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[TenTec] Horror story

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Subject: [TenTec] Horror story
From: aa8ve@juno.com (JEFF S JOHNSON)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 07:54:27 -0500
Here's an e-mail I got from a friend who just got a new rig:

> Jeff,
>Just a note to let you know I got my new Omni-D today it really looks
good. I connected >it to the power supply and turned it on everything was
great. I opened it and made sure >everything was tight and nothing got
bumped loose in shipping just like you said. 
>Thought it would be a good idea to check all the screws just to be sure.
Boy it's a good 
>thing I did, all of the Allen screws were about half way out of their
holes. I also found all >of the little brass screws were stripped out and
just went round and round so I put >some 5 minuet epoxy on them to hold
everything. Then I noticed the guy left all the blue >volume controls up
at about half way or so, I put them all back down lower so it won't >be
to loud with headphones on. I double checked to be sure I got them all,
there sure >are a lot of screws in this thing and I don't want to have to
get back in here again.   I get >nervous around all this electronic
stuff, always feel like I'm going to screw something >up.
>Well I put the covers back on and turned the rig on to play some radio.
First I thought >the bands were dead but now I think something may be
wrong with the rig. I hear the >same thing on all bands just a low
hissing sound. I checked the antenna switch and >everything.  What does
it mean when the display reads 88.8HE.F ?  I can't get it to >change no
matter how many times I turn the tuning knob.
>If you get a chance this weekend could you swing by and take a look ? I
probably just >have a switch in the wrong place or something stupid like
that. You know me always >one dumb thing or another!   I'd hate to have
to send this in to Ten-Tec for service >already.
>73 and hope to see you soon,  (ID withheld to protect the embarrassed)

Happy Halloween!!!

Jeff aa8ve
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