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[TenTec] Omni-VI Trouble..??

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Subject: [TenTec] Omni-VI Trouble..??
From: peplasters@rockford.com (Paul Plasters)
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 10:12:06 -0600
Tim, I would check how many OMNI VI's have been sold, then count the number
of people with the problem.  That should give you a percentage of the
problem.  I used to build aircraft electronic components for a local large
company (I still work their, but now I am in a maintainance of electronic
gear.  I would often find that a slight rerouting of wire would create or
cure some problem.  Maybe something similar is the culprit here?  Or it
could be a marginal component.  I seen a lot of that also.
Either way, I really like my OMNI VI.  If I didn't I would replace it as
soon as possible.  I also enjoy my Scout as a mobile rig, keeping in mind
the price I paid for it ($495.00) as compared to the OMNI VI.
73 Paul K9PEP

At 12:42 PM 11/22/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Tim K0FL said:
>As a new Ten-Tec owner (Omni-V) and a new reader to this reflector it
>seems that there are alot of messages reporting trouble with the
>Is there a major problem with this radio..?? Did ten tec have this
>with the other models it produced.?? Just curious..
>Greetings Tim:
>Dunno.  Maybe cuz folks speak up when something has gone wrong.  Most
>don't speak up when all is hunky dory.
> I'm an OMNI VI, Titan amp, Mod 238 antenna tuner owner since '93.  A
>couple of troubles with the VI over that timeframe.  Ten-Tec provided
>first class customer assistance and rapid factory repair.  Hey,
>electronic equipment fails from time to time.   I've used a lot of
>radios since 1956 , in commercial, military, and amateur applications,
>in contest efforts and general usage, and the very finest transceiver
>I've ever, ever, used is the OMNI VI.  I did the factory upgrade to
>PLUS last year and the OMNI VI got better.
>That doesn't answer your question about the previous Ten-Tec radio
>models but it may help explain how and why Ten-Tec improved their
>product(s) as time moved on.  Remember to make radio comparisons among
>the same vintage and the equivalent feature categories.  e.g. Don't
>equally compare a Yaesu FT-101 with a TS-450S.  There is an
>evolutionary process.   Previous radios I have used had a deficiency
>or two.  In my OMNI VI, I'm still searching for a deficiency compared
>to those other radios I have used.  I can say that this is my first
>situation where the grass really isn't greener in the pasture beyond
>the fence.  I am not swayed by the folks that say it is greener.
>73  Pete K4LDR  Citrus County, FL on the Gulf of Mex
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