Have you "turned on" the linear relay in the Omni 6 ?
This is done in the menu number 1...the "LCO" function has to be set to
"on". As it comes from the factory it is in the default "off" state.
I have just the relay key line from the Omni 6 (Relay N.O.) to the relay
key jack on my 87A hooked up and it works FB....granted I have not tried
QSK yet...I don't like it.
Terry - W6RU
Jim Reid wrote:
> Well, I have had it for nearly 24 hours now. Still fussing around
> learning, no QSO's yet. Want to be pretty familiar with things
> before I jump in the water, hi.
> Ok, I cannot get the VI+ and the 87A to do their thing. I have
> tried using the 87A in the keying loop a la Ten Tec linears.
> The result, whenever the rig is on, it is transmitting!! I
> connect the Omni TX Out to the 87A relay in; and the
> 87A "c" key output back to the Omni TR EN. And it
> is keyed continually ON, no matter what state the
> 87A is in; Standby or Operate. There is no response
> of any sort from the 87A, other than it indicates RF
> power passing through, but, if the Omni is on 20 CW,
> and the 87 was last on 40, that's where the 87 stays.
> So the indication from the Omni to the 87 is not taking.
> When the RF output is continuous from the Omni, and I
> press the CW key, the sidetone appears and follows
> the key, but the RF out is constant.
> From what I read about
> the Omni Control Board on pg.. 4-16 in my manual, this
> should work, I think. The manual text says, "the Logic
> board generates a transmit acknowledge voltage at
> connector 63. This drives Q11 which sends the key
> signal over to the Relay on the 87A, as I read it. Then
> the 87A would send the key signal back into the Omni
> TX EN connector, and we should be off an running.
> On the Corsair II, I connected my key signal directly to
> the 87A Relay input; and then keyed back to the
> Corsair II key input from the "c" key output of the 87A;
> that seemed to work fine. Again, tried this with the
> Omni, and it didn't work either.
> So what have I overlooked?
> Puzzled, 73, Jim, KH7M
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