[TenTec] Omni VI+ Keying
Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX
RMcGraw at Blomand.Net
Mon Aug 15 07:44:40 EDT 2005
Could some of these issues be the difference between and Omni VI opt 3 and a
Omni VI+? Although the Omni VI with opt 3 installed does have the same
features as the Omni VI+, from my experience, they aren't the same. As to
the exact differences, since I no longer have both, I can't do any
measurements nor do I recall specifically. However, I do recall that when I
acquired the Omni VI+ that it measured different and operated and sounded
different than the upgraded Omni VI with opt 3.
According to info that I have using the formula SPEED (WPM) = (DOTS/MIN)/25
Thus a string of dots that counts 10 dots per second, speed = (10 x 60) / 25
= 24 WPM.
Comparing dots to dashes, we find that dots should yield about 50% while
dashes should yield about 75% of the solid carrier mode. This can be
influenced to some degree by meter damping. In the case of a PEP, in either
case, meter the values should be near 100% of the solid carrier mode.
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