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Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

wayne burdick
In case anyone was wondering: We are definitely planning to ship a new  
high-power autotuner next year. It will be an ideal companion tuner  
for the KPA500 and other amplifiers in the 500-600 W class (full  
rating on 160-6 m). It will be offered in both a desktop model (P3  
size) and a remote model for use at the antenna. Both will feature  
latching relays to minimize operating current. It will support various  
industry-standard control protocols.

73,
Wayne & Eric

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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

M0XDF
Way to go Wayne.
Now that’s what I call service.
Listening to your customers requests too (remote model).

LDG - beat that :-)
73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
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On 16 Jun 2010, at 23:50, Wayne Burdick wrote:

> In case anyone was wondering: We are definitely planning to ship a new  
> high-power autotuner next year. It will be an ideal companion tuner  
> for the KPA500 and other amplifiers in the 500-600 W class (full  
> rating on 160-6 m). It will be offered in both a desktop model (P3  
> size) and a remote model for use at the antenna. Both will feature  
> latching relays to minimize operating current. It will support various  
> industry-standard control protocols.
>
> 73,
> Wayne & Eric

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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

Craig Smith
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THANK YOU !!!!


         ... Craig   AC0DS

We are definitely planning to ship a new
<> high-power autotuner next year. It will be offered in both a desktop
model (P3
<> size) and a remote model for use at the antenna. Both will feature
<> latching relays to minimize operating current. It will support various
<> industry-standard control protocols.

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Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

Ken Kopp-3
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Great news!! (:-))

Hopefully, it will handle balanced line, too.

I picture it on the telephone pole directly
below the center of my Zepp. (:-))

73! Ken Kopp - K0PP
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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

k4tmc
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 GREAT!  My prayers for an Elecraft remote tuner may soon be answered, although I don't need a 500 watt version.  

73,
Henry - K4TMC
K2/100 and K3/100

 


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Burdick <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email] reflector <[hidden email]>
Sent: Wed, Jun 16, 2010 6:50 pm
Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")


In case anyone was wondering: We are definitely planning to ship a new  

high-power autotuner next year. It will be an ideal companion tuner  

for the KPA500 and other amplifiers in the 500-600 W class (full  

rating on 160-6 m). It will be offered in both a desktop model (P3  

size) and a remote model for use at the antenna. Both will feature  

latching relays to minimize operating current. It will support various  

industry-standard control protocols.



73,

Wayne & Eric



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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

Phil Hystad-3
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There is less and less reason to ever buy anything other then an Elecraft product -- fast becoming the one stop shopping mall of ham radio gear.


On Jun 16, 2010, at 3:50 PM, Wayne Burdick wrote:

> In case anyone was wondering: We are definitely planning to ship a new  
> high-power autotuner next year. It will be an ideal companion tuner  
> for the KPA500 and other amplifiers in the 500-600 W class (full  
> rating on 160-6 m). It will be offered in both a desktop model (P3  
> size) and a remote model for use at the antenna. Both will feature  
> latching relays to minimize operating current. It will support various  
> industry-standard control protocols.
>
> 73,
> Wayne & Eric
>
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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

Don Cunningham
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Wayne,
In conjunction with the external tuner, has any thought been given to allow
those of us who opt to not buy the internal tuner to use the "Antenna 2" by
way of some sort of kit to open it up??  Is that even a possibility??  I
nearly always run an amp of some sort for less stress on the basic rig and
low power out on amp so it isn't stressed either.  For that reason, and the
use of ladder line antennas here, I  didn't get the internal tuner, but sure
would like to be able to access that extra antenna output.

I am continually amazed at how well you guys read the pulse of the group and
respond to our needs.  You could easily become a "one stop shop" for me.
Vy 73,
Don, WB5HAK

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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

Julius Fazekas n2wn
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Great news and I would second Don, WB5HAK, suggestion of an internal antenna switch for the K# without the tuner.

Any guidance on price levels, particularly for the external tuner? Pre-order list?

Cheers,
Julius
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Q

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
Way too early for that. My best guess is probably some time Q1 of this
next year.

73, Eric  WA6HHQ

On 6/17/2010 10:19 AM, Julius Fazekas n2wn wrote:

> Any guidance on price levels, particularly for the external tuner? Pre-order
> list?
>
> Cheers,
> Julius
>
>
> -----
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>
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>
>    
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Julius Fazekas n2wn
FB Eric, will watch for future announcements...

Julius Fazekas
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--- On Thu, 6/17/10, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <[hidden email]> wrote:

> From: Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Q
> To: "Julius Fazekas n2wn" <[hidden email]>
> Cc: [hidden email]
> Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2:35 PM
> Way too early for that. My best guess
> is probably some time Q1 of this
> next year.
>
> 73, Eric  WA6HHQ
>
> On 6/17/2010 10:19 AM, Julius Fazekas n2wn wrote:
> > Any guidance on price levels, particularly for the
> external tuner? Pre-order
> > list?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Julius
> >
> >
> > -----
> > Julius Fazekas
> > N2WN
> >
> > Tennessee Contest Group
> > http://www.k4ro.net/tcg/index.html
> >
> >   
>
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KAT500

Mike Harris
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G'day,

Remote version some thoughts:

Power feed and signalling up the coax

Integrated remote antenna switch

Regards,

Mike VP8NO


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Re: KAT500

Julius Fazekas n2wn
Hi Mike,

This looks like it went to me only, you may want to confirm it went to the reflector.
Sounds like a couple good ideas!

73,
Julius

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--- On Thu, 6/17/10, Mike Harris [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]> wrote:

From: Mike Harris [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]>
Subject: KAT500
To: "Julius Fazekas n2wn" <[hidden email]>
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2:53 PM

G'day,

Remote version some thoughts:

Power feed and signalling up the coax

Integrated remote antenna switch

Regards,

Mike VP8NO


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Re: KAT500

Eugene Balinski
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One more thought:

Ability to tune balanced antennas

On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:52:57 -0400
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> G'day,
>
> Remote version some thoughts:
>
> Power feed and signalling up the coax
>
> Integrated remote antenna switch
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike VP8NO
>
>
>
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Re: KAT500

Jim AB3CV
See http://fermi.la.asu.edu/w9cf/articles/balun.pdf by one of our intrepid
qrp foxes (W9CF) for an excellent technical discussion of balun placement
and requirements.

See http://audiosystemsgroup.com/RFI-Ham.pdf (K9YC's paper) which includes
excellent recipes for baluns. A balun of proper design, dimensions and
impedance on the output of a tuner will allow for balanced antenna
operation.

73

jim ab3cv
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Re: Elecraft KAT500 (was "Auto Tuner")

ae5jd
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Now that the desktop KAT500 is a near-term reality, is there any projected timeline on the remote version?  (I haven't seen any discussion of the remote version for some time.)  Any more details about configuration, etc?  Many thanks.

73,
   Bart
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