Tommy, Thanks for the explanation.........CUL
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From: "Tommy" <email@example.com>
To: "'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Should I buy an Orion now or wait
> Time base jitter is something the Orion has when transmitting. I assume it
> is only connected to the generation of CW as I only briefly tested mine
> maybe two times on SSB.
> It is present however it is not enough that it can be heard on the air.
> in any event, on my two Orion's, the start of a CW character (dot or dash)
> would vary anywhere from two to four milliseconds between each generated
> dot. The spacing between CW characters (two dots or a dot and a dash)would
> also vary by approximately the same amount. The width of a dot and/or a
> will also vary the same amount.
> While this may not sound good, it is not audible to the ear, meaning one
> to observe it with an oscilloscope. On my two Orion's, no matter what
> I ran, from 5 wpm to max, people listening to my Orion's signal could
> detect the jitter in their receiver. So basically it is a non-issue?
> On Behalf Of Toby Pennington
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 7:09 PM
> To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Should I buy an Orion now or wait
> What exactly is "cw signal timebase jitter"? Any relation to dead spots
> or noise bursts?
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