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On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:06:46 +0000 "Eric SENSI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Yaesu FT-1000MP vs Tentec ORION
> Hello everybody,
> . . . yada, yada, yada . . .
> So let's go :
> 1. Is there any quick memory bank channels to store frequencies
> during HF
> operations ? I suppose I have to use the 4 band stacking registers
> am I right ?
4 Bandstacking registers per band plus 100 memories
> 2. Is there any channel step size function for example when
> listening to
> broadcast stations which have a 9KHz channel step spacing ?
Nope - just a set of tuning step sizes for the encoder. You can set to 1
KHz steps, and this makes for an easy spin from one AM station to the
> 3. Is there any scanning function on the ORION ? No information
> about VFO or
> memory scan function into the ORION manual.
Apparently not - no hits on "scan" anywhere in the manual. You do
realize you can download the manual and read through it, right? It's on
the TT web site.
> 4. During transverter operation, is there any change into the
> display like 50MHz, 144MHz, etc ?
Nope - at least not yet.
> 5. Is there any "beep" when a key is pressed on the front panel ? Is
> volume adjustable ?
No beeps - I'm glad - I always find that annoying, esp when they send CW
> 6. For FSK/RTTY operation - Are the shift and polarity adjustable ?
> ORION user manual is talking
> about the tone only (high/low).
In FSK, the polarity can be switched, but the tones are set for the
standard 170 Hz shift. Works great, by the way.
> 7. Is there any CTCSS tone selection to access repeaters ? No info
> into the
> ORION manual for FM
> repeater operation !
> 8. About the internal antenna tuner. Why is it only active on the
> connection ? I suppose it is
> "by design" ?
Looks like it. THe 2nd output would require either a 2nd tuner, or more
switching to move it back and forth. Since it could only be tuned to one
at any individual time, I guess they elected to just make it available on
> 9. Tentec do not provide the LDG internal autotuner for the TT565 as
> option ! At least, at this time. Information from the UK Tentec
I don't know if the tuner is an LDG OEM job, or a TT design. It is
pretty good, albeit a bit noise as it's searching for a match. This is
my first all-relay tuner.
> 10. Optional 310 fan. Is this fan thermostatically controled once
> connect it to the +13.8VDC cinch connector at the back ? Does it
> runs all
> the time or not ?
Runs all the time. Mine is very quiet- my PC's fans are much louder.
> That's all... I know that some questions are "stupid" (e.g. #4, #5,
> #10) but
> it is just a rough comparison between the 2 rigs... these are not
> differences but functional differences !
There are no stupid questions!
> I want the best, but I do not want to loose some of the
> functionalities of
> my FT-1000MP !
> Thanks to all, and please excuse my english, this is not my main
> so i'm not always responsible for all the mistakes ! HI 3x ! :-)
You're doing fine - and your English looks better than a lot of what I
read on the reflector :-).
> Eric, ON6CV
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