[TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

jack jfriend31 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 16 20:49:38 EDT 2012

Joe, the Orions come with a cable that connects the Orion to any computer 
that has serial ports or one can use a serial to USB cable. one of the lines 
is sound in and the other is sound out which connect to the input and output 
of the audio card. the Orion manual has a diagram showing the cable and its 

page 28 of the manual shows the pin-out of the cable hooked to the AUX I/O 
of the Orion. Pin 3 is PTT, Pin 4 is FSK, pin 6 is RIGHT AUX out (sound) Pin 
4 is LEFT AUX out, Pin 2 is ground. Page 28 explains the pin-out and 
continues on Page 29 with FSK application.

73 jack

-----Original Message----- 
From: k0bx at arrl.net
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 6:35 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

That is very good Jack, the problem is that I am not the owner of the Orion 
my friend W0TT is.  I am trying to get him on RTTY.
Maybe you could send me a note off line on what cables you are talking 
We do want to be able to use FSK and NOT AFSK.  And do CW without changing

Joe K0BX

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From: jack <jfriend31 at comcast.net>
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, October 17, 2012 12:31:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

One does not need a Rascal for RTTY with the Orion. one can use the cables 
came with Orion for RTTY direct to the computer. I have done exactly that 
all the years I have had my Orions 565, mostly CW but MixW3 will do all 
just about with the above cable connections to computer.

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