[TenTec] Omni VI question

Bob McGraw - K4TAX RMcGraw at Blomand.net
Sat Oct 6 11:30:16 EDT 2007

On the other hand, the Omni VII does LCW and UCW.  Problem solved.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr Gerald N Johnson" <geraldj at storm.weather.net>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VI question

> On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 23:39 -0500, Steve Berg wrote:
>> Thanks for the info.  I was concerned about the Omni VI since it does 
>> not have a transverter port like my Omni V.  I am looking for an IF rig 
>> with RIT which comes in handy during Aurora openings.  I prefer older 
>> rigs that do not require menus to operate.
>> 73,
>> Steve WA9JML
> The Omni V and VI have one very annoying habit. They go to LSB for CW
> and voice on VHF is universally USB, making it hard to do a mixed mode
> contact or to switch modes and still have the received signal tuned in.
> That's why I went with a Corsair II though I've never used it with a
> transverter. Since then I've acquired an FT-857D that works CW on SSB
> mode if desired and switches modes without changing the actual receive
> frequency and works well on 6, 2, and 432 by itself. It does have menus
> but also has a front panel RIT. And costs less than an Omni VI.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
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