I understand the attenuator output feeds the RX ANT jack, but what is
cabled to the input of the attenuator Rick?
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP <Rick@dj0ip.de>wrote:
> 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
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> 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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