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LDG AT1000PRO II vs. Elecraft KAT500

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by WA4NJY, Mar 10, 2018.

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  1. WA4NJY

    WA4NJY Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is about $170 difference between the two tuners. Is the Elecraft that much better? I expect resale value would be better with the Elecraft.

    Any info will be appreciated.


    Ed WA4NJY
  2. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've used the LDG tuner and own the KAT500. Hands down the Elecraft tuner is a much better tuner. I would not run the Elecraft tuner into a very high SWR at 1000 watts out, but if
    you are using an amp that puts out <800 watts.....go with the Elecraft.

    The LDG is a noisy clunker and takes forever to make a match.

    If you need a tuner to cover 6 meters, either of the two above tuners will work on 6 meters. If you don't need a tuner for 6 meters, go with the MFJ 998 tuner. Hands down, it's the
    better choice. It handles more power so less chance of damaging the tuner running high power into extreme mismatches. It's a faster tuner than the LDG.

    Barry, KU3X
  3. WA4NJY

    WA4NJY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey Barry,
    Thanks for the info. I will most likely go for the Elecraft. There is a used one available from an honest ham later this month.


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