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Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Gene Santoski
 

I use the Icom AT-180.  Works great and self tunes when you change frequencies or bands.  You can also MANUAL tune when desired.
73

K9UTQ

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:46:54 AM CDT, Bill Turner via Groups.Io <w4wnt@...> wrote:


The IT-100 is good to 100 watts for ssb and CW, but only good to 30 watts for digital modes.


Re: IC-7000 and LDG IT-100 ,trouble ?!?!?!

Pete N
 

I have been using an IT-100 in my mobile setup for a few years. The radio has not blown up yet.  

Low power is typically due to low DC voltage not SWR although above 1.5 the radio does cut back rather quickly.  I run mine off a deep cycle battery which is charged from the vehicle electrical system through a Schottky diode so I don't quite get 13.8V and rarely get the full 100 W out. 


Re: IC-7000 and LDG IT-100 ,trouble ?!?!?!

Ron
 

I have an IC-7000 and I bought an LDG AT-200 PRO II this week.  The tuner really acts erratic & now it's on it's way back to the store from where I bought it.
I also noticed that the SWR varies way too fast during  a tune cycle.  The tuner even wants to spend a long time trying to tune a resonant antenna while
subjecting the 7000 to very high SWR.  The 2000 memories that the LDG claims to have doesn't seem to work.  The tuner wants to tune almost all the time.
Oh, when placing the tuner in bypass mode and using a dummy load as the antenna the LDG's  LED SWR meter reads almost 2:1  while the IC-7000 is seeing 1:1.

Good luck and I understand Matt at SARTS does excellent work.

Ron  W4UT


On 5/2/2018 9:29 PM, WW3S wrote:
My IC-7000 crapped out, again, at Field day last year, no , or low power on HF, (don’t think it’s the fuse problem, as the power cord is not fused, connects to a rigrunner)...second time it happened. and Field day was the first time back on the air after the other repair.....I was talking to Matt at SARTS and he asked if by chance I was using an LDG tuner, which I have been, both time it did this , and he said for some reason the 7000 doesn’t like the LDG tuner, that even though its on low power, when it does it search the SWR varies too much too fast.....any one else experience this.....the radio works fin on VHF/UHF, and receives fine on HF, but only puts out about 15-20 watts or so....Matt suspects it’s the finals, but the previous repairs had something to do with the driver circuitry....


IC-7000 and LDG IT-100 ,trouble ?!?!?!

WW3S <ww3s@...>
 

My IC-7000 crapped out, again, at Field day last year, no , or low power on HF, (don’t think it’s the fuse problem, as the power cord is not fused, connects to a rigrunner)...second time it happened. and Field day was the first time back on the air after the other repair.....I was talking to Matt at SARTS and he asked if by chance I was using an LDG tuner, which I have been, both time it did this , and he said for some reason the 7000 doesn’t like the LDG tuner, that even though its on low power, when it does it search the SWR varies too much too fast.....any one else experience this.....the radio works fin on VHF/UHF, and receives fine on HF, but only puts out about 15-20 watts or so....Matt suspects it’s the finals, but the previous repairs had something to do with the driver circuitry....


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Bill Turner
 

The IT-100 is good to 100 watts for ssb and CW, but only good to 30 watts for digital modes.


Re: IC-7000 used value - If it's mint $800 at least

Vesko
 

Еach owner of this little jewel seeks to keep it until he encounters another such little good jewel,....
Greetings,
VEsko LZ2JE

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:43:00 AM GMT+3, W1JCW <w1jcw@...> wrote:


Not me, have three!

 

73-

W1JCW

John

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Schoonover
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:59 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] IC-7000 used value

 

Who would sell their 7000? :)


 

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 7:19 AM, Hank Blackstock via Groups.Io <w5hj1@...> wrote:

I recently paid $750 shipped from HRO for one that appeared new.

Hank Blackstock

 

 

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


On Apr 25, 2018, at 8:30 AM, WA8Y Steven <stevenlinley1@...> wrote:

$800 -900 for a clean like new one.

 

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 6:38 AM Helmut Wabnig <hwabnig@...> wrote:

On Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:13:20 -0700, you wrote:

>Whats a IC-7000 selling for these days?


650 to 750 euros


OE8UWW


 


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

wb0m
 

Hello Marco,

I’d vote for the AH-4 or a SGC tuner, although it’s not one of you chocies.
Maybe a bit more $$, but very versatile and they work great, whether its a long wire, dipole, loop or vertical. Plug & play.

GL & 73,
Jeff/wb0m


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Ludovic Ludo
 

Hello,

AH-4 need a command wire.

To answer to the question, i prefer a wellknow Smartuner SG230.
Much expansive but better quality.

I use mine for 20 years like you can see on qrz.com.
(long wire before and now loop)

Best regards,
Ludovic - F5PBG.


R: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Federico BALDI
 

A stupid question...why not an AH-4 by ICOM? 73 de Federico IZ1FID

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Ogg: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

The IT-100 requires that you tune it with the front button or the tune button on the radio, it is not fully automatic.  That is not really evident from the description.  The 100 or 200 Pro II are automatic.

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Max White
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:03 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

The one that is produced for that rig - the IT-100. I also use the paired tuner for an 897.

 


From:ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of Phil Baird via Groups.Io <mypactor@...>
Sent: 30 April 2018 08:27
To:ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

 

MAX, what ldg model are you using?
 Thanks, Phil, Prescott, AZ

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:37:44 PM MST, Max White <bmews@...> wrote:

 

 

I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG

 


From:ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To:ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

HI,
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




R: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Federico BALDI
 

A stupid question why not the ICOM AH-4? 73 de Federico IZ1FID

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Ogg: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000


MAX, what ldg model are you using?
 Thanks, Phil, Prescott, AZ
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:37:44 PM MST, Max White <bmews@...> wrote:


I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG




From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000
 
HI,
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



Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Steve W3AHL
 

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 02:36 pm, MARCO EVANGELISTA wrote:
HI,
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

 The first question should always be what types of antennas are you using?  Any thing else we should be aware of about your installation (mobile, second floor shack with poor RF ground, switching among different antennas on the same band, etc.) ?    Some tuners work OK with some antennas and don't work at all with others....

I would avoid MFJ, due to continuing erratic quality control problems.

Steve, W3AHL


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Bob Rodgers <kc4tvo@...>
 

The IT-100 requires that you tune it with the front button or the tune button on the radio, it is not fully automatic.  That is not really evident from the description.  The 100 or 200 Pro II are automatic.

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Max White
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:03 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

The one that is produced for that rig - the IT-100. I also use the paired tuner for an 897.

 


From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of Phil Baird via Groups.Io <mypactor@...>
Sent: 30 April 2018 08:27
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

 

MAX, what ldg model are you using?
 Thanks, Phil, Prescott, AZ

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:37:44 PM MST, Max White <bmews@...> wrote:

 

 

I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG

 


From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

HI,
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


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Max White
 

The one that is produced for that rig - the IT-100. I also use the paired tuner for an 897.




From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of Phil Baird via Groups.Io <mypactor@...>
Sent: 30 April 2018 08:27
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000
 

MAX, what ldg model are you using?
 Thanks, Phil, Prescott, AZ
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:37:44 PM MST, Max White <bmews@...> wrote:


I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG




From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000
 
HI,
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


Re: IC-7000 used value

Warren Allgyer <allgyer@...>
 

I have one I would sell. It was a recovery project and is restored to full capability with a new processor. Includes mounting bracket, separation cable, mic. One always worries a bit when the 7000 has been opened up and especially when it has had major surgery like this one. But it works perfectly on all bands. $600 including shipping. Only selling because I have similarly restored IC-7100 and IC-706 and normally use an RS-HFIQ SDR for air so the 7000 is redundant.

 

Warren Allgyer - WA8TOD


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Phil Baird
 


MAX, what ldg model are you using?
 Thanks, Phil, Prescott, AZ

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:37:44 PM MST, Max White <bmews@...> wrote:


I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG




From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000
 
HI,
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


Re: IC-7000 used value

Roeland Jansen, PA3MET
 

I have two of them; currently with separation cable and in good shapen tey are around EUR 700.

I still am not selling them.


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Andre Montald
 

Hi Marco,

I am using for years the LDG Z-100Plus. Same width, but shorter, sits under the IC7000. The special cable furnished for the IC7000 enables using its TUNER button. Is half-price the MFJ993B at least overhere.

73, André, ON7UM

2018-04-29 23:18 GMT+02:00 MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>:

HI,
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



Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Max White
 

I run a 7000 mobile with the respective LDG model at the back end of it, into a 102" whip, or long wire if parked up - not had a problem and copes well.  73 Max/M0VNG




From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of MARCO EVANGELISTA <marcoevang@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 22:18
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000
 
HI,
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


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

james brock <jamesbrock@...>
 

I agree about the MFJ automatic tuner.  I have had so many issues with mine, no doubt about it, I would not purchase another one.  It has been a PIA since started using it.  

James Brock
541-868-5827 

 DO NOT ACCEPT TEXTING



On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:05:13 PM PDT, Bob Rodgers <kc4tvo@...> wrote:


I have had poor luck with MFJ tuners.  IMO, for the money, the LDG-100 or 200 Pro II is the best choice.  I have used one for years in the field with my IC-7000s and the shack, it has never faltered.  I also use one in my RMS Winlink station that runs 24/7/365. Now running continuously for over 5 years!  It is simple, quick, automatic, or semi, and it tunes a very wide range. AND it will work fine on other rigs for the future.

 

Bob

KC4TVO

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Simon Thompson
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:21 PM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Cc: Simon Thompson
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

I would second the suggestion for the LG-7000. I have an AT-180, and it’s good, but it is pretty limited in terms of antenna matching; 3:1 is about its limit.



On Apr 29, 2018, at 5:48 PM, Juliean Galak <jgalak@...> wrote:

 

Not one of the ones you asked about, but I've had excellent success with an LG-7000 tuner.  It was designed for the IC-7000 and works flawlessly.  Fully automated.  Gave me great performance with an end-fed random wire on every band from 80 to 10.

 

Juliean

KQ2Z 

 

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM Kurt Sweeny <damele@...> wrote:

I have had a good experience with the 929 auto. It has worked well for 6 years; when tuning into loads that are challenging I first tune at 15W.

 

Kurt

KD6LZV


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

HI,
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

 

 

 

-- 

Juliean Galak
jgalak@...

 


Re: An auto tuner for my IC-7000

Bob Rodgers <kc4tvo@...>
 

I have had poor luck with MFJ tuners.  IMO, for the money, the LDG-100 or 200 Pro II is the best choice.  I have used one for years in the field with my IC-7000s and the shack, it has never faltered.  I also use one in my RMS Winlink station that runs 24/7/365. Now running continuously for over 5 years!  It is simple, quick, automatic, or semi, and it tunes a very wide range. AND it will work fine on other rigs for the future.

 

Bob

KC4TVO

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Simon Thompson
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:21 PM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Cc: Simon Thompson
Subject: Re: [ic7000] An auto tuner for my IC-7000

 

I would second the suggestion for the LG-7000. I have an AT-180, and it’s good, but it is pretty limited in terms of antenna matching; 3:1 is about its limit.



On Apr 29, 2018, at 5:48 PM, Juliean Galak <jgalak@...> wrote:

 

Not one of the ones you asked about, but I've had excellent success with an LG-7000 tuner.  It was designed for the IC-7000 and works flawlessly.  Fully automated.  Gave me great performance with an end-fed random wire on every band from 80 to 10.

 

Juliean

KQ2Z 

 

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM Kurt Sweeny <damele@...> wrote:

I have had a good experience with the 929 auto. It has worked well for 6 years; when tuning into loads that are challenging I first tune at 15W.

 

Kurt

KD6LZV


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

HI,
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

 

 

 

-- 

Juliean Galak
jgalak@...

 

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