The mAT-30 is an automatic tuner intended for use with modern YAESU transceivers. It works with YAESU transceivers that supports an FC-30 , FC-40 or FC-50 YAESU tuner; a partial list of compatible units includes: FT-100, FT-857D, FT-897D, FT-450D, FT-891, FT-950, FT-991, FT-991A, FTDX-3000. The operating is the same as the method of the YAESU tuner, which is simple and convenient.
At present, the mAT-30 does not support FT-817/818. If you operate them, you can choose another tuner: mAT-10, which is specially designed for QRP transceivers and perfectly supports FT-817/ 818 and other QRP devices.
The mAT-30 connects to the transceiver via its CAT/LINEAR jack to control the tuning cycle, the transceivers Tune button controls the tuner. The CAT/LINEAR jack also powers the tuner, so it requires no external power supply. Tuning is performed when the TUNE button is pushed on the front of the transceiver and held for one second.
The mAT-30 can work within the range of 1.6 MHz to 54 MHz, at power levels up to 120 watts. It will tune dipoles, verticals, Yagis, or virtually any coax-fed antenna. It will match an amazing range of antennas and impedances, far greater than some other tuners you may have considered, including the built-in tuners on many radios.
The mAT-30 has 16,000 frequency memories. When tuning on or near a previously tuned frequency, the mAT-30 uses "Memory Tune" to recall the previous tuning parameters in a fraction of a second. If no memorized settings are available, the tuner runs a full tuning cycle, storing the parameters for memory recall on subsequent tuning cycles on that frequency. In this manner, the mAT-30 "learns" as it is used, adapting to the bands and frequencies as it goes.
The mAT-30's control cable mAT-CY provides control signals between YAESU transceiver and the tuner. As the figure shows, the control cable have two mini-DIN 8-pin plugs. mAT-CY can also be used by mAT-10 to link YAESU FT-817/818. Push and hold the transceiver's [TUNER] button for two seconds to start the tuning process. Push [TUNER] quickly to bypass the tuner. The supplied transceiver control cable is 50 centimeters long.SPECIFICATIONS
- 0.1 to 120 Watts SSB and CW peak power, 30 Watts on PSK and digital modes, 100 Watts on 6 meter band.
- 1.8 to 54.0 MHz coverage, 16,000 memories for instantaneous frequency.
- Tunes 5 to 1500 Ohm loads.
- For dipoles, verticals, Vees, beams, long wire or any coax-fed antenna.
- Controlled from Yaesu TUNE button on transceiver. Powered from Yaesu transceiver.
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 20 x 13 x 4 cm
- Weight: 0.8 kg
Please note: The mAT-30 is rated at 120 Watts maximum power input at most. Many HAM transceivers, and virtually all amplifiers, output well over 120 Watts. Power levels that significantly exceed specifications will definitely damage or destroy your mAT-30. If your tuner fails during overload, it could also damage your transceiver. Be sure to observe the specified power limitations.