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Subject: [TenTec] Omni VI owners
From: w.dillon@ic.ac.uk (Wayne Dillon)
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 17:08:52 GMT
Hi all, 
        From a very satisfied Ten Tec user (un the UK) the reason we don't
buy Ten Tec [new] is because of the regulations enforced by the EEC (Lord
bless their little cotton socks). As I understand the situation, radio
equipment imported for sale into Europe has to be type approved and carry
the CE mark, Ten Tec apparantly do not want to jump through these hoops (and
frankly I don't blame them!) as obtaining type approval would in all
likleyhood put the "Rice Boxes" to shame. This is in no way a critisism of a
company who IMHO produce the finest range of amateur radio equipment
available today. I still use an Omni "C" and a Argossy II, I've never yet
found a "Rice Box" which can compete - especially on '40 in the evenings.

My "10 cents worth" from across the pond! for what it's worth.

73 to all de WAyne - G0JJQ

At 05:39 26/02/97 -0800, you wrote:
>At 06:59 AM 2/26/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>>I hear rumor from Eu friends that Europeans dont buy the Omni VI because it
>>>cant handle strong signals.
>>>Hud K5ZG (KT7G)
>>        I bought Ten-Tec gear Because I lived close to some powerful
>>contesting stations(K3TUP,K3LR just for starters), and I can't for the life
>>of me know what your talking about, I got rid of a Kenwood and a Yeasu that
>>I owned just for the very reason you are describing. 
>>73, Chris KB3A
>Most times I am amazed at the Omni VI's ability to filter out all the
>unwanted trash off to the sides. I'm using the recommended filter set-up
>(2.4, 1.8 SSB filters and the .50 and .25 CW filters with the 500 hz narrow
>The only area where I've noticed the Omni seems to fall short is on 40
>meters. 40 seems to have a number of stations that have extremely bad key
>clicks. My Omni has been very susceptible to some of these stations and
>there have been instances where I will hear stations as far away as 20 - 25
>khz up/down the band (not a mistake-that's khz not hz).
>These are not local stations either. My QTH is Marcola, OR (in the rural
>area outside Eugene) and the QTHs of the stations I'm talking about have
>been in California, Montana and a few other Western States.
>But this is in the extreme minority. 
>Steve / AA7FL
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