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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Orion II RTTY Problem (Fixed)
> Thanks to all of you who wrote in response to my note. I neglected to
> mention that I am using Writelog, although that does not figure into the
> solution to the problem.
> Paul Clinton at TenTec and I talked this morning and he walked me through
> a number of things, one of which worked. It is pretty simple - when in
> LSB mode , set the PBT to -1960 (that's MINUS 1960). That one thing made
> the difference. Perhaps I should have been smart enough to try that
> without prompting, but since the original Orion specified LSB and +1960,
> and that worked well, it never occurred to me to try -1960.
> One other thing - I finally got a look at the Orion video in which Scott
> walks us through the use of the Orion. In particular, the part about
> programmable AGC and the three adjustable settings was MOST helpful, far
> more useful than just accepting one of the several suggested DX settings
> that are floating around. I am firmly convinced that knowing just a bit
> more about setting the AGC has been instrumental in succeeding with a few
> Q's that would not have happend otherwise.
> I lied - one more thing yet. The O II is a real pleasure to use and I'm
> thrilled to have it. Like somebody else mentioned, either conditions have
> been great, or I am hearing better than I did before with the original
> 73, Ken K5KC
> My Orion II arrived last Friday. It is working superbly EXCEPT for a RTTY
> 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
> 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
> 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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