I found the DVD to contain useful info.
Best to sit down with the manual t the rig.
Read the attached paper:
Bob encouraged me to give this o anyone who wanted a copy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernard(wtrone)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 01:59
Subject: Re: [TenTec] re should i buy an orion now
> I would strongly recommend that you read the Orion manual at least
> Once, before you buy it.
> Second, after you have had a chance to play with it for a couple of
> If you think that you can use all of the Orion's capabilities and
> features without reading the manual, then you are really kidding yourself.
> I sometimes wonder if part of the problems that we hear about are the
> of an operator NOT reading the manual.
> Every time I read it, I learn something else.
> Bernard, WA4OEJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <CATFISHTWO@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 5:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] re should i buy an orion now
> > I think what I am saying is that the orioin has a steep learning curve.
> > either you turn it on and use it as is, or start moving knobs and
> > buttons and some times I did not read page 54 of the instructions and
> > oops, its
> > getting weird.
> > so if you want to play with it and use the book as a last resort, then
> > may have to do a reset or two now and then. I did read the manual, once
> > and
> > got an idea of how it works, and it works pretty darn good. but like
> > other nite I was listening to the boys on 3840 and one of them is using
> > 5 to 6
> > kc wide signal and I opend the band width up to 6 k and he sounded great
> > and
> > the rest of them sounded like they were talking into a coffee can.. but
> > run
> > it down to 3300 cycles and they all sounded fine. so as I played with
> > different menus and options.. somewhere I set something wrong and oops,
> > couldn't get it to recieve, but I have learned to go to my last good
> > which I
> > store in user 1 and push that now instead of master reset, kind of a
> > reset.
> > the point is , I will play with it to learn its abilities, and sometimes
> > screw it up. it als has 3 voice memories , 2 at about 5 seconds, and 1
> > about 28 seconds, the first 2 will save but the 3rd goes away when you
> > power
> > down, I use it for a poor mans voice keyer, ..cq 17 cq 17, this is
> > calling cq on 17... and it also has 3 cw memories too. the noise
> > is
> > different from any you ever used, it doesn't sound like its working at
> > all, then
> > when a voice or signal comes up, the back round noise disapears.. weird.
> > so yes, I really like it, but You Will end up with a master reset now
> > then.. no big deal, is like control alt delete on the computer, not good
> > but not
> > a big deal.
> > I have 9 hf rigs 7 of which are pretty darned good, and seem to use
> > one the most. it works pretty good,but I still have things to learn. I
> > doubt
> > if you can ever learn about everything the orion can do, it is that
> > diverse,
> > but is also capable of plug and play, do the reset and go just like it
> > is.
> > in fact they reccommend you do a master reset, then upgrade to the
> > software version and do another master reset and now you are ready for
> > the new
> > radio it has become. It is a software defined radio, a computer with a
> > and boy does it work..
> > Like they said before, you have never had a rig like this one.
> > gud dx and 73
> > tom N5AJR
> > (currently the rigs are a ts 2000, swan 350, Ic 746pro, ic 756,
> > 2
> > ft857d's, a ts930, and the orion, t ic-2kl amps and a als 600 and an
> > alpha
> > 76 A, so I do have some toys to compare it to. I have had other rigs
> > the
> > past ( ts 570, ft 840 etc)and will probably have more in the future,
> > the
> > orion will probably stay along with several of the others.
> > Remember "He whod dies with the most toys Wins!!"
> > I know they say you cna't take it with you but my hearse will be towing
> > trailer..
> > tom
> > In a message dated 6/20/2005 2:58:24 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> > email@example.com writes:
> >> seem to have no problems at all. It may be that the hardware
> >> has been improving as time has passed and the ones having the
> >> problems are from the earlier production runs. Maybe some
> >> updating is needed in the earlier versions to bring older
> >> models up to date?
> > There have been a few minor updates. My radio was shipped out of the
> > first
> > production run in March 2003, and has been trouble free (firmware
> > aside) I don't think updating is an issue. And I can guarantee it
> > just my good "luck" :-)
> > Grant/NQ5T
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