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Re: [TenTec] RX366, v3 firmware

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] RX366, v3 firmware
From: amsctalx@comcast.net
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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:25:11 +0000 (UTC)
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I am not overly concerned about labels; I would like to switch the output 
between the receivers. I could, that way, use the RXs on different bands, and 
switch the proposed IF output between receivers and not switch the receivers 
themselves. This would have the benefit, at a minimum, to reduce the switching 
of my amps, antennas, filters etc - just to change which receiver the IF output 
is attached to. 

I think that A) the "secondary-only" solution is acceptable for most casual 
operation; indeed I wonder how many people actually use the 2nd receiver at all 
and B) this is a feature that isn't, to the best of my knowledge, is available 
on competitive transceivers. I think it is simply more elegant and utilitarian 
for many people than "flipping" receivers - and their attendant peripherals. 

Mike Alexander 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry N1EU" <barry.n1eu@gmail.com> 
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com> 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 1:50:37 PM 
Subject: Re: [TenTec] RX366, v3 firmware 

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM, <amsctalx@comcast.net> wrote: 
> I would like, though, to be able to switch the below-mentioned IF output 
> between receivers and, assuming that isn't possible, connect the output to 
> the main RX. Will there be a provision made for this capability in a 
> potential factory-installed upgrade package? 

With two essentially equally performing receivers, why continue to 
think in terms of main and subreceiver? You can always use the RX366 
as the "main" receiver. One beautiful thing about the Orion is total 
control flexibility in assigning antennas/vfo's/audio routing to 
either receiver. With i.f. output off the RX366, what wouldn't you be 
able to do panadpter-wise? 

Barry N1EU 
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