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Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@earthlink.net>
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Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 19:59:18 -0500
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I am not sure of what consists of a production run,  but it is either 50 or
100.  Only one production run of the O2 is out there compared to thousands
of Pro 3's.  I used to have a Pro 3 and sold it.  I prefer the Orion (
original in this case ) for cw work and find the Orion much better for cw
work,  especially QSK cw.

Anyway,  this could account for the sparse reviews posted out there as only
50 to 100 O2s have been shipped.  Maybe there are other reasons known only
to the owners.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Hammond" <dhhdeh@concentric.net>
To: "Ten Tec Reflector" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 5:15 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?

> Hi Everyone,
> Well, I sit here contemplating the purchase of a
> new radio this Spring and have narrowed my choices
> down to the Pro III (anticipating no new
> replacement from ICOM for it) or possibly the
> Orion II.
> What I find curious is that there continues to be
> PLENTY of user feedback and commentary on the Pro
> III on all the standard ham web sites of late even
> 2 years after its re-incarnation, while the Orion
> II has had little if any comment of late from
> users on Eham, Yahoo-Orion and this reflector.
> What gives?  Three reviews total on E-ham and none
> since late December?  Everyone can't possibly be
> too busy using it all the time to write some
> comment     ;-)
> To those of you using the Orion II,  how about
> some more comment on your impressions of how it
> plays,  if the software bugs of the original seem
> under control on the II and the
> versatility/appearance of the color display or
> anything else about which you'd like to comment.
> Also curious to me is the lack of updating of the
> Orion II web page on the TT site to include more
> detail on screen versions and more photos of the
> new radio inside and out. References to updates
> appearing at some point in the future are getting
> stale. IMO TT needs to pay a bit more attention to
> presenting its flagship transceiver.
> Feeling better already....
> Best 73 de N1LQ-Dave
> Still using my Omni V.9 after all these years.
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