Exciting, isn't it? One thing you should not do with the Orion, is think
that you can master it in 30 days. Unless your a super whiz, its just not
going to happen. But then you have the advantage of having two brain cells
working verses my one brain cell partially working!
Yes, using stereo headphones and using both rcvrs does work, but for me it
took a while to get used to hearing the DX and the operators in the pile ups
who call him while he is transmitting! But after a while it works out pretty
well. Fortunately you have the option with the Orion of not hitting the A/B
button, but changing the receivers VFO from A to B, which is basically the
same thing you have been doing with your 850, or you can use both rcvrs at
the same time. Flexibility is the key with the Orion and the reason it is a
MUST to fully read the manual (which us hams just don't like to do!) to make
sure you understand all of the options available to you.
Good luck with it...and above all...have fun with it.
Tom - W4BQF
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary L Tuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ten Tec Mailing List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 7:48 PM
Subject: [TenTec] another basic question...
> Been reading the Orion manual and on the air a bit with my TS 850.
> Just a bit since the main antenna is down and Orion won't be arriving
> for a couple of weeks. Anyway, with the TS 850 I find dx station, make
> A=B, run A on receive and B on tx. Then I hold down the momentary TF
> set switch and look for who the dx station is working, set the transmit
> frequency, release the TF set switch and hit the key.
> I suppose I could use the A/B button on the Orion to do the same thing,
> but never having two receivers, how do folks do it? Seems like I
> sometimes have difficulty getting my two remaining brain cells to
> communicate let alone listening to the dx station in one ear and the
> pile up in the other. Is that how it really works?
> thanks for everyone's patience. I should just wait for the radio to
> arrive, but I'm having too much fun thinking about it.
> Gary WB7FCQ
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