We’ve discussed the features of the AA-600 as being great, but the over $600 price tag is a turn off. As I mentioned, I was lucky at one point when HRO had them on sale long ago and I think it was about $550.
But, there are lower cost alternatives. If you only want it for your HF antenna, there is the AA-54 for only $335 at HRO as of today. Don (AA6W) brought either this or the AA-230 Zoom at our tech night last month and I found it quite similar and seemed to perform well.
|Here is a review of it at eHam…||… I still love my AA-600 (this picture and link are of the AA-1000 which has a higher upper frequency and cost.|