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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners | Yaesu FC-102 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FC-102
Yaesu FC-102 Reviews: 11 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: 1200 watt, capability of switching 4 antennas to 2 radios and has built in peak reading watt meter
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.rigpix.com/accessories/sommerkamp_fc102.htm
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N3IBX Rating: 4/5 Aug 6, 2000 21:04 Send this review to a friend
Good easy to operate tuner  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Yaesu FC-102 is a good all around manual tuner. It is also the accessory tuner that is part of the FT-102 line. The accessory 4 position antenna selector (if equipped) makes it more attractive. It seems to favor the higher HF bands and is a little persnickety to tune 160. This is probably do to a limited range of the tuner or meters that aren't as acurate on 80 and 160M. It does have 2 positions for 160M - H and L segments of the band.
It is very well shielded and with the band selector knob it is almost as easy to operate as an automatic tuner. It really takes very little effort.
Under the hood the tuner is beautifully made. All variable capacitor surfaces are super smooth - almost a mirror like finish. All other components are really high quality - from the windings of the inductors to the neat soldering on all of the components.
If you purchase one check to see if the meter indicator lights are working. They are located inside of the meter bezel (case) itself and are very difficult to get at.They are connected in series so if one is burnt out the other won't work. Replace both of them while you have it open.
Overall, it's a very good tuner and with it's 1200 watt power handling capability it is usable with all but the highest power amplifiers.
Thanks for reading this and 73.
 
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