The antenna tuner is an often misunderstood device in the Amateur Radio world. While not every station requires an antenna tuner to transmit radio signals, often the incompatibility between the transmitter and the antenna system results in poor performance. An antenna tuner between them is often the way to obtain efficient operation.
The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners discusses the details of the different configurations and requirements of antenna tuners. It explores the design, construction and applications of the different types available. Learn what type of tuner is needed in your station and where to install it for maximum improvement. This book will give you a better understanding of your antenna system and the way it can be improved through the selection and use of the appropriate antenna tuner.
The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners has chapters covering topics from the basic "Why Might I Need an Antenna Tuner?", through typical configurations, transmission lines, balanced tuners and antennas that work well with tuners. There are even designs for making your own antenna tuner. If you are seeking to get more from your antenna system this book could well contain the answers.
Author: Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR
160 pages, in English, 2010