Bob interesting about RF AF AND MON SETTINGS. I KEEP MY MON @ 20 WITH
MIC@40 WITH HEIL 5 ELEMENT. SP@3-7 WITH NO DISTORTION ON SEPERATE
REC AND DURING QSO-- I WAS AFFRAID OF GARBAGE-- BUT SOUND WAS FB.
SEND PEGS METER. NR IS BY FAR THE BEST I'VE EVER USED --756PRO&PR02,
870S & 2000S. I LIKE BEING ABLE TO ADJUST DEPTH - I ONLY OPERATE SSB &
ALL OR NOTHING NEVER WORKED FOR ME. REC NOW QUIET AS A CHURCH MOUSE --
MUCH BETTER-- BOB I'M WONDERING IF YOU TRIED ADJ CONTRAST? I SET
MINE @ 35 &THOUGHT I GOT A NEW DISPLAY!! WELL I'M NOW OFF TO PLAY
YOU TALKED ABOUT. TNX RAY W1JUS
P.S. GLAD I DON'T NEED "CLEARSPEECH' ANYMORE!
On 2/25/06, bob finger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I spent this morning testing and reconfiguring my ssb settings on my
> Orion with Ver 2.x firmware. I was uncomfortable on 160 ssb last night,
> I sounded distorted when listening to myself, and I had one guy tell me
> I sounded raspy. Cut my operation short and went to the house rather
> than continue.
> End result; I had to change my ssb settings considerably from that which
> worked on Ver 1.372. Specifically:
> 1. I reduced mic gain from "60" to "30" using a Heil HC4 element.
> Setting is much more critcal than with 1.372
> 2. I kept the SP at 4, but it does take off during non voice
> periods...Contest q's are short enough I am not going to worry about
> it. The longer you don't talk the worse it gets. I see zero watts out
> initially and after about five seconds of silence the rf out equals the
> power out setting. With SP off this does not happen.
> 3. Noticed that there is interaction between RF gain, audio gain and
> the monitor function. With my RF gain setting of about 50 last night,
> monitor will sound distorted at any point above about 20. Listening on
> a separate receiver verified that this distortion is NOT on the transmit
> 4. Using the voice recorder, send 1, really hits the monitor hard.
> Much more gain than when speaking into the mic. Again, listening to a
> separate receiver the transmit audio is fine.
> I have zero complaints with Ver 2.x on cw. It is a terrific improvement
> over 1.372. With the above changes I think all will be well on ssb as
> well. I will battle test it tonight to see if my assumption holds up.
> 73 bob de w9ge
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