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..
>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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