I found W9GE'd paper very good for setting up Orion not OII
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Tippett" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 20:49
Subject: [TenTec] Ocean noise
> AA6VB wrote:
> >I have heard you need to reduce the gain but when you put both rigs
> side by side with no antenna the Orion has much more internal
> noise. I think it is just a fact of life.
> Guys, especially those of you new to Orion
> whether original or O2, please read this!
> 1. Orion's AGC will amplify internal noise if the
> threshold is set too low. Orion's digital AGC is
> different than what is in the MP or other rigs.
> 2. As previously stated, set AF Gain to mid-scale
> and adjust RF Gain down until the noise drops.
> 3. The exact setting will vary depending on
> how much gain your antenna has and what band you
> are on (atmospheric noise being higher on the low
> bands and lower on the high bands, so the RF Gain
> setting will be a lower number on the low bands).
> I wish I had a dollar for every time I've seen
> complaints about this! I'm now considering going
> into business buying Orions from people who still
> don't get it and reselling them with some simple
> instructions as above. :-)
> Orion's AGC is phenomenal, but please take time to
> understand how it works and how to set it up properly. More
> info below and in the manual.
> Anyone still want to argue that using the S-meter to
> set RF Gain (which includes AGC Threshold) is a bad idea?
> 73, Bill W4ZV
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