160-6m LONG WIRE AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER FC-40 HF AUTOMATIC Coupler ANTENNA TUNERThe FC-40 is a microprocessor-controlled antenna impedance matching network designed to provide all-amateur-band transmitting capability with the FT-897/857 Series of transceivers, when used with an end-fed random wire or long whip
The FC-40 makes use of the control circuitry built into the transceiver, which allows the operator to control and monitor automatic operation of the FC-40, which mounts near the antenna feedpoint.
The FC-40 uses specially-selected, thermally-stable components, and is housed in a waterproof case to withstand severe environmental conditions with high reliability.
A carefully-chosen combination of solid-state switching components and high-speed relays allows the FC-40 to match a wide variety of antennas to within a 2:1 SWR on any amateur band frequency (160 through 6 meters), typically in less than
ten seconds. Transmitter power required for matching may be as little as 4 - 60 Watts, and matching settings are automatically stored in memory for instant recall when the same frequency range is selected later.
The FC-40 requires only two (supplied) interconnections to your FT-897/857 Transceiver: a coaxial RF cable and a data/control cable. All required power is supplied from the transceiver, and then you just connect your antenna and ground
leads for instant operation on your favorite band!
Rugged, low-loss components are employed throughout the FC-40, to ensure reliable operation for many years in a wide range of environmental situations. The high-Q matching network ensures the efficient transfer of power to the antenna
radiating element, with the convenience of instant band change thanks to the microprocessor control circuitry.
Operating Frequency Range: 1.8-54MHz with 20+m end-fed wire, 7-54MHz with YA-007 HF 2.5m Mobile Whip Antenna
Input Impedance: 50Ohms
Maximum Power: 100 Watts (3 minutes Maximum Continuous TX)
Matched SWR: 2.0:1 or less (if antenna is not a multiple of «wave)
Tune-up Power: 4W - 60W
Tune-up Time: 8 seconds maximum
Impedance Matching Memories: 200 channels
Power Supply: 13.8Vdcñ15% (supplied from transceiver)
Case Size (WHD): 9" x 7" x 2.1" (228 x 175 x 55mm)
Weight: 2.6 lbs (1.2kg)
Copyright © 2024 R and L Electronics, Inc