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Understanding SWR – Part 2

28/04/2004 Transmission1 0

A typical CB Radio SWR Meter and MatcherJack investigates the effectiveness of Matchers. Are these devices a magical answer to SWR problems?

So now you know about SWR you might be looking at adverts for CB matchers and thinking, “that’s the thing for me, no adjustments necessary”. So lets have a look at them and see if you need one. Matchers are not used to much for CB, but they are used a hell of a lot by radio hams on the amateur bands, where they use their more correct title of Antenna Tuning Units, or ATUs.