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[TenTec] Orion prototype

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Subject: [TenTec] Orion prototype
From: w5yr@att.net (George, W5YR)
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:30:14 -0600
Bottom line, I expect to see a lot of the concepts that originated in the
Kachina 505 DSP to see light again in the Orion!

72/73/oo, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas         
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe   
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 56th year and it just keeps getting better!
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Jim Reid wrote:

> I believe the Orion will incorporate some of the Ten Tec
> "high end" rcvr,  the RX-340,  which only has 57 selectable
> IF widths to choose among,  going on down to 100 Hz BW,
> and all the way out the 16 kHz BW!  Also,  the DSP filters
> of the 340 are really steeper/sharper brick walls than those
> within the other three offerings.  The front end of the 340 is
> "stronger";  higher IP's by some 20 dB,  typically.  No other
> rcvr in the amateur market is so "strong" so far as I know.
> And the S meter of the 340 is really amazing!  Very accurate
> all the way down to the noise threshold,  exactly 6 dB per
> S unit,  run by the processor, and completely independent
> from the RF gain control and AGC selection;  never saw
> that before (maybe in the K2,  I have been told).

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