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[TenTec] Beauty of Orion

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Subject: [TenTec] Beauty of Orion
From: mark@microenh.com (Mark Erbaugh)
Date: Thu Apr 10 23:05:29 2003

Yes, there are things that I would like to see added:

1) syncronous AM reception
2) ability to disable the AGC response during frequency scanning
3) sharper / narrower filters

You are right, within the features that the Pegasus does have there are very
few 'bugs'.

I realize that TT has very little incentive to upgrade the firmware for the
Pegasus. I doubt there's much they could do that would increase sales, so
the logic is why spend much time on it.  I'm not faulting them for that. I
would like to see new features as it might save me from buying a new radio,
but I still feel that I've gotten my money's worth for the what is there.
The point I was making with the post was some of the euphoria with the new
Orion seems to be that TT will always be making new upgrades available and
the radio will never go 'out of date'. As we have seen with the Pegasus,
this isn't quite true.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael A. Newell, WB4HUC" <mnewell1@austin.rr.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 17:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Beauty of Orion

> Mark:
> With the Pegasus being five years old, hopefully the need for
> firmware updates to fix things has becomes less necessary.
> Are there specific things you want to see added or specific
> problems you want them to address, or are you just making
> a general observation about the lack of updates?
> 73,
> Mike - WB4HUC
> Austin, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark@microenh.com>
> To: <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 1:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Beauty of Orion
> > I do have to put in a comment here. People are touting the ability of
> > firmware in the Orion to be upgraded. This is true, and is a feature
> > was first used by TT with the Pegasus. However, the upgrades are only
> > available if TT chooses to make them available. It has been well over a
> year
> > ( 1/15/2002 ) since we have seen a firmware update for the Pegasus. How
> long
> > will it be before the Orion is relegated to the back burner and updates
> stop
> > coming?
> >
> > Mark
>      <BIG, BIG SNIP>
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