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On Mar 4, 4:09�pm, Mike Coslo wrote:

* * * * That brings up a related issue. Lots of Hams today are restricted to
one antenna, yet they would like all band operation. I think it would be a
great idea for a manufacturer to have a transciever that included a tuner
right in the rig itself.

IF and only IF they appear on some modern-day surplus
market, look carefully at an AN/PRC-104. That is a manpack
HF radio with an extra box on the side for an automatic
tuner for the whip antenna. It's been in military service
(land forces) for about 20 years now and several companies
are trying to get in with new replacements for it...Harris for
one (if I remember the military news).

Neat little thing, frequency-synthesized, SSB, can be keyed.
Designed and manufactured by Hughes Aircraft Ground
Systems. QRP of course but the military used the same
R/T for higher-power vehicular and fixed HF sets (higher
power antenna tuners, too, in those). All solid-state,
of course. I have the TM on it in PDF in case you were
really interested in that...:-)

73, Len