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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Dentron Super Tuner Help

Reviews Summary for Dentron Super Tuner
Dentron Super Tuner Reviews: 34 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$125-$175 used
Description: 160-10AT 1KW Tuner. Heavy duty tuner will couple a 160-10m transmitter to
almost any type of antenna system. Includes a highly efficient balun for
antennas feed with open wire line. Will work with coax as well as open feed line.
No SWR/PWR meter.
Product is not in production.
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W1ASY Rating: 5/5 Dec 17, 2011 16:50 Send this review to a friend
GREAT TUNER !!!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Bought the Super Tuner at a ham flea market about a year ago.. Payed 60 bucks for it.. When I took it apart I found that the the insulator under the antenna matching tuning capacitor was shattered and the shaft coupling for both capacitor was slipping..Went into the junk box found parts and fix the problems..Very easy to work on and very rugged...Using it for my 160 meter closed loop with great success...If I run across another Super Tuner at a flea market I will but it..All I can say is is a GREAT TUNER !!!
KJ7YY Rating: 5/5 Dec 16, 2011 17:58 Send this review to a friend
Great tuner  Time owned: more than 12 months
Had mine since the late 70's? Can't be sure because it has been around forever. Still works good as new. Now being used to tune my 160 meter dipole for 80, 40, and 15 meters. I have a log of settings for best swr and they never change, dial and go.
N2XNB Rating: 5/5 Dec 16, 2011 15:48 Send this review to a friend
easier then my heathkit  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Well I hate to admit it but I like this dentron super tuner better then my heathkit 2040. Let me explain that. The dentron is very simple with no plastic meshing gears like my heathkit for the counter. Basically cause it doesnt have one. The heathkit always would slip numbers. well This dentron is simple and tunes very easy my wire antennas and my 1000 foot loop. The only drawback to speak of for me is the tuner only handles 1000 pep ( which is amp output of around 700 actual watts. Not that big a deal as I am running an icom 718 with a ameritron 811h with the dentron super tuner and all works better then expected for a small foot printed tuner. Tuner is the same size wide as the icom 718!
bought if off ebay for 135 shipped
thanks shaun
N3TU Rating: 5/5 Oct 10, 2011 18:44 Send this review to a friend
A Work Horse  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought this tuner at a hamfest a few years back. Ran my Drake L4B for three years on it and now I run an AL-82 amp with it. The one in the picture is different than my Super Tuner. Mine is bigger and the size of a microwave oven. I use it on my G5RV, Inverted L and my Imax 2000 antennas. Don't pass this baby up if you can get a hold of one.
N7KME Rating: 5/5 Jun 29, 2011 11:37 Send this review to a friend
Great Tuner!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Picked one up off EBay and noticed that it wouldn't tune above 40 meters, so I opened it up and found that the 12 position inductance switch was burned. found a rotary switch on line that was an exact match, replaced the switch and BINGO! The Super Tuner lives and breathes once again. Once a frequency is tuned, it never varies. I love this tuner, and use it with my SB-200 Heathkit amp and my Icom 751A. Makes for a great station, I love it.
ZL4VT Rating: 5/5 Mar 18, 2011 13:38 Send this review to a friend
as you see  Time owned: months
there is not much to add,
i got my one 2 weeks ago and it is great, tunes everything and i like the solid outfit.
KE7OPK Rating: 5/5 Feb 23, 2011 12:09 Send this review to a friend
EASY TO USE  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
BUILT LIKE A TANK! Bought one on ebay in excellent condition for about $100 after reading the reviews. Much easier to use than the MFJ 962D, which it replaced. Too bad they don't make these anymore. Buy one of you can find one, it will definitely do the job for you. Since I use the SWR meter on my SB-200, and a like-new Heath RF power meter was only $35, I have no complaint that there are no meter movements. You could do tuning "by ear" using background noise level as a reference. I will be keeping this until I am SK!
WA3YUR Rating: 5/5 Dec 5, 2010 09:18 Send this review to a friend
A TANK  Time owned: more than 12 months
Picked my unit up about a year ago, and I can tell you it's a brickhouse in terms of construction, and operates like a champ!

Got an MFJ as my first tuner after 33 years off the air. It worked well enough for the first couple weeks, until I started firing it up on 80 and 160. After the appearance of some smoke and arcing while tuning up on those bands, I decided it was time for a new tuner!

Back in the day I used both Johnson Viking and Drake MN-2000 tuners, and wanted something with similar BEEFY characteristics; well made, and could tune up a wet noodle.

After reading the reviews here, I decided on the Dentron Super Tuner; As I have owned some of their gear previously no problem with the Dentron nameplate.
I looked around for awhile and scored a used one for around $100.

I opened it up and was totally satisfied with its high quality build and bulletproof construction. Insofar as operation, it's a no frills all business piece of gear. It tunes up all kinds of antennas successfully and lives up to its' name 24/7.

WZ7E Rating: 5/5 Oct 23, 2010 22:00 Send this review to a friend
Top shelf !!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
One of the best designed and built pieces of ham gear available. Combines professional design and construction with a common sense home brew style. Uses quality parts throughout. Compact size, conservatively rated and will last a lifetime if given reasonable care. Often sold for under $100. It didn't rate all those 5/5 scores for no reason.
KC9CDT Rating: 5/5 Nov 14, 2009 19:47 Send this review to a friend
Great, I hope  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just bought a Dentron Super Super tuner (This is not a typo) 3K watts capability!

So, Does anyone else have one? What should I expect from it?
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