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Re: [TenTec] S meter and RF gain

To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] S meter and RF gain
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 19:13:16 -0500
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Bill,  there is nothing to get.  I am merely stating that I would like the
RF gain to be independent of the S meter and prefer it to work like it does
in the 1.xxx version of software, instead of the way it works in the O2 and
the 2.0 firmware.

This best suits my method of operating.  I have operated rigs like the Pro 3
and found myself having to continually run the RF Gain up to get S meter
reading and then back down with the Rf gain.   In the case of the Pro 3 the
RF gain had to be turned down considerably to be able to do QSK cw. (Not a
very good rig for QSK cw)   Sold it!

This is my preference of the way the RF gain and the S meter should work.
Toby  W4CAK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Tippett" <btippett@alum.mit.edu>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 6:17 PM
Subject: [TenTec] S meter and RF gain

> <<<  With the new RF gain S meter interaction, the S meter is
> always correct if the signal is above the RF gain setting>>>
> precisely my point,  if the signal is NOT above the rf gain
> setting then NO s meter reading is available,  whether
> accurate or not, having the s meter to read actively all the
> time gives you an idea  of what the relative strength of the
> other stations signal is and you can quickly give him a report.
>          But Toby...if you set RF Gain just above the noise level,
> ANY signal above the noise level STILL reads correctly.  If
> the signal is IN the noise, then the meter is useless anyway.
> I think you're missing the point that you set Gain just so
> the meter rests AT the noise level with no signal.  Any signal
> stronger than the noise will still read correctly.  I'm
> repeating myself but hopefully you got it this time.  OK?
>                                          73,  Bill  W4ZV
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