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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: "Mike, K9UW" <k9uw@wi-net.com>
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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:55:26 -0600
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Would it be feasible to assign this function to the 302 remote keypad?

73, de Mike, K9UW

On 2/24/2012 2:19 PM, Charles W. Shaw wrote:
> Hi from Hobbs, NM:
>           Since my subject got changed, I will join the newer version.
>           Barry, N1EU, wrote, "It seems like an easier fix would be a
> firmware option to swap AF Gain and
> RF Gain controls, although that's out of our control."
>           Someone (perhaps Barry) had suggested this before.  I would
> buy it, and I would certainly be happy with it if it only applied to
> the RF Gain of the main RX.  I would also accept the loss of the CUT
> control (as was once suggested) in order to have a dedicated RF Gain
> control.  Perhaps firmware could make this happen only in CW
> mode?  That would not remove where CUT is most useful--on SSB.
>           Rick, DJ0IP, suggested an outboard attenuator.  This would
> work electrically; but it would add to the problem of knowing in a
> hurry whether the inboard&  outboard switching was all correct for
> the job to be accomplished.  Keep in mind that in DXing we need to
> use the MULTI knob to set CW speed, the power level (to go to and
> from an amplifier), perhaps to adjust the NB or NR level, to adjust
> the notch settings, and now the SAF and other things--as well as the
> most common--RF Gain.
>           When I intend to turn the RF up or down a bit and find that
> I have instead changed my CW speed, (having in the rush forgotten to
> return the MULTI to RF after matching the DX's speed) this will
> likely mean I miss a chance to drop my call into the pileup at an
> advantageous split-second.  If I had accidentally left the MULTI on
> PWR, I could (and have) accidentally turn the drive up enough to
> overdrive the TITAN III.
>           See what I'm after?  (Rhetorical question.)
> 73,
> Charles Shaw - N5UL
> Hobbs, NM
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