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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: RMcGraw@Blomand.Net (Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX)
Date: Sun Aug 10 23:08:12 2003
Very good points George has here.  Especially on the grounding subject and
the common mode current issue.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message -----
From: "George W5YR" <w5yr@att.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Argo Speech Processor Question (was Argo V distortion)

> You need to set you email client for "word wrap" so it will keep lines
> short.
> 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
> 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
> it is, so I would look at the other bands/antennas/feedlines for the
> 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!"
> <mailto:w5yr@att.net>
> ----- 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
> 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
> 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
> without scrolling to the right?  Seen a few others like that, but mostly
> is like it should be. I don't have this problem on other threads. Using
> Outlook.
> Thanks,
> Reed
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