If I wanted a commercial, I'd be watching TV... Buy some ad space in the
magazines, I'd rather not see advertisements on the reflector.
73 de KB8TRK
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Helms <email@example.com>
To: Ten-Tec EMAIL Reflector <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 4:50 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Spec comparison of Ten-Tec Pegasus VS Kachina 505DSP
> Below is an indication of what Kachina thinks about the comparison
> the 505DSP and the new Ten-Tec Pegasus Computer Controlled radio!
> Ten-Tec's published specs are rather vague, which makes it difficult
> for us
> to do a side-by-side comparison. However, based on what we do know,
> Kachina has much better receiver sensitivity (.18 uVvs .35 uV),
> dynamic range (118 dB vs 90 dB), 3rd order intercept point (+18 dBm
> vs +10
> dBm), spurious and image rejection (>80 dB typical vs >60 dB) and
> output (4W @ 4 Ohm vs 2W @ 4 Ohm)
> The Kachina also has a number of built-in features not presently
> on the Pegasus, such as built-in CW keyer and keyboard CW, built-in
> Smith chart, built-in Logbook with callsign look-up via CD Rom
> database and
> optional remote control, antenna rotor control and built-in ATU.
> Technically, I suspect the comparisons are much the same as if you
> were to
> compare a $2,200 conventional radio with a $900 conventional radio.
> You do
> get more for your money but it's up to the buyer to decide whether he
> performance or economy.
> Does the Ten-Tec have any "holes" in its coverage, frequencies that
> masked by computer noise or intentionally muted to cover such noise,
> such as
> is the case some inexpensive computer-based receivers? We don't know
> We do know that we went to great lengths to add extra shielding to
> 505DSP to make sure that this did not happen with our radio. We did
> not see
> extensive shielding on the TenTec when we viewed it at Dayton, so are
> anxious to find out for ourselves. I suppose we'll have to await the
> review to know for sure.
> Also note that the internal firmware of the 505DSP can be easily and
> completely upgraded via plug-in ROM cards. I don't know whether or
> not this
> is the case with the TenTec.
> I hope I have managed to answer at least some of the questions that
> we have
> been asked.
> Kachina Communications, Inc.
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