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[TenTec] Orion T?R Question, prt 2

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Subject: [TenTec] Orion T?R Question, prt 2
From: nq5t@attbi.com (nq5t@attbi.com)
Date: Tue Apr 29 23:45:07 2003
Hi, Jim ..

At the risk of stating the obvious, I'd bet a phone call to Ten-Tec would get 
you the answer you need.  If you don't have it by this weekend, I'd be happy to 
put a scope on the Orion and measure the default delays for you.  I agree, it 
would be nice if T-T had expressed the delay adjustments in ms rather that % -- 
or at least stated in the manual what 100% means to make things a bit easier.

Aside from inadvertantly sending RF to a QSK-5 without pulling the key line low 
3 or 4 times over a 15 year period of using the Ameritron PIN switches, I've 
never had a problem with one.  And after the most recent occurrance (right 
after I got my Orion and neglected to turn the keying loop ON in the menus), 
I've taken to keeping a small stock of suitable fuse lamps for the next time I 
leave my brain behind :-)  The QSK-5PC in my AL-1200 has been working 
flawlessly with the Orion's QSK keying loop.

> But,  but,  but..... that is not the end of the transmit cycle of
> concern in my situation.  It is the beginning.  With key down,
> presumably,  instantly,  the Orion sends the relay signal to
> the external non-QSK amplifier.  After that time,  while the
> relays over there are settling down and finishing their bouncing
> about for 12 milliseconds or so,  when does the Orion begin
> to ramp up the power at the leading edge of a dit or dah???
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