The LDG YT-1200 is an automatic tuner intended for use with modern Kenwood transceivers. It works with popular Yaesu transceivers including the FT-450(D), FT950, FTDX-1200 and FTDX-3000. The interface cable is included.
The YT-1200 connects to the radio via its Tuner port to control the tuning cycle; the transceiver’s Tune button controls the tuner. The radio’s Tuner port also powers the tuner, so it requires no external power supply. The YT-1200 handles up to 100 watts SSB or CW (100 watts on 6 meters).
The YT-1200 integrates with you transceiver for seamless operation. Since the YT-1200 is matched to your specific rig, you just press the Tune button on the tuner, and the rig and tuner do the rest: reduces power, transmits a carrier, automatically matches the antenna to the rig, then restores the original power and mode. The YT-1200 provides an RS-232 CAT pass through port for computer control.
Like all LDG tuners the YT-1200 operates automatically, beginning a tuning cycle whenever the . It also features LDG’s advanced memory tuning, providing 2,000 memory locations; when tuning near a previously used frequency it will recall the settings for nearly instant tuning. It learns your favorite frequencies and bands as you use it. You can also start a tuning cycle manually whenever necessary.
•RF Power: 1 to 100 watts SSB and CW, 30W on PSK.
•Latching relays for ultra low power consumption
•Built-in CAT/Power interface for FT-450(D), FT-950, FTDX-1200, FTDX-3000 radios.
•Also interfaces with FT-2000 (non-D) with external DC power supply.
•RS-232 CAT thru port for computer control of radio. 38400 baud.
•2000 memories sorted by frequency.
•1.8 to 54 MHz coverage (continuous coverage for MARS)
•Tunes 4 to 1000 ohms. (16 to 150 on 6M)
•SO-239 in and out connections for dipoles, verticals, beams, G5RV, OCF, Cobra, ect.
•Dimensions: 7.0”L, 7.8”W, 2.0”H. Weight: 2 pounds
•Includes 1.5 foot CAT/Power interface cable.
Tech note for FT-991 users: some users have found that several menu items must be set properly for use with the Yaesu FT-991. Here is the list:
Menu 028 GPS/232C select RS-232C
Menu 029 232C Rate select 38400
Menu 030 232C Tot select 100
Menu 031 CAT rate select 38400
Menu 032 CAT Tot select 100
Menu 033 CAT/RTS select Enable
Menu 072 Data port select DATA
Menu 143 Tuner select EXTERNAL
Note: Menu 72 does not need to be set to DATA if you are using the USB port for computer communications to the radio.