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Re: [TenTec] Corsair II problem - fixed!

To: tentec@contesting.com, wb5jnc@centurytel.net
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Corsair II problem - fixed!
From: Don Rasmussen <wb8yqj@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:11:07 -0800 (PST)
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I dont think so - there may be more to it than that because the existing 
arrangement assumes mirror devices in the transceiver and the external PTO for 
dual receive, etc. 

I connected my transceiver direct to the DDS, not going through the back panel 
at all - with internal split operation I decided I don't need dual receive.

There are definate trade offs, going DDS versus stock including the fact that 
your radio is no longer stock. However having catered  to the stock arrangement 
and that fussy PTO over the years - harware limitations, the nd result was a 
clear net gain (for me).


--- On Fri, 1/21/11, Al Gulseth <wb5jnc@centurytel.net> wrote:

> From: Al Gulseth <wb5jnc@centurytel.net>
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Corsair II problem - fixed!
> To: tentec@contesting.com
> Cc: "Don Rasmussen" <wb8yqj@yahoo.com>
> Date: Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:47 PM
> In looking at the N4YG DDS VFO and
> the associated links, a question came to 
> mind: the PTO/VFO signal loops through the back panel VFO
> IN/OUT, and 
> appropriate DC power should be available on the
> accompanying Molex connector. 
> Unless I'm missing something, might it be possible (and
> about as easy) just 
> to mount the DDS VFO in an external enclosure and use it as
> a 263(G) remote 
> VFO "clone" instead of installing it internally?
> TNX/73, Al
> On Fri January 21 2011 5:12:38 pm Don Rasmussen wrote:
> > Thanks to all who offered the key information on my
> Corsair II repair. I
> > feel confident that Ten Tec could have fixed the
> radio, but not possible in
> > 24 hours and for the price of the part (49 cents) and
> less labor and
> > delivery charges. ;-)
> >
> > As a point of interest, the DDS frequency control in
> replacement for the
> > Ten Tec PTO is working quite well. In addition to
> allowing finer tuning
> > than the PTO could ever provide, like the OMNI
> encoders, Joe has this
> > tachometer on the encoder and faster tuning increases
> the tuning rate,
> > which is even better than the OMNI's. Contact Joe if
> you are interested.
> >
> > http://www.n4yg.com/index.html
> >
> > Joe has adapted his HW101 DDS for Corsair II and it
> works nicely. The
> > tuning speed slows down for fine tuning and speeds up
> whan the cranking
> > happens fast.
> >
> > http://lists.contesting.com/_tentec/2010-11/msg00539.html
> >
> > Don
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