[SECC] [sedxc] Re: Opinions on Palstar HF-AUTO wanted - RESULTS
halken at comcast.net
Tue Oct 15 17:18:07 EDT 2013
A REALLY good remote auto-tune 1.5KW (more really) is the SAMS unit.
$3,100. Should be good.
On 10/15/2013 3:40 PM, Don Nesbitt wrote:
> Just in case you are wondering about the "results" of this totally
> unscientific poll, here is a synopsis.
> First, thanks to those responding. In a nutshell, I had 5 respondents
> who either currently owned, formerly owned or had actual experience
> using someone else's HF-AUTO. Of course there were a number of
> "kibitzers" - hey, that's to be expected -- after-all, we are hams and
> don't seem to hold back when it comes to talking or offering opinions
> ;-) It's kind of like asking two (2) people about the "best" Italian
> restaurant, do so and you'll get at least three (3) answers!
> 4 of the 5 respondents were very positive about the HF-AUTO. It
> performed well in most cases and met their needs.
> 1 of the 5 respondents indicated that the unit did not meet their
> needs and had experienced catastrophic failure.
> None of the respondents indicated that they used the unit in a
> "remote" application and indeed some correspondence with Palstar
> indicated that remote use of the HF-AUTO was not tested nor was it
> recommended due to lack of control lines.
> Most reports on eHam are quite positive.
> I'm working with a group that is considering purchasing the HF-AUTO
> and was asked see what others had to say about it. Thanks for your
> opinions -- '73 es gud dxing -- Don N4HH
> *From:* Don Nesbitt <n4hh at yahoo.com>
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> *Sent:* Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:46 PM
> *Subject:* Opinions on Palstar HF-AUTO wanted
> Hi Kids - I'm seeking opinions related to the Palstar HF-AUTO
> (http://www.palstar.com/en/hf-auto/) and am particularly interested in
> performance (or lack thereof) on 160 and 80 meters at full legal
> limit. Anyone have this tuner or have used this tuner? If so, I'd
> like to have your thoughts on it. All responses will be confidential.
> Please reply "off list." Thanks - 73 es gud dxing -- Don N4HH
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