[TenTec] ORRION ll S Meter
ronc at sonic.net
Sun Jul 3 13:50:00 PDT 2011
That looks very close to the numbers I came up with that are posted on my
It's still one of my "Wish List" items to get fixed!
From: tentec-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com]
On Behalf Of emoss98133 at msn.com
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 11:48 AM
To: tentec at contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] ORRION ll S Meter
I had been noticing that I could hear signals quite well and the s meter was
not moving off of S1.
So I borrowed a HP 8654B Sig gen that was still in calibration and checked
out my S meter and found it was way off.
So a call to TT and talked to the Tech. and was advised to send in for a
check out, which we did.
They reset the IF gain and adjusted the s meter and checked the alingment,
+ 24hr burn in. and said it is just like a new Orrion getting the rig back I
checked it with the sig gen and find it way off from what the standard
I also used the Elecraft XG3 with a step attenuator and it follows very
close with the HP sig.gen
as per the standard:
sig gen set to: My ORION S meter shows
-121dbm = S 1 S0
-115dbm = S 2 S0
-109dbm = S3 S0
-103dbm = S4 S0
--97 dbm = S5 S1
- 91 dbm = S6 S3
- 85 dbm = S7 S5
- 79 dbm = S8 S7
- 73 dbm = S9 S9
- 63 dbm = S9+10 S9+20
-53 dbm = S9+20 S9+45
-43 dbm = S9+30 S9+60
- 33dbm = S9+ 40 S9+60
can some one check and see if this is the way their Orion ll tracks...
as it stands now this is way off.
I was under the impression that the S meter was to track close to the
Thanks Ed K7WIA
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