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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Heathkit HFT-9A Help


Reviews Summary for Heathkit HFT-9A
Heathkit HFT-9A Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$49 (long discontinued)
Description: T-network tuner, matches HW-9 series equipment, built-in balun for balanced lines.
Product is not in production.
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NZ5L Rating: 5/5 Jun 23, 2002 12:46 Send this review to a friend
good hamfest find  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Purchased at a hamfest for $50, in like-new shape with manual. Officially rated at 50W, it will handle the 100W output of my IC-718 with no problem on 80-10, and about 50W on 160. (100 pf capacitors paralleling the variables, factory supplied). I believe the conservative rating is due to the single core 4:1 balun, as the capacitor plate spacing is similar to what MFJ uses on their 200W models. Can be re-configured as a pi-net, or L-net with series variable, which makes it handy for single wire tuning. Plenty of space inside for additional shunt C. A very handsome unit, phsically small and light. Ideal for field day or back-packing with QRP-type equipment. A matching watt-meter with 0-5 and 0-50W scales is available but becoming scarce.
 


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