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[TenTec] Re: 253 Tuner vs AT-1000 Tuner?

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Subject: [TenTec] Re: 253 Tuner vs AT-1000 Tuner?
From: w4au@contesting.com (John Unger)
Date: Tue Apr 15 12:51:15 2003
Hi Eric -

After reading your post I went to the LDG web site to look over the specs 
of their new AT-1000. I was disappointed to see that it is rated for only 
750 watts on CW and 1000 watts on SSB (500 watts RTTY). I believe the Model 
253 was rated for the legal max output; so that would be a major difference.

I found it curious that LDG would even bother to build a "high power" tuner 
that stopped short of being able to handle the legal max power. It's not 
exactly clear, but apparently the power-handling capability is limited by 
the relays they are using.

73 - John, W4AU

At 05:19 PM 4/14/2003 -0400, you wrote:

>Been looking at adding an autotuner to my Omni-6+ station to replace the
>238 I presently use.
>The new LDG AT-1000 looks promising, but it doesn't appear to have memories
>or remote control, and will require an external antenna switch.
>Having said that, I was wondering how the AT-1000 compares to the old 253
>autotuner that TT used to sell.
>Comments are appreciated!
>Eric W3DQ
>Washington, DC

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