The HG-1 WR (Water Resistant) remote is designed for the harsher outdoor environment and fixed installations. It is a durable, easy-to-use, remote tuner upgrade to your existing HG-1 MLA using its radiation and induction loops and mast. It features end-of-cap travel limit switches for long life. It uses the new HG-2 universal controller.
To maximize reliability found in the harsher environmental conditions outdoors, this remote tuner uses a lower RPM motor and no reduction gear. For this reason, there is a shallow learning curve to get used to remote tuning. SWR is as low as the manually tuned HD-1 which uses the identical tuning capacitor. We recommend, for convenient and quick tuning to lowest SWR, using an auto-tuner, such as those found in the KX2 or similar transceivers. The remote operation has been tested to 150’. In summary, the HG-1 RS features:
extended band coverage 40m through 10m (CW) bands (80n-60m with an optional resonator)
- HG-1 WR water resistant tuner/resonator
- HG-2 Universal controller
- 12′ CAT 6 control cable
- RJ45 T adapter
Note, while not marked on the controller, the usable range of the RATE control is from approximately the 10 o’clock position to the MAX position with the knob CW position indexed at MAX (see the figure at below). Then alternately tap the DOWN and UP buttons for minimum SWR (any SWR under 2.0 is works very well).