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Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000
From: "Larry Menzel" <retire@means.net>
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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 08:02:46 -0500
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I love it.

"I don't own one, so I can complain about it."

Pipe down, Steve.  If you don't buy, don't bitch...and they're not clueless. 
Far from it.

I suggest that you not insult people with whom you have no relationship.

Larry, N0XB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "steve moore" <hondo1@kitusa.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

> Exactly the reasons I have not bought an Orion. What an outfit. They seem 
> clueless.
> Steve  wd0ct
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Douglas Shock" <douglas.shock@gmail.com>
> To: <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:25 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] SDR-1000
>>I am going to call it what it is...so if you are offended...get over it. I
>> still love my Orion II and you can't have it. I am just growing a bit 
>> tired
>> of hopeful wishing that it will become what it is advertised as being.
>> I have spent the last few days reading tons of stuff on the Flex Radio
>> SDR-1000. These guys really have their act together.
>> I loved the release notes. They state what the bug was...who 
>> reported...who
>> fixed fixed it...how it was fixed and so on.
>> You can log into your account and get status on bugs you have submitted.
>> AMAZING concept.
>> It beats calling into Tentec and talking to a particular PM bringing up
>> points that have been covered on this site and all he says is he doesn't 
>> pay
>> attention to this reflector. If he is reading this I hope he remembers 
>> that
>> call because I felt pretty darn slided after that remark which I softened 
>> up
>> for this E-mail.
>> Then dealing with tentec support on the Orion and Orion II. I complained 
>> for
>> the longest time about the horrible static in my headset after an upgrade 
>> to
>> 2.034. I can't count the times I was told by tentec that it was my
>> headphones. It turns out that it was the line-level output being set to 
>> high
>> or medium that caused the static/popping or whatever you want to call it
>> into my headset. Set the line level output to low and problem went away.
>> Still confused on that relationship. So the lectures of using the good 
>> old
>> fashion communication headsets of the WWII days were reasonably 
>> pointless.
>> The release notes or nothing short of pathetic. I just love the 2 or 3
>> bullets on fixes when in the background a ton of stuff happened. Perhaps 
>> the
>> reflector has been slow because people are just sick of the same ol'
>> response of...well it works here, not sure what your problem is. For God
>> Sakes TenTec...tell us what is going on with your fixes on the NR and 
>> notch.
>> Let us in on the AGC rethink and the smeter response. You got a great
>> product in the works...now finish the damn job.
>> I really enjoy my Orion II but this piss poor release schedule, failure 
>> to
>> keep us posted on what's being addressed and so on has me pretty bent 
>> after
>> reading how well the flex project is going. My heart goes out to the 
>> Orion I
>> owners who got handed crap with v2. So I guess when the Orion III comes 
>> out
>> then I will be in the same boat.
>> This is a great rig that can be even better. There are some pretty 
>> technical
>> folks here like Grant and and a few (many others ) that impress the hell 
>> out
>> of me for being more than just appliance operators. and they just seem to 
>> be
>> ignored. Great...so the Orion II bumped the Drake off the close order IMD
>> chart of Sherwood's as being number one. Now lets get everything else
>> working TenTec!
>> There...I have been wanting to say this for 6 months and now it is off my
>> chest!
>> And I don't care if this offended anyone because it was my money spent on
>> marketing hype...not yours! and if you don't agree that there are still
>> issues with the Orion then you don't know how to use your radio and would
>> have been better off with the IC-7800.
>> Doug / K0ZU
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