With my current ALS-600 & FTdx-1200, I have to switch to stand-by, tune, flip the amp back on etc.
My question is, will this setup with the Flex 6300 work with the auto-tuner and new amp? I want to make this setup as seamless as possible.
Any help, guidance etc, would be fantastic.
One thing the amp docs say is that through the RS232 interface the amp can receive an OPR or STB command. Is that something the Flex 6300 will do when tuning?
Do I need a separate cable for the 232 / cat control from the Flex to the Amp?
Question: So is i the tuner that is being "maxed" which then sends the power to the amp causing an issue? I am wondering if some of the issues I had with my ALS-600 possibly tuning at high power is because the tuner isn't able to support the power? (AT-600ProII). It sounds like upgrading to an AT1000ProII would help by having the extra buffer for tuning?
So basically I will put amp in Stand-By, Click Tune on the Flex 6300 (which I think would trigger the AT600 or AT1000), then when its done put the amp back in Operate mode, correct?
I am new to amps, so I am confused on the proper tuning process in general apparently. My process above has blown finals on an ALS-600S and I don't want to do that on my new amp too.
When I started analysing amplifiers for my station I came across many threads with people having similar issues. It is that inconvenience of having to mix and match several components that lead me to the SPE Expert amp. One device with an automatic switch for 4 antennas and 2 radios, a SO2R port so the second RX input is automatically connected to an RX antenna when you are TXing on the other input. Remote control of all the functions and a fully automatic tuner. I added in my head the cost of these devices separate and the total cost of the Expert seemed very reasonable.
My station is fully auto when it comes to antenna selection, I switch bands on the Flex and the amp follows, and selects the right antenna and remembers the tuner setting before I even key down. I have to use DDUtil to do this because Flex (not sure why) decided not to send band data out of the aux port.
I read that Flex is working with 4O3A on an solid state amp. They need to look at this functionality and improve upon it. If Acom can add those features in their amps it would make hams lives everywhere easier.
Does the AT1000P have the same caveats as the 600p regarding tuning with full power? I would carefully read their on-line manual before buying it. It uses switching relays also. The Palstar uses a roller inductor which is much much better than switching circuits in and out with relays.