Toby Pennington wrote:
> I was just forwarded an email from the poster of the Lousy eHam Review
> describing his experience with the Jupiter and Ten Tec. He seemed to have
> some very real issues with the Jupiter including RF problems which could not
> be resolved. His ground system was installed under his house when it was
> built, and all his other rigs worked very well and he has quite a few well
> known rigs. Other issues involved how he was handled by Ten Tec personel.
> It seems like someone may have dropped the ball at TT to some extent.
> I have had really bad rf problems before and it can drive you nutty trying
> to fix it. The guy was fed up and it shows in his post. Happy July 4th
I don't know what the problem is (I have my thoughts about it, though)
with some people and the Jupiter, but I had one for a few years before
trading it in on the Orion and I thought it was a pretty good radio.
Transmit audio was very nicely adjustable, receive audio was plentiful,
and the software was field updatable and stable. No RF or grounding
problems here and I used it on all bands, modes and power levels with
nary a problem (and believe me, I didn't have a very advanced antenna
system at the time (still have a basic, but better one) or grounding
system -- a G5RV and a pipe 8' in the ground!). I'm not a DX'er but
worked numerous countries on all the upper bands (okay, maybe the
sunspots had something to do with it!). As far as I was concerned, it
was and, as far as I know, a great radio -- for its price point.
Maybe some people expect more.
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