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" <email@example.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
> but for ease of operation in a contest environment.
> Having said that, results depend on 15.23 percent equipment and
> percent operator. Feel free to dispute this ratio.
> 73, AL w6wqc
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