Saturday, April 02, 2011

Emtech ZM-2 Z Match antenna tuner review

Just received a ZM-2 QRP antenna tuner of the Z-Match design that I ordered from Emtech. It seems able to match a random wire with ease on multiple bands. In the video below I threw about 10m of wire into a tree and was able to tune up on 20m, 40m and even 80m.



Tuning is quite sharp and for transmit there is a built-in SWR bridge with an LED indicator that you tune to extinguish.

It's a compact unit, a good companion for the FT-817, and works very well. Rated at 15W maximum it's perfect for QRP operation.

Mine took about a month to arrive here in Sydney and even came with handy hints on how to get into heaven!

2 comments:

Grant Stowell said...

Nice video Peter, did you have any problems with ordering from Emtech? I might pick one up for the 817 as well.

Peter Marks said...

Thanks Grant,

no problem ordering but it did take almost a month to arrive.

Incidentally, I was feeling slack and ordered the built version rather than the kit. Maybe the kit would be quicker.

cheers.