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[TenTec] Dot Mystery Solved - Documented

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Subject: [TenTec] Dot Mystery Solved - Documented
From: n4lq@iglou.com (n4lq@iglou.com)
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 09:55:49 -0500
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. 

-----Original Message-----
From: "John Huffman" <hjohnc@core.com>
To: "tentec" <tentec@contesting.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
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. 
> Close
> 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
> labels
> 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
> John
> P.S. - I am having trouble measuring the rise and fall times of my
> orange
> dot.  Rather than the 5 ms. suggested, it just seems to stay there all
> the
> time.  Advice would be appreciated.
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