Cute, and still less than a 7800, but not much. The 600 Watt flavor is less
than the full-blown FT-9000. The Germans are capable of producing
top-quality equipment, but their cost of labor is so out of proportion with
the US or Japan due to all their bloated and failed social programs that
I'll be surprised if this turns out to be any better a performer than an
IC-756 without the band scope at a near-IC-7800 price, unless it's actually
being manufactured in China like Behringer does.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 8:54 PM
Subject: [TenTec] New Competition for Orion 2
> Just following all the complaints and praises of the Orion 2. I just
> noticed that Hilberling have updated their product pages with specs and
> It seems perfect engineering does have its price, at 2 to 3 times the
> Orions price!
> There is no mention of Ultimate receiver specs at 2 khz spacing. But it
> certainly has used some state of the art RF design techniques like, high
> voltage mosfets and , Diplexer filters in the PA. The PA has very
> respectable 3rd order IMD numbers, i dont know if it has a calibrated S
> It seems the designers have been listening to the many complaints about
> contemporary ham radio transceiver design problems. The construction is
> certainly impressive, it looks like something from R&S.
> Whose going to be the first run this 15,000 Euro Dollar wonder up
> against the Orion2? We all would be interested!
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