[TenTec] Omni VI Plus freq. readout

Paul Christensen w9ac@arrl.net
Thu, 3 Oct 2002 12:49:15 -0400

Where the problem becomes apparent is when frequency error far exceeds the least significant display digit.  In other words, if the
display is meant to indicate an operating frequency down to 10Hz resolution, what good is a 10Hz display digit when the allowable
specified frequency error is in the order of 80Hz to 100Hz?  We may as well cover up the last digit with tape because its use
becomes irrelevant.  This was indeed my case prior to the installation of the TCXO.

With the inclusion of the retro-fitted TCXO, my Omni Six deviates no greater than 30 Hz from cold start-up on 10M.  If I want more
accuracy (e.g., digital modes), I tune to WWV at 10 MHz from the 30M band button.  Checking the display accuracy becomes a very
simple procedure and I find the band-to-band frequency variances to be less than 10 Hz.

-Paul, W9AC

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Blackwell" <aa4nn@earthlink.net>
> To: <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VI Plus freq. readout
> > Hey, I'm hoping this thread about frequency accuracy is going to die, or
> > maybe should die.  Enough is enuff, already.  Okay, so you have your rig
> > down to 7.011.016 just for your own gratification.  Then you fill out a QSL
> > card and what do you write on it?  40m?  7mHz? or do you write 7.011.016
> > just to challenge the other guys receive frequency?  If you want accuracy
> > in your equipment, that's okay.  I like that idea.  Sounds good to me.
> > Most of us don't have measuring equipment and are just pleased to know we
> > work within the bands.  Maybe there should be a reflector for Ten-Tec guys
> > who can't sleep nights because their omnipotent rig drifted .006 Hz last
> > night.  Hmmm, maybe that N'easter wind did it!  geesh
> > de Joe, aa4nn (Century/21, Triton 540, Corsair II, Omni VI+, Pegasus, qr
> >
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