I had a bit of drift problems in my Omni VI until I pulled the speaker and
installed a small fan in its stead...no more drift.
I typically keep my rf gain cranked down to just over half open....see if
backing off of yours a tad correct the static crashes. Also if you don't
have any kind of static dissapation device on your antenna leads (I used a
high value resistor across each of my twin lead legs to ground) then
sometimes static can raise a bit of havoc.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 11:28 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Help my Omni VI is unwell
> What a frustrating evening - last night I failed to work 3Y0X on 30m
> with VQ9, 6W and FH on 160m. I love this hobby...but I hope I have more
> Now I don't want to sound like a bad workman who blames his tools but I
> noticed a few glitches in my Omni VI. I'd appreciate any advice before I
> send my Omni back to TT for an overhaul.
> Glitch 1 - on receive, the tone of the received cw signals jumps by a
> hundred Hz, the display remains quite steady. Some sort of stability
> Glitch 2 - on receive again, and particularly following switching on,
> audio is accompanied by lots of electrical/static crashing noise (S4 -
> S5). I
> checked last nights dx signals on my Corsair II and Drake TR7, no noise,
> inside the Omni VI.
> Any ideas ? Has anyone encountered these problems before. Due to the
> intermittent nature of the problems I would appreciate any adivce - it
> would cost a
> bundle to send my radio across the pond for a service.
> Thanks, Peter - G4PUQ
> PS I'm not attributing my bad luck last night to my radios.
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