After installing Ver 2.054 on my Orion last night (after just having
borrowed someone's Orion II for the last week), I can tell you that the
Orion now sounds almost exactly like the Orion II. That's a terrific job
by the Twin Peaks guys!
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:45:04 -0500 firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> 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 Orion.
> 73, Ken K5KC
> 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
> 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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