You will get much better performance, no tuner induced signal loss and you will be much happier if you invest those saved $ into a tunable antenna such as a SteppIR..
I have been running one for almost 10 years.. no tuner .. full power.. 1:1 SWR almost everywhere...
Killer signal... and I hear everything...
Remember a tuner only matches loads into a crappy antenna.. it does nothing to fix the fact that your antenna is crappy....
No issues whatsover receiving on ALL Bands at the same time...there is not a significant benefit to having a tuned receive antenna as I can hear more than enough with the SteppIR
I can only transmit on one band at a time but its merely a matter of a second or two to switch to another bands
Not to denigrate anyone.. but I have used Hex beams.
they are an OK inexpensive compromise antenna but a SteppIR will ALWAYS OUTPERFORM the Hex Beam..
Bottom Line: Don't waste your money on a tuner just to match the transmit into your crappy antenna... invest that money into a tunable antenna...
If you only push 100W from the radio, I've been using LDG's remote auto-tuner. It works pretty well with my 43" vertical, but it can take a while (~15 seconds) to tune it up on 80m. On all of the other bands it's finished within a couple of seconds. I've not had any problems with it retuning in the middle of a contact, nor does it retune while moving around in the same band in this setup.