhz L2 = 1.5uH, 19t T37-2

14Mhz L3 = 0.5uH, 11t T37-2

The powered output is for use with antennas that have built-in amplifiers and need a +ve power supplied over the cable.