My sources have uncovered a sinister plot. TenTec was originally called
Ten0Tec and was a Japanese company. Here is proof.
Note the orange dot on the side of this product.
From: "John Huffman" <email@example.com>
To: "tentec" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 07:50:41 -0500
Subject: [TenTec] Dot Mystery Solved - Documented
> I believe I have solved the mystery of the orange/black dot.
> First the documentation - On page 22 of the December 2001 issue of CQ
> magazine there is a picture of the Ten-Tec manufacturing facilities.
> inspection reveals the logo on the building has an ORANGE dot.
> This would lead one to believe that orange dot Ten-Tec's are
> manufactured in
> Sevierville. Orange dot rigs are the true all-American rigs.
> Thus, the black dot rigs are likely manufactured elsewhere. Probably
> out of
> the country. Those with black dot rigs might check inside to see if
> on the circuit board are in Spanish, or even Canadian.
> Or, black dot rigs may even be knock-offs, like a Rolodax version of a
> Rolodex. If you bought you rig from a guy on a street corner wearing
> sunglasses and a lot of rings, it's probably a knock-off.
> Since my Omni V has an orange dot, I find this explanation of the dots
> to be
> satisfying and complete. Doubters may exist, however....
> 73 de K8HJ
> P.S. - I am having trouble measuring the rise and fall times of my
> dot. Rather than the 5 ms. suggested, it just seems to stay there all
> time. Advice would be appreciated.
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