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Re: [TenTec] Orion CW Sensitivity

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion CW Sensitivity
From: Bill Miner <wg6h@postoffice.pacbell.net>
Reply-to: wg6h@pacbell.net, tentec@contesting.com
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 22:07:59 -0700
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Congratulations on your contact with the Op running the QRP Rock-Mite.  

I'm  curious to know if you followed the AGC and filter settings
suggested by Scott at Ten Tec for weak CW work?  

If my memory is correct you also have an RX-340? Did you try to copy the
same signal with your RX-340?  If you had time to check this how did the
two receivers compare?  

Sorry for all of the questions but some of us need to know these things!

Aloha and 73,
Bill - K6WLM

Jim Reid wrote:
> Hi,
> Just for a mark on the wall:  today at 1734 UTC,
> I copied and exchanged reports with W0TUP in
> Minot,  No. Dakota.  He was running 850 mW using
> the Rock-Mite.  He has the little PCB mounted in
> an Altoids Cinnamon spice can (maybe an inch by
> two inches or so).  You can see his little rig and
> QRP distance records at:
> http://web.ndak.net/~anelson/rockmite.htm
> The distance between us was 3646 miles,  or, per
> his figuring, that is 4289 miles per watt courtesy
> of the amazing sensitivity of the Orion!
> I sent him a 439 report.
> As I say,  just a mark on the wall,  but he was excited,
> his greatest distance QRP so far.
> 73,  Jim  KH7M
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