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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Yaesu FC-707 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FC-707
Yaesu FC-707 Reviews: 7 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $279.00
Description: 8 band unbalanced antenna coupler, with dummy load, SWR bridge and 15W /150W power meter. Illuminated meter.
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AC5XP Rating: 4/5 Jun 16, 2008 11:11 Send this review to a friend
Well built impedance match box  Time owned: more than 12 months
I agree with the reviews here, it is well built and does the job.
However; this is not an antenna tuner, it is what I call an impedance match box. It can correct SWR mismatches from up to 1:3 back to 1:1. It can NOT tune random antennas like a real ATU can do this, the used antenna connector on the FC-707(SO239) and the distance between the variable capacitor plates (less than half a millimeter) will not allow for that. Nor can it regain the added cable losses for you that will be caused by having an SWR of 1:3 on your coaxial antenna feeder, even when you match it back to 1:1 at the rig using this unit.
And yes, that is not a particular shortcoming of just this unit, that is the case for ALL those ham match boxes, including the automatic ones built into the rigs nowadays.
If you want a real antenna tuner, you need the ones that can handle impedances much higher than 250 ohms. Like the Palstars, the SGC ATUs or the waterprood Icom ATUs for outdoor remote use.
 
PE1IOC Rating: 5/5 Jan 19, 2008 01:04 Send this review to a friend
Nice little thing !  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought mine 10 years ago second hand from a Ham who used it since 1981.
Still doing it's job perfect after all this years on Field Day, Jota and mobile use
The only thing I had to repair the last 10 years was the burned out bulb of the scale illumination from the power/swr meter.
Components used are of good quality

Doing it's job much better than the MFJ tuner I had before.
Nice little thing !

73's
Tjerk
PE 1 IOC
The Netherlands
 
G0LCC Rating: 5/5 Jul 2, 2006 10:56 Send this review to a friend
basic good atu  Time owned: more than 12 months
Basic robust and mines still going after 20yrs
so its gotta be good.
 
VK7HDX Rating: 5/5 Dec 29, 2004 12:25 Send this review to a friend
No problems  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Great design/nice large tuning knobs and easy to see the SWR/Power readout. Tunes all bands 80-10M with no problems

Just simply..."plug it in a play"
73..Karl
VK7HDX
 
HK3IHK Rating: 5/5 Dec 6, 2004 07:44 Send this review to a friend
Great Antena Tuner  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Wonderfull antenna tuner. Great for the shack or mobile field operation,consists of a swr meter & power meter, antenna switch 3.5-30 MHZ matching or through via band switch. The dummy load and illuminated display working with 8v external power source.This tuner was very well constructed, with fine pieces. Very accuracy meter. A pay U$ 105.
 
LU5DDX Rating: 4/5 Jun 21, 2004 09:24 Send this review to a friend
lindo  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
es un muy compacto at anda bien es facil de usar el intrumento anda bien pero no es para antenas muy raras el rango es aceptable para antenas balanceadas y con una roe de 3 a 1 no mas
saludos desde Bs. As jorge
 
M0CLX Rating: 4/5 Nov 21, 2003 06:08 Send this review to a friend
Fine quality equipment  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a nice compact tuner that matches a wide range of loads 80-10M incl WARC. It also has a built in dummy load. The components seem to be very good quality and it loads up my G5RV on any band (except 160M)
It needs 8v to operate the relay to switch in the dummy load and to work the meter lamp. (not required if you don't need this).
A great bit of kit!
 


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