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[TenTec] Fwd: Is Orion really worth it? Given the publishedproblems?

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Subject: [TenTec] Fwd: Is Orion really worth it? Given the publishedproblems?
From: K4IA@aol.com
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Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 23:23:04 EDT
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In a message dated 7/17/2006 8:29:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, K4IA  writes:

In a message dated 7/17/2006 6:35:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
ronc@sonic.net writes:

Then  by all means, please post a copy of the firmware that has apparently  
fixed in your unit the following:

1).  The notch and auto  notch that is outside the AGC loop contrary to the  
2).  The whacky S-meter that reads 12 dB low  below S-9 and 20-30 dB high 
above it;
3).  The missing 9 dB of  low frequency response at 50 Hz as shown in the  
4).  The NR that is of no practical  benefit;
5).  The speech processor that only increases background  noise and doesn't 
increase average power much;
6).  The 3 kHz of  received audio bandwidth on AM that used to be 6 kHz.
7).  The  distortion in the AM detector.
8).  The 'click clack' sound in the  CW sidetone.

Ron -Good job but you left out:
10) Key clicks and the miscalibration of the rise time displayed vs.  actual  
(actually I don't care about the miscalibration as much as I do  that the 
default of 5ms rise time apparently causes clicks)
11) QSK that doesn't
12)  AGC that hangs after transmitting so you can't hear a reply -  shouldn't 
AGC just work on receive?
13) Lack of an ALC output to control non-TT amplifiers
Just saw in the August QST that Icom has upgraded the roofing filter in  the 
7800 to a mind-boggling 3Khz.  Wowie zowie!
Craig "Buck"  loving his Orion - warts and all  in
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

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