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[TenTec] limited Orion reviews?

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Subject: [TenTec] limited Orion reviews?
From: btippett@alum.mit.edu (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sat Apr 19 07:42:39 2003
AA4NU wrote:

 >AC5E is a good guy ... but he's still "in love" there
with the new gal <rig> and is temporarily blinded. B-)

         I doubt he's blind...but this will surely make anyone without an 
Orion relatively deaf:

Close In IMD Dynamic Range at 5 kHz Signal Spacing
(ARRL Lab Results, Preamp off on 20M):

Rig                           IMDDR3

Ten-Tec Orion                  101*
Elecraft K2                     88
Ten-Tec Omni 6+                 86
Yaesu FT-1000MP                 83
ICOM IC-756 Pro                 80
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V          78
ICOM IC-775DSP                  77
ICOM IC-756 Pro II              76
ICOM IC-706 MkII G              74
Yaesu FT-1000MP Field           73
Kenwood TS-570D                 72
ICOM IC-756                     67

*Ten-Tec spec not yet verified by ARRL.

73,  Bill  W4ZV

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