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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Yaesu FRT-7700 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FRT-7700
Yaesu FRT-7700 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $50-100 used.
Description: A good quality passive preselector for 150 kHz to 30 MHz. Originally designed for the FRG-7700, it can be used on any general coverage receiver.
Product is not in production.
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DXTUNER Rating: 5/5 Dec 13, 2012 20:52 Send this review to a friend
An essential piece for SWL'ing.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Its amazing what proper impedance matching does just for SWL'ing. I realize there's a belief that antenna tuners merely raise noise levels as they peak the signal, and thereby no benefit, but that's not really true -- especially not with the FRT-7700. What sets this gem apart from, say, the MFJ-956, is that the FRT-7700 has inputs for both high and low impedance wires, as well as outputs of different impedances. That's crucial for correct matching. So when set up right the FRT-7700 makes a huge difference, like a 'preamp effect' -- even though its totally passive. The FRT-7700 can be used to great effect on any HF rig. I use mine on the Lowe HF-150 (it sits nicely on top of that), the Ten-Tec 1254 (ditto) as well as with my FRG-7700.

I recommened this especially to those relying on short wire antennas to cover all of the spectrum. The low price is absolutely worth it, without a doubt. I say its an essential piece to have on hand.
 


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