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Subject: Re: [TenTec] post sweepstakes
From: N1SW <n1sw@cox.net>
Reply-to: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:33:53 +0000
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Ten-Tec Inc. Amateur Radio Sales wrote:


The Omni-VI is a great contest rig - no question.


After using SO2R this weekend in SS CW with an Omni-VI Plus
and an Orion, I'd wish I'd gotten off my lazy *** and taken the
second Orion home out of the visitor's radio room to use instead
of the other Omni.  I decided I didn't want to take it down there,
re-arrange the desk....I don't know what I was thinking.

I loaned my Orion to K4JNY three weeks ago so he could get
some pre-contest air time on it before this fall's contest season.
Jeff ran 1300+ QSO's running 15 meter single band with our new
6/6 long boom stack (erected on Oct. 17), the Orion and Titan
425 in CQ WW SSB.  Went great for SS, but I had to stifle the
urge to keep moving the Orion to the run band - would have been
solved had I just brought the second one with me.  Next time....

Scott Robbins W4PA

At 04:01 PM 11/8/04 -0500, you wrote:

Almost indisputable Al!! My Orion sat silent ......I just have no
confidence in it operating for 30 hours
continious, with no failures. It is, as you say, personal
choice/opinion. To change bandwidth, on the Plus, you punch one
button and if necessary, fiddle with PBT. With the Orion, there are
just too many controls to vary; if you happen to be running a high
rate of Q's, turning knobs is the last thing you want to be doing.
All personal choice.

Tom - W4BQF

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alfred Lorona" <w6wqc@dslextreme.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:17 PM
Subject: [TenTec] post sweepstakes

> Post sweepstakes comment. The Omni VI + remains the best cw contest rig ever > designed and crafted by man or beast not only for it's superb performance > but for ease of operation in a contest environment. > > Having said that, results depend on 15.23 percent equipment and 84.77 > percent operator. Feel free to dispute this ratio. > > 73, AL w6wqc > > _______________________________________________ > TenTec mailing list > TenTec@contesting.com > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/tentec

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I use an old OMNI C and the comment 'What QRM?' seems to surface in my mind. The best CW rigs ever made and this an old rig with just a 250 filter. Sitting between two high power stations is great and pleasnt operating. When I gorw up, perhaps I'll get a newer version. Presently only 59 years young. Great contest, I am glad the solar flare waited until this morning to cloud the airwaves.
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