The Z-817 from LDG Electronics is an automatic tuner intended for use with the Yaesu FT-817/818 QRP transceiver. It interfaces with the transceiver through its CAT port set at 38,400 baud rate, providing full control of the tuning cycle. This makes it an integrated tuner powered by the interface; with the internal 4 AA batteries, no other extra power cables are needed. Just press the tune button on the tuner and the mode is set to carrier, the RF power is reduced, a tune cycle runs and the radio is returned to the original settings in a matter of a few seconds.
Nice feature : a CAT pass through port is provided for full computer control
Like most LDG tuners the Z-817 operates automatically, beginning a tuning cycle whenever the user presses the tune button on the tuner. It also features LDGs advanced memory tuning, providing 2,000 memory locations; when tuning near a previously used frequency it will recall the settings for nearly instant tuning. It learns your favorite frequencies and bands as you use it. You can also start a tuning cycle manually whenever necessary.
The antenna tuner enclosure form factor makes a great companion for the FT-817/818!
The user manual may downloaded from my blog. Click HERE to download.
For more information, please visit LDG Electronics website. Click here to visit.
73 de Jeff | VA2SS