Covering 160 to 6 Meters, the AT-500 features a differential tuning capacitor with 2 stators and 1 rotor, a precision ceramic body roller inductor, and a 4:1 ferrite current balun for balanced line feeds.
The AT-500 utilizes only 2 controls to operate for tuning, providing maximum ease of use in a manual tuner. A small-sized roller inductor operates all the way up to 6 Meters, while a relay-switched add-on inductor allows 160 Meter operation. The AT-500 also features Pastar's active Peak and Peak Hold dual cross-needle metering. Add 11ga. (.090" thick) chem-film treated aluminum metalwork and durable powder coated finish on the front panel and top cover, and you have a tuner that will grace your shack for years to come.
Power rating: 600 Watts PEP SSB; 500 Watts CW
Output to both balanced and unbalanced lines
Impedance matching range 20 ohms to 1500 Ohms
Easy and quick tuning with only two controls
6 position mode switch for multiple antennas
Active Crossneedle Peak/Peak Hold metering with backlighting
Meter power range 0-300 Watts / 0-1000 Watts
Differential capacitor tuning with 2 stators and 1 rotor (360pf - 14pf - 360pf @ 2.5kv)
Palstar designed and built 15uH ceramic body roller inductor