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Reviews Categories | Antenna Tuners/Matching Networks | LDG IT-100 Help

Reviews Summary for LDG IT-100
LDG IT-100 Reviews: 60 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $180
Description: The LDG IT-100 is the new tuner for your IC-7000. It replaces the venerable AT-7000, adding push button control, LED status indicators and faster, quieter tuning.
* 1 to 125 watt power range (SSB and CW), 100W on 6M
* 2000 memories for instantaneous band changing.
* Power rating 6M (50 to 54 MHz): 100 watts
* Controlled from Icom Tuner button on radio.
* Compatible with any Icom radio that is AH-4 or AH-3 compatible.
* Compatible with: 7000, 706 (all), 703, 718, 746 and 756 (all).
* Tuning time: 0.1 to 6 seconds full tune, 0.1 seconds memory tune.
* 1.8 to 54.0 MHz coverage. Built-in frequency sensor.
* Tunes 4-800 ohm loads (16-150 on 6M), 4-3200 ohms with optional 4:1 Balun.
* For Dipoles, Verticals, Vs, Beams or any Coax Fed Antenna.
* Ready to use with included 1 foot radio interface cable and 1 foot coax jumper.
Product is in production.
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K6PBL Rating: 4/5 Apr 14, 2018 22:45 Send this review to a friend
Works well  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have a 20M dipole in my attic that I tune with the IT-100. It allows me to work SSB and CW on 10, 20, & 40, and WSPR on about everything else
KG3V Rating: 5/5 Sep 30, 2017 17:25 Send this review to a friend
Very Good Mobile Tuner  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had an IT-100 tuner for 6 or 7 years now, and it just keep ticking without an issue. I use it with an ICOM IC-7000. Used it as a base Radio for awhile but then mounted it in my Ford F-150 pickup. It has been there for over 5 years now. Mobile environment is tough - high/low temps, vibration, etc. But this thing just keeps working. Would certainly recommend it to anyone building a Mobile station with an ICOM rig.
KB4OIF Rating: 5/5 Jun 20, 2017 12:48 Send this review to a friend
very good tuner  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have a windom 6-80 meter up about 38 feet. It's a bit of a compromise on 80 meters. The IT-100 tunes it right way with no problems.
N7WLF Rating: 5/5 May 15, 2017 06:41 Send this review to a friend
Works Great.. No Problems  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The auto-tuner in my IC-746 decided it was time to quit. Repair estimates were upwards of $300.00 for parts and labor. I found the IT-100 works on my Icom and tunes better than the internal tuner did when it was new. And was less than half of the price of repairing the internal unit. This is definitely the way to go.
N0YXE Rating: 5/5 Feb 22, 2017 18:09 Send this review to a friend
WORKS PERFECTLY  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just attached this new unit to a new ICOM 7200. It is being used with two 53' end fed antennas on the roof. It tunes quickly and the SWR appears to be below 1.5:1. The speed matches any built-in tuner I have ever had.
N4UE Rating: 5/5 Dec 4, 2016 13:11 Send this review to a friend
Amazing  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just today, I finished rebuilding a Heathkit SB-220. I had some initial issues with my Icom radios having a very high SWR when attempting to load the amp. The Heathkit had a very sloppy band switch, so I just finished replacing it.
A few weeks ago, I purchased an IT-100 to use with my 706g when operating FD/portable. I have an MFJ manual tuner which works fine, but is touchy and time consuming to tune.
The Icom 7300's internal tuner easily tunes into the SB-220 on all bands EXCEPT on 10M. Adding the IT-100 instantly tunes the radio to a 1:1 SWR on 10M (and other bands). I was amazed.
Great product, great price, self powered from the radio, what else can I say???
K2JF Rating: 5/5 Sep 29, 2016 12:28 Send this review to a friend
Works well for me  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have a 10-20 OCF dipole on my roof. I also have the Icom 7300 with it's internal tuner. The internal tuner does well with 20 and 17, but miserable with 15, struggles a bit with 10 and cannot even get near on 40. I cannot get up the roof again to do any serious antenna trimming so have to rely on the tuner. When I had my Pro III that internal tuner allowed me to operate all bands 10-40 - quite remarkable. So I thought I would give the IT-100 a try but didn't really expect much. Well, it is tuning all bands 10-40. Yes, even 40 meters on an antenna cut for 10-20. It doesn't require a power supply as it gets power from the radio.
N1OIE Rating: 0/5 Aug 27, 2016 19:36 Send this review to a friend
Junk and terrible customer service  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Mine went belly up after 4 months of very limited use. You call the 800 number for customer support, and it tells you to send an email. That goes into the ether, and maybe they'll get back to you. They don't. Finally I got a snarky message back (after having to contact HRO to light a fire under them). So I sent back the piece of junk, they got it back to me after a month, and it still doesn't tune my 40m antenna. Elmer loaned me a manual Kenwood, and am able to tune everything with that. I understand equipment breaks ... It happens. The kicker here is the terrible customer service. LDG is all good if you don't have a problem. I won't be buying another of their products, ever.
N9VMO Rating: 4/5 Jul 15, 2016 17:15 Send this review to a friend
Great performer, AWesome Customer Service  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought my IT-100 four years ago for my IC-706 to replace an ancient Dentron Jr. Monitor.

Out of the box it worked flawlessly in tuning up a homebrewed AS-2259 and a Cushcraft R-7 on both ham bands and on MARS frequencies. Replaced the AS-2259 with a G5RV and it still worked as advertised except on 15m and 17m. For some reason, when the antenna was wet 17m wouldn't tune. When the antenna was dry, 15m didn't want to tune. No great loss as the bands were dead due to really poor propagation. Replaced the R7 with a TD-90 and again, flawless performance. Was even able to get on 160m.

Two years later I bought an IC-7200 to replace the tired 706. Again got flawless performance...that is until a couple of days ago.

Was working 20m and it tuned just fine, tried 10m and again tuned up as usual. Went back to 20m and it wouldn't tune. Tried all of the other bands and got the same results, just chattering relays and high SWR. Seeing that it was two years out of warranty I decided to open the case and found a badly scorched ferrite so I thought I was in the market for a new tuner.

On a whim, I decided to email LDG (Dwayne) to see how much it would cost me to have it repaired. Much to my shock, he notified me that the only thing I would have to pay for is shipping the unit back to the factory, even with it being out of warranty. You don't find that kind of customer service anymore ANYWHERE!

They have a life long customer in me and I will recommend them to anyone that is looking for an auto-tuner.

The ONLY reason that I am giving this a 4 is that you can only run 30 - 35 watts on digital.
KK5R Rating: 5/5 Mar 26, 2016 15:18 Send this review to a friend
Does what it is supposed to do  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I just reread the LDG Manufacturer's page on the LDG-100 tuner and discovered something I'd missed before. Tapping the Tune button will take the tuner out of the circuit and allows the transmitted signal to bypass the tuner. Also, another tap and it's back in circuit once more. I had not seen this before. Seems that I missed this nicety. Sure saves moving the coax jumpers around if I want to bypass the tuner.

I got my LDG-100 as a gift with option to buy. I offered the friend the money he mentioned before but was told to go ahead and use it to see if it works. It does. I'll not be paying the full price of a new one and this makes it an even greater bargain.

So far, it does everything I've asked it to do with my IC-718 and then some. It takes a few seconds longer when using an antenna not designed for a particular band I'm on but it will tune to it. This is a better guarantee that the 718 is putting out the power it's supposed to on that band and not shutting itself down to only a few watts to keep the finals intact. Ham Radio peace of mind is the result.
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