1) Yes, second filter definitely worth it.
2) Heil mic works well, as I can tell.
3) Never had this radio overload; will try during SS.
* Scott Rosenfeld NF3I Burtonsville, MD FM19mc QRV 80-10/6/2/440 *
* 6m 80 grids on 8w * DXCC WAS WAC * QRP-L #147 * QRP ARCI #9054 *
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On Mon, 20 Oct 1997 K5PN@aol.com wrote:
> After four Kenwoods in a row I finally made it to the TT ranks....I bought a
> used OMNI 5......so far so good....tell you more after a thorough workout
> during SS/CW or CQWW/CW.....
> Just a couple questions tho'
> 1. I have the 2.4/1.8/500/ and 250 filters......Do you think the 500hz in
> the second IF is 'worth it'?
> 2. Any of you have trouble with the cabinet resonating when you're right on a
> CW note at 700hz or so?
> 3. In case of two simultaneously broken hands, CW is outlawed, or some other
> traumatic event that causes me to select SSB........I do own a Heil
> boom/mic....How is the compatibility with the OMNI 5 and the Heil mic
> 4. Anyway to make the CW sidetone crisply audible (most noticeable when using
> the speaker) during tough condx on 40M when the noise level is high, the AF
> gain is way up, operating fast QSK, and at speeds of 30-35WPM? Can't it be
> independently 'imposed' or 'mixed' directly into the audio output so that it
> is not subject to the rise/fall of the QSK during these tough condx?....Just
> adjusting sidetone volume/tone doesn't quite do it....
> 5. Can't get used to the missing RIT knob....oh well....
> 6. Noise blanker does nothing......how effective is yours?..
> 7.Strong signal pileups, like this weekend for P29AS on 7.017mhz, I couldn't
> use the receiver within +/- 5khz....completely overloaded the receiver...even
> using the -20db attenuator......Does this rig not handle those strong signal
> situations well?..
> Overall, looks like it can be the start of a lasting
> relationship......Comments from you long time alumni appreciated..........
> ex KE5IR, WB0RIE,WB5JIL, WA5BNQ, WN5BNQ
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