QRPGuys EFHW 40m-15m or 80m only Mini Tuner – $30
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In a recent 2014 survey, the end-fed half wave antenna (EFHW) is the world’s most popular antenna for those carrying everything they need for remote operations. Our QRPGuys EFHW Mini Tuner is the perfect companion for your 40m-15m or 80m outdoor expeditions, restricted apartment location, or just for fun in the backyard on a pleasant afternoon. Throw a recommended piece of wire up to a tree, connect it to the tuner with the easy S.S. wing nuts, tune for the minimum SWR with the integral N7VE LED indicator and you are ready to go. The built-in absorption bridge design will ensure you do not damage your finals with a poor SWR. Rated for 5 watts continuous, 10 watts PEP, and at 1.8oz. (50 grams), it is the lightest weight, most inexpensive tuner we know. No wonder it is the most popular. The tools required are a soldering iron with a small tip, rosin core solder, small side cutters, small Phillips screwdriver, and can be built in an hour or two. On a difficulty scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the most difficult, this is rated at 2.