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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Want to buy
From: kb2m@comcast.net
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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:56:38 +0000 (UTC)
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I have a nice in perfect condition O1 for sale. It does has the AT, and the 
1.8, and 600 Hz filters. It is fully upgraded and has been back to the factory 
for an alignment about 2 years ago. Contact me off list if interested, for more 

73 Jeff kb2m 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark" <pa5mw@home.nl> 
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>, "Rick Dougherty 
NQ4I" <nq4i@contesting.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:41:21 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Want to buy 

Rick Dougherty NQ4I wrote: 
> Hi All..I am looking for a TenTec Orion 565...no A/T...with cw and ssb 
> roofing filters...lets talk de Rick NQ4I 
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Hello Rick, 

Perhaps 'kicking in a door' here but please allow me to add some tips: 

Hardware tips: 
- get the 600Hz inrad filter (order number #762) for CW. Forget about 
the TT 300 and 500Hz filter, or read Bill's website W4ZVfor that matter. 
- customize the DC12V connection cable with heavier gauge cable 
- do not use a switched psu, but any old fashion analogue psu 
- set the supply voltage to min. 13.8-14.2 V 
- installing official firmware 1.372  or the praised beta 1.373b5 is the 
way to go. 

User tips, based on contesting at our clubstation PI4TUE: 
- keep RF-gain below 85. Operators tend to turn it at max (learnings 
from decades of using japanese rigs) 
- ideally add enough att to keep the S-meter on max S3 band noise level 
- better keep the volume pot at fixed level (75%) and use RF gain to 
adjust the listening level down, determing on provided input HF level 
- RF gain and BW button are the only two to use in a contest 
- push the 'Audio' button and set Left-Main, Right-Both. This wil put 
the audio from main receiver on both ears and the sub-audio on the right 
ear only. At a single push on the sub-af volume pot knob you switch 
in/out the sub receiver audio, while the audio of the main receiver 
remains constant on both ears. Very convenient  and not distracting for 
monitoring a different frequency(or band) on the second receiver. 
- use David Clark headphones, model 10S/DC  (stereophonic full range 
version). They fit better, offer much better noise reduction and less 
listening fatigue. 

Orion redefines operating a rig and is customised for dxíng and 
contesting. Many thanks to TT; they have created a great rig. 
I have sold 2 FT1000MP's (loaded) and saved money for a year to be able 
to buy an Orion here in Europe. 
Never ever regretted it. 
At our clubstation PI4TUE ( 6 different ops)we have compared our old 
TS950SDX against FT1000MP's(loaded) and recently a K3 during major 
contests these last 3 years. 
Finally they decided to buy an Orion which is now in use since early 
january 2009. 

CU in contest 
73 Mark, PA5MW 

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