>I'm not happy with the results.
>With some rig really being working properly, I would have
>doubled the final score, AT LEAST.
<bold>>See you all..
>Stay happy, but still, remember, think twice,
>before you start reading ten-tec commercials.
<bold>>Learn from the mistakes committed by others.
>It's a part of a universal wisdom, guys...
To the group.
So... this gets curiouser and curiouser. The paragon has magically
changed from the totally nonfunctional unusable piece of garbage
described in the original complaint, to a rig that worked well enough
to enable the Alec to achieve a decent contest score. Since the
contest score was posted here, the complaint has now morphed into the
Paragon (not the Paragon's <italic>operator</italic>) being the cause
of not achieving a spectacular (as opposed to merely respectable)
I called TenTec yesterday to check on the availability of power
connectors for an older rig. Before I could even ask the price, the
gentleman I spoke to in the service department offered to send two of
them to me totally free of charge, and then refused my offer to pay via
There seem to be two conflicting sets of experiences with TenTec.
On one hand, we have the complaint about a garbage radio which - as the
rest of the story emerges - actually works well enough to produce a
very respectable showing in a contest.
And then on the other hand, we have my experiences and the experiences
of ALMOST everyone I have ever encountered who has dealt with TenTec.
I have been on this planet long enough to learn a thing or three. One
of the things I have learned is that when the words and the actions
don't agree with each other, trust the actions.
Congratulations on your fine contest score.
<fontfamily><param>Geneva</param>Steve Weber, KD9BO
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