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Re: [TenTec] Finally, another new Orion owner,despite the best and worst

To: kg6tt@arrl.net,"Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Finally, another new Orion owner,despite the best and worst efforts of many
From: "Douglas Shock" <douglas.shock@gmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:01:35 -0600
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It is people like you that make TenTec think everything is hunky dory. So
please keep it to yourself...I am watching a movie!

On 7/12/06, Jerry Volpe <kg6tt@arrl.net> wrote:
> OK, I am a new 'used' Orion owner. First of all thanks to all of you who
> had to have the latest and greatest with the color display, etc. If it
> hadn't been for you trading in your outdated original Orions I probably
> wouldn't have been able to afford the really nice Orion Ten-Tec is
> sending me. :)
> I just wish that more of the Orion content on this reflector fell into
> the category of 'useful' information, tips, techniques, processes, etc.
> (hint, hint). On the other hand it seems like there are a lot of
> threads of  love/hate Orion, love/hate Ten-Tec.... and these seem rather
> self serving and pointless (at least to me) and frankly they do little
> to enhance the joy of being an Orion owner. I think the banter just
> muddies the waters.
> Imagine yourself in a movie theatre trying to enjoy a new feature film
> when suddenly someone gets up a shouts... "lousy film!, the theatre down
> the street has a better one!" and then someone else retorts "No, you
> don't get it... you wouldn't know a good film if you fell into it!" and
> this back and forth banter goes on and on and on.... Guess what? Those
> who came in to simply watch the film and have their own personal
> experience doing so eventually get tired of this background 'noise' and
> we either become a part of the problem ourselves or we get up and walk
> out. I wonder how many like myself hesitated moving to an Orion because
> of this reflector? Maybe never even try one? Frankly, had it not been
> for the fact that my friend bought an Orion some time ago and that I
> have had an opportunity to actually use one, I don't think I would have
> ever taken the plunge myself. I certainly hesitated a long time.
> Fortunately I learned the secret last year that has minimized the effect
> of the 'theatre talkers'... I switched to the reflector's Digest mode so
> I can quickly scan the subject headings and focus on reading the
> non-Orion content as that typically seems helpful in nature and very
> useful to me. Maybe someday, when the Orion is no longer in the
> spotlight the debaters will have moved onto something else and the rest
> of us can relax and simply enjoy our Orions.
> 73,
> Jerry, KG6TT
> Fairfield, CA
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