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[TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)

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Subject: [TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)
From: w5yr@att.net (George, W5YR)
Date: Sun Aug 10 18:44:41 2003
You need to set you email client for "word wrap" so it will keep lines

Well, your tests would seem to eliminate any problem with the rig and your
QSO makes it look like at least on 40 that there is no r-f problem.

So, the higher bands appear to be left as the problem area. First thing I
would suggest is that you make sure that all your coax feedlines coming into
the shack have a balun either at the antenna or at the shack entrance to
keep common-mode current off the outer braid of the coax shield and out of
the shack.

I wouldn't worry too much about "grounding" since most grounding efforts
seem to cause more problems than they fix. Your station works fine on 40 as
it is, so I would look at the other bands/antennas/feedlines for the source.

Ferrite beads and caps on the mic leads, etc. might help, but I would
concentrate on the antenna feedline area first.

73/72, George
Amateur Radio W5YR -  the Yellow Rose of Texas
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13QE
"In the 57th year and it just keeps getting better!"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reed" <w4jz@ispwest.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 5:04 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)

OK George, I did the recorder thing & I could not detect any distortion.
With dummy load or antenna.  I used a IC706MKII as the receiver. This was
done on 20 meters. Even when it was set to 9 I couldn't hear any distortion.
Didn't sound the best in the world, but it was understandable.  Sounded
better around 3 or 4.
I also was on 40 meters talking to Toby, K4CJW, who has a new Orion. Very
nice audio from his rig!  He could not detect any distortion with SP on.
Matter of fact he couldn't tell when it was on or off.  Ran it all way up to
9.  Makes me wonder if it even works on the low bands?
Another question why on my emails, to this thread, I don't see all my email
without scrolling to the right?  Seen a few others like that, but mostly all
is like it should be. I don't have this problem on other threads. Using


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