|Current operating position with 2 x FT817s and a Z817 auto-ATU|
I must say from a QRP base station point of view the Z817 is a neater, and much cheaper, ATU solution. It matches the Par 10/20/40 end-fed on most bands and seems to do as good a job as the Elecraft T1, which I need to repair as it is intermittent.
The second FT817 means I can WSPR on one band and operate on another band at the same time. As I have just bought the OLD version, you can be sure now that Yaesu will showcase a NEW version of the FT817 next month! Martin Lynch and Sons were very easy to deal with and thoroughly helpful suppliers. I can recommend them.
No stateside DX on 10m today but just exchanged spots with CX2ABP at 11127km on 10m with the new kit.