This is a purpose built tuner for the Yaesu FT-817/817ND and 818 QRP radio
It can handle 20 watts and uses latching relays to conserve its built in (4 AA) battery power
It can remember 2000 memory points to quicken tuning withing 2 seconds
Coverage is 1.8 to 54 Mhz and it is continuous so no issues using it on 60m or even the maritime bands
The range is excellent covering from 6 to 600 ohms. The tuner on the Icom 7300 is 16 to 150 ohms so you can load up a couple of shopping carts or my “Crutches” antenna
The tuner interfaces with the FT-81x with a foot long CAT cable making integration fast and simple.
Just push the button and GO
The BIG SECRET is that this tuner can be used with other QRP radios by just transmitting a carrier and pressing the TUNE button. Of course…