----- Original Message -----
From: "John Chmielewski" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 12:05
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II questions
> I totally agree.
> John N2XD
> ----- 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
> > gain goes down. But my preference would be to leave the way the RF gain
> > and
> > the s meter work alone. I like to be able to see the s meter working
> > giving me input as the RF gain is reduced. The input I would like to see
> > if
> > the signal strength of the received signal.
> > Alas, both the O2 and the 2.0 firmware for the old Orion have the s
> > 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.
Yes I agree.
> > ----- 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
> > things
> >> that I thought were kinda strange.
> >> First, when using the multi-knob to back down on the RF gain it only
> > a
> >> 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
> >> controlled
> >> the IF gain of the receiver....that is it went from max gain to min
> >> These to "anomolies" don't occur in my Orion I....I can go down to 50
> > the
> >> RF gain and still get full S meter readings with reasonable gain....I
> >> need
> >> 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
> > gradually
> >> 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
> > the
> >> same but I can hear a difference in the audio "quality" when going from
> > max
> >> 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
> > have
> >> a bad unit???
> >> 73, Joe W2KJ
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