Have not placed an order yet, as I am still sifting through information. Is there any advantage to the build-in ATU ? I have a LDG AT-600ProII that I have had really good luck with and would prefer to use it UNLESS I would be compromising some other significant features.
The only feature I can think of off-hand is the ATU frequency memory. Once the power is shut off on the LDG, you would need to re-tune each frequency you had in memory, as they would be lost. I am sure I must be missing some other advantages. Thanks! (apologies if this has been asked before)
73 Jim, WQ2H
I vote for getting the internal ATU to augment the LDG (only one active at a time of course).
On occasion the internal ATU may find a match when the
external ATU can't. For example, on certain portions of 160M my internal
Flex tuner can make a match when my LDG-1000 cannot. Sometimes the other way around.
Also, it will probably make the radio easier to sell if/when you decide to trade up.
BTW, my (and most) “resonant” antennas have limited
bandwidth, and I use a tuner to extend the bandwidth.
With the LDG, I found there were certain parts of the bands (especially on 10m and parts of 80) that it couldn't find a match, or was doing very weird things (too much SWR?). But the internal ATU seems to handle the same scenarios just fine.