[TenTec] In praise of older technology AM transmitwithTenTecrigs
jrichards at k8jhr.com
Thu Feb 27 16:21:58 EST 2014
On 2/27/2014 7:44 AM, Barry N1EU wrote:
> As far as the menu ergonomics, if the Omni VII is anything like the Orion
> (I believe it is), it's the easiest to use menu system I've ever
> encountered on an hf radio.
It is even easier. The Orion has multiple
menus broken up on logical groupings and has
many more features, settings, and controls to
futz with. The Omni VI has something like
45 +/- items in a single list you scroll through
and can see like 18 items at a time.
Piece of pie to operate. If what you want does
not have a dedicated button on the screen, then
it is quickly found in the menu.
My ONLY complaint is they did not group similar
or related functions together as it would have
been even easier had they put all Transmit
controls in one block, skipped a line and put
all receiver controls in another block, and
maybe separated the CW specific controls in a
third block, and so on. Use the one level
menu or a button and multi-knob on the front
> As far as the roofing filter - you really only need this IMHO if you're
> doing cw contesting.
Not sure I agree with some of the others who
say roofing filters and etc. only matter in a
contest or for CW. I an NCS for a weekly
Brand X transceiver owner's net, and there are
times when stations crowd us on either side of
our usual net frequency, and sometimes it is
easier to pare down the pass band with the filter
scheme until I cannot hear them on either side.
This happens a lot, actually, either from some
guy having a super wide signal 3 MHz above us,
or if he is just 1.5 MHz below us... and (of
course) he is always loud. I am disinclined
to slide up and ask him to QSY a skosh, so I
just narrow the filters and drive on. I am sure
there is a better plan...but that usually works
So, unless I misunderstand the point, I think
these things do matter in more mundane circumstances
than contesting and crowded CW conditions.
He said... donning his Teflon Suit... ;-) ;-)
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