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Re: [TenTec] My take on how to "fix" the Orion.

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] My take on how to "fix" the Orion.
From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm@mendelson.com>
Reply-to: gsm@mendelson.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 22:32:30 +0300
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On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 01:06:05PM -0500, Richard Detweiler wrote:

> Yet the premise is wrong,  The Orion is not and never was a SDR.  This may 
> be a reason TT sees the firmware as a bit less important.  The electronics 
> works fine doesn't it?

From: http://radio.tentec.com/Amateur/Transceivers/TT565

" At the heart of the Orion II design is a pair of 32-bit floating-point
ADI SHARC DSP processors. Using dual 32-bit devices provides much more
processing "horsepower" than a transceiver using a single 32-bit DSP
processor can provide. The result? Absolutely unparalleled HF receiver
performance, filtering, and flexibility."

> If the Orion were really a SDR then the rest of the suggestions would be 
> correct

The above says to me, that if Ten-Tec does not consider it an SDR, they need
to tell their MARCOM (marketing communication) guys. :-)


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