Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

james brock <jamesbrock@...>

I have the MFJ kw version.  Not sure I would do it again.  Sent the first one purchased back to the factor shortly after purchase.  They kept it a LONG time and finally rather than repairing it sent me a new one.  One thing that I really don't like with mine. When on 80 meters and want to go to a higher frequency it is necessary to remove the power and reset it.  Otherwise it will not tune.  Have had problems with not tuning  on specific frequencies.  Example would not tune on lower end of 80 meters and not at all on 12 meters.  I happen to be using it frequently it finally tuned up on these frequencies.  But still will not tune on 10 meters.  17 Meters I have to walk up in frequencies.  I start tuning on 20 meters, then go next to 17 meters, then to 15 meters, then to 12 meters. I call it walking up in bands is what I call it.  My opinion there is a bad relay and sometimes it works, sometimes not.  

I will likely continue using it, I am a senior citizen and  $$$ comes hard.  But I would not purchase the same unit again. There has to be something much better out there somewhere.  

James Brock


On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:12:39 PM PDT, James Johnston <jimthej@...> wrote:

I have a 993B, if you have the correct cable, and set it up correctly, it will tune with the mike key. It may take a few seconds, so allow time before talking. It will adjust tuning as you work up or down a band, without using the Tune button. 

Jim Johnston

On Apr 29, 2018, at 2:18 PM, MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...> wrote:

I would like to purchase an automatic tuner for my 7k. I have selected the MFJ-939I and the MFJ-993B.
 I would prefer the latter, as it is way more versatile. However, as far as I have understood, when I change frequency, the 939I tunes up without the need to push the "tune" button, while the 993B requires button pushing.
Have I understood well? 
Any recommendations for a good tuner?
73 Marco

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