Thursday, 6 October 2011
A manual antenna tuner from Yaesu,the 902 model.
This is old stuff but when matched to a long wire antenna off the back of the boat to the mast head,it works a real treat.
When the SWR is down (standing wave ratio) your ready to broadcast,it can be used on amature or marine band sets and should take a full 150 watts from the marine sets.
The Yaesu FC-902 is an antenna tuner with inline watt meter and SWR meter. Bands covered include: 160 (L & H), 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters. It also features a three position antenna input switch. It is designed to match the FT-902DM and works well with the FT-901DM.
Used on a boat I was crossing the South Atlantic on with an Icom 720a set using the A and B channels set to duplex bands and Cape Town Radio,we could easily work them and get land line links to our families.
How hard can this be?