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Tuner genius XL displays RF power low on some bands, when tune button pressed.

Works good on 10 and, 17, 40,80 m, does not work on 15,12 or20 m. I've tried all power settings from my flex 6600 and different antennas and the dummy load.
Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks David WA6TWF

Answers

  • Larry _ NY8T
    Larry _ NY8T Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 22

    This usually meens your tune power slider in smartsdr is to low, you need about 20 watts of tune power to tune it.

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    Thanks, but I have tried putting the power all the up and still the display on the turner says RF power low.
  • Mike Steventon
    Mike Steventon Member ✭✭✭

    I assume you have the latest firmware 1.1.8 for the TGXL?

    Mike.

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    [{"insert":"Thanks, but I have tried putting the power all the up and still the display on the turner says RF power low.\n\n"}]
  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    Yes we are using 1.1.8 firmware for the TGXL.
  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    [{"insert":"Thanks, but I have tried putting the power all the up and still the display on the turner says RF power low.\n\n"}]
  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    PROBLEM SOLVED. Its the tune power that needed to be increased. Not RF power.
    Thanks to Dan at help desk.
  • Mike Steventon
    Mike Steventon Member ✭✭✭

    I wish all things in life were that easy!

    glad you have it sorted👍

    73 Mike

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    The display should say tune power low not RF power low.
  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    [{"insert":"Thanks, but I have tried putting the power all the up and still the display on the turner says RF power low.\n\n"}]
  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭
    Thanks guys for all the help.

    David WA6TWF
  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭

    It looks as though the first answer by Larry _ NY8T was correct.

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭

    Thanks, but I have tried putting the power all the up and still the display on the turner says RF power low.

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭

    YES Larry was correct. Since the display said LOW RF POWER I THOUGHT IT MENT RF POWER.

    My mistake. I learned a lesson. Read the reply more closely.

  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭

    David, yes, I understand your confusion but the "Tune" slider does set the RF Power in tune mode. So the display was correct.

    I sometimes take things too literally as well...

    I'm glad you got it sorted out!

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭

    Thanks Geoff

    David

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Reason it does not say Tune Power is the tuner can be used with other radios where there is only one power out adjustment.

    Glad it is working for you.

    73 Dave wo2x

  • david corsiglia
    david corsiglia Member ✭✭

    Thanks for all you help guys.

    David

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