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Re: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use: et al

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use: et al
From: "Steve Baron - KB3MM" <SteveBaron@StarLinX.com>
Reply-to: Steve Baron - KB3MM <SteveBaron@StarLinX.com>,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 21:33:19 -0000
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX" <RMcGraw@Blomand.Net>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:18
Subject: [TenTec] Orion 1st Year of Use: et al

> I believe that the Tentec staff must have a real sour stomach full of some
> of the comments made relating to the Orion over the last year or so.  I
> commend them for their level headed, focused, straight forward approach to
> resolving real issues and discarding conceived issues which do not fall in
> the general broad market spectrum of the Orion radio.
> As key point,  the radios' functionality and operation parameters are
> software based.  The key here is SOFTware.  It is fluid, dynamic, and
> changeable. It is a radio that presents itself with a very large potential
> for continuing future operational improvements and enhancements.  It is
> limited to certain aspects of nameless other brands, presented with the
> mentality of  "this is the way it is, if you don't like it we'll have a
> model in a few months".  I certainly am not, due to budget for my hobby, a
> fan of the "radio of the month" idea,  although I do have at my disposal a
> rather significant selection of current production radios.
> This entire process reminds me of a story told to me many years ago.  It
> involves a group of folks assigned to select several new large bronze
> for their new church building.  They toured the foundry where these doors
> were being made.  During the tour, they came across a fellow that was
> polishing a new, impressive and very large door.  He was asked the
> "how do you know when you are finished?"  He responded; "oh, I'm never
> finished, they just come and take it away".
> That's my favorite description of software development.
> 73
> Bob, K4TAX
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