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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: John Molenda <cdistflatfoot@gmail.com>
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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:48:50 -0500
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On 2/24/2012 3:57 AM, Richards wrote:
> 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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How about at least shortening the amount of travel on the combination 
buttons ie.     PBT BW   AF  RF  etc.  ( referring to the Omni VII )   
John kb2huk
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