View Full Version : IC-AT100, AT500

08-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Auto-tuners of 100 and 500w capacity which can be remote-controlled via any Icom rig that outputs band data via accessory connector. The 500w version can be used in conjunction with an IC-2KL amplifier. Each can be manually switched via a front-panel band control if desired.

Both tuners allow for hands-free band changes when used with compatible Icom transceivers. Extremely useful in a contest scenario - just pick your frequency and talk. The AT-100 seems to tune a little faster than the AT-500 but neither is a slouch in this regard. You can configure them to "Auto"-tune or to use presets - one per band, and the settings for each are adjustable via a pair of trimmer pots.

If your Icom rig doesn't have an internal ATU, get one of these. They work well.

08-12-2011, 07:48 PM
inb4 anti-contesting...

08-12-2011, 08:02 PM
inb4 anti-contesting...
If DXing is your thing, either will allow for rapid band changes.

I set the '751-IC2KL-AT500 up for 'DSG, who usually operates the multiplier position of our contest shack - and who doesn't understand how to tune a tube amplifier. We're looking at Tokyo Hy-Power amps/ATUs for the SO2R lineup but the Icom equipment of yesteryear will still hold its own against its modern contemporaries.