Well I think I understand Bill's comments although maybe not the wording.
I have been an avid Ten-Tec fan for several years and have owned 6 or 7 rigs
and various other pieces including the RX-320, 3 kits and a Hercules II.
I dont think the Orion II is to ambitous for me or the average ham. Its not
for everyone I am sure because of price and those that dont like to tinker.
I was recently in the market for a new HF rig and after reviewing the
options I chose to by a Icom Pro III. This is a choice I have yet to regret
with the exception I would much rather be dealing with the guys in TN. Guys
that have been pretty good to me.
I chose the Pro III because I thought the Orion development was too
"ambitious" and looking at the revision history in firmware, it was a lot of
messing around that I did not want to deal with. I want something that was
more stable and requires less tinkering. Something the Orion appears to be
less of compared to any other previous offering from Ten Tec.
As far as a Jupiter II? Heck yes. I cant believe they have not released one
yet. Take the basic Jupiter, paint it black, add a color display, add
roofing filters and I think they would have a product that would sell like
In a nutshell, I would buy one !
>>How many feel that the Orion series is just too ambitious and will never
>>turn out to be a really user friendly rig for the average ham, no matter
>>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
>>Maybe somebody from TT will respond to this too?
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