Here is the schematic:
For the case I used a plastic mint case. You can make one much smaller but I liked having the extra room. I ran the RG-174 into the case and tied it into a knot so it could not come out or put stress on the components. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the inside of the finished product before I sealed it up.
The wire lengths are as follows:
40 Meter is 66.6 feet
30 Meter is 46.6
20 Meter is 33.2
17 Meter is 25.9
I had to adjust the coil turns to get it on 17 meters but it works fine. I am using about 6 feet for a counterpoise but was able to tune it fine without the counterpoise save 17 meters. The antenna wire is number 26 teflon coated slippery stuff linked together with connectors I picked up from Hobby King a long time ago. Any type of an electrical connector will work fine.
|Tuner and Counterpoise|
|40 through 17 Meters (this is so I will remember when on a summit)|
|Complete antenna/tuner/coax weighing in at 5.6 oz|
|tuner connected to the antenna and counterpoise|
|antenna going into a tree|
|You cannot see the antenna but the Old Snag center frame is where the other end is connected|
|My friend wG0AT operating, you can see the tuner to the right, hanging down|