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Author Topic: 321 radio and ldg autotuner  (Read 912 times)
G4REK
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« on: May 10, 2012, 10:55:01 PM »

  Hi,
      My Clansman 321 radio puts a small dc voltage on the output rf socket this is to operate the meter on the matching manual atu.......will this cause problems when i use the LDG  aututuner with the Clansman 321 ...anyone know HuhHuh

                      Jim g4rek
         
               
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KB5ZSM
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 10:10:01 PM »

My guess would be 'No', but You could always send an email to LDG and get their opinion.

http://www.ldgelectronics.com/c/8/contact-us

Hope this helps.

Win (KB5ZSM)
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G4REK
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 01:55:54 AM »

Yes unfortunately LDG do not reply to any emails i have sent them in the past........
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G8JNJ
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 08:55:37 AM »

You could check the input to the tuner with an ohmeter. See if there is a DC path between the inner and outer of the RF connector.

If you wish to be really safe why not open up the tuner and put a 0.1uF disc ceramic capacitor in series between the center pin of the input RF connector, and the lead that was originally connected to it that goes to the main PCB ?

It would be very easy to restore the tuner back to its original condition if you ever wanted to sell it.

I use an LDG Z11Pro in conjunction with a PRC 320 and it works very well.

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Martin - G8JNJ

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VA7CPC
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 10:33:06 PM »

There were similar concerns about the Yaesu FT-450 used with LDG autotuners.   The FT-450 would send a DC voltage down the coax to run a mobile auto-tuning antenna.

Some people worried about tuner damage, but most of us just ignored the situation.  As far as I know, nobody ever reported a damaged tuner.

There's an LDG support forum on Yahoo Groups.  It used to be monitored by LDG, and there are lots of people, with lots of experience, who participate.

        Charles
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