Palstar AT-500 HF Manual Antenna Tuner 600 Watt PEP, The Palstar introduces the AT-500 600 Watt PEP antenna tuner. All of the Palstar quality and features that Hams worldwide have come to expect is now available in a compact, lower power, lower priced tuner, the AT-500 Covering 160 to 6 Meters, the AT-500 features a differential tuning capacitor with 2 stators and 1 rotor, a precision ceramic body roller inductor, and a 4:1 ferrite current balun for balanced line feeds.
The AT-500 utilizes only 2 controls to operate for tuning, providing maximum ease of use in a manual tuner. A small-sized roller inductor operates all the way up to 6 Meters, while a relay-switched add-on inductor allows 160 Meter operation. The AT-500 also features Pastar's active Peak and Peak Hold dual cross-needle metering (found in our popular PM2000A wattmeter). Add 11ga. (.090" thick) chem-film treated aluminum metalwork and durable powder coated finish on the front panel and top cover, and you have a tuner that will grace your shack for years to come.
If you want to buy a high-quality, American Made product, The Palstar AT-500 is an ideal entry-level antenna tuner. When you buy a Palstar tuner you're not just buying a piece of quality equipment - you're buying a product from a made in the USA manufacturer carrying on the American Ham tradition.
Power rating: 600 Watts PEP SSB; 500 Watts CW
Output to both balanced and unbalanced lines
Impedance matching range 20 ohms to 1500 Ohms
Easy and quick tuning with only two controls
6 position mode switch for multiple antennas
Active Crossneedle Peak/Peak Hold metering with backlighting
Meter power range 0-300 Watts / 0-1000 Watts
Differential capacitor tuning with 2 stators and 1 rotor (360pF - 14pF - 360pF @ 2.5kV)
Palstar designed and built 15uH ceramic body roller inductor
4:1 current balun
Powdercoated front panel and top cover
.090" thick metalwork, gold chem-film treated
12VDC Wall transformer supplied (U.S. & Canada only)Dimensions: 10 3/8" wide x 5 1/2" high x 12 7/8" deep (including knobs and connectors)
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs