As is I can work 80-10.  Some bands are better then others but I can
work them all with an SWR in the 1:1  to 1.3:1  range.    The fed line
is 450 window. The dipole is center fed.

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:26 AM, Alan Lambert <> wrote:
> I could use a little advice
> My present setup is;
> KX3 > KPA100 (w/ ATU)  >   MFJ Balanced line tuner  >  ladder line fed
> 80m Inv 'V'
> I run this with the ATU disabled and then manually tune.  Obviously
> this is time consuming and makes band switching a pain so I am
> considering removing the MFJ from the chain and start using the ATU.
> Also I plan to add a KPA/KAT500 in the near future and my MJF tops out
> at 300w so I has to go anway.
> The questions are...
> 1) Should I do it? or will I see a significant performance decrease?
> 2) If I do  -  How should I make the ladder to coax conversion? I
> think I need a "tuner balun"?
> 73
> Alan
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