> Hi folks -
> Is it my imagination or is the response to the Orion rather
> subdued? Has anyone set there's down next to a 756 Pro II
> for A/B comp? I'd love to know any impressions about the
> two rigs compared.
If propagation over on the US mainland is anything as it is
out here near mid-Pacific, there are few signals to work,
or compare anything with!
Pretty hard to get excited about any rig with the K index bouncing
around from 3 to 5, as it has the last 20 hours or so, and for
days before; and the solar flux is around 100!
All day yesterday I was monitoring the various No. Cal. DX
beacons about the globe. From 6:30 AM and for the next 12 hours,
there were only very weak signals from the Pacific rim beacons:
Calif., ZL, VR, and JA,; and an occasional peep from LU.
Often the Hong Kong and New Zealand beacons were a bit louder
that the one from California. JA was weak, and not often heard.
Don't have an Orion out here yet, but if I did I would be sitting
here very disappointed, not in the rig, but with the lack of
Bet it is about the same on the mainland, hi.
73, Jim KH7M