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Re: [TenTec] Re: Post Sweepstakes: FWIW

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Re: Post Sweepstakes: FWIW
From: jerome schatten <romers@shaw.ca>
Reply-to: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:10:33 -0800
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John... what mods did you do to the FT-920? CW --I found that the sidetone on the 920, which has little to do with what is actually being transmitted drove me nuts. I ended up using another rx to monitor what I was sending (cumbersome). I found the 920's qsk unusable (clipped very badly), and it's keying too soft. I wonder if you dealt with any of these problems in your modded version?

I still have the 920; it holds up the Jupe -- now if I could put the Jupe's qsk in that 920 box...

Jerome - VA7VV

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Rippey" <w3uls@3n.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 7:20 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Re: Post Sweepstakes: FWIW

FWIW, my experience in the CQ SSB and the ARRL SS was as follows. A barefoot OMNI VI gave me everything I needed and more in the CQ SSB. Amazing performance on both receive and transmit. A modified FT-920 and the OMNI VI tied in the SS for CW receiver performance. On CW, I find the FT-920 generally easier to use--more amenities--but the OMNI VI is always there to step in if/when needed.

How strange that after four years of diddling with a bunch of transceivers (not including the PRO II or the Orion) I end up with the Omni VI and the (modified) FT-920 sitting side by side and the others either sold or up for sale.

I use two Carolina Windoms up about 45 feet from a QTH 150 feet over the Potomac River, about half a mile inshore on the Virginia side across from St. Clement's Island. Based on my experience, I think there is something to the notion of location, location, . . .

John, W3ULS

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