How To Use An Antenna Tuner

It’s always good to review the basics now and again. I know I could use some brushing upon a few things from time to time. Tyler, N7TFP, has made a video on how to tune an antenna. If your building your first station or studying for your exam, then this video is something I suggest you watch. Even if you’re a seasoned “Pro from Dover”, it’s good to watch. So here’s Tyler…


Rich Gattie, KB2MOB, is a regular contributor to and writes from New York, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

6 Responses to “How To Use An Antenna Tuner”

  • Matt W1MST:

    I checked out the other amateur radio videos on his site. Tyler seems like a rising star and I hope to see more from him.

  • dave-kb3trl:

    checked out your palstar tuner video and the other ones, good tutorial.whats the other equipment above your yeasu transceiver? thanks and keep em comming.

  • Ken N4PWP:

    Always nice to have a refresher course.

  • F. Tweed:

    This was a good refresher on the subject of antenna tuners. There is always something more to learn.

  • Jerry KM6AXC:

    “Sort” of related to antenna tuners but….can I take an 80 meter dipole and physically slice it down to the size of a 40 meter dipole? Then use the new antenna tuner I bought to cover those frequencies where it is not resonant?

    Or,,,,,can I simply fold over the excess wire in the shortening process w/o cutting it?


    Newbie general

  • Jerry KM6AXC:

    BTW I have gone thru all your videos. I am now sooooooo smart. Keep ’em coming


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