Palstar Antenna Tuner

Palstar Inc. is a manufacturer from the USA that has been active since the 1990s. The CEO himself is an enthusiastic radio ham (NP8PH) who demands high quality from the products they manufacture. The product range includes Tuners, as well as meters and other accessories for ham amateur.


BT1500A

Palstar BT1500A
940.00 €

HF-AUTO Automatic Antenna Tuner 1800 Watt

HF-AUTO Automatic Tuner

A solid automatic tuner designed for high power rating - is that possible? Palstar shows us how it's done!

The Palstar "HF-Auto" Tuner is capable of a maximum power rating of 1800 watts (2 to 200 W carrier power when tuning). There are no clacking relays or stepper switches used in the device, but continuously variable components like a roller inductor or a large plate capacitor to ensure for a perfect match every time.

High power rating does not mean that you can't use QRP, too! The Palstar HF-Auto starts tuning with 2 watts already! With the built-in microprocessor tuning only takes 10 seconds tops, but usually even less (3-5 seconds). The large and well legible LC-display shows settings of the tuner like C and L settings, SWR, selected antenna output and more. The LC-Display makes operating the device very easy, a simple menu system helps to set various parameters easily.

The HF-Auto provides three arbitrary antenna outputs that are selected either manually or automatically depending on the frequency. Alternatively the tuner can be switched to "bypass" mode to deactivate it. Once settings for good SWR are found they can be saved automatically, which makes tuning next time even faster. The serial interface is used to upgrade the firmware, a serial cable is included. Power supply requires 12V, a DC cable with a connector for the tuner is included.

Specifications Palstar HF-AUTO Tuner
Max. output power 1800 Watt (160-10m)
800 Watt (6m)
HF Band 6m - 160m
Tuning time max. 10, typ. 3-5 seconds
Display 4 line large print LC Display, backlight
Capacitor large plate variable differential (max. 5.5kV)
Inductance Roller inductor 16 µH on ceramic body, plus 10µH fixed inductor
Outputs 3x SO-239 coax connectors
Power supply 13.8V DC, 4A max.
Chassis Aluminium, hot dip galvanised of powder coated
Misura 318 mm × 165 mm × 419mm
Peso 11,3kg
  • Included in delivery of Palstar tuner 'HF-Auto'
  • Tuner
  • serial cable D-Sub 9pol.
  • DC cable
  • Manual English

Only the coax cable is needed to connect radio and tuner! No other connections necessary.

Ordine No.
HF-AUTO Palstar automatic tuner 1800 Watt 1849.00 € Ordina Nuovo In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.01 PL cable, 1m LowLoss Kabel CLF-400 10 mm Ø 14.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.02 PL cable, 2m LowLoss Kabel CLF-400 10 mm Ø 14.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.50CM PL cable, 0.5m H-155 10.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.01 PL cable, 1m H-155 10.90 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.02 PL cable, 2m H-155 12.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
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AT-500 Manual Tuner 600 Watt

palstar AT-500

Finally a Palstar tuner with the traditional high quality and feature set has become available for low power as well. The compact tuner Palstar AT-500 can handle max. 600 W transmit power.

The manually tuned Palstar AT-500 is suitable for all bands from 160m to 6m. It uses a differential capacitor and a precision roller inductor for tuning. A built-in 4:1 balun allows operation with balanced feedlines as well as coaxial cables. The tuning is very easy to handle because only two controls (C,L) have to be tuned. The roller inductor can be used up to 6m, for 160m operation an additional inductivity is switched.

The Palstar AT-500 tuner has an easy to read cross needle instrument (back lit) which also offers a peak hold function. The measurement range can be switched from 300 to max. 1000W. A 6-positionantenna switch is used to commute between 2 coaxial cables direct or via the tuner, a balanced line or bypass.

Dati tecnici Palstar AT-500 Tuner
AT-500
Potenza mass. (uscita) 600 Watts PEP (500 W CW)
HF Band 6m - 160m
Tuning 1x differential capacitor, 1x roller inductor
Antenna switch 2 Antennas, bypass, wire antenna
Capacitor Differential capacitor 14 — 360pF @2.5 kV
Roller Inductor 15 µH
Impedance range (1.8-30MHz) 20 — 1500 Ω
Instrument Cross needle, Peak/Peak Hold, backlit
Measurement ranges 0-300 / 0-1000 Watt
Balun 4:1
Case Aluminium, hot dip galvanized, partially pulver coated
Size (T × B × H) 327 mm × 263 mm × 140mm
Peso 3,6kg
  • Included in shipment Palstar Tuner 'AT-500'
  • Tuner
  • DC Cable
  • Instructions in english
Ordine No.
AT-500 Palstar AT-500 Tuner 625.00 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
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AT-2K Manual Tuner 2000 Watt

AT-2K 2kW tuner with roller inductor

The Palstar AT-2K tuner is a manual antenna tuner for shortwave and 6m. By using the three controls (2x variable capacitor, 1x roller inductor) you get very accurate and precisely reproducible tuning results. Varicaps are tuned via a 6:1 reduction, the smooth-running roller inductor via a big crank. These components have, accordingly to its maximum allowable transmitting power of 2000 W PEP, a very high voltage resistance. Impedance ranges from 20 to 1500 Ω for frequencies from 1.8 to 30 MHz, on 6m impedance is a little less.

Connect with the mode switch two different antennas either directly or via tuner to the transceiver. An additional output to connect balanced antennas is available. The built-in dual cross-needle meter shows forward and reverse power as well as the resulting SWR. Switch max. measuring range of the meter from 300 to 3000W. A 'Peak and Hold' function makes it easier to read the meter. Power supply requires 12V, max. 200mA.

Dati tecnici Palstar AT-2K
AT-2K
Potenza mass. (uscita) 2000 Watts PEP (1500 W CW)
HF Band 6m - 160m
Abstimmung 2x Drehko, 1x Rollspule
Antennenumschalter 2 Antennen, bypass, optionaler Balun
Kondensator Drehko 15 — 413pF @4.5 kV
Rollspule Silberbeschichtete Rollspule mit Kontaktscheibe auf Keramik
Impedanzbereich: (1.8-30MHz) 20 — 1500 Ω
Messgerät Kreuzzeigerinstrument (Peak/Peak Hold) mit Hintergrundbeleuchtung
Messgerät Leistungsbereich 0-300 / 0-3000 Watt
Stromversorgung 13.8V DC, 200mA max.
Gehäuse Aluminium, galvanisiert bzw. pulverbeschichtet
Maße (T × B × H) 343 mm × 368 mm × 127mm
Peso 6,3kg
  • Included in delivery of Palstar tuner 'AT-2K'
  • Tuner
  • DC cable
  • Manual English

Only the coax cable is needed to connect radio and tuner! No other connections necessary.

Ordine No.
AT-2K Palstar 2kW tuner with roller inductor, 2 variocaps 755.00 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.01 PL cable, 1m RG-213 14.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.02 PL cable, 2m RG-213 14.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.50CM PL cable, 0.5m H-155 10.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.01 PL cable, 1m H-155 10.90 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.02 PL cable, 2m H-155 12.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
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AT-4K / AT-5K Manual Tuner

AT-4K tuner with roller inductor

When you really want to get a lot of power to the antenna, then the Palstar AT-4K is the right tuner. This is the tuner Palstar has become well-known for and it has ever since been continuously improved. The tuner has a max. power rating of 3000 W PEP (2500 W CW) (real loads). The high-quality components are designed for long durability, as both variable capacitors are specified for 6kV, the roller inductor and switch up to max. 10A HF power. The use of three controls in t-matching (2x variable capacitors, 1x roller inductor) makes very precise and fine tuning possible.

Additionally the Palstar AT-4K has a switchable 1:1 balun at the input of the tuner. This way end-fed wire or open wire antennas can be tuned directly. The balun is switched on by a front panel relay. As with all large tuners from Palstar, the AT-4K has a large cross-needle display with backlighting. Switching meter range from 300 to 3000 W provides instant overview of forward and reverse power as well as the resulting SWR. The meter has a 'Peak and Hold' function to read peak values more accurate and easier. Power supply requires 12V, max. 200mA.

Palstar AT-5K

Palstar AT-5K

The even larger AT-5K is built very similar to it's smaller brother AT-4K: a manual tuner with a T network design, with switchable balun for symmetric feeds. The max. power of the AT-5K is 3500 W CW (approx. 4000 W PEP). Due to the large capacitors the impedance range on the 10m band is limited. Operation on 10m is possible, but only with better adapted antennas.

Dati tecnici Palstar AT-4K / AT-5K Tuner
AT-4K AT-5K
Potenza mass. (uscita) 3000 W PEP (2500 CW) 4000 W PEP (3500 CW)
Banda 160m - 10m 160m - 15m, 10m with limited Z range
Accordo 2 Capacitors, 1 rolling inductor, T network
Antenna Switch 2 antennas, bypass, optional balun
Condensatore 2x max. 460pF @6 kV 2x max. 600pF @6 kV
Rolling Inductor 10 A, 7 kV, silver-plated inductor wheel shaft and contact wheel on ceramic body
Campo della Impedanza 20 — 1500 Ω
Misuratore Active cross-needle (Peak/Peak Hold) with backlighting
Misuratore Campo di Potenza 0-300 / 0-3000 Watt
Balun 1:1, switchable
Uscita Unbalanced/balanced activated by front panel switch
Alimentazione 13.8V DC, 200mA max.
Caso Aluminium, hot dip galvanised of powder coated
Misura 384 mm x 193 mm x 483mm 413 mm x 210 mm x 502mm
Peso 9,0 kg 13,0 kg
  • Included in delivery of Palstar Tuner 'AT-4K' and 'AT-5K'
  • Tuner
  • DC cable
  • Manual English

Only the coax cable is needed to connect radio and tuner! No other connections necessary.

Ordine No.
AT-4K Palstar 3kW tuner with roller inductor 1190.00 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
AT-5K Palstar 4kW tuner with roller inductor 1499.00 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.01 PL cable, 1m RG-213 14.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.02 PL cable, 2m RG-213 14.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.50CM PL cable, 0.5m H-155 10.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.01 PL cable, 1m H-155 10.90 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.02 PL cable, 2m H-155 12.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
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BT1500A Balanced Antenna Tuner 1500 Watt

BT1500A Balanced Antenna Tuner

The Palstar BT1500A is built for exactly one reason - to tune balanced antennas best possible. There is no trade-off with coax fed antennas nor with unbalanced feeds.

The Palstar BT1500A with two roller inductors on one shaft and a variable capacitor with two sections is designed to be truly balanced. This makes a nearly perfect adjustment for open wire fed antennas possible (also with high power rating). The variable capacitor can be switched either to the input or output side. When the variocap is on the input side it provides a low Z and high-pass filter, when on the output side a high Z and low-pass filter. This offers various impedance ranges for different antennas and applications, making the tuner more versatile.

As with all large tuners from Palstar, the AT-4K has a large cross-needle display with backlighting. Switching meter range from 300 to 3000 W provides instant overview of forward and reverse power as well as the resulting SWR. The meter has a 'Peak and Hold' function to read peak values more accurate and easier. Power supply requires 12V, max. 200mA.

Specifications Palstar BT1500A Tuner
Potenza mass. (uscita) 1500 Watts PEP (1000 W CW)
HF Bands 10m - 160m
Tuning 1x variable capacitor, 1x double roller inductor
Capacitor 2 sections, switchable (65pF, 960pF) @4.5kV
Inductance double roller inductor 44µH on one shaft
Impedance Relay switched Hi-Z/Low-Z impedance range
Meter Active cross-needle Peak/Peak Hold with backlighting
Meter power range 0-300 / 0-3000 Watt
Input SO-239 (PL) connector
Output Balanced
Power supply 13.8V DC, 200mA max.
Chassis Aluminium, hot dip galvanised of powder coated
Misura 337 mm × 165 mm × 429mm
Peso 7,7 kg
  • Included in delivery of Palstar Tuner 'BT1500A'
  • Tuner
  • DC cable
  • Manual English

Only the coax cable is needed to connect radio and tuner! No other connections necessary.

Ordine No.
BT-1500A Palstar, balanced antenna tuner 1500 W 940.00 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.01 PL cable, 1m RG-213 14.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40400.02 PL cable, 2m RG-213 14.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.50CM PL cable, 0.5m H-155 10.30 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.01 PL cable, 1m H-155 10.90 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
40402.02 PL cable, 2m H-155 12.10 € Ordina In magazzino, spedizione in 1 o 2 giorni.
Info sui costi di spedizione