Thanks for the overwhelming response to the filter questions. I now have a
much better understanding of what is going on inside that big grey box
called an Omni V. It is really amazing that Ten Tec could build such a
sophisticated rig, yet be so easy to work on; (yes, I have had the cover
off looking around in there).
I had no Idea that you had to "tune" the passband when you changed filters.
I had just set it to the 12:00 o'clock position and let it alone unless I
needed to filter out QRM. I tried out the technique of "tuning" it for
different filters; bingo, it DID make a difference in signal strength.
about 11:00 for the 1.8; 11:30 for the .500; and 12:00 for the .250.
On another note; about an hour after I had brought the rig home, when I
first got it, I about had a heart attack. It didn't have a RIT or XIT
knob! Holy cows; I had just spent my hard earned money on a rig that
didn't even have these simple controls. Then I read the manual and felt
much better. These controls are there, just not in the way I was used to
seeing on imported rigs.
Unless something bad happens to it; lightening, fire, flood; I think this
is the last rig I will own for a while. I don't know what else I could ask
for or what it is lacking. IMHO of course.
KK5RO Butternut Vertical
Vernon A. Hatley OHR Explorer II 40M
QRP-L #325 Ten-Tec Omni V