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[TenTec] Beauty of Orion

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Subject: [TenTec] Beauty of Orion
From: AC5E@aol.com (AC5E@aol.com)
Date: Thu Apr 10 14:33:42 2003
I second Tommy, WD4K's, comments on the Orion. The primary reciever is by far 
the best receiver ever to hit my shack. And excepting Japan Radio, I have 
owned most of the TOL radios and used the rest. 

The transmitter is nothing short of amazing. Local hams tell me it's the 
first rig they have heard me use that actually sounds like me. Even with 
considerable RF processing dialed in I still "sound open and unprocessed." 
And the DX seems equally impressed by the audio - they seem to dig me out a 
pileup quicker and to copy my call complete the first time. 

Warts, don't likes, and the lot? Frankly, that will take more time to decide. 
It's different from anything else I have used - but that's no more a 
criticism than the old boy who inherited a ton of money and traded his twenty 
year old work truck in on a BMW. When asked how he liked the Beemer he said 
it was different but it was sure an improvement on his Mack. 

There may be something I decide I don't like or that I would like to change. 
But that's going to take many more hours before I will know enough to form an 
informed opinion. 

Except for one thing. I do want another Orion for the second seat in my 

73  Pete Allen  AC5E
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