I have just gotten on the list and I have just gotten
involved in HF radio. I am really enamored of CW. You
don't have to opporate CW long before you hear about
the Ten-Tec legend among seasoned oporators! Right
now I am using a Heathkit HW-101 which is on loan from
another HAM. But I am really interested in the
Pegasus. I don't know much about the numbers and how
they relate to other machines that are out there. I
would appreciate any interpretation that someone else
could bring on this. How does the Pegasus specs
compare with other rigs such as ICOM 756, Kenwood 570,
Yaesu's (or any of the current YaeComWood rigs).
I am also attracted to Pegasus because I am a
programmer. The only thing I would like to say to
Ten-Tec is to support the Open Source/Free sofware
movements as much as you can. It is probably
important from a marketing point of view to create MS
Windows software but how about sharing the source
code? This would make it a bit easier to port to
other plateforms such as MAC and Linux.
If I get a pegasus, I will try to create some software
for Linux and it will be Free, Open Source. Judging
from the programming guide for the RX-320, Ten-Tec has
done a good job of describing how to program that unit
and I would assume the same quality will be in the
guide for the Pegasus. But why not share the source
If anyone would like to know more about Free software,
visit these sites:
--- "Ten-Tec Inc. Amateur Radio Sales"
> We've been reading some of the reflector comments on
> the Pegasus over the
> last couple of days. I wanted to point out a couple
> of features that the
> Pegasus will incorporate and correct a technical
> inaccuracy that was
> posted here.
> It was noted in an earlier e-mail message that the
> blocking dynamic range
> of the Kachina 505DSP was 118 dB vs. 90 dB for the
> Pegasus. This is an
> apples to oranges comparison. 118 dB is the claimed
> blocking dynamic
> range spec for the 505DSP; the 90 dB quoted for the
> Pegasus is the
> two-tone third order IMD dynamic range spec.
> Kachina specs the 505DSP
> two-tone third order IMD dynamic range at 96 dB;
> Ten-Tec spec for the
> 550 Pegasus is 90 dB.
> After hearing lots of comments at Dayton on computer
> transceivers, we made a couple of feature additions
> that are not listed
> on our sales literature. First, utilizing the
> latest available
> technology, we've made plug-in ROM upgrades a thing
> of the past.
> The ROM chip in the Pegasus will be upgradeable via
> the Internet.
> The "Flash Loader" software incorporated into the
> transceiver operating
> software will allow you to upgrade the ROM chip via
> files downloaded
> from our web site. Of course, the operating
> software will also be
> upgradeable from web site downloads.
> We will be incorporating a CW keyer into the
> Pegasus. We had announced
> it as "probable", but it will definitely be
> included. The initial
> version of the Pegasus will also be shipping with
> the Buckmaster
> Publishing HamCall CD-ROM integrated as part of the
> Pegasus operating
> interface and will include a free copy of the
> HamCall CD-ROM shipped
> with the transceiver.
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
> Amateur Radio Product Manager
> Ten-Tec, Inc., 1185 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville,
> TN 37862 USA
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