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Author Topic: Turbo Tuner question  (Read 10804 times)
N5MOA
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2011, 04:50:07 AM »

Since I started this thread, I guess an update is in order.

Set the TT up per the directions for a TS-480, it works great with my HI-Q 5/160.
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N5TEN
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2014, 08:54:18 PM »

The most important part of setting up the Turbo Tuner is to RF choke the motor wires at the antenna, and choke the interfaces into the tuner at both ends. I've got a relay coming that will turn off the motor wires after tuning. One problem I had on 40 meters was RF in the cab which would get into the Turbo via the interfaces and cause it to "park" the antenna after one transmit. The only way to stop that is grounding, chokes or relays. I used a shunt coil for a while, but switched to a cap box in my cab. When I did that, I had even more RF in the cab. That Turbo is NOT RF proof. But, it's a great product and I'm enjoying the automatic aspect of it when driving. Once you figure it out, it's a real enjoyment while in use.

73
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N5UD
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 03:58:47 AM »

Here is what I know. Bill the owner of TT has had my TT since November 2011 for failure evaluation. So I am out $250 !
I was going to repair the thing myself. He insisted I send it to him.

73 Tony N5UD
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WN2C
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 07:32:15 AM »

Here is what I know. Bill the owner of TT has had my TT since November 2011 for failure evaluation. So I am out $250 !
I was going to repair the thing myself. He insisted I send it to him.

73 Tony N5UD

That is why I use a rocker switch and my ear to tune my Scorpion.  I get close every time and just have to bump up or down and the swr is good. YMMV
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N5UD
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 01:53:22 AM »

Here is what I know. Bill the owner of TT has had my TT since November 2011 for failure evaluation. So I am out $250 !
I was going to repair the thing myself. He insisted I send it to him.

73 Tony N5UD

That is why I use a rocker switch and my ear to tune my Scorpion.  I get close every time and just have to bump up or down and the swr is good. YMMV

I went back to manual tune ever since I boxed up the TT in 2011, and sent it to Bill.
Mine also has a switched voltage dropping resistor so I can go to 1/2 half speed on the motor.

73
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