A few years back my Omni-V was in to T*T for some service work. While
there it was brought up to date as far as factory mods. One of the things
done was replace the low level driver / noise blanker board and did
something to the wiring of the noise blanker pot on the panel.
It really made the blanker work a lot better no more distortion on strong
signals and it can really cut down on line noise. Not all noise but when
it does work the noise is gone. Only thing I don't understand is the use
of width knob, it dosn't seem to matter where it's set . The blanker
either works or it don't. Give T*T a call and see if this is something
you can do. If your having a noise problem this may take care of it.
Have to agree the Scout blanker is outstanding!
-Jeff- aa8ve TEN*TEC or nothing!
On Sun, 17 Oct 1999 21:36:33 -0700 "Rick Williams" <email@example.com>
> Lately the 80 metre band has been extremely noisy and I've realized
> that the Omni V noise blanker (NB) is close to useless. It seems to
> be off or when it's on EVERYTHING is attenuated!
> Is it my imagination or am I the only one to have found little in
> way of pulse noise that the NB removes. I've also found the NB on
> Scout to be superb. Interestingly the blankers on the 2 rigs look
> very similar.
> Which raises a couple of questions:
> 1) Are the Scout, Omni V and VI noise blankers similar?
> 2) How well does the NB on the VI+ work?
> 3) Has anyone on the reflector found a decent Modification
> for the
> Omni V NB?
> Thanks in advance and vy 73,
> Rick Williams
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