Also, it appears the Monitor problem that was fixed in Orion II ver 2.030
is still in the Orion 2.054 version of the code. At least, I can
consistently cause the RTTY monitor audio to get extremely loud by just
toggling the SubRX gain control on/off. Toggling the Monitor button will
return it to its correct volume, but it's difficult to use this way.
Problem report sent to ditsnbits, but if you see a problem, be sure to
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 17:48:49 -0500 "Toby Pennington"
> Mark, The audio indeed is rougher on the edges and not as robust as
> 1.xxx versions. Here are a few other issues for someone to confirm
> and then
> 1. SP is not working, very little change between settings of 1 to
> 2. The rolloff is acting like a VFO, the higher you roll it up the
> the transmit frequency
> is, and the lower you roll it off the higher the transmit
> goes. In other words,
> instead of the rolloff changing the audio it is changing the
> frequency of the rig.
> This is according to on the air tests made this afternoon.
> 3. Hardware noise blanker actually increases noise instead of
> noise. This was
> checked out on a quiet band. Some disagreement on this issue.
> 4. The loss of audio when going from 200hz down to 100hz cw mode
> seems to
> be in the
> order of 4 to 5 db loss. Too much loss of audio.
> All this needs to be confirmed by others. Toby W4CAK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark DeBord" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:21 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] Orion I V2 beta
> > See my previous note dealing with V2 beta upgrade.
> > I went and loaded the beta again just to make sure the TX audio
> was truly
> > different.
> > V2 beta does change the TX audio; I bypassed my W2IHY equipment
> and put a
> > 705 mic directly into the rig. I love the 705 mic since it
> produces GREAT
> > audio and is really "good enough" by itself for general
> > However, in my opion with the beta, the quality of audio is not
> the same.
> > There is some kind of artifact in the audio now. The mic gain has
> to be
> > turned way down and there is some kind of "noise" on certain words
> > that you can hear through the monitor. My buddies on 75 meters I
> QSO with
> > regularly noticed a difference in my audio quality as well.
> > I did try and adjust the equalization, but it is I can never get
> rid of
> > "tightness".
> > Everything else is working great and I appreciate Ten Tec letting
> up try
> > the beta. I just wanted to make sure I identified this issue and
> > what others are seeing and if they have found a correction.
> > Thanks!
> > Mark KA4ICK
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