This may be a "long shot" but rather easy to try.
When I first got my O2 about a year ago, I was anxious to
quickly set it up and listen, to check it out. Upon power up,
it exhibited some odd glitches and noises, but otherwise worked
fine. After reading the caution in the manual about careful
grounding, I added a grounding strap between the power supply,
radio and the rest of the station. The "gremlins" quickly
73, Jim W3KA
On Jan 18, 2012, John Molenda <email@example.com> wrote:
On 1/18/2012 8:12 AM, Dean wrote:
> I have had the same noise for several years. The noise bursts'
> repetition rate coincides with the sweep frequency setting and noise
> disappears when sweep is OFF. Noise amplitude in the speaker changes
> with front panel audio setting. Noise appearance seems random (once or
> twice a month) as I cannot link it with shack temperature, time of day,
> phase of the moon, etc. and the noise remains until the O2 is powered
> down. The noise appears only at power up and not during the time the
> rig has been ON without noise. Is it a power supply issue?
> I sent the O2 to TenTec a couple years ago to have the noise problem
> fixed. Paul kept it for about one month but said he could not reproduce
> the noise.
> So I deal with the noise by power cycling the rig - it will disappear
> after several power ON/OFF cycles in a row and I worry about damaging
> transients when I do that frequently.
> Perhaps TenTec has found a fix since I first contacted them. I believe
> it's worth a phone call to them John.
> 73, Dean
> On 1/17/2012 10:04 AM, John Molenda wrote:
>> I am experiencing a rythmic static noise when ever I use the sweep on my
>> Orion II the static seems to be half as loud as the signal coming in
>> causing much interference . I have reset the radio several times and it
>> does not help . If anyone has experienced such a thing please let me
>> know . thanks John Molenda
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Thank you , well that is a perfect description of what is happening with
my radio . I will speak with Paul . I am now asking if anyone else has
this problem please let me know and I will use that to bolster my
conversation with TT. John Molenda kb2huk
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