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???