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Re: [TenTec] Fwd: Is Orion really worth it? Given thepublishedproblems?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Fwd: Is Orion really worth it? Given thepublishedproblems?
From: K4IA@aol.com
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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 07:52:31 EDT
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Key Clicks?  I was running the Orion at 50 watts putting out 700 watts  from 
an amplifier capable of 1300 so I doubt the clicks were a drive  issue.  There 
has been thread on this topic here before and the clicks are  real.  The good 
news is you can adjust the rise time but there was also a  discussion of how 
the rise time settings were neither accurate nor linear making  such 
adjustments guesswork.
As for what the ALC controls (amp or exciter), I guess it is a  
chicken-and-the-egg thing.  IF there was an ALC loop back to the exciter  then 
the ALC 
would control the exciter but since the drive determines the ALC  level, I 
you could say the exciter controls.  Who cares?   There is no ALC interface 
on the Orion and that is a substantial problem with  amplifiers that do make 
good use of ALC.  For example, the QUADRA uses  the ALC circuit to 
reduce power output for tuning 
Craig  "Buck" Enjoying his Orion in 
Fredericksburg, Virginia  USA
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