Subject: Re: Topband: Diversity Reception on 160
> > I was looking at the marketing info on the new TenTec Orion
> > transceiver, which claims to accomodate full diversity reception using
> > separate receive antenna ports and the two receivers. It all sounds
> > too cool to believe...
> Be sure they use common oscillators in the two receivers, so they
> remain **exactly** phase locked or use some other means of phase
> locking the receivers to the same exact frequency.
Today, I got a response from Scott Robins at TenTec to a question regarding
"phase locking" the ORION's receivers. Here is his response:
> You don't have to do anything for diversity reception. Merely push a
> the front panel to assign both receivers to a single VFO and start tuning
> the band with one or the other of the main tuning knobs (you can assign
> receivers to either of the two VFO's). Mix the audio any way you
> want - separate rxers in each ear, both in one ear, both in both ears.
> each receiver on a separate antenna. With Orion, you can even run each
> receiver to separate Beverages, then transmit on a 3rd antenna. We've
> to make it as flexible as possible....
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
Again, it sounds kinda nifty to say the least...
PS. Trust me, I don't work for TenTec and have no financial interest except
that I am looking at purchasing an ORION.