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[TenTec] Tentec Scout/ "Anything Positive"

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Subject: [TenTec] Tentec Scout/ "Anything Positive"
From: biskit@snip.net (Tom H)
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 17:33:32 -0400
Jim, I don't think I'll ever get my Argo 556 up to those lofty speeds except
for contest "bursts", but I always read, and heard that it was processor
time allocated to the keyer that made the frequency drift.  If what you're
saying is the case, the problem goes deeper than the internal keyer.  Kind
of sounds like just turning the transmitter on and off quickly causes the
drift.  Thanks for the info.

Tom K3GM

> Not so, Tom. I did use an external keyer. I tried the internal keyer and
> it worked fine, but the drift/shift problem was there. So I connected up
> my CMOS keyer I have been using for years, ever since it came out in QST
> years ago. I have both the CMOS-II and the CMOS-III. Same problem.
> Tom H wrote:
> >
> > <snip>
> > > Why did I get rid of all three of them? Was it because I did not like
> > > them? To the contrary, I really did love those lil critters. The
> > > receiver was very quiet, the Jones filter worked great, and I got some
> > > of the best SSB reports I have ever had. I would buy another today if
> > > were not for one problem...
> > >
> > > I operate 95 percent CW. I operate around 30 WPM. I found that at that
> > > speed the rig would jump and drift right out of the other fellows
> > > bandpass. If I operated around 20 WPM or less, no trouble at all. And
> > > was very stable on SSB. I tried the "fan" and "pause" methods of
> > > the problems but these did not work.
> > <snip>
> >
> > Gee Jim, why didn't you just use an external keyer?  Problem solved :-)!
> >
> > 7 3,
> >
> > Tom K3GM

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