My Orion is also aging rather well and Ten-Tec can NOT have it back! I
would consider letting them "borrow" it if, and when, some update (such as the
Omni VI upgrade to Option 3) requires it to go back for a visit.
I am quite pleased with this rig and do not feel that I have not gotten my
money's worth. I am not a demanding operator and "technically" do not need a
rig this good BUT that does not mean that I can not enjoy it as much as anyone
else. My only gripe is that the Orion gets dust on it! A rig this expensive
should have digital dust repulsion circuitry built in - although I would
probably settle for the analog version if I had to. Perhaps a future firmware
update will address the dust issue. :-)
Lest someone think I am being sarcastic or am making fun of "legitimate"
complaints let me state that this IS NOT the case. My Email program has a
One "good" thing about Orions that are returned is that some lucky people
get to buy one of them off Ten-Tec's "used and demo equipment" list. 73, Bill
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