In a message dated 7/25/2006 1:56:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
when in reality, a
simple change makes it work flawlessly now
No, that is not true. I got complaints of key clicks a khz away on an Orion
1 using the latest and greatest software without a keying loop driving 45
watts into an AL572 with 700 watts out of an amp that will do 1200.
I believe I was the first person to bring this up and it generated a storm
of protests that I didn't know what I was taking about because it "works fine
here." Subsequent posts have proven me right - the rise times and waveforms
are off. I am now using a stated rise time of 8 ms, which sounds "soft" to
me but at least I haven't had anyone break into a QSO to complain.
Yes, the Orion software development has been a classic case of two steps
forward and one step back with each new release. That is progress albeit
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