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....
n a message dated 6/22/2005 9:40:22 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
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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