I too fell into that trap of disliking the Orion II. I
got my Orion II late Thursday and it took until now
for me to realize this is the best radio I ever
bought. I chased 3y0x with it right out of the box
and frustrated myself because I did not know what the
hell I was doing.
You really need to WORK with and UNDERSTAND the Orion.
It is not a plug and play system. This has been said
over and over on this reflector. I read all the KF6DX
stuff before but it was meaningless until I got the
Orion. So then I had to read it again and again.
Once I got used to managing the rig and started
checking into my ususal nets and regular QSO's I
finally realized how powerful this radio is for an
operator. When around signals I was familiar with I
could do an objective measurement. On my CW traffic
nets I can hear a guy I used to never hear (same
antenna btw). On the SSB traffic I could everyone:)
I quit checking into that net because could only hear
1 out 5 NCS's and usually only 10 or guys. Now I hear
the enitire net (again, same antenna).
I am so happy I bought this radio. BTW, I was not
saying that Friday and Saturday:)
Now back to that damn 3Y0X:)
--- Larry Menzel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> David, hi.
> Well, first off, it MAY be possible that the one you
> got has issues...some
> But, by and large, they've been building them for
> some years now, and have
> worked out most of the "bugs".
> Please give me your phone number. I'll call you and
> we can walk through a
> few settings and things that make a big difference.
> Larry, N0XB
> Northfield, MN
> my phone in the shack is 507 744 4949 and I'm here
> right now. 1610z
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David H. Walker" <email@example.com>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 2:44 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] ORION
> >I am about to send my Orion back to TENTEC. There
> are so many things
> > wrong with the radio that I don't know quite what
> to tell TENTEC. As a
> > matter of fact there are two legal pages filled so
> far. I would
> > appreciate any comments from those that have had
> long lists and have
> > gotten back their radios from repair. May be a
> reply directly to me
> > would be more appropriate. My Omni Six Pluses are
> gems compared to this
> > brute. HI..but... I have worked Peter Island on a
> couple of freqs so
> > things can not be but so bad!
> > 73
> > David
> > --
> > David H. Walker
> > K0cop
> > Aiken, SC
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