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Re: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion
From: "Richard Detweiler" <rdetweil@hotmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:15:17 -0600
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Interesting that the range is different between the two units,

The TT tuner that came in the AT units were actually LDG tuners.

Later AT models can even have the firmware of the tuner upgraded with a chip 
purchase from LDG.

Best wishes,

>From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
>To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
>Subject: Re: [TenTec] LDG / Tentec Tuner for Orion
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:32:52 -0500
>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 
>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 
> > straightforward. Most of the connections are to plugs and jacks already
> > present, unlike the original TenTec / LDG Tuner for the Pegasus where 
> > had to unsolder the RF output coax to pass it through the tuner.
> >
> > If installing a tuner is this straightforward, does anyone know why 
> > doesn't offer a tuner upgrade for non-AT Orions? TenTec apparently 
> > Orion owners to do much more involved surgery to their Orion's for the 
> > 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 
> > better SWR match.
> >
> > 73,
> > Mark
> >
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