Hi Greg and list -
I think I owe you an apology for "jumping the gun" Greg. I knew I should
have kept my mouth shut! I do apologize and am glad you were nice enough to
post the comments below. Thanks. Now I'll go back to pulling my foot out of
my mouth hi hi!
Regards to all amd 73/Tim NZ7C
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Fischer" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Reviews
> I know this is going to the list, just in case anyone else misunderstood
> previous post regarding Orion reviews. But is more specifically directed
> Tim, NZ7C.
> Sorry if this offended anyone...it was only meant in jest. It was a joke
> and thats it. Some people do still have a sense of humor....jeez, at
> I hope so.
> But do NOT automatically jump to the conclusion that because someone makes
> positive remark regarding TenTec that they are a "TenTec Forever" person
> Tim puts it. In fact, I have only had two TT rigs in the past, a VI+ and
> the Argo V. I have been searching for what I regard as the perfect HF rig
> for ME and up till now, have not found it. This includes a couple MPs,
> 775dsp, 746, 756, a couple K2s etc. Although I have not had the pleasure
> of trying a 1000D or a PROII. Up till now, my favorite was the original
> for my style of operating choices. But far from ideal.
> I hope the Orion is it and I think it will be. Remember, everyone has
> own idea of what their ideal rig will be or do based on their personal
> choices and operating style. For the way I enjoy operating, and based on
> what I have read and heard so far, the Orion should fit the bill...for
> Oh yea, 2 reasons for me choosing the Orion as the first NEW rig I have
> bought in a long time, IS the fact that if I don't like it, I can send it
> back for a refund (although I most seriously doubt I will be doing that),
> and the way you can perform the flash upgrades.
> And Phil, if you are reading this, I'm not going to sell it...hihihi.
> So....hey..lighten up a bit. I thought it was pretty plain to see it was
> meant as a joke.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 7:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Reviews
> > Some Orion owner can always buy a PROII and compare the two; then send
> > back...oh yea, I forgot... no one else other than TenTec has a 30-day
> > back guarantee. Never mind.
> > Greg
> > AB7R
> I don't often taker the bait on this reflector, but it's the above kind of
> remark that annoys me with this reflector. All I'm asking about is how the
> Orion, as a new entry into the DSP market, might fair against the nearest
> DSP competition - which just happens to be made by another manufacturer.
> then the BS starts. I used to own a ProII and now I own a VI+ instead -
> the ProII is one very fine radio. Why start the sarcastic "if it's not TT
> it's no good" style remarks again? I really get tired of the inability of
> people to step out of the "TenTec Forever" box.
> It's a legitimate question for this reflector. Do we know if the 32 bit
> DSP system in the Orion works better than the Pro? Is that even a sensible
> question or is there too much else that is different between the designs?
> Myself I have no clue. It appears that no one happens to own both, but it
> sure would be nice to know.
> 73/Tim NZ7C
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