SG-237 SMARTUNER USER PAGE
Dedicated to users of the ultimate automatic antenna tuner, or?
|Since HAMRADIO in Friedrichshafen ( Germany ) even Europe has seen
the new fully automatic antenna tuner model SG-237 from the U.S. company
SGC. The fine piece of electronic is promised to handle up to 100 Watts
PEP on HF and 50 MHZ into a random wire with just a single koax and additional
12Volt supply voltage.
One week after Hamradio about six units have been imported to Austria and used for the annual fieldday of the ADL303 Radioclub. Here we will discuss our and your expierience with the SG-237 Smartuner.
Please send your comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Even if the price in the US is just about 295 USD we in Europe had
to pay about 500 USD ( 6400ATS) for import including VAT , airshipment
REPORTS from USERS of SGC Smartuner:
OE1MHA: The tuner is not tuning every length of wire, but just very specific random wire lengths seem to work well. Especially 23m long wire seems to work very well on all HF bands.
OE3JKS: could not tune my wire at all! Possibly it was mounted too low? ( just 2 meters above ground)
OE5MZC: Tuner hangs as soon as I try to match on 50 Mhz. After this it does not retune on HF. No action at all. Reset or Power-Off necessary to cure the problem. But all other bands work well with the Smartuner in the middle of my multiband dipole ( instead of a balun ) Also the cover is not waterproof! The screws often come loose and they are difficult to refit, since they are hidden in the rear aluminium panel.
OE1PYA: used SGC-237 with a 10m high fibreglass fishing rod vertical ,close to the car. Antenna wire run through the plastic bumper of car and tuner was safely inside the trunk, tuning well on all HF bands.
OE3XMU: 25m long helically wound wire around 10m long fibreglass tower on top of 7m aluminium mast with 15m long counterpoise on the ground performed very well on HF bands. ( worked 28 ITU-zones during one night ) but also problems on 6 meter !?
Answer from SGC Tech Support:
Thank you for your email regarding the group of SG-237 owners.
The SG-237 should provide excellent performance on all bands and
Please advise where and how to dispatch 6 new MCU chips for
Looking forward to your response.
Have you done some test already??! Please send your reports !
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