I just checked on my spectrum analyzer and found no spur at 11.8 MHz at any
power level on my O2. I used a 5-foot dipole outside about 75' from the
antenna, which is hardly a laboratory-grade test set up, but I'm sure I
would have seen something if it was there. I did find the IF leak at 12.105
MHz, but it was -50 dBc, well within the requirements, if there was any
accuracy at all to my test setup. The preferred test method would be
running into a dummy load through a Bird wattmeter using a calibrated
----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 11:02 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Orion-II 15m TX Spur?
> During the checkout of my new O-II I observed a significant spur on
> 11.8mhz while transmitting on 21.105mhz
> under the following conditions:
> Barefoot - no linear amp.
> "Out of the box" default settings - both VFO's on 21.105mhz - mode LCW
> on both - (A or B has the same spur)
> Tune - advance power level from 1w to 55w spur is ~30db down - spur
> disappears at 50w through 100w.
> With amp (SB-220 or HF-2500) at 1kw there is no 11.8mhz spur however
> should I wish to run QRP or reduced power up to 55w barefoot I have the
> My spectrum analyser is 3 feet away from the rig so I took it to another
> part of the house and saw no difference in the spur amplitude.
> Anyone else see this? No spurs found on any other bands but have'nt
> completed my checkout yet.
> -Trevor AB5EU
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