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Re: [TenTec] Orion II RTTY Problem

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II RTTY Problem
From: Douglas Shock <douglas.shock@gmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 23:44:50 -0700
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I sorta saw the same thing this weekend. I found that at times if I set the
PBT to -1950 I could not run the BW below 700. Other times it did just fine
down to 180. I changed from SSB to rtty AFSK and this is when I saw the
issues. Made me shake me head as the settings would work once but not twice
and then the 3rd time is would work.

I did notice that if I backed off the BW then I could get both the mark and
space and then wiggle the PBT and BW back to -1950 and a BW of 200 to 600.
When it did work I could take the BW down to 180 without any loss of the

Beats me.

On 2/13/06, CaseKE@aol.com <CaseKE@aol.com> wrote:
> My Orion II arrived last Friday.  It is working superbly EXCEPT for a RTTY
> problem.
> I am using AFSK via a sound card (same setup as for my Orion - and that
> still
> works fine on RTTY).
> The problem with the OII is that when I run it on LSB and PBT at 1960 per
> the
> TenTec instructions, I am not able to get the signal to decode, even
> though I
> can hear RTTY signals through the speaker or headphones.  The tuning
> window,
> a pair of orbit-shaped ovals, will not open up for tuning.
> HOWEVER, when I go to USB and PB 1960, and also to REVERSE MODE on my RTTY
> software,  all works well and I can make QSOs, except everything is
> backwards.
> Here are some things I tried, with no change in the problem:
> 1.  Taking audio from the headphones rather than from the audio out on I/O
> plug in back.
> 2.  Reloading the current update.
> 3.  Loading the previous update.
> 4.  Pulling the skins and checking quite carefully for connection
> problems.
> Just to be sure I hadn't goofed something up, I fired up the Orion (I) in
> place of the Orion II and it still works fine using the same setup, so it
> is
> something to do with the Orion II.
> Has anybody had this problem?  Is anyone having success on LSB using AFSK
> RTTY?  Suggestions?
> 73, Ken Case K5KC
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