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Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?-Follow up

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?-Follow up
From: John Nason / NA9U <na9u@arrl.net>
Reply-to: na9u@arrl.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 05:12:40 -0800 (PST)
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Not sure why ancient mode is still used.  I realize
guys built surplus stuff that could only use AM.  Give
me a break, why would any rig today even have it? 
Double the bandwidth and a fourth of the power.
Despite the decline of licensees our bands are too
crowded for this stuff.  I assumed the version
intentionally removed AM, why do view it as a bug?

73, John NA9U

--- Grant Youngman <nq5t@comcast.net> wrote:

> > Thanks to all of you who responded to my posting
> both on and 
> > off the reflector.  Keep those review and comments
> coming!
> The great thing about the II is that the number of
> REAL issues, compared to
> the kinds of thins that bugged us when the original
> Orion was shipped, are
> neglibible.  Gary and company have done a great job.
>  True, something in the
> 2.028 release killed AM transmit, but for most users
> that's probably a
> non-event, sadly, due to fundamentalist SSB-alamist
> religion-based
> misguidance.  Many of you are going .."what's AM" or
> "why or those AM
> Morther-Frikers bothering the frequency on 75M that
> my group purchased from
> the FCC".    But I'm sure we'll see that fixed for
> those four or five of us
> for to whom it's important to bug the folks who did
> purchase 75 and 20M
> frequencies ... and it works fine in 2.025 anyway,
> almost ... ok, the MON
> function doesn't work.  But that's a nit.
> I did call the FCC about auctions of frequencies on
> 75M and 20M, and asked
> how much it would cost to buy one for my club --
> first amendment things and
> all --- but did't get a positive response.  Don't
> know how the TTOPGGs
> ("Trailer Trash Over-Processed Grunge Groups") got
> theirs, but I guess I
> don't have the right political connections. Or maybe
> I just wasn't a friend
> of "W" before it made a difference .... Jorge, ol'
> buddy, if you're
> listening, I have started "clearing brush" every
> weekend ... 
> Anyway, the II is just an overall terrific radio
> .... :-)
> Grant/NQ5T
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