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[TenTec] Orion External T/R Switching

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Subject: [TenTec] Orion External T/R Switching
From: jimr.reid@verizon.net (Jim Reid)
Date: Tue Apr 29 19:54:03 2003
While waiting for hardware.......

Am passing time reading the .pdf version of the Orion
manual downloaded from the TT web site.

I have a Henry linear, so is not a QSK amp such as TT
sells.  I would like to know two bits of info:

1.  After CW key down,  and the "get ready" signal is presumably 
sent via the External T/R line from the Orion to the amp immediately,
how many milliseconds pass BEFORE RF exits the Orion
coax terminal??

2.  The Orion manual then describes how to adjust the T/R
hold time after key up.  But does so in terms of percent;
factory default seems to be 20%......  of what??
So many milliseconds,  or a percentage of a dit time,  or ???

Anyone know answers to these questions,  sure don't want
to be hot switching my linear inadvertently!  That is having the
relays over there making/breaking while RF is  flowing!

I had been using an Ameritron QSK-5 switch with my Omni VI+,
before selling it, and after,  with my Pegasus.  But the Ameritron 
gadget just had too many problems keeping it going,  so have 
removed it and lost both QSK ability and my protection from hot 

So,  really would appreciate answers,  if anyone has them.

73,  Jim  KH7M

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