Greg, you didn't give us much indication of what you want to know!
I can only say that I love my Jupiter. Probably the most fun, easy to use
radio I have ever owned or operated. Of course this is not very useful
unless you know what I've owned!
Well I've had about every Ten-Tec ever produced since the Argonaut 505, but
I never had a Paragon nor an Orion II. Had everything else.
Being active in a very large contest team (BCC), I've had the chance to
operate most radios ever built.
However, the Jupiter is not the radio of choice in a contest - at least not
here in Europe. The Omni VI+ will run circles around it in a contest.
But for day to day haming, rag chewing, and SWL, etc., I prefer the Jupiter.
I especially enjoy using it with N4PY's control software.
Hope this helps.
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On Behalf Of Buhyoff, Greg
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 8:21 AM
Subject: [TenTec] To Jupiter or not to Jupiter, that is the question
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 Ten-Ten equipment.
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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