Hi Doug: I won't get into the contest of whether you
should trade or not. All I can do is to let you know my experience as an
owner of both.
The OMNI-6 is a much better radio, but there are
places that the OMNI-V cleans it's clock.
Great QSK and keying
Easier to use, due to all functions are handles by
controls instead of a menu.
Has bad birdie problem.
Heterodyne oscillators need periodic alignment to
keep calibration correct.
Has a calendar for us dummies who can't
remember the GMT date.
Of course has DSP
Many more functions with optional filters, tuning
Has cured the birdie problem.
Heterodyne oscillators are phase locked to a clock
and very seldom need setting.
Keying and QSK are not up to the OMNI-V
quality. The leading edge of the waveform is
almost vertical. QSK is pumpy, not what you find
in the five. (The above have been addressed on
this reflector as to cures. Mine is now much better)
There you go, Doug. This is my experience, and I
think you'll find the same comments from most of the
guys who have owned both.
73, de KL7HF
From: BDrum5555 <BDrum5555@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 1:46 PM
Subject: [TenTec] what to do?
>Hey guys I think this might be a question that may be a little bit
>but here it goes.
> I have just sold some old radios that I didn't need anymore so I could by
>Herculesll amp. Well I was about to call Scott at TT and have him send me
>but I happened to have a nice talk with a guy on 18m the other day. He
>that he was using a Omni 6+ . I then told him I was going to by the
>amp. He told me if I were him, I should sell my Omni 5 and get the Omni 6+
>instead of using the money on the amp. He thought the 6+ was of better
>to me than the amp and I would really like it more than the 5.
>Most of my hamming is just fun, little dx and some cw.
> So what do you think?
>PS. I do not have the money to buy both!
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