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Re: [TenTec] Omni VI / +

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VI / +
From: Ken Brown <ken.d.brown@hawaiiantel.net>
Reply-to: ken.d.brown@hawaiiantel.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 09:26:14 -1000
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Hi Andrew,

     I am curious about your complaint about the receive audio on your 
Omni VI. I have read numerous complaints about the receive audio on Omni 
VI, yet I have not experienced anything bad about the audio from my Omni 
VI. Most of the complaints are about audio in SSB mode. (I think there 
are a lot of people who want it to sound like a two meter FM rig or  HF 
AM.)  I don't recall many complaints like yours about the CW RX audio. 
At least one person has complained that since the receive audio passes 
though DSP system, even when you are not using DSP, it sounds bad all 
the time. I have been tempted to bypass the DSP (it should be easy by 
unplugging those little coaxial connectors and rerouting one of them) to 
see if I notice an improvement.
     I consider myself to be a fairly critical and astute listener. I 
protect my ears from loud noises that most people simply ignore. For 
example I use "headphone style" hearing protection whenever I use our 
shop vac or Skil-Saw. I'm 53 and, because I protect my ears, my hearing 
is better than many people I know who are in their 30s and 40s. So if 
there was something "wrong" with my Omni VI audio, I would be able to 
hear it.
     I am not disputing your report of your Omni VI audio. I'm sure you 
really did hear what you say you heard, and it caused fatigue as you 
say. I wonder if there was really a fault in your rig, that is not 
"normal" for all Omni VI. Since you don't have the Omni VI anymore, it 
may be difficult, but could you describe what it was about the audio 
that you did not like?


Ken N6KB

Andrew Moore wrote:
> Omni VI / VI+ / etc... I've owned two in the past, loved them, but found the
> audio (CW) fatiguing to listen to.  Kept wanting to change the pitch or
> tweak the VFO or filters to reduce the fatigue.  Ended up going back to
> Corsair II.  No disrespect to the VI/VI+, which is superb in most other
> respects.  I love nearly everything about that rig.
> I've never heard anyone else mention this though.
> --Andrew, NV1B
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