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RE: [TenTec] Orion CW Sensitivity

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Subject: RE: [TenTec] Orion CW Sensitivity
From: "John T. Fleming" <W3GQJ@comcast.net>
Reply-to: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 10:46:27 -0500
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With the current conditions, it is really surprising.  I do not have an
Orion yet, but it is on the wish list.

Are you coming to the Ten-Tec hamfest in October?  I don't know how often
you have a good reason to come to the mainland but I would think you would
prefer weather without snow!


-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com]
On Behalf Of Jim Reid
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 8:14 PM
To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] Orion CW Sensitivity


Just for a mark on the wall:  today at 1734 UTC,
I copied and exchanged reports with W0TUP in
Minot,  No. Dakota.  He was running 850 mW using
the Rock-Mite.  He has the little PCB mounted in
an Altoids Cinnamon spice can (maybe an inch by
two inches or so).  You can see his little rig and
QRP distance records at:


The distance between us was 3646 miles,  or, per
his figuring, that is 4289 miles per watt courtesy
of the amazing sensitivity of the Orion!

I sent him a 439 report.  

As I say,  just a mark on the wall,  but he was excited,
his greatest distance QRP so far.

73,  Jim  KH7M

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