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Re: [TenTec] noise on Orion II

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] noise on Orion II
From: Dean <dean.jeutter@marquette.edu>
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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:29:07 -0600
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Just curious, have you contacted TenTec about this Orion II noise 
problem?  If so what is their response?  TNX

73, Dean
On 1/18/2012 2:50 PM, John Molenda 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
>> K3GGN
>> ~~~
>> 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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