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Re: [TenTec] PSK/RTTY Which rig?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] PSK/RTTY Which rig?
From: Dave Tipton <dave@lodave.org>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 06:42:56 -0700 (PDT)
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To clarify... I have no intentions of running 100 Watts on PSK.  I was only 
interested in having the extra power on RTTY, since it has no forward error 
correction, etc.  I'm not running a sound card interface, I'll be putting a 
KAM-XL on it, and using it part time for Packet, and part time for RTTY and 
PSK31.  These are the only 3 modes I have any real interest in at this point.  
It goes to me setting up a lightweight, yet, extremely effective contest and DX 
station.  You give yourself every advantage you can, with what resources you 
  Case in point.. I have 4 Element Tribander (KLM/M2 KT34XA) ready to go on top 
of a 60 foot tower.  That doesn't mean I didn't put up a Gap Titan DX at 15 
feet in the air primarily for working some DX.

Bob Towers <2m0kdz@beeb.net> wrote:
======= 06-7-5 6:07, your message: [TenTec] PSK/RTTY Which rig?=======

I am looking seriously at getting another rig, to run PSK31 and RTTY on. I have 
a Jupiter now, that run Voice and CW with, but I'd like to pick upanother 
"Something" just to dedicate to digital modes.

The only criterion that I'm trying to meet, is that it must be a 100 Watt rig.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what might be available on the used market?

Dave, W5DMT

A lot of so-called 100 watt rigs won't manage 100 watts on PSK31 or RTTY 
because these are 100% duty modes, in contrast to SSB or CW. Most of them won't 
manage more than 40-50 watts.

I use my Omni V.9. With Carl Moreschi's replacement ROM, the serial port 
behaves itself - essential for CAT - and the rig will do 100 watts output 
without giving any impression of being stressed. So go for an Omni.

Why do you want 100 watts, anyway? 50 watts is more than adequate for these 
modes in my experience. 20 watts on my Argonaut V is pretty good, especially 
using Olivia.


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