[TenTec] In praise of older technology
k0wtz at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 22 18:47:07 EST 2014
i have an omni 5 a very good radio but when the boys first got them and punched in their favorite qrg they would be off by several cycles and the tentac haters would come out of the woodwork. now what i did was i had the qrg in memory but when i put in in i would tune a couple of cycles get the persons voice natural and boom.. transmit and the boys never knew or said a thing.
was this a bad thing i dont know i liked the radio and as mainly a cw op it didnt matter although i worked a lot of 73ssb. that radio never and i mean never drifted off qrg.
so whats the big deal
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On Sat, 2/22/14, Brian Carling <bcarling at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [TenTec] In praise of older technology
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Cc: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 5:14 PM
How does a digital readout help you
to get on the same frequency any better than an analog one ?
If you can't hear when a human voice sounds natural then a
digital won't help.
Best regards - Bry Carling
> On Feb 22, 2014, at 6:01 PM, k6jek <k6jek at comcast.net>
> I know. As an aficionado of vintage equipment I agree
in spirt. But on SSB it really is delightful to talk with
people who are actually on frequency, a rarity with vintage
gear but the norm now with new equipment. People just sound
so much more human when their speech isn't shifted 30 Hz or
20 or even 10.
> I have a Corsair (I) and have not considered replacing
the PTO with a DDS unit but might just find a way to get a
better read of my actual frequency. Shouldn't be hard. That
way I can talk with my buddies on their Flex Radios (*),
ICOM 7600's and such without annoying them while still
enjoying my fine old stuff.
> Jon, K6JEK
> * I have all that modern stuff too, an SDR, OMNI VII
etc. I just don't like it much. Heck, I think my favorites
are the tube pieces from '50's.
>> On Feb 22, 2014, at 2:44 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>> I remember when digital frequency readouts (the
kind using an electronic counter, not the kind on a R-390)
started appearing on ham gear. Most people (myself included)
just had to have it. We never needed it before. There were
easy enough reliable methods to make sure we stayed inside
our band (or sub-band) limits, but for some reason it seemed
like a digital display of our frequency became a necessity.
>> DE N6KB
>>> On 2/22/2014 11:14 AM, Mike Bryce wrote:
>>> I guess it was a year ago I put in a DDS
replacement for the PTO. Rock solid. Dual VFOs, speed
sensitive tuning, all kinds of goodies.
>>> I took it out and the analog PTO back in.
>>> Yep, it didn’t have the same feel. It (the
DDS) made all kinds of noise when no antenna was connected.
>>> Sometimes, and this was one of them, older
really is better
>>> Mike, WB8VGE
>>> SunLight Energy Systems
>>> The Heathkit Shop
>>> J e e p
>>> A man with one clock knows what time it is. A
man with two clocks is never sure.
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