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Reviews Categories | Third-party Equipment | QuickSilver TuneRite-Y for the Yaesu FT857 Help

Reviews Summary for QuickSilver TuneRite-Y for the Yaesu FT857
Reviews: 3 Average rating: 3.3/5 MSRP: $25
Description: This is a small accessory which, it is advertised, by pressing one button will drop the FT857 power output to around 15 watts to permit tune-up, antenna adjustment, etc.
Product is in production.
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VK7JB Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2011 23:39 Send this review to a friend
Excellent!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Does exactly what it says it will. Compact, plug-in-and go gadget that makes producing a carrier at low power a one-swtich-flick process, rather than a multi-stage exercise. QSRadio provided great service, with no problem shipping down-under for very reasonable rate. If it breaks, I'll buy another -that's my test of whether these gadgets are worth a full 5.
ARCH Rating: 5/5 May 29, 2007 16:12 Send this review to a friend
Works Great!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This is a very handy gadget that saves time and your expensive Yaesu finals. The folks at Quicksilver are great to work with. Try it, you'll like it.
VE3QN Rating: 0/5 May 25, 2007 14:21 Send this review to a friend
Beware !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
As advertised, the TuneRite-Y would appear to be a very handy accessory. Otherwise, one has to go into the FT857's menu system to lower the RF power output until the SWR adjustments have been made.
Unfortunately, my TuneRite as received didn't do what is advertised. The power reduced to more like 25 or 30 watts (which you can do with the FT857 by simply changing the "mode" to AM or FM. Also, the unit didn't seem to be very well built with sloppy wiring and soldering.
QuickSilver offered to send a replacement but it never arrived. While they had not asked for the original to be returned, I did send it back to them to no avail. So, I conclude that either their product doesn't work at all, or they have very poor customer service (maybe both).

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