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Re: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:32:52 -0500
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Mark, You bring up a good point.  I have wondered the same thing myself.
Why doesn't TT sell aftermarket tuners for those who have changed their
minds and let the owners roll their own so to speak. The LDG tuner is quite
simple to install and works well enough.   Just one solder connection and
three cable plug ins. I have the LDG tuner in my Orion.

I have done the V2 mod,  and believe me there is no comparison to the tuner
installation which is very simple.

The TT tuner has about a 10 percent better tuning range than the LDG,  but
then you have 200 memories plus the startup restore feature in the LDG which
makes it nice.

AS for the TT tuner,  I am not sure what is involved in installing one but
it sounds a bit more complicated than installing the LDG.

We've been missing you on the net.     Toby  W4CAK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark@microenh.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 4:02 PM
Subject: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion

> Reviewing the installation instructions for the LDG tuner, it looks pretty
> straightforward. Most of the connections are to plugs and jacks already
> present, unlike the original TenTec / LDG Tuner for the Pegasus where you
> had to unsolder the RF output coax to pass it through the tuner.
> If installing a tuner is this straightforward, does anyone know why TenTec
> doesn't offer a tuner upgrade for non-AT Orions? TenTec apparently expects
> Orion owners to do much more involved surgery to their Orion's for the V2
> sweep upgrade.
> Does the TT tuner have connections to the Orion internals that the LDG
> does not? Maybe that's why some have reported that the TenTec tuner gets a
> better SWR match.
> 73,
> Mark
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