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Re: [TenTec] re should i buy an orion now

To: doon@infoscientific.com, tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] re should i buy an orion now
From: CATFISHTWO@aol.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 13:11:05 EDT
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But there in lies the problem, in the current configuration, this "marginal  
product" is about twicce a good as most of the rigs from the "big three" and 
if  you compare it to stuff like the ft-840 or a ic 720/ 730 or 735 or a ts 
930,  then those come off as junk and the orion is  a cream puff.  Like I  said 
before, all the noise made on this reflector is about stuff  that is a  1 or a 
2 on a scale of 1 to 100. 
 Like the fellow stating the unstable leading edge wave of the "first  dit" 
on the orion.  Well later he states this is happening on every  radio  that 
sends CW and the Orion has the least amount of distortion, and  by the way you 
can only see it on a scope, you can not hear it at all.
Now this is not a problem, but was treated here as a major fault in the  
orion for about 3 days on the reflector, and actually the Orion has less of 
than any other rig..  but I am sure it turned some folks off on the  radio.
don't belive everything you see on this reflector. some of it is opinions  
only and you know what they say about opinions....
tom N6AJR
n a message dated 6/22/2005 9:40:22 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
doon@infoscientific.com writes:

If,  however,  the industry offers quality products - and they will, make  
no mistake - then we are on the verge of a revolution in radio  
technology.  However, TT has yet, in my opinion, to make the Orion a  
*true* quality product. Imagine what would happen to Amateur sales if  
one of the Big-3 (Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood) offered a radio with the quirks  
of Orion? - that company's reputation would be tarnished and all of the  
hard work they put into getting people loyal to their brand may have  
been for naught - and that may well be happening to TT unless v2 of the  
Orion firmware works as promised. A company can only peddle a marginal  
product for so long; consumers aren't stupid, brand loyalty only goes so  
far.  Make no mistake, most of TTs current products are outstanding.  
Take their RX-340 for example - a true world-class HF receiver (and  
SDR). The Orion, well, it still needs work after 2+  years.

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