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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Yaesu FC-901 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FC-901
Yaesu FC-901 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $used$175.
Description: 500 watt with antenna switch, watt meter, swr meter. Coax or wire antenna
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.yaesu.com/
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ZS1JHG Rating: 5/5 Jun 30, 2012 22:12 Send this review to a friend
Easy to tune and quality components  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have used a number of antenna matching units including roller inductor and Z-match types.
I find the FC-901 easy to tune due to a ham bands
switched tappings, good clear SWR and PWR meters,
easier to read than the cross needle type.As other hams have mentioned if you open the ATU you will
see the quality components and construction.
It would have been nice to have lighted dials but even in low light are easy to read.
A better buy than most new manual atu`s in the same power range

 
WZ7E Rating: 5/5 Mar 15, 2012 16:54 Send this review to a friend
Teriffic  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
An outstanding tuner just right for low and medium power operations. Excellent components and construction, easy to use, and will last forever given reasonable care. Choose this tuner over newer, cheaper models...that is if you're fortunate enough to find one!!!
 
VY1YT Rating: 5/5 Dec 12, 2004 22:56 Send this review to a friend
Great Tuner!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I give this tuner a 5 because it is simple to use, is madewith high quality components and looks great inside the box. I used mine with a windom from 10 to 160 and it would load up fine. Only drove it barefoot so I can't speak to its ability to handle power.Its now semi retired as I use a SteppIR on 6-20 so I use it only on 40 and 80 through a butternut vertical. The auto tuner on my rig did'nt like the vertical but I think you can load a door frame with the 901! Its a keeper.
Martin VY1YT
 
CT1IDW Rating: 5/5 Aug 19, 2004 11:20 Send this review to a friend
Nice box  Time owned: more than 12 months
Built like a tank, serves me well.
Easy to tune with some practice.
The components are excelent, and the wiring is top notch.
 
WB4KML Rating: 4/5 Dec 1, 2001 00:58 Send this review to a friend
EXCELLENT TUNER  Time owned: more than 12 months
The unit consists of a T match atu with switched
coil, a 4 way antenna switch and and SWR/Power meter. The unit will handle the output of any of the modern transceivers including the FT1000D,1000MP MKV, IC775DSP, FT101ZD and TS-950SD(X). Although it is rated to 500W I would not suggest driving it via a linear into badly mismatched loads.

Three coaxial feeds can be selected and while
there is no provision for directly feeding balanced systems, it does have a facility to feed a single wire.

The overall construction is substatially better than the cheaper independent manufacturers 300W tuners. The v/caps are not close spaced rx types
and the switches are ceramic.

I have never had any trouble with this tuner.
 


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