What Tuner would work good with 6600 M

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Have two long wires. Have a old(7 yrs+) MFJ 998 Auto now. Use on 40 thru 160. Wires  or feed with 400 LMR, gone from wire to tuner , to Array antenna switch, to Power Master Meter, to PW-1 Amp to radio. The SWR goes from 2.3 to 3.6 depending on band, which the tuner on Flex can not change. Maybe a newer tuner would work with the Flex better?? Would be more interested in a auto then Manual, but not set in stone and need a 1500 watt so can use the PW-1. Thanks Brad K5NHR
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Brad

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Hugo Escalante

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I used a Palstar HF-Auto 1800 Watt Automatic Antenna Tuner with my 6300 and will be using it with the 6600 when it arrives in the near future.
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I second the recommendation of the Palstar HF-Auto. I have used mine on my 6300 and now 6600M. Since it has 3 in ports I was able to run my feed lines directly into the tuner eliminating an external antenna switch and associated jumpers etc. Now the tuner is also my switch and auto selects my antennas by band selection. The tuner quickly gives me 1.0 or darn near it across the whole band. It works seamlessly. It's also built like a tank.
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Rich McCabe

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I am a fan of Palstar as well. Have the HF-auto (and HF Auto-R), AT auto and a BT1500.

Cant say the HF-Auto is my favorite as it has some re-tune issues on 160 where I need to put the thing in manual after its tuned. I am not the only one that has this problem as I know 3 other hams locally that have the same problem not to mention guys I have worked on SSB. On the other HF bands it works like a dream.

Truth is there are not a lot of good options out there.
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I have, for 7 years, used an LDG AT1000 pro II to match an FTdx5000 into a full wave 160m wire loop on all bands. I use it both remote and locally. It learns easily, re-tunes quickly and is consistent accross all bands. Having recently bought a used 6500, I find the LDG is again able to match this loop on all bands - this includes some which the 6500 is unable to match. IIRC, LDG claims 10:1 swr capability.