[TenTec] Omni 6 Filter Question
Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 21:36:56 -0500
Good suggestion, swap filter positions. If the problem stays with the 250
Hz position it is a switching issue. If it moves to the 500 Hz position it
is a filter issue.
Yes, the 250 Hz filter is very narrow and PBT is critical. I have both the
Omni VI+ and a Paragon with 500 Hz and 250 Hz filters. Same on both rigs.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni 6 Filter Question
> Hi Bill,
> My Paragon uses the same Ten-Tec 6.3 MHz filters and on mine there is no
> greater loss with the 250 Hz filter compared to the 500 Hz.
> I'm sure you probably already know this but the 250 Hz filter is pretty
> sharp, so you have to make sure your bandpass is peaked correctly. On my
> Paragon it is aligned so at its standard 700 Hz CW offset the knob is
> right in the center. I assume the Omni would be similar. So I would say
> if that is all correct maybe you have a defective filter, although maybe
> there could be something wrong with your filter switching. I would
> expect the switching to either work, or not, though...but maybe you could
> swap filter positions to verify that. Perhaps someone else would care to
> comment on that possibility before you do anything there, as I'm just
> I haven't tried any of the Inrad filters - I have heard many good
> comments about them, but I am satisfied with the Ten-Tec filters. If I'm
> not mistaken Inrad makes a 400 Hz filter which would probably be a nice
> compromise between the 500 and 250 Hz if one wanted to only buy one
> narrow filter. I use my 500 Hz for CW and RTTY and the 250 Hz for CW,
> PSK31, and MFSK16.
> 73 de Mark N8COO
> On Mon, 09 Sep 2002 18:13:33 -0500 Bill KB9IV <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hello, I have a Omni 6 and it has a 6 Mhz 250 Hz filter that has
> > 10-12 dB loss compared to
> > the 6 Mhz 500 Hz filter......is this typical?? Are Inrad 9 Mhz 250
> > Hz better for loss or
> > do I have a bad filter? Thanks in advance!
> > 73, Bill
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