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[TenTec] OMNI 546 cabinet covering

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Subject: [TenTec] OMNI 546 cabinet covering
From: csturner@slonet.org (Clark Savage Turner)
Date: Tue Aug 5 11:46:37 2003
Hi Don -

Heck, I just sold my OMNI-C, and I'll just have to plan to find another 
one some day!  It is a neat rig.  I'll miss the thing, I've had 3 over 
the years.  I think my goal may be to find a beater Delta I, since that 
rig will handle 17 meters and has the fine QSK of the OMNI.

If you don't use the model 218, 1.8 kHz filter in the OMNI (and it is 
particularly awful sounding in the older OMNI in my opinion), I'd pick 
up one of those little 4 pole SSB filters from the Argosy or the Corsair 
I and stick it into the 1.8 position in the OMNI-C.  That can become the 
main filter position and the blowby is cut way down (if you hear above 3 
kHz much you'll notice the blowby from nearby strong SSB stations).  A 
cheap way to tighten up the wide filter position.  The model 220 8 pole 
SSB filter will do the same thing, I have a spare here that came from my 
OMNI VI (I use INRADs  in there) and just stored the model 220 in my 
OMNI-C.  Worked very well.

I've never worked on the covers before.  I hope we arrive at the right 
solution, I'd sure like to have that information for the next OMNI-C I 
pick up in the future.


On Sunday, August 3, 2003, at 04:07 PM, Don Rasmussen wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> Does anyone know if the faux leather contact paper
> covering can be found anywhere. I suppose the aluminum
> could be painted easlily enough but it seems to me
> there would still be a source for this (black)
> covering material.
> BTW - as the recent posts indicate, there is a new
> OMNI C at this QTH and it is just a fabulous rig with
> lots of character and charm. It's much like the
> Corsair II, it's a rig you really enjoy having in
> front of you.
> TenTec was quietly manufacturing these unique radios
> during a time that I was fully committed to Kenwood
> then Icom. Now that amateur radio has changed and I
> find myself focused on CW, it sure is great to "find"
> these great rigs and at an absolute bargain to boot!
> Thanks es 73,
> Don Rasmussen WB8YQJ/6
> Carlsbad, Ca.
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