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TGXL Rough Edges?
After waiting since March I received my TGXL yesterday. Setup was pretty easy and everything worked great for the most part.
However, I have run into four rough spots. It may be that The solution to each is in the manual. Or it may be this is just the way it works with the current firmware. Any answers are greatly appreciated.
Item 1 - Tuning and the Amp line
I don't have a PGXL if that matters. My amplifier is in OPERATE mode. If I press the TUNE button on the TGXL the tuner is tripped out because the TUNE button does not disconnect the amplifier key line. While not remote, the amp is not easily accessible. Neither is the TX BAND SETTINGS menu to disable the amp key line. I cannot think of a reason an operator would want the amp to key while the TGXL is tuning. What am I missing?
Item 2 - Keying Clicks
The TGXL has a relay that clicks on and off every time the PTT is on and off. On CW with a short delay, QSK or Semi-QSK, this can be really annoying. I've had a lot of autotuners but never one with a relay. How can I turn that off?
Item 3 -
As Brian W9HLQ posted:
"I can use the Tuner Utility and find a good match and save it. However, if I use the Tune button to tune, the TGXL responds with a High SWR 10 error message. The tuning settings are lost and set to Zero. Why can't the tuner use what I found manually and continue to find a match on nearby frequencies? It seems the tuning logic is not very persistent, it gives up too soon. "
I agree. Is there a workaround?
Item 4 -
The little switch in the back of the tuner is hard to get to. I thought I would turn the TGXL off and on using the switch on my power supply. If I turn on the TGXL with the power supply the fan in the TGXL comes on full speed and full noise and won't turn off. It has to be turned on and off using the tiny switch at the back. This means it has to be placed in a way that you can get to the switch. I must be missing something obvious. What is it?
Overall I think the TGXL could be perfect but right now there are rough edges.
73 de K1ESE, John
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