I've had my O2 for two weeks now. Use it mostly on SSB. Also have the OMNI
VI+ and the Jupitor. I find the O2 to be every bit as user friendly as the
OMNI VI+, and much more friendly than the Jupiter (in standalone mode - I
eventually switched to using N4PYsoftware exclusively with the Jupiter).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Kline" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Jupiter II anybody?
> I would like Ten Tec to continue development with the ORION series and
> believe it is "modern" and "user friendly" today in terms of setting it
> up and operating. As reported in other threads, some are seeing
> operation problems with specific modes and configurations. I don't
> equate those problems as "user friendliness" issues but rather technical
> issues with resolution in-work. As with any top-of-the-line product,
> lessons learned and such, will often work their way down as enhancements
> and/or upgrades to other model lines that improve their respective
> operation and utility.
> My first rig and now 2nd radio in the shack is a TS-850AT. I have never
> used an OMNI VI or "PLUS" or other TT rig so I can't really say that the
> ORION is more or any less user friendly than earlier TT rigs but it
> isn't any more of a challenge than operating my TS850 correctly.
>>From the respect of a "user friendly rig" I don't feel that the ORION is
> too ambitious. I consider myself average, and believe the radio can be
> operated by most average operators that have an ability to comprehend
> what they are reading and go to the radio menu and duplicate it. You do
> have to listen to the feedback (informational) the radio is giving you
> in your ears when tweaking several parameters in the menu for a specific
> signal or condition. My personal operating preference is to be able to
> exercise that control myself as needed for varying conditions. At the
> end of the day, and once you have the radio initially set up for a
> preferred operating style, there are not a whole lot of additional
> controls or menu interaction to change for varying signal activity. I
> set up my receiver sensitivity initially when I turn the radio on or
> change bands and after that really only need to touch the RF Gain,
> filters, DSP BW, slope or PBT based upon adjacent frequency activity or
> changing conditions. To me this is normal operating. I have been using
> my ORION for one year now, and am currently running version 1.372 by
> choice. I DX and contest and could live with this release for sometime.
> Curious as to what rig you are currently using for comparison to the
> ORION with respect to user friendliness? Are you also an ORION user?
> Steve - W5JK
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:11 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TenTec] Jupiter II anybody?
> How many feel that the Orion series is just too ambitious and will
> turn out to be a really user friendly rig for the average ham, no
> matter how
> many revisions are made?
> How many would like to see TT come out with something modern having the
> "feel" of an OMNI VI, but with an Rx like the Orion II main? Possibly
> an updated
> Maybe somebody from TT will respond to this too?
> Bill K3UJ
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