I totally agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Toby Pennington" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 1:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II questions
>I am in agreement with you as far as the RF gain and the S meter is
> concerned. I have heard arguments for having the S meter go up as the RF
> gain goes down. But my preference would be to leave the way the RF gain
> the s meter work alone. I like to be able to see the s meter working and
> giving me input as the RF gain is reduced. The input I would like to see
> the signal strength of the received signal.
> Alas, both the O2 and the 2.0 firmware for the old Orion have the s meter
> working like it does in the foreign imports. The lower the RF gain the
> higher the s meter will be stuck.
> Change is inevitable, but don't like this one.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Trombino Jr" <email@example.com>
> To: <TenTec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 1:27 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] Orion II questions
>> I visited my friend who has an Orion II a while back and noticed two
>> that I thought were kinda strange.
>> First, when using the multi-knob to back down on the RF gain it only took
>> quarter turn or less to go from full RF gain to zero RF gain.
>> Second....when adjusting the taps in the DSP from max to min it
>> the IF gain of the receiver....that is it went from max gain to min gain.
>> These to "anomolies" don't occur in my Orion I....I can go down to 50 on
>> RF gain and still get full S meter readings with reasonable gain....I
>> to go almost all the way down on the RF gain to reach zero gain.
>> I really like this feature...it keeps the S meter active and very
>> adjusts the RF gain unlike what I saw on the Orion II.
>> Also, when adjusting the tap level in my original Orion the gains stays
>> same but I can hear a difference in the audio "quality" when going from
>> to min......the gain doesn't disappear as in the Orion II.
>> I'm wondering if what I saw in the Orion II is normal or did my friend
>> a bad unit???
>> 73, Joe W2KJ
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