[TenTec] Corsair II Audio Question
Bob DeVarney W1ICW
w1icw at myfairpoint.net
Fri Mar 25 10:30:49 EDT 2022
I believe the circuit you're referring to is likely the audio bandpass
filter. It allows you to "peak" the audio on a particular tone for CW
clarity, in addition to the optional IF filters.
I did the OPA2134 mod to mine, and did not quite see the same results. I
suspect the improvement they saw was from removing that section from the
audio path. I still say that the radio is "quieter" even if I can't
prove it with test equipment. I chose to keep the audio bandpass
Overall, with the audio mods and the complete alignment I did, plus
adding a 250 Hz INRAD filter, this radio is a dream to operate on CW.
Too bad I got an Orion at the same time.. it will be a very choice to
decide which one stays, because I don't really have the room for both.
On 3/25/2022 9:01 AM, Shawn Upton via TenTec wrote:
> Sorry, my new-to-me radio didn't come with a manual. I'm glad that TenTec was nice enough to post pdf's but the copy isn't that great.
> >From what I can tell, audio on the IF/AF board goes first to the notch filter. The AGC is then tapped off this, and the audio then goes to what I don't understand just yet.
> Looks like audio goes to the bandpass filter made of U3 and U4, and goes to connector 6. But the audio after the notch filter also goes to here. It almost looks like a fader control here? As in, you could turn the pot full one way and get one audio path; or full other, and get the other. Or mix (sum) the two in some way. That would make sense but then I have R64 which looks like a sneak path around.
> [I did see the online mod for hiss reduction; I've ordered the OPA2134 boards to try that out. Working on seeing if I can make as quiet as my Omni C. :) Am toying with getting the 1.8kHz filter for some large noise reduction but waiting on that as it's not cheap!]
> Shawn kb1ckt
> TenTec mailing list
> TenTec at contesting.com
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
More information about the TenTec