Drake MN2000 to 160 meters-- Anyone done it?

Drake MN2000 to 160 meters-- Anyone done it?

Post by YVES ALBER » Thu, 19 May 1994 19:47:54

Anyone have a ny experience adding 160 capability to a Drake MN2000 antenna
tuner? (aside from external components) any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
73 Yves (Al) Feder W1EOX
 
 
 

Drake MN2000 to 160 meters-- Anyone done it?

Post by Alan Blo » Wed, 25 May 1994 09:15:08


: Anyone have a ny experience adding 160 capability to a Drake MN2000 antenna
: tuner? (aside from external components) any help would be appreciated.

Sounds like it would be more trouble than it's worth.  You would have to
unsolder the bandswitch and replace it with one with an extra switch
position.  Then you'd have to add a 160 meter tank coil.  The only thing
that would likely fit would be a high-power powdered-iron toroid.  The
tuning capacitors would likely not have enough range -- you would have
to add switchable fixed capacitance in parallel with both of them.

It would probably be easier to build a separate 160 meter tuner and
use the MN2000 to switch it in as appropriate!

AL N1AL

 
 
 

Drake MN2000 to 160 meters-- Anyone done it?

Post by YVES ALBER » Wed, 01 Jun 1994 19:56:09

Alan, I think you're right. Always interesting to see though if anyone has
ever done this... already working on external box! Tnx 73 Al W1EOX