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Re: [TenTec] Orion - Ver. 3.30 / RF GAIN

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion - Ver. 3.30 / RF GAIN
From: Richards <jruing@ameritech.net>
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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 03:57:35 -0500
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ER... um...  I think you miss the point on this one...  I believe the 
objection applies to my Omni VII as well :  the AF Gain and RF Gain 
controls SHARE A SINGLE KNOB.   I press the knob and it becomes the AF 
Gain - press again and it becomes the RF Gain - toggling back and forth. 
   On the Orion II it looks like you gotta press RF Gain switch to get 
one of the knobs to become the RF Gain knob.   Maybe the the Multi 
Knob... not sure, don't own one, but I will be using one tomorrow in 
the CQ WW 160 contest...  and I am thinking the multi knob becomes the 
RF Gain knob, among other things.   But there are not separate knobs for 
each adjustment.

The BETTER PLAN would be to have a knob for each function !!!   Having 
to select a knob and then use it is inconvenient.   Better to have two 
knobs - one for each, right next to each other, so you could work them 
against each other without thinking.  It would add one knob to the face 
plate - well worth it.   I would give up
the RIT/XIT knob as its own function, and agree to have another knob 
toggle in and out of RIT/XIT mode...  just to have separate AF and RF 
Gain knobs.

That is on MY wish list.

I hope I understand the original post and your take on it... but I think 
this is what he means.

=====================  K8JHR   ======================

On 2/24/2012 12:08 AM, Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP wrote:

> Here is my $5 suggestion to fix the problem.
> Build yourself an external RF Attenuator with 3dB, 6dB, 12dB.
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