USER MANUAL DU 3500 AL Automatic antenna tuner 3,5 kW

USER MANUAL DU 3500 AL Automatic antenna tuner 3,5 kW
USER MANUAL DU 3500 AL
Automatic antenna tuner 3,5 kW
Made in Hungary
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1.
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................ 3
2.
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 3
3.
FRONT PANEL CONTROL .................................................................................................................... 4
4.
REAR PANEL CONNECTORS................................................................................................................ 5
5.
SETTINGS ............................................................................................................................................. 7
5.1.
TCVR & Serial port setup .......................................................................................................... 8
5.2.
Antenna selection ....................................................................................................................... 8
5.3.
Setting the brightness of the display ...................................................................................... 9
5.4.
Selection of the internal or the external antenna switch .................................................... 9
5.5.
Antenna port ............................................................................................................................. 10
6.
TUNING ............................................................................................................................................... 11
7.
Automatic mode................................................................................................................................ 13
8.
Manual setting .................................................................................................................................. 14
9.
Example of connection ........................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.
9.1.
Example of connection for antennas ........................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.
9.2.
Example of connection for YAESU .............................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
9.3.
Example of connection for Icom ................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.
9.4. Example of connection for USB micro KEYER II with Yaesu or ELECRAFT Error! Bookmark
not defined.
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1. FEATURES
The DU 3500 AL automatic tuner has been primarily manufactured for an automatic PA, but it
can also be used with any manual PAs as well. The tuner is primarily compatible with the OM
POWER automatic PA.
This tuner was designed for antennas calibrated to HAM BANDs. The maximum power can only
be utilized with these antennas. With other antennas, it should be set at a lower power (max.
2kW).
The major advantage of the tuner is that during competitions it is possible to change BANDs
particularly quickly.
2. SPECIFICATIONS:
Frequency range :
1,8-30MHz
Matching range :
max power 5:1 SWR
Output Power :
3,5kW
Compatibility:
All automatic OM-POWER
Tuning time:
1-3 s programmed memory
Display :
480x272 4,3” Color TFT Display
Capacitor :
510pF 5kV
Ceramic switch :
2 rotary switch
Antenna switch :
4 ant + 8 port
DC power :
12 - 13.8V 6A
Dimensions (cm) :
W34xD47xH16,5
Weight :
8 kg
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3. FRONT PANEL CONTROL
1.TFT DISPLAY
2. CAPACITOR
3. FUNCTIONS BUTTONS
4. POWER SWITCH
1. TFT DISPLAY:
480x272 4,3” Color TFT Display
2. CAPACITOR:
510pF 5kV
3. FUNCTION BUTTONS:
Selection menu functions
4. POWER SWITCH:
Power ON/OFF
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4. REAR PANEL CONNECTORS
5.
6.
7.
8.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
9. 10. 11.
12.
5. ANTENNA CONFIGURATION:
1-8 +12V INT. PWR
6-8 GND INT. PWR
9-8 EXT. PWR.
6. ANTENNA SWITCH:
ANT & BPF SW DB-25 is used for switching external
Antenna Switch. Maximum switching of 30V / 0.5A is possible.
PIN OUT:
1. antenna port 1
2. antenna port 2
3. antenna port 3
4. antenna port 4
5. antenna port 5
6. antenna port 6
7. antenna port 7
8. antenna port 8
9. antenna port 9
10. antenna port 10
11. COMMON port of ANT SW
12. NC
13. GND
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7. DUMMY LOAD
8. INPUT 50Ω
9. PTT IN: RCA Input signal PTT switching voltage / current 30V / 50mA)
10. PTT OUT: RCA Output signal PTT (maximum switching of 30V / 50mA)
11. TCVR: DB9 serial port RS232 for KENWOOD, YAESU and ELECRAFT TCVRs. Correct baud rate
and type is required for successful operation. If both CI-V and TCVR cables are connected then
CI-V disables RS232. Otherwise selection of interface is done via TCVR type.
12. PC: DB -9 RS232 port is used for communication with your PC. Please use setting you would
normally use if using direct TCVR – PC connection.
13. GND
14. ANT OUTPUT
15. FUSE 6,3A
16. CI-V: Mono 3.5mm Jack for connection of ICOM TCVRs or devices that provide compatible
CI-V protocol. Correct baud rate is important.
17. DC 12V 6,6A INPUT
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5. SETTINGS
TCVR & PORT – selects the radio type and the parameters for the serial port
ANTENNA – selects the antenna
DISPLAY CONTRAST – the brightness of the display
EXTERNAL ANT. SWITCH – sets the external antenna switch
SOFTWARE VERSION – the serial numbers of the programs used
LOAD DEFAULT VALUES – during manufacture the tuner is tuned to an ideal 50 ohm antenna.
The values for this can be recalled from the memory. If we select this menu point with the SET
button, then the question “Are You Sure?” appears. If the SET button is pressed again, then the
base values set during manufacture reappear. Warning! In this case all the values set by you will
be lost! If one reconsiders and does not want to erase this data, then press the BACK button.
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5.1.
TCVR & Serial port setup
Selection of the radio and communication parameters:
With the DOWN and UP buttons, it is possible to select the radio type.
With the SPEED button it is possible to determine the transmission speed, and with the STBIT
button it is possible to determine the number of the STOP bits. The selected parameters are
saved with the SAVE button, and then we return to the settings menu.
5.2.
Antenna selection
The type of antenna does not directly affect the operation of the tuner. This menu point is only
for ease of use, so that it is easier to note which antenna is connected to the tuner.
With the ANT1, ANT2, ANT3 and ANT4 buttons it is possible to select the antenna types
connected to the individual outputs. The EXT.SW indicates that an external antenna switch is
connected to the tuner.
With the SAVE button we place the selected antenna types into the memory and return to the
settings menu point
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5.3.
Setting the brightness of the display
With the DOWN and UP buttons it is possible to set the brightness of the display. The value set
is placed in the memory with the SET button, or with the BACK button it is possible to return to
the settings menu. In this case the brightness value set is not put in the memory.
5.4.
Selection of the internal or the external
antenna switch
In this menu point it is possible to have the internal antenna switch be active, or instead the
external antenna switch that is connected to the tuner. With the DOWN and UP switches it is
possible to select the amateur band, and with the CHANGE button whether the internal or
external antenna switch is selected.
If the external antenna switch is selected, then the word PORT appears in the empty button. By
pressing this, the next menu point appears, where it is possible to select which port
corresponds to the external antenna switch of the four possible antennas.
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5.5.
Antenna port
With the DOWN and UP buttons on the left side it is possible to select the individual antenna
positions, and with the DOWN and UP buttons on the right side it is possible to select the
corresponding ports on the external antenna switch. If all 4 antennas have been set, then it is
possible to return to the previous menu point with the BACK button.
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6. TUNING
After pressing the TUNE button it is possible to tune the individual antennas
The FWD, Refl and SWR functions are the same as described in the automatic mode. In this
case the two yellow boxes show the current settings of the SWITCH and the CAPACITOR.
The contents of the red window:
BAND: the tuner’s current band range
QRA: the frequency of the midpoint of the band range
ANT: the selected antenna
Switches:
SW.-DN – switch down
SW.-UP – switch up
SAVE – pressed briefly: saves the values set, pressed and held down: exits the tuning menu (in
this case the values set are not saved)
ANT. – selects the antenna
SEGM. – pressed briefly: selects the band range, pressed and held down: selects the amateur
band
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Tuning occurs in the following manner:
It is possible to change the switch positions with the SW.-DN and SW.-UP buttons. The capacitor
is rotated manually. Through the proper selection of these two controls it is possible to
properly tune the power amplifier with the antenna. During tuning, attention should be paid to
the bar graphs, and one should attempt to keep the SWR value as small as possible. If the
smallest value is achieved, so that it cannot be reduced by manipulating either the switch or the
capacitor, then the actual value can be saved in the memory with the SAVE button. Following
this, one can either select a new antenna or perform the tuning on another frequency. If the
tuning is completed, then by pressing and holding down the SAVE button we return to the
automatic mode.
Rough tuning is performed at an output of TCVR 100W-200W. After this, the power can be
increased and the settings refined with the CAPACITOR button. At high power output the SWDN (Switch down) and SW-UP (Switch up) buttons MAY NOT BE USED!!!
The settings must be performed for every frequency segment in use for every BAND.
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7. Automatic mode
In this mode the tuner is communicating with the radio. It automatically tunes the proper
antenna based on the frequency set there.
The top bar graph shows the power output (FWD), the second the reflected power (Refl), and
the bottom the standing wave ratio (SWR).
The CAT box shows the transmission speed of the tuner’s serial port. If the connection between
the tuner and the radio is broken, this field turns red and the word OFF appears.
The TCVR box shows the type of the selected radio.
The green window shows information related to the frequency and the antenna:
BAND: the tuner’s current band range
QRA: AUTO indicates that the tuner is in the automatic mode. The following number is the
actual current frequency.
ANT: The lower number shows which antenna output is selected. The T or U following shows
whether the tuner is on line or not. T (tuned) indicates that the tuner is connected between the
input and the output, while U (untuned) indicates that the input and the output are directly
connected, bypassing the tuner. The text following this is a reminder of the type of antenna
selected.
Switches:
ANT-DN – antenna down
ANT-UP – antenna up
MANUAL – switches the tuner to the manual mode
TUNE – switches the tuner to the tuning mode
SETUP – selection of settings
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8. Manual setting
If the connection between the tuner and the radio is not established, then the tuner can be
used in the manual control mode as well. In this case we must select the frequency.
The FWD, Refl and SWR functions are the same as described in the automatic mode section. In
this case, the two yellow boxes show the current settings of the SWITCH and the CAPACITOR.
The content of the light green window:
BAND: the tuner’s current band range
QRA: the frequency of the midpoint of the band range
ANT: the selected antenna
Switches:
SEG-DN – frequency segment down
SEG-UP – frequency segment up
BAND – amateur band selection. It goes up when pressed briefly, down when held down for a
longer time
ANT – selection of antenna. It goes up when pressed briefly, down when held down for a longer
time
AUTO – return to automatic mode.
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9. Example of connection
9.1.
Example of connection for antennas
3 Band YAGI
GP 7 MHz
3,5 MHz Dipol
160 m Inv. V
14 MHz
14 MHz
21
21
14 MHz
28
28
28
Ant Switch
GP 7 MHz
2
3
1
4
YAGI 3,5 MHz
Dipol 160 m
Several antennas can be turned on within one band, but either only with the external
Ant switch (Antenna switch) or only with the tuner’s internal switch.
Connect the inputs of the antennas not in use to the ground point.
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