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

To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] My take on how to "fix" the Orion.
From: "Richard Detweiler" <rdetweil@hotmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:19:18 -0500
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Hello Geoff,

I looked at the web page in the link carefully,  Sorry, I must be blind,  I 
did not see any where that the marketing said the Orion was a SDR.    TT 
never specifically states any of the radios it made were a SDR.  There is a 
'possible' inference from W4PA's comment.


However the words 'sounds like' in the post translates to me as 'is not'.  I 
could well be wrong, and TT can clarify that at any time.

Many discussion on this have gone before.  There is a reasonable beleif from 
hearing TT speak that these radios are not perceived at TT as SDRs.

Best wishes,


>From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm@mendelson.com>
>Reply-To: gsm@mendelson.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment 
>To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
>Subject: Re: [TenTec] My take on how to "fix" the Orion.
>Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 22:32:30 +0300
>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 
> > be a reason TT sees the firmware as a bit less important.  The 
> > 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 
>to tell their MARCOM (marketing communication) guys. :-)
>Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm@mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
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