For some reason, possibly software, when the user operates split on the V
the QSK characteristics deteriorate considerably. T-T is very well aware of
this and there is no fix. That is the only reason I no longer own a V. I do
not believe the VI is worth the additional $$. I tried in earnest to find a
solution and after talking with T-T decided that it would be better to
either change rigs or upgrade. I "upgraded" to an old TS-930SAT. With the
linear amplifier T-R relay disabled the QSK is outstanding.
The Variable BW Tuning is superb. A good used 930 is going for ~ $6-700.
For now I can't justify the extra $$ to "upgrade" to the VI.
I still own a 546 Omni-C which I cherish. But for the price it is hard to
beat the 930.
> From: WA5TWL@aol.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Info on Omni V
> Date: Tuesday, October 28, 1997 5:27 PM
> I think the Omni V is an excellent cw radio. I own both the Omni VI and
> Omni V because I couldn't seem to part with the V after I bought the VI.
> think the VI is a better radiio, but not by much when ranking on basic
> performance, especially considering the difference in price.
> As far as RIT, use the other vfo. It is set up to make this easy. I
> the RIT on the VI, but never considered it a disadvantage on the V
> its excellent qsk and audio performance.
> 73 de John, WA5TWL
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