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Re: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use
From: "n4lq" <n4lq@iglou.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 14:57:28 -0400
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Yes I think it would be a great idea for everyone to give the Orion a 
try. After all, it's got a 30 free day trial period. Shipping to and 
from should be less than $100 total for most of us in the USA. Order 
one, use it for a few weeks then send it back. Be prepared to pay that 
credit card bill though since it usually takes a while for credits to 
post. Now don't feel guilty about doing this. TenTec advertises their 
rigs this way and they are prepared for returns. 

-----Original Message-----
From: N0KHQ@aol.com
To: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 12:41:07 EDT
Subject: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use

> Hello Group,
> I am a Beta tester for  engineering at TT and am very proud to have
> been 
> selected to participate in the  commissioning of the Orion and
> software.
> I am, by nature, a very  analytical individual with a positive team
> spirit 
> attitude. I have owned the  Orion for one year now and I've got to tell
> you, 
> this is the best rig I have  ever owned. It wasn't an easy decision to
> sell my 
> TS-850S, TS-950SDX and IC-756  Proll but they just were not of any use
> to me any 
> more. I still have the  TS-830S. Every now and then I fire up the old
> beast 
> and have some fun for a  while. Then turn it off, cover it up and its
> back to 
> the Orion.
> It is a  real pleasure to finally have a rig that allows me to control 
> features that  other manufactures don't allow. If you own an Orion, you
> know what 
> I'm talking  about.
> There are 23 Beta Testers working with engineering at TT right now  and
> each 
> is an expert in there own fields (including programming) of operation. 
> My 
> expertise is SSB and general operation only. These are the features
> that I  will 
> be commissioning in the next beta release. Which, by the way, should be
> released for testing sometime this month baring no "Gotchas". 
> There is  an old saying in the software programming world that goes
> something 
> like  this:
> Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first  place.
> Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you  are,
> by definition, not smart enough to debug it. (reprint)   
> This is why TT (or any other manufacturer) has beta testers and 
> encourages 
> positive constructive input from its equipment users.  Non-constructive
> negative or slanderous remarks about a product contribute  absolutely
> nothing to its 
> improvement or enhancement.
> If you own an  Orion, Jupiter, Pegasus or even an SDR-1000 I would
> encourage 
> you to purchase  what's call a "T-4 Line Isolator" and install it right
> at the 
> antenna outputs of  the rig. I also would encourage you to install
> ferrite 
> beads or Radio Shacks  "Ice Cube" ferrite on the keying line going from
> the rig 
> to your linear.  Installation of these two items will allow for trouble
> free 
> operation of your  SDR.
> I never had to use these components on any of my other rigs, but  they
> were 
> not computer based ham radio transceivers either. 
> I can  guarantee you that Kenwood, Yeasu and Icom are working on
> software 
> based rigs to  be released probably before the peak of the next solar
> cycle. It 
> only makes  sense to manufacture a rig using 75% less components and to
> sell it 
> for twice  the price. These people are not stupid. Its coming.....get
> ready, 
> ham radio will  never be the same.
> I bought the Orion for what it is, a software based  ham radio
> transceiver 
> that allows ME, the user, to have control over features  that, in my
> opinion, 
> are very important.
> If you don't own an Orion, you  owe it to yourself to try one and
> compare it 
> to other rigs you may have or to  other rigs on the market today.
> If you have owned an Orion and didn't  like it.......that's cool! You
> can't 
> please  everyone.
> 73
> John / N0KHQ / St.  Louis
> http://www.hamuniverse.com/antennas.html
> http://www.cebik.com/moxon/n0khq.html   
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