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Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000
From: "Ron Castro" <ronc@sonic.net>
Reply-to: Ron Castro <ronc@sonic.net>,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 08:25:08 -0700
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I know of one who I speak to once in a while on 75 meters who decided on the 
IC-7800 after reading everything on the Internet about the Orion II. 
Another guy in our club went for a Pro III, although I don't know for sure 
why.  One fellow who used to be a regular on this reflector sold his and 
bought an SDR-1000.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Ewing" <ewing@ewing.homedns.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

> 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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