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Re: [TenTec] Dual Receivers

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Dual Receivers
From: "Don Prater" <w4to@charter.net>
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Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 23:59:24 -0400
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Try 4 Orion users within 10 miles of each other and the sub-receiver becomes 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Gross" <barry.n1eu@gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Dual Receivers

> On 7/6/06, Bill Tippett <btippett@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> N6KB:
>> >Two identical phase locked receivers in a single box would be a first (
>> at least in the past decade or two )  and would be welcomed by low band
>> operators wanting to use diversity/interferometry/phasing techniques to
>> dig the DX out of the noise. Using DSP correlation processes with the
>> outputs from two identical front ends and IFs might make the best weak
>> signal receiver ever marketed to hams.
>>          The Flex-Radio SDR-X may have exactly this capability.
>> It's one of the most exciting things I've heard of and should
>> actually allow you to **eliminate** in-band interference like
>> splatter, clicks, etc.
>> >In all the various rigs that have a second receiver, the second receiver
>> is second rate, even if it is as good as most receivers available ten
>> years ago.
>>          I believe the IC-7800 does have identical receivers,
>> but of course you pay more than twice the price of Orion to get
>> that capability.  (Maybe the FTdx9000 does also).
> Correct - the FTDX-9000 and IC-7800 have identical receivers but in their
> wisdom (NOT), their engineers didn't give these radios the capability of
> tuning both receivers with the same vfo.
> For those of us who regularly use dual reception, the inferiority of the
> Orion subreceiver in crowded bands with strong signals is a constant thorn
> in the side.
> 73,
> Barry N1EU
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