I think Jerry's comparison of this group to a movie theater is a poor one.
Most of the people here like Ten Tec equipment.
They like the product as well as the companies policies and attitude toward
They want to learn more about Ten Tec equipment and/or help others solve
problems and learn more also.
This is exactly the place to talk about what is right AND what is wrong with
Ten Tec Radios and the comments about the Orion (good or bad) are what we
all (well almost all) want to see.
What a valuable resource for Ten Tec!
If they did not start this group ... they should have.
Other companies pay a lot of money to get the kind of consumer feedback and
marketing information Ten Tec gets for free right here.
I think a lot of people come here to learn real information from real users
and not a bunch of fluffed up hype.
Most of the people here are capable of weeding out the wheat from the
When this group becomes a 'pat my back fellowship' like the magazine
reviews then it will no longer be worth the time spent reading.
Good or bad keep it real and keep it coming.
William Lee N5WRX
----- Original Message ----- > On 7/12/06, Jerry Volpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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 hadn't been for you trading in your outdated original Orions I probably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.
>> Jerry, KG6TT
>> Fairfield, CA
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