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Re: [TenTec] Orion II manual / firmware for 565 / 8P with Orion II

To: "'Ron Castro'" <ronc@sonic.net>,"'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II manual / firmware for 565 / 8P with Orion II
From: "Grant Youngman" <nq5t@comcast.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:26:54 -0600
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> Has anyone else noticed that there is some distortion on AM 
> receive on the O2?  I hear it on both ham frequencies and on 
> broadcast, especially on voice.  

Yes, maybe a little.

My AM "reference" receiver is an R-390 with nice gentle L/C IF filtering,
and a Sherwood SE-3 Mk III sync detector.  The Orion/II isn't anywhere near
THAT good, in overall quality of recovered audio or frequency response, but
I can't say it generally sounds bad.  I've found it seems to play better if
you shift the passband a bit to one side or the other.  I keep it sitting on
one of the AM BC talk-radio stations around here during the day when I'm
working in the home office, and it sounds fine.

For a long time I bugged T-T about putting a sync detector in the Orion, to
no avail, and finally gave up.  Before Doug Smith moved on from T-T, he
essentially said it "ain't gonna happen", which is too bad.


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