[TenTec] Omni VI Plus freq. readout

Mike Hyder -N4NT- N4NT@charter.net
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 12:06:27 -0400

Would someone kindly explain to me why I need to know my frequency with such
This reminds me of the story about the medical student and his father.  All
through medical school the boy fondly thought of his father's coming home
from his blue-collar job and sitting down in front of his hi-fi record
player and listening to music.  The boy vowed that when he got to where he
could do it, he was going to get his father the finest stereo set that money
could buy.

That day came.  The boy took his dad on the long awaited shopping trip.
They compared this stereo with that.  They studied specifications and
studied specifications and compared specifications.

Finally they got the very best set that money could buy.

The next time the boy came home to visit, he noticed that his dad didn't
listen to his music anymore.  He asked why.  The father's response was
telling.  He said, "You know, I used to listen to the music.  Now all I hear
is the wow, rumble, flutter and harmonic distortion."

73, Mike N4NT

----- Original Message -----
From: "George, W5YR" <w5yr@att.net>
To: <n4lq@iglou.com>
Cc: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VI Plus freq. readout

Better than what?

If I may mention the name, my Icom 756PRO is never more than 5 Hz off WWV
on a cold start and within 5 minutes is within 2 Hz or less and get even
closer as it warms up. It can be readily adjusted dead on to WWV, but the
adjustment is "touchy" so I usually quit fooling with it after I get it
down to a one Hz error. My calibration procedure provides 0.1 Hz

73/72, George
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe
Amateur Radio W5YR -  the Yellow Rose of Texas
In the 57th year and it just keeps getting better!

n4lq@iglou.com wrote:
> > Frankly, I don't find the Kenwood's, Yaesu's or Icom's to be any better
> > in
> > terms of actual frequency vs. displayed frequency.
> >
> Amazing!