The PT-11P is an internal Autotuner for the Ten-Tec Pegasus HF Transceiver. LDG originally supplied the Pegasus's internal autotuner to Ten-Tec which was sold both with the Pegasus and as an add-on. Working in conjunction with Ten-Tec and other third party Pegasus software suppliers, we have updated our tuner and provided memory tuning to further enhance the tuner capabilities of this wonderful ground breaking radio.
The PT-11P is user installable in the cavity with the DSP board inside the radio. Solder connections include Power (+12), Data Communications, Forward Power, Reflected Power, RF In (Coax) and RF Out (Coax). Basic soldering skills are required. Some disassembly of the Pegasus is required, one circuit board is removed and one circuit board is loosened for installation and wiring of the PT-11P. Installation time will take about 1 to 1.5 hours.
Once installed and set-up, the PT-11P's accuracy and ease of use will be evident. Warning, you may wonder how you ever got along without it! Supporting software will automatically set set up memories for each Amateur Radio band you desire to operate. Every 10 to 5 KHz (depending on the band), the software will tune and save each position. All you have to do is ensure you have the antenna you perfer to operate on that band connected. Once memories are set up, it's just a matter of recalling the saved position for the frequency you are on and the radio / tuner / software partnership recalls the tuner settings in 20 milliseconds. If you have changed antennas, upgraded your antenna, or are experimenting with a new antenna, you can go back and re-setup the band you want to operate or simply retune for the given frequency. Tuning time will be 0.1 to 3 seconds (1.5 average). The PT-11P was designed from the beginning for maximum user flexablilty
Supporting software is required to take advantage of the memories and automatic band setup. The PT-11P will function fine without upgraded software but inorder to live the full PT-11P experience, you should upgrade to versions which support memories.
A note on software. LDG does not endorse any particular software package. Some software upgrades / versions cost money. LDG does not offer support for these software packages, please contact the software author for support.
The PT-11P makes a great radio even better!