So you did AFSK in RTTY mode? There is no RTTY mode...it's fsk.
So is this an issue that needs to be brought up to TenTec?
On 2/14/06, Ron Castro <email@example.com> wrote:
> That's the problem! I was listening in LSB, not RTTY mode, which the
> recommended method for using MMTTY. An advantage of using AFSK is that
> can "point and shoot" at any signal you see in your passband, and your
> transmitted frequency will automatically be right on. Most programs will
> track the received signal and follow it if it drifts.
> Ron Castro
> Chief Technical Officer
> Results Radio, LLC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Douglas Shock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 10:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II RTTY Problem
> >I sorta saw the same thing this weekend. I found that at times if I set
> > 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
> > When it did work I could take the BW down to 180 without any loss of the
> > space.
> > 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
> >> 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)
> >> place of the Orion II and it still works fine using the same setup, so
> >> is
> >> something to do with the Orion II.
> >> Has anybody had this problem? Is anyone having success on LSB using
> >> RTTY? Suggestions?
> >> 73, Ken Case K5KC
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