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LDG Z-817
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LDG Z817

The LDG Z-817 is the ultimate autotuner for QRP radios including the Yaesu FT-817(D). The Z-817 interfaces to the CAT port (ACC) on the back of the FT-817 radio with the provided cable. Tuning could not be simpler; one button push on the tuner is all that is needed and the Z-817 takes care of the rest. It will switch to PKT mode, transmit a carrier, tune the tuner, then restore the radio to the previous mode! 2000 memories cover 160 through 6 meters.

Of course, the Z-817 will also function as a general purpose antenna tuner with other QRP radios. Just transmit a carrier and press the tune button on the tuner. The Z-817 is powered by four AA internal Alkaline batteries (not included), so there are no additional cables required to use the Z-817. Latching relays are used so that power consumption is Zero when not tuning allowing a set of batteries to last about one year. Includes 1 foot CAT cable. Also requires a coax jumper cable which is not supplied.

* Continuous coverage 1.8 to 54 MHz
* Power rating (1.8 to 54 MHz): 0.1 to 20 watts
* Latching relays for ultra low power consumption
* Tuning time: 0.5 to 6 seconds, 3 seconds average
* Antenna impedance: 6 to 600 ohms (about 10:1 SWR range). 16 to 150 on 6M (about 3:1)
* 2000 memories with FT-817 (200 with other radios)
* Power requirements: four AA cells
* Enclosure: 5.5 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches 9.3 oz (without AA cells)

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