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Re: [TenTec] Fw: Orion I V2 beta

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Fw: Orion I V2 beta
From: Duane A Calvin <ac5aa@juno.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:27:22 -0600
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So far, on my Orion, 2.054 has been very solid with just a few very minor
problems - things that should be easily fixed in the next release.

        73,  Duane

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 21:12:11 -0500 "Toby Pennington"
<toby423@earthlink.net> writes:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Rick Sagers 
> To: toby423@earthlink.net 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 7:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion I V2 beta
> Toby,
> Not a member of the TT list but I can confirm your findings on items 
> 1 and 2:
> 1. SP is not working,  very little change between settings of 1 to 
> 9
> 2. The rolloff is acting like a VFO,  the higher you roll it up the 
> lower
> the transmit frequency
>     is,  and the lower you roll it off the higher the transmit 
> frequency
> goes.  In other words,
>     instead of the rolloff changing the audio it is changing the 
> transmit
> frequency of the rig.
>     This is according to on the air tests made this afternoon.
> During mid-stream testing, my LF rolloff actually STOPPED working 
> like a VFO and started working as I would expect - don't know what I 
> did or didn't do to stop the VFO action.
> I had a hard time keeping my Orion running with the beta firmware 
> loaded.  The radio would frequently lock up as I was playing around 
> with it.  Power cycling would not fix the problem.  Sometimes a 
> master or RAM reset would help.  Often, if I would disconnect the DC 
> supply and let the rig sit for a while, it would then start working 
> again.  Any thoughts?
> Feel free to post this to the TT list if you like.
> 73,
> Rick Sagers, W7YC
> Ft. Worth, TX
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Duane Calvin, AC5AA
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