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Old 15th Feb 2021, 11:40 pm   #1
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Default Z-match

In the time I've been on the forum I've seen that there are quite a few Hams around

I'm currently on the hunt for a Z-match antenna matching unit ...

Any steers on this would be much appreciated !
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 7:17 am   #2
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Default Re: Z-match

I use one, but I can offer a steer:

Most people built their own, but KW made some very nice units. The basic one was the Eezee Match, the posh one was the KW109 'supermatch' which had a higher power rating and metering. KW107 was a lower power version. KW was also rebranded as Decca in its last years.

Mine says Decca on it and gives the model as KW109 Supermatch.

If you expand your search terms to include these, you may get more hits.

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Old 20th Feb 2021, 12:59 am   #3
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thank you David !

I may have located one , but thanks for the tips / steer

they seem so much more elegant a solution than the radio fooling units sold now as ATUs
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Old 20th Feb 2021, 1:04 am   #4
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There were also some commercially made Z-matches from S.E.M. I have one but unfortunately I don't wish to sell it: But that's another brand to look out for.
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Old 20th Feb 2021, 8:14 am   #5
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I think I have a spare KW107. I’ll have a look for it but in the meantime drop me a PM if you’re interested.

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Old 20th Feb 2021, 9:07 am   #6
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Hi NJ, I have a couple here that were Ham built and I got from a silent key, yours for the postage.
PM me your email if you would pictures

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Old 20th Feb 2021, 9:26 am   #7
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Hi all,
Don't wish to subvert Nicola's request and post but I would also be interested in a Z match.
Clearly Nicola should get first refusal on anything offered but do let me know if either of you have something you would be willing to part with.
Thanks
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 5:17 pm   #8
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i have another source local to me who may have secured one

@eaglework keep an eye on the thread

@stockden possibly dpending on local source coming up with one _ but i suspect eaglework will have yours if I don't
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 6:05 pm   #9
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Having collected the KW 107 i located locally to me i've now got to do some rigging

thank you to all those who offered

and @eagleowkr hopefully one of them will be able to assist you !
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 8:29 pm   #10
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With the KW tuner, you may want to open it up and clean the contacts to the capacitor rotors... mine needs redoing at the moment.

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Old 27th Feb 2021, 4:23 pm   #11
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With the KW tuner, you may want to open it up and clean the contacts to the capacitor rotors... mine needs redoing at the moment.

Davi
this one has come from a stash of an active local ham so has been checked before handover , but it's a very valid point
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