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Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000
From: Martin Ewing <ewing@ewing.homedns.org>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:10:27 -0400
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Agreed - insults aren't welcome.  But those of us who *have* purchased 
the Orion tend to see a glass that is half full instead of half empty.

Anyway, I am curious how many would-be Orion buyers have been put off by 
the Orion firmware history.  TT should be curious, too.

73 Martin AA6E

Larry Menzel wrote:
> 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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