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Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000
From: "HUGHESRO" <ROGERH@realtracs.com>
Reply-to: ROGERH@realtracs.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:43:24 -0500
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I hve omni 6. had jupiter and argo 5. But am not buying the Orion until some 
things get solved. But having been on this reflector for several years and 
listening to good and bad, some things may never get solved. I don't agree with 
the attitude of the initial thread on tt, I do agree the sdr 1000 is something 
to look into. My only problem is that it may be to deep for me into computers 
and software to understand. but I just may take a shot at it. The software is 
getting more user friendly.  I could wait for the new book (SDR FOR DUMMIES)to 
come out. My 3 cents worth. Roger, W4IV
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
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

>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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