Following up, is anyone offering a kit for this like the ATU-100 kits?
My Google-fu has failed to find anything. There are people selling completed and ready to use units on Alibaba and whilst I have no aversion to buying a ready built unit, there is still more fun to be had from building a kit.
Yes the ATU-10 is the QRP version and uses latching relays so uses hardly any power apart from when actually finding a match. I have seen ready built units for £94 (110Eu) but I’m not sure if that includes VAT or not. ISTR Alibaba purchases now add the VAT on so you don’t pay when the package arrives in the UK and then pay a VAT collection handling charge as well.
I was looking at the ATU-130 Plus listed on Aliexpress by various sellers - I have a Phoenix Kits manual ATU to build after I’ve unwrapped it for xmas, but need something that can handle up to 200w power.
Does anyone have experience with the ATU-130 or ATU-130 or recommended sellers? Or should I buy a named brand tuner instead?
I intend to develop a comparable tuner. As a latching relay, I use the ones that are installed in the KX2 atu. The 15 relays alone cost around 60 euros to purchase. Therefore, a total price of over 100 euros for the tuner is justified.