Right. The Orion is a dream rig for CW. At first I also thought it was
too much, but as you mention, the terrific receiver lets me "hang in"
there with very weak signals (esp. QRP stns) in the face of miserable
band conditions, QRM, etc. And I love using both VFOs, one for tx and
the other for rx, even for casual non-split qsos, since each has the
same big knob - it's like running a set of "twins" without the hassles
- thanks to the A->B and B->A buttons. Wonderful ergonomics.
On 7/18/06, Tod Glenn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2006, at 11:17 AM, Bob Cunnings wrote:
> > I'm using 2.056, runtime stability was paramount for me. With 1.372 my
> > rig locked up from time to time, but 2.056 is rock solid. Since I'm a
> > CW op the 2.056 issues often discussed here don't impact me, and I
> > have grown accustomed to the minor display oddities (ragged
> > justification of certain lines of text, and funny offset in sweep
> > display in UCW mode).
> > Bob NW8L
> I'm running 2.056 as well. I'm a CW only op, and don't do
> contesting. The reality is that the radio is probably more than I
> need, but I love the sensitivity and after owning several TenTec
> radios (C21, Argosy II, Corsair II, Argonaut 5 and Jupiter) , as well
> as a couple of Icom and Yaesu radios, I knew I wanted another
> TenTec. Truth be told, I think for a general get on the air radio, I
> like the corsair II best - mostly for its simplicity and great
> receive. But I do love my Orion, particularly when working those
> borderline QRP radios. Diversity reception is amazing.
> Tod Glenn
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