Last week I bought a like new Yaesu FT1000-D and it won't tune to 80/40 meters with the built-in tuner. What tuner should I buy? My antenna is a G5RV and it has worked great with my Kenwood TS450 and tunes on 80/40 meters with the Kenwood built-in tuner.
Would appreciate suggestions.
Don my personal thoughts on this matter are as follows. Buy a 1500 watt tuner. For two reasons.
1. You will own a tuner than can handle the legal limit if you decide to add an amp to your station.
2. Less chance of arcing the tuner, as it will handle higher voltage.
I own a Palstar AT1500, bought it used and it works great. Another good tuner is the older Dentron legal limit tuners, those things are tanks.
Personally I would stay away from the MFJ models but lots of hams use them.
You could also go with an LDG AT-600Pro, which will handle 600 watts PEP and is an autotuner if you want to go that route. I have an LDG AT-200Pro which I have in line right out of the radio. I use it when I am operating digital modes. I have a FT-950, the internal tuner handles most of the higher SWR's on my antennas. But the external tuner helps with the receive side. I use the LDG as it is easier switching bands and tuning than doing it manually on the Palstar. I use the Palstar when I run my AL-80A. But I don't need it in line with most of my antennas.