[CQ-Contest] Topband: IC-756 Pro II CW Settings

Tom Rauch w8ji at contesting.com
Tue Nov 15 19:29:30 EST 2005

> On the Pro2 and Pro3, the factory default CW rise time
setting is 4 msec
> and results in clicks +/-1.5 kHz.  6 msec is a bit better,
with clicks
> +/-1.0 kHz.  All users should set this to 8 msec (the max)
to reduce
> their clicks to +/-500 Hz.  The actual CW rise/fall time
for this radio
> is about half of the menu setting.

I wonder why manufacturers bother to give a rise and fall
number that is so far off??

Do you think they count rise and fall times as the sum of
both rise and fall, rather than the rise time and fall time?

By the way, the shape is as much or more important than the
actual rise and fall. The Orion was not especially clean at
any setting until they corrected a little knee at the very
top of the leading edge of the envelope where the ALC kicked

We have to watch the sharp slope changes as much as the

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