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After living in Georgia for three decades I returned to New England in 2014. (I knew I kept that 1-land callsign for a reason.) To prepare for the move I sold much of my accumulated ham radio stuff, including some radios and my tower and antennas. Starting over in Massachusetts, station W1JA is being slowly reborn on a smaller scale. [W1JA in Massachusetts, station beginnings]
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So far, I have managed to put up one antenna, an 80-meter dipole fed with open-wire line. I'm using an MFJ998RT tuner that's installed outside, and I can operate on 80 through 10 meters with this antenna system. In the photo at right, I have the tuner set up inside temporarily so I can get familiar with its operation, discover and correct two manufacturing defects (they don't call it "MFJ" for nothing), and modify its RF detection circuit for increased sensitivity when the untuned SWR is very high. [MFJ998RT tuner experiments]
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