> 1. I have the 2.4/1.8/500/ and 250 filters......Do you think the 500hz
> the second IF is 'worth it'?
I have the extra filter but seldom use it. It will help to answer your
question #7 though.
> 2. Any of you have trouble with the cabinet resonating when you're right
> CW note at 700hz or so?
I never use the internal speaker in ANY rig. They all sound terrible. Spend
$10 and order the MFJ-281 ClearTone speak as quickly as possible. You will
be absolutely amazed at what this does to cw.
> 3. In case of two simultaneously broken hands, CW is outlawed, or some
> 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
If cw is outlawed, I'll send you my matching, cheap TenTec mobile mic just
> 4. Anyway to make the CW sidetone crisply audible (most noticeable when
> the speaker) during tough condx on 40M when the noise level is high, the
> gain is way up, operating fast QSK, and at speeds of 30-35WPM? Can't it
> independently 'imposed' or 'mixed' directly into the audio output so that
> is not subject to the rise/fall of the QSK during these tough
> adjusting sidetone volume/tone doesn't quite do it....
I've got some easy mods that make the side sound better but first get that
MFJ speaker and see what you think.
> 5. Can't get used to the missing RIT knob....oh well....
This takes some getting used to. Check the alignment of your bfo trimmer
using a frequency counter to make sure your offset is exactly 600hz. You
will need the rit less often after this is correctly adjusted.
> 6. Noise blanker does nothing......how effective is yours?..
I don't have much noise but it does work on certain types of impulse noise.
> 7.Strong signal pileups, like this weekend for P29AS on 7.017mhz, I
> use the receiver within +/- 5khz....completely overloaded the
> using the -20db attenuator......Does this rig not handle those strong
> situations well?..
Get the 9mhz 500hz filter. I think it will help. I've never experienced
anything quite as bad as you describe.
73 N4LQ Steve
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