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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners/Matching Networks | Ten Tec Model 253 Help

Reviews Summary for Ten Tec Model 253
Ten Tec Model 253 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $1,050 (1995, discontinued)
Description: Ten Tec 253 Autotuner
Product is in production.
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GILLIAM_LINEBERRY_EX_N4VOX Rating: 5/5 Oct 14, 2006 19:08 Send this review to a friend
Tunes Any Frequency  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Ten-Tec 253 automatic antenna tuner will tune any frequency. It is slow, but it has worked with every type of antenna I have tried. It handles 2 KW. It has never needed to be repaired. I primarily work MARS and tune odd frequencies. I would be lost without it.
K4SQR Rating: 4/5 Jul 4, 2004 10:04 Send this review to a friend
Good legal limit + auto tuner  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is my second #253 Automatic Tuner from Ten-Tec. Altho a bit noisy, it handles the legal limit Ten-Tec #425 TITAN amplifier with ease. Using the "clone 236" (discontinued #236) cable by Riley's Accessories, the #253 changes bands automatically with the Omni VI Plus transceiver.(Or Omni V/VI models. The cable matches the quality of the original Ten-Tec 236 cable.See for his line of cables.) The rare 253 sold new for $1095. and are sold on the swap nets around $675.-$800. depending on condition.
WB4HUC Rating: 4/5 Sep 19, 1999 12:40 Send this review to a friend
Pair it with the Hercules II and have a 500w "inst  Time owned: unknown months
The Model 253 is a "set and forget" type of tuner.

Once you manually use the "tune" switch to adjust
it for each band on each antenna it will remember
the settings.

You can then move about the various bands and
switch between various antennas without having to
manually re-tune (depending upon the bandwidth of
your antenna).

You can use four antennas with coax feed lines,
or three antennas with coax feed and one with
either coax, single wire or balanced line feed.

It's rated for 2kw maximum, and when used with
the Ten Tec Hercules II and a radio that can
send band change information you have a nice
500w "instant tune" station.

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