Re: one-touch-tune

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From: Joe Reed (joe@n9jr.dyndns.org)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2001 - 16:26:55 CST


Jim,
The OTT places the 817 in packet mode and keys it. It plugs into the
accessory socket and comes with a momentary switch that you use to place
it into tune mode. Out of the box you would have to hold the OTT switch
closed while the Z-11 tunes.

With the Z-11 compatibility kit you replace the firmware with version 1.4
and install a jack on the back of the Z11 and connect the attached wire to
the tune LED. This way when you hit the tune button on the Z-11 it keys
the OTT until the antenna is tuned.

I heartily recommend it. It really is sweet, and W4RT Electronics is very
much a pleasure to do business with.

Joe N9JR

On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 n2go@arrl.net wrote:

> I was thinking that it might be something along the line of a ALC voltage
> that could be used to attentuate the signal. I did things a little
> backwards. I built a z-11 tuner. Then I bought a cw filter. Then I bought
> a FT817 :)
>
> Before I turned on the Yaesu, I put the cw filter in. Dave Fifields site
> was helpful in that regard.
>
> The website for the one touch tune(tm) makes mention of a microprocessor.
> I guess the rig has to be in a tune position. I will have to look for the
> manual. I haven't transmitted with the rig yet.
>
> I must have taken the manual out of the box and laid it down somewhere in
> my things/articles to read pile(s). I used the rig to receive some FM
> stations and WWV since I only could come up with a 5 foot piece of wire
> for an antenna. I was hoping to have an antenna up before the snow flies.
> I have a couple rigs that really need to be tested and used. That DSW-40
> is just calling out from the shelf :))
>
> There hasn't been any in the Buffalo area yet. That is peculiar. It is
> about 65F today. It would make a lot of sense to put up an antenna
> now.....
>
> 73,
>
> Jim n2go
>
>


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