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Subject: ? and / keys (fwd)
From: sales@tentec.com (Ten-Tec Inc.)
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 14:05:29 Eastern Standard Time
Hi Larry (and the TT Reflector):

Let me preface this by saying that I passed e-mail back and forth
with Tree regarding this issue in September when he posted a
message about this issue on the Ten-Tec Reflector.

We're always willing to listen to suggestions for improving any
characteristics of the Omni-VI.  Our last firmware upgrade in Mar. 96
was from user suggestions - adding the RIT tuning rate control,
selectable filters from the PC, etc.  We will continue to offer
upgrades like this for the Omni-VI, and when we are ready to do our
next one will consider the possibility of adding this feature.  
We, of course, want to maximize the usefulness of the transceiver
in any given situation whether contesting related or not.

Adding a second interface or substituting one for the Icom emulation
currently used is not a future possibility, however. 

See you in the NAQP CW contest Saturday Jan. 11

Scott Robbins, W4PA

At 05:14 PM 1/8/97 -0800, you wrote:
>TO: Tentec Engineering
>Any chance to get the command set changed so we can use N6TR's trick 
>software with our OMNI VIs? (Please read below.) Please let me know. 
>73, Larry N6NC 
>(Tentec owner for 27 years)
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
>Date: Wed, 8 Jan 97 15:40:31 PST
>From: LarryX Tyree contractor for brentc <larrytx@co.intel.com>
>To: hlserra@pwa.acusd.edu
>Cc: trlog@contesting.com
>Subject: Re: ? and / keys
>> Tree- Any hope of getting the shift keys to RIT the Tentec OMNI VI, or 
>> any ICOM rigs? 73, Larry N6NC
>There is about exactly zero chance of getting it in the Icom radios.
>There is maybe a slightly better chance of getting it in the Ten-Tec
>radios, but only after they add new commands to their firmware to allow
>this type of function.
>The reason I say there is some chance with the Ten-Tec, is that if 
>enough of you Omni owners complain to Ten-Tec about this feature,
>they might actually respond.
>They need to add commands that will bump the RIT up or down 10 or 20 hz
>per command.  Their scheme of reading the offset, adding or subtracting
>a incremental amount, and then writing the new frequency simply takes
>too long over the port.  The Kenwood radio does this with a 3 byte
>command RD; or RU; (RD - down, RU - up). 
>I think TenTec should support the kenwood command set (in addtion to the 
>existing one).  But, I am not the engineering manager there.
>I doubt Icom would ever respond.
>73 Tree
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