wel folks, I fixed a problem with my mic and all my scratchies went away. I
am using 2.056 on original Orion and it is working quite nicely , thank you.
I do so love to see folks who don't own the radio, and have never even
called Ten Tec complain on how they operate. I would not buy a Porsche
because they are too small, have I ever tried to sit in one, no, but I
still say they are too small, I don't need to own one HI HI.
that is like the silliest thing I ever heard. I like my Orion, and it works
well, it functions quite nicely and it did take me a bit of time to learn how
to use it., but that is not the radios fault. I think the constant
complaints on the reflector about the minor problems seem like a disaster to
outsiders and they are forming opinions on hear say of a few folks. there are
probably several thousand Orion out there by now, and there is 7 or 8 people
who constantly argue about what shade of gray the case is painted, ( you
mean its not black??) so if we continue to bad mouth the Orion it will
to chase others away. It is a good radio, best of the 10 hf rigs I currently
own. I can buy any rig I want, and choose the Orion as best. its the one I
I am not saying to stop complaining, I am saying it is scaring folks off. a
heads up that if you do A and B and C that x happens is ok and send a copy
to dits and bits. that should do it.
your mileage may vary,
=In a message dated 7/12/2006 8:27:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
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" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
>> Far from it.
>> I suggest that you not insult people with whom you have no relationship.
>> Larry, N0XB
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "steve moore" <email@example.com>
>> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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
>>> Steve wd0ct
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Douglas Shock" <email@example.com>
>>> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> 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
>>>> of hopeful wishing that it will become what it is advertised as being.
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