Here is the response I got from the TenTec service manager within 3 hours of me
posting this. Now that's service!
First do RAM clear reset followed by a master reset and
clear user memories
and filter settings should be performed. RAM clear is as follows:
1. Orion off, power supply on.
2. Press and hold the LCK button just below the VFO B knob.
3.Turn on Orion and continue to hold the LCK button until Master Reset
displayed on the screen. BATTERY FAILURE may also be displayed,
4. Release the LCK button and allow the Orion to boot to 14.250.
5. Turn the Orion Off and perform the Master Reset using The MAIN RX/TX
button. User memories and filter settings MUST be cleared.
It took care of it for me...gud luck
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:50:12 -0400
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Popping in O1 audio during AF adjust
> I misspoke; mine also occurs with rotation of either of the VFO encoders.
> -- Reed / WW3A
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Reed Krenn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I just shipped my (Classic) Orion to Ten Tec *today* for the exact same
> > problem.
> > I'll report the results to the reflector.
> > Reed / WW3A
> > On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM, art davis <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> My O1 (184.108.40.206a) has recently developed a popping in the left audio
> >> channel of the headphone output when adjusting the volume of either the
> >> MAIN
> >> or SUB AF. The rate of the popping seems to be in sync with the rotation of
> >> the AF controls (optical encoder?) and its volume goes up and down with the
> >> audio volume. In the headphones it sounds just like you ears popping during
> >> flying or diving under water. The popping is not affected by the mode, RF
> >> gain, sidetone volume, MON setting, or any other front panel control
> >> setting, except as described for the AF controls.
> >> Any ideas?
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