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Re: [TenTec] noise on Orion II

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] noise on Orion II
From: John Molenda <cdistflatfoot@gmail.com>
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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:48:10 -0500
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On 1/24/2012 9:29 AM, Dean wrote:
> John,
> 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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not yet . If I get a answer I can pass along I will post for all.  
thanks  John kb2huk
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