I have had my Orion 2 now for about 6 weeks and I really do like the rig and
its preformance but the reliability (which I was warned about) is not what I
would expect from a top flight radio costing £3500 (thats over $6000)
In the 1st week the main vfo tuning knob dropped off, no big deal just the
small grub screw that had not been tightened up properly, a 2 min' job to put
But now the TX has totally died, I was working on CW and in the middle of a
qso it just stopped TX'ing the meter went to zero and the ALC light went out,
the side tone still worked but nothing going out of the rig, I turned it off
and went to my FT1000D at the side of it (14 years old and stiil going strong)
and finished the qso (All my antennas are tuned with nothing more than 1.5-1
swr plus I tried it into a dummy load as well. I turned on the O2 and it was
working again,so I went to work came home and tried it again the rig would not
work again in TX. I did a major re-set and still nothing. Its going back to the
UK dealer today, as you can imagine I am not a happy person.
Is this a regular occurance or have I just got a Friday afternoon special???
Before anyone asks, yes the TXing is turned on in the menu.
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