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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: "Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP" <Rick@DJ0IP.de>
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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:51:52 +0100
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Not at all, James...

BECAUSE there is no separate RF GAIN, I suggest you deploy a "work-around"
using the external attenuator.

Your "Better Plan" means buying a new radio.
Why buy a new radio if you can find a workable solution for the radio you
have for just 5 to 10 dollars?

The RF Gain controls the amplification of the signal.
I am making a big assumption here that amplifying a weaker signal to begin
with will bring the same effect as reducing the amplification.  Maybe I'm
wrong, but if not, it's a plan, not just a complaint!

Rick, DJ0IP

-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com]
On Behalf Of Richards
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 9:58 AM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion - Ver. 3.30 / RF GAIN

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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