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Re: [TenTec] ocean noise

To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] ocean noise
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:14:31 -0500
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Tommy,  I was one of those suggessting you check the sub receive AF gain.
Sometimes it looks like it is turned down,  but in reality it is cracked
open just a little bit. You may not even see a little white in the display
bar but it still could be turned up. It isn't a bug,  just operater error,
easy to do.

It might be good if that sub-receive could be turned off when not in use,
but it is active all the time.        Toby  W4CAK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Tow" <ttow1@charter.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:30 PM
Subject: [TenTec] ocean noise

> The noise update is good.  Again, I started with the reduced RF gain
> reduction and that is NOT the problem.  SO, maybe since gain riding the rf
> is not always the noise problem and is not solving it, maybe there is
> something else???
> Here it is. In all of my setup I have always double checked the Tx/Rx,
> VFO etc. I received a couple emails about the sub receiver gain being up
> never thought much about it since mine is off.....logically, how would
> make any difference when the sub is off?  Well, against my better
> tried turning down the sub gain even though it was off and voila, the
> majority of the noise went down.
> I had an email from someone saying that it was easy to bump that knob up
> accident and he was dead on correct. Guess it is one of the quirks of the
> Orion. That continuously hot pot makes no sense whatsoever, at least to me
> ..and nothing I can find mentioned it anywhere...so thanks to the great
> emails from the group on the problem and some great setup suggestions.
> Thought I knew something about the rig from the original setup when it
> out a couple of years ago...guess not as much as I thought...Since some of
> you have spent a gazillion hours experimenting and been nice enough to
> me some suggestions... I have a great foundation to start all over from. I
> think it should be quieter but I am sure that devil is in the details!!
> Thanks guys....73, Tommy WD4K
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