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[TenTec] You Have Come a Long Way Baby

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Subject: [TenTec] You Have Come a Long Way Baby
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
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Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 10:40:46 -0400
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Recently I went back to earlier versions of the Orion Firmware just to see how 
they worked.  I started with 1.367 which was released in early 04.  The sweep 
worked smoothly in this version,  but other functions were not so smooth.  The 
sent cw was choppy, QSK not really great, and I had a transmit crash while 
running the sweep in cw mode.  

Then I went back to the latest version released.  Love the way the RF gain 
works, QSK is better and  the sent cw sounds just great.   Other improvements 
were evident as I came back from the older version to the newer. 

I have come to realize that the Orion is getting better with each update.  I 
don't want to go back to the way the rig was a year ago because so many 
improvements have been made since then.  

If we can just hang in for a while longer I think we will see a really great 
rig with no or few bugs left.  This progress has taken time and that is where 
the problem is.....time.....some of us may not have much left since we are 
getting older, and would like to have a correctly operating rig right out of 
the box.  

But the Orion is a totally  NEW  kind of rig from all the rest on the market 
and this kind of pioneering  IS  taking a lot of TIME.    
IF we can be patient and wait for this rig to be perfected,  then we will 
eventually be rewarded.   

SO....... the  Orion has already come a long way from those older 
versions.......just a little more time.  Let see what is going to happen next! 

You have come a long way baby!

Toby  W4CAK
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