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Re: [TenTec] Orion monitor in v2 beta

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion monitor in v2 beta
From: "Martin, AA6E" <martin.ewing@gmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:05:56 -0500
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The SP is really strange in this firmware release.  The SP seems to
work by ramping up the audio gain until whatever audio you have
(background noise etc) starts to fully modulate the rig to 100 W (or
whatever power level you set).  The SP number only controls how fast
the gain is increased (dB per second).  If you provide a real mic
input (talking), the gain backs off to give you the "right" amount of
processing.  I find that I can use SP1 as long as I keep talking at a
normal pace.  The MIC level has to be set lower than you would use for

Hopefully, TT will make the SP work the way it used to, which was fine by me.

73 Martin AA6E

On 2/15/06, Chuck Chandler <charles_chandler@comcast.net> wrote:
> One thing I noticed right away was the Speech Processing seems to run away
> with the mic gain.  One of my prior tests for a good clean signal was to
> switch to the dummy load then key the mic and remain silent.  The external
> power meter on its 20-watt scale would then read around 1/2 watt from my 500
> watt amp, with just a bit above idle plate current.  Good test to be sure no
> RF is getting into the signal, background noise is not objectionable, etc.
> Anyways, doing this test results in a quick "whoosh" in the headset from the
> monitor as the power ramps right up.  It seems to get about 300 watts from
> the amp blower, which was never a problem before.  If you speak right after
> keying and don't pause, it stays mostly under control but its definitely a
> problem.
> SP has been left at 5, where it was on v1.372.  I may try backing it down.
> Also, I do hear the key clicks in my left ear but not the right.
> Other than that, the v2 has been stable so far.  It does seem quieter and
> the sweep works very well.
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