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RE: [linrad] IC706MKIIG
you are comparing a cup of tea with a good glass of
Maybe also the new Orion...
--- "D.W. Harms PA2DW" <eqtc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Leif e.a.
> There is only one radio which has superb keying even
> on fast QSK and that is
> my Ten Tec Paragon. Amazing!
> 73 Dick/PA2DW
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Leif Esbrink
> Verzonden: dinsdag 9 december 2003 22:56
> Aan: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Onderwerp: RE: [linrad] IC706MKIIG
> Hi Jim,
> > The 706 series is very picky about low power
> supply voltage.
> > I had to run #4 welding wire from my battery so I
> could run mobil
> > with the engine off. Somewhere near +12 volts and
> the frequency
> > becomes unstable. If your power source spikes
> momentarily below
> > 12 volts, it is very likely to cause a problem.
> This may or may not
> > relate to your problem, but is something to check.
> Some shortcuts
> > were taken in the 706 design, especially the noise
> OK. I do not think I have any problem here. I have a
> good 10A
> supply. I can not run at full power, but the
> problems are not
> changing when I change the output power. On 144 MHz
> the keying is
> perfect at all power levels.
> It seems the ALC (=driver stage gain) is not
> something the user is
> supposed to adjust. I have also received comments
> saying that this
> radio is known to be problematic on CW.
> When set for full break-in it causes terrible keying
> clicks. This
> mode should never be used in IC706MKIIG.
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