Wayne: About the S-Meter, it's not normal for it to read so high with no
antenna connected, however the "resting point" which is the AGC threshold,
can be set in the menu under "RX" for each of the four AGC settings. Also,
if the RF gain is not set at 100, the meter won't sit at zero. If that's
not where the problem is, the meter may need its mechanical 'zero' set.
Even when zeroed and calibrated for S9=50 uV, the S-meter readings tend to
be generous on signals over S9 and stingy under S9. See the link on my
website for a conversion chart to get accurate readings:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Whitman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TenTec List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 4:16 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Tuning Knobs and S meter
> As a happy owner of both an Orion II and an Omni VI+, I am wondering if
> the Orion tuning knob will fit on the Omni.
> Anyone know how to remove the tuning knob?
> Also, my Orion II S meter seems exceedingly generous. It even reads
> about s5 with no antenna connected. Doesn't seem quite right.
> I can't find anything about adjusting it in the manual. Anyone know how
> to fix this?
> 73 and happy holidays to all.
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