[TenTec] Orion III

Don Jones ko7i at comcast.net
Sat May 14 12:45:02 PDT 2011

DITTO! Excellent on CW, SSB not a big improvement here on my 6 opt 3 too.

Don Jones 
Arlington, WA 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Good [mailto:k4bg at planters.net] 
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 8:59 AM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion III

Noise Reduction "NR" :   I mostly agree with Carl.  My gear is Omni VI Opt-3

and opt-1 on a second unit.  SSB is a significantly "modified" sound making 
it more difficult to understand due to the lack of sibilance.  However, 
personally I like the "modified" sound when copying CW.  I would describe it

as "enhanced".  On CW,  I use speeds up to 35 wpm or so with the "NR" always

"on".  Regards,  Bob K4BG

From: "Carl Moreschi" <n4py2 at earthlink.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:37
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion III

> The NR you are talking about does not exist on any radio.  Still to this
> day I have never seen an NR that truely helps with copy.  They might
> make things quieter but copy is always best under difficult conditions
> with NR off.
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 121 Little Bell Dr.
> Hays, NC 28635
> www.n4py.com
> On 5/14/2011 11:12 AM, Tony Lelieveld wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I agree. I'd go with an external panadapter. Why are people rumbling 
>> about
>> an Orion III? Let's get the O-II finalized first. I am still waiting for
>> an upgrade that will improve the NR part of the rig. One that, when you
>> activate it, will truly reduce the noise WITHOUT altering the audio 
>> quality
>> of the voice you're receiving.
>> On some signals it seems to work okay but mostly it distorts the audio 
>> and
>> acts erratically and I am running ver. 2.044A. Different settings of the
>> AGC threshold and manual AGC level do not seem to make much difference.
>> 73, Tony VE3DWI
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Barry N1EU"<barry.n1eu at gmail.com>
>> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"<tentec at contesting.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TenTec] O3 wish list
>>> Well said and totally agree Paul. Limited engineering resources can
>>> be put to much better use. If the rig mfr provides I.F. output,
>>> they've done their job.
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