[TenTec] OMNI 6+ weak tone on receive

Gary F dukeshifi at comcast.net
Tue Mar 21 19:19:41 EDT 2017

Sounds like a compromised ground somewhere.

The Omni 6 had plenty of digital noise. Ten Tec did a lot of good work putting grounds here and there, plus some insulator tape here and there to reduce that digital noise.

If any of that work is disturbed, you will get this sort of digital hash through your audio.

There also may be a bad decoupling capacitor somewhere, allowing digital hash to appear in the audio.

Since you can notch it out, you can forget about the noise coupling into the AF stages.

Pull the case off, remove the 6.3 MHz filter (or select one of the narrow slots that has no filter in it) and see if the tone goes away. Please report back.



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> On Mar 21, 2017, at 1:54 PM, N4IJ . <dougn4ij at gmail.com> wrote:
> Suspect this is an alignment issue but:
> Recently I have noticed a weak tone when on RX.  I can notch it out,  I can
> passband it out too.  If I turn the VFO knob, the tone will disappear while
> tuning and then return once stopped.  This is a weak tone, but gets
> annoying after a while.  A weak signal will mask the tone.  Have not
> measured the freq but would guess 1khz or so, maybe higher.
> Doug N4IJ
> Harrah, OK
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