I'm running an Orion II with the LDG antenna tuner built for ORION without
any problems, i.e., as described in the manual.
Concerning the use of the tuner for the first time or with a new antenna,
you will need to program the tuner with matches. You accomplish the initial
tuning by pressing and holding Orion's 'Tune' button in until the tuner
completes its tuning cycle for that particular frequency (takes seconds
depending how bad the mismatch) and loads the frequency/match parameters
into is memory. I did above initial tuning every 10 or 20 KHz across each
Then in 'normal' radio use and when changing bands or moving across a band,
I 'tap' the Orion's Tune button. The LDG tuner quickly tunes (by recalling
the match parameters from its memory) to the predetermined setting near or
on that frequency in its memory.
Remember, for the LDG tuner to work as advertised, you initially have to
tune (program) the LDG tuner described above. Only after this initial
process/programming, you can then 'tap' the Tune button, and the LDG tuner
will quickly go to its pre tuned position for this frequency area.
Ron / NU1U
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Subject: Re: [TenTec] LDG tuner in O II?
Page 3 of the manual for the OT-11P says: "Congratulations on selecting
the OT-11P tuner for your Ten-Tec Orion and Orion II transceiver." So,
it appears it is supposed to work with the Orion II.
TOMCZYK, WOJIECH wrote:
> I think that OT-11P works ONLY with Orion 1 , hence the problems.
> Worth asking LDG about it.
> Tom, VK2OE
> Tom, VK2OE
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> 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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