I continue to have a blast with my Argonaut V AND I also obtained a gorgeous
Omni VI+ about a week and a half ago. I am, again, rebuilding my Ten-Tec radio
station. And, goodness gracious I missed that Omni VI+. That became very
obvious after using it for just a few hours the day I got it. Thanks, Scott,
for the great Omni VI+.
So, I am now binging, again, on Ten-Tec after a few years of only being an
occasional operator due to other pressing matters.
I am being pulled to the Jupiter based upon the several that I have heard and
worked on the air. The Jupiter would "round out" my Ten-Tec station and after
so many years and updates, I would imagine (hope) that most of the 'nasty' bugs
are gone. I am going to sell my Icom 746 (not the Pro but the original 746).
I would rather have a Jupiter and a Ten-Tec of the same genre of the 746 due to
the excellent support I have received from Ten-Tec over the many years I owned
I have carefully searched the archives of this list and read a lot about the
Jupiter but much of it is (may be) somewhat dated. I am aware of the fact that
I should add an AirPax breaker like I have on my Omni VI+ (I already have a
spare) and am aware that there were some RFI problems with earlier models (not
sure if it was the radio or the environment it was in).
I look forward to your comments -- I wish I could afford an Orion but decided I
could get the Argo V, the Omni VI+ and a Jupiter for the price of the Orion and
I have a definite need for a small 20W transceiver and missed my Omni VI+ so
much I cannot describe. So, that leads me to the Jupiter. The ones I have
heard on the air sound great and the owners loved them.
But, I turn to the Oracle of Delphi now -- this group -- since there is likely
no better versed group on Ten-Tec equipment (and most other ham radio issues).
At least that has been my experience from years ago and, again, of late since I
rejoined the group.
I thank you.
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