I picked up a MFJ-949 Deluxe Versa Tuner II for $120, including shipping, off of QRZ.com last week. The tuner arrived yesterday in excellent shape and was packed very well. I set it up and it works great. I’m still having problems getting 80 meter to match correctly so I’m going to add another 20-22′ of wire to the antenna to see if that helps this weekend. On 40 meters and up, everything matches very nicely. Just on 80, I can get it to barely tune to 2:5 to 1 which makes me think the antenna’s just a little too short.
Of course, 80 meters is what I’m wanting to use to contact a few fellow hams on the US East Coast because we’re so close. So it’s still a work in progress.
I’m hoping to finish the wall on the shack and get drywall up so I have somewhere warm to operate from. It gets kinda cold in the shed right now!