After the Contest University, a number of those of us who Blog about Amateur Radio met for beers, and a larger impromptu group ended up talking together. Eventually we decided to go to dinner and one of that dinner group was Paul Schrader N4XM, the designer of the XMatch Antenna Tuner. With his life long friend Dr Hill KK4JE, Paul was kind enough to tell us about his tuner and his take on amateur radio.
I have to admit I’d not come across the XMatch previously, as it is promoted by Paul N4XM’s low-key method of letting those using the XMatch simply tell about how it has worked for them.
The design is innovative to the point that Paul was able to secure a United States Patent #4,763,087 issued August 9, 1988 for his XMatch Impedance matching network.
Later I was to learn that Paul N4XM was also one of the DX Dinner Sponsors!
You can check out N4XM’s XMatch Website for more information.
It was a lovely evening out and great to have such creative & clever Amateurs in the group.