[TenTec] RFI question for Orion and other TT rigs

n3nd@aol.com n3nd at aol.com
Sun Jun 26 12:56:57 EDT 2005

The use of aluminum instead of ferrous material (steel) for chassis, 
separate compartments, etc. is probably one of the greatest reasons TT 
rigs are more RFI prone.

Dan -- N3ND

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5. Re: WTB: Jones Iambic Key (NZ8J)
6. Re: RFI question for Orion and other TT rigs (Tommy Alderman)
7. Paragon II Info Wanted (Chuck)


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Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:00:41 +0000
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Subject: [TenTec] RFI question for Orion and other TT rigs
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Dear List,
This is in no way a flame on anything, but I would like to know which 
rigs are prone to a "dirty" RF shack. I've heard the Jupiter is prone 
to having
problems in a shack with stray RF in it. I would like to know if the 
Orion has
the same problem or if any of the older TT rigs do. I know for a fact 
that the
Century 21 does not because I used it without problems.

I know that cleaning up the RF is the best solution, but I am always
experimenting with antennas, feed lines, baluns, etc. and I have never 
operational problems with the Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood or Alinco radios 
that I've
used. I've been "tickled" a number of times when touching knobs while
transmitting, but it seems to be as much dependent on the radio as it 
is with
the antenna or feeding system.

By the way, I just picked up my first Yaesu HF rig, an FT-101E basket 
What a joy it is to work on. Separate removable PC boards, lots of 
reached adjustment points, and an excellent user and service manual 
written for a competent ham, not a service technician to understand. A 
of evenings and it was back to good working order. It?s nice to have an
appliance to "turn on and talk", but it?s also a lot of fun to "work" a 
while tuning across the bands.



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