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KAT500 how noisy?

Jon Kåre Hellan
I've got the LDG AT-600Pro. It does what I need it to do, but it's
awfully noisy when it cannot recall a setting from memory. How much
noise does the KAT500 make?

73
Jon LA4RT
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Re: KAT500 how noisy?

N0AZZ
I would doubt anything could be as bad as bad as the LDG's. I had a new 1000
Pro and it sounded like you were shaking a gallon can with 2 dozen marbles
in it unloaded 2 weeks after I bought it. Don't know about the Elecraft but
my Palstar HF-Auto and the Alpha 4040 Auto Tuner I have on order all have
the stepper motors and they are quiet.

My KAT100 is quiet so I expect the 500 to be the same.

73,
Fred/N0AZZ

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Subject: [Elecraft] KAT500 how noisy?

I've got the LDG AT-600Pro. It does what I need it to do, but it's
awfully noisy when it cannot recall a setting from memory. How much
noise does the KAT500 make?

73
Jon LA4RT
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Re: KAT500 how noisy?

N5GE-2
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It's louder than the K3 Auto Tuner, but once it has the frequency in
memory there will be only one click.

My approach was to run through all of my normal frequencies tuning at
20 watts.  After doing that it tunes all of them with one click.

Amateur Radio Operator N5GE
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On Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:01:38 +0100, Jon K Hellan <[hidden email]>
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>I've got the LDG AT-600Pro. It does what I need it to do, but it's
>awfully noisy when it cannot recall a setting from memory. How much
>noise does the KAT500 make?
>
>73
>Jon LA4RT
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Re: KAT500 how noisy?

Gary Gregory
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*Fred,

I hear the relays clattering BUT nowhere near as loud as the LDG product
and this is only during a full tune.

Once the bands have been swept initially, you only here a click on key up
as the kat500 selects a memory bin.

Gary
*
On 2 November 2012 21:18, Fred Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I would doubt anything could be as bad as bad as the LDG's. I had a new
> 1000
> Pro and it sounded like you were shaking a gallon can with 2 dozen marbles
> in it unloaded 2 weeks after I bought it. Don't know about the Elecraft but
> my Palstar HF-Auto and the Alpha 4040 Auto Tuner I have on order all have
> the stepper motors and they are quiet.
>
> My KAT100 is quiet so I expect the 500 to be the same.
>
> 73,
> Fred/N0AZZ
>
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> Subject: [Elecraft] KAT500 how noisy?
>
> I've got the LDG AT-600Pro. It does what I need it to do, but it's
> awfully noisy when it cannot recall a setting from memory. How much
> noise does the KAT500 make?
>
> 73
> Jon LA4RT
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N0AZZ
Thanks Gary I'm glad to know that first hand.

 

73,

Fred/N0AZZ

 

From: Gary Gregory [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 2:08 PM
To: Fred Smith
Cc: Jon K Hellan; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] KAT500 how noisy?

 

Fred,

I hear the relays clattering BUT nowhere near as loud as the LDG product and
this is only during a full tune.

Once the bands have been swept initially, you only here a click on key up as
the kat500 selects a memory bin.

Gary

On 2 November 2012 21:18, Fred Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I would doubt anything could be as bad as bad as the LDG's. I had a new 1000
Pro and it sounded like you were shaking a gallon can with 2 dozen marbles
in it unloaded 2 weeks after I bought it. Don't know about the Elecraft but
my Palstar HF-Auto and the Alpha 4040 Auto Tuner I have on order all have
the stepper motors and they are quiet.

My KAT100 is quiet so I expect the 500 to be the same.

73,
Fred/N0AZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Jon K Hellan
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 6:02 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Elecraft] KAT500 how noisy?

I've got the LDG AT-600Pro. It does what I need it to do, but it's
awfully noisy when it cannot recall a setting from memory. How much
noise does the KAT500 make?

73
Jon LA4RT
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