Although tentec has not yet released the programmer's manual for the Orion,
they have stated that everything you can do from the front panel will be
controllable from software. I am planning on releasing an Orion version of
my software as soon as possible that will control the Orion without front
panel usage. It will also feature using the rx340 with the Orion. The
RX340 has some advantages for SWL'ing because of sync AM and wider filters.
I am planning on implementing what I will call "Smart VFO" which will
examine the VFO A and VFO B frequencies and choose the best receiver for
each VFO. This will make it transparent to the operator that the main Orion
receiver is ham bands only.
Carl Moreschi N4PY
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Computer Contol of the Orion
> Jupiter -> Pegasus
> RX340 -> RX331
> Orion -> ???
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tongaloa" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 10:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Computer Contol of the Orion
> > Good question.
> > Their RX331 and RX340 are essentially the same RX.
> > Perhaps they will release a small rack mount version
> > of the Orion, no front panel, for about 60% of the
> > price. Ethernet with two way digital audio would be nice.
> > I'd buy one.
> > -Bob
> > ah7i, ah7i/4
> > Mark Erbaugh wrote:
> > > I'm assuming that TT hasn't released the Programmers' Reference Guide
> > > for the Orion, but any thoughts / rumours about how much of the
> > > front panel controls will be able to be controlled from software?
> > > Orion be suitable for remote operation where the front panel is not
> > >
> > > 73,
> > > Mark
> > >
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