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Re: [TenTec] Orion ocean Noise/AGC

To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion ocean Noise/AGC
From: "Gary Hoffman" <ghoffman@spacetech.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:00:41 -0500
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>   >I have heard you need to reduce the gain but when you put both rigs
> by side with no antenna the Orion has much more internal noise.  I think
> is just a fact of life.
>           Guys, especially those of you new to Orion whether original or
> please read this!
> 1.  Orion's AGC will amplify internal noise if the threshold is set too
>   Orion's digital AGC is
> different than what is in the MP or other rigs.

Here is my two cents....the above is obviously true.

Heck, if I take my old Corsair II, connect it to a good antenna....no
signals at all on the band, and turn all knobs to the right....I get massive
band noise...ocean noise.

If I make matters worse, and turn off AGC, I get blown halfway across the

You must operate the equipment correctly guys.

73 de Gary, AA2IZ

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