Even though I no longer have my Jupiter I found its computer personnna a
definite part of its attractiveness and versatility. I also used Carl's
N4PY control software (fantasitc). During the months that passed since I
traded my Jupiter for my Omin-VI+ (which has the bare minimum of
computer rig control functions) I have often considered purchasing a
used Pegasus.... not to replace any of my rigs but to augment them
instead. I would love to be able to write beacon software that actually
listens through a rig for real time reception, etc.
Even though operating my Jupiter via software was 'neat' I rarely did so
other than general frequency control for logging and DX spotting....
choosing instead to use its own front panel phyusical controls almost
I think I would find a Pegasus a great 'second' rig but I am not sure I
would want it for my primary rig unless I basically had a dedicated,
very quiet, computer... like an older laptop... sitting comfortably in
front of me at my operating position (a virtual front panel). Funny
thing is that I have been working with computers nearly as long as I
have 'played' with amateur radio nevertheless where radio is concerned I
am very tactile.... I like to spin knobs, click switches and watch
S-meter needles bounce around.
Having said all that how can you really go wrong? If it isn't what you
want you can always resell it. Can't imagine it not being worth at least
that much for some years to come.
>>From: "ralph" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: [TenTec] purchase question
>>To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
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>>I have an opportunity to purchase a Pegasus w/ pod and software
>>I have heard it and know the person who has it very well. It is clean and
>>well cared for. As I see on several of the for sale sites, this is a good
>>price. I've never had a computer controlled rig and would like to hear a
>>couple of people's ideas about it.
>>Thanks for your consideration of this mail.
>I've had a great time with my Pegasus. Have been using N4PY's Control
>Software with MixW for Digital (N4PY alone for Vox).
>When the modest investment is put in perspective it is hard to meet the
>value the Pegasus provides.
>Having both the PowerMate (USB knob) and the TenTec "Pod" knob, it is a real
>plus that the one you're considering has this accessory.
>If you decide you are going to pass, please email me off list (at the price
>it would reasonable to pick it up as a backup unit).
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