Rusty doesn't drive a Ford anymore, he switched to Dodge this year. Hey I
have to talk about something, my Orion didn't get here yet. I'm in the
73 Jeff kb2m, happy owner of a Pegasus
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Hoffman" <email@example.com>
To: "Bill Fulling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion heartache
> Heh... even us 'Yankees' like NASCAR !!
> Seriously though, I think it is important to be carefull to separate our
> preferences from 'real' bugs.
> We all like/dislike certain features. This doesn't make them good, or
> them bugs either. In my view, a bug is something that doesn't work as it
> was designed to work. A feature that works as designed, but that I don't
> like, is not a bug.
> Anyway, if anyone wants to give me their Orion, I'll be glad to accept it,
> 'bugs' -so called- and all !
> 73 de Gary, AA2IZ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Fulling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 9:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion heartache
> > Hello Scott,
> > I don't own an Orion can't afford one right now but do own a Jupiter and
> > very happy with it.What really ticks me off on this so called TT
> > site are the half dozen or so people that monopolize it 24/7 that do not
> > or own TT ham gear.My personal "redneckNASCAR" opinion of them is
> > their endless posts about how bad,poor programmed ,etc TT gear is as
> > compared to their KENYAECOMM stuff is sort of like
> > listening to Rusty bellyaching about Dale's Chevy when Rusty drives a
> > If they don't own or use TT gear-ignore them!
> > 73 de Bill W4NJF
> > Bill Fulling
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ten-Tec Inc. Amateur Radio Sales" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 9:52 AM
> > Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion heartache
> > > At 04:59 PM 4/9/03 -0400, you wrote:
> > >
> > > > Although I stand behind my Orion statements, I never posted them,
> > > > were they intended for public disclosure.
> > > >
> > > > There have been eleven Orion firmware updates since v1.328 of
> > > > 28th. There are literally hundreds of software bugs in the control
> > program.
> > > > 73, Alan K2WS
> > >
> > > Good morning:
> > >
> > > I am sorry, but that statement is patently false. There are not
> > > of bugs'
> > > in anything that we build. I read the long post here on the
> > > and it's
> > > obvious that you didn't agree with our user-interface design
> > for
> > > the Orion.
> > > There is not a whole lot that can be done to overcome that - and
> > why
> > > we have a 30 day trial period and don't require an advance deposit for
> > > anything that Ten-Tec builds.
> > >
> > > We could just as easily make *fewer* revisions to the Orion firmware
> > > not release the revision history - that doesn't strike me as being in
> > with
> > > our philosophy of 'telling it like it is' (for lack of a better term).
> > >
> > > There have been some comments about "Gee - you better not say anything
> > > bad on the reflector about Ten-Tec's products, or else...." - I think
> > > long-time reader of this forum will have seen everything from blind
> > > to outright hostility over the entire spectrum of what we do. The
> > > of contesting.com is that it's archived for handy reference later.
> > >
> > > 73
> > > Scott Robbins, W4PA
> > >
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