Recently I went back to earlier versions of the Orion Firmware just to see how
they worked. I started with 1.367 which was released in early 04. The sweep
worked smoothly in this version, but other functions were not so smooth. The
sent cw was choppy, QSK not really great, and I had a transmit crash while
running the sweep in cw mode.
Then I went back to the latest version released. Love the way the RF gain
works, QSK is better and the sent cw sounds just great. Other improvements
were evident as I came back from the older version to the newer.
I have come to realize that the Orion is getting better with each update. I
don't want to go back to the way the rig was a year ago because so many
improvements have been made since then.
If we can just hang in for a while longer I think we will see a really great
rig with no or few bugs left. This progress has taken time and that is where
the problem is.....time.....some of us may not have much left since we are
getting older, and would like to have a correctly operating rig right out of
But the Orion is a totally NEW kind of rig from all the rest on the market
and this kind of pioneering IS taking a lot of TIME.
IF we can be patient and wait for this rig to be perfected, then we will
eventually be rewarded.
SO....... the Orion has already come a long way from those older
versions.......just a little more time. Let see what is going to happen next!
You have come a long way baby!
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