Did you go into the Orion menu and set the internal tuner option to on?
Carl Moreschi N4PY
121 Little Bell Drive
Hays, North Carolina 28635
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Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 6:38 AM
Subject: [TenTec] LDG tuner in O II?
> I just installed the OT-11P AT in my Orion II. It works but not as the
> Manual sez; for instance, manual states, "press and release Tune button
> which will start a tuning cycle and when complete, the word "Tuned" will
> appear in the display. This does NOT happen. It also states that the
> tuning cycle will auto end in a few seconds. This also does NOT happen
> as I have to manually hit "Tune" to disengage the cycle. Finally, the
> manual sez that approx 20w will be transmitted but it appears that I am
> getting 50w or so during the cycle. Other than that, it DOES tune the
> antenna, "40M CCD" and works pretty well, with SWRs all below 1:2 to 1.
> Better yet are the results; antenna apex 35ft with ends about 18ft. Last
> nite was first op with the CCD "Constant Currrent Distribution" and
> worked HI on 17m, 6Y, TA3 on 20m, YU, IS0 on 40m, this morning ES on
> 30m and EY on 17m. All cw contacts. Antenna exhibits good low angle
> Anybody care to comment on the LDG tuner? I know it originally was for
> the Orion I so maybe the procedures/display have been changed...
> Finally, after putting the tuner in, I have pretty much lost the cw
> sidetone volumne, "100" is pretty weak plus the volume on the radio is
> about 1/2 even when wide open. Same if I use an ext speaker; most weird
> is that using the headphones does not mute the speaker...back inside to
> check on wires and connections...
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