I thought the QST review was fairly negative. A lot of "damning by slight
praise." The overall tone of the review was negative with lots of side
remarks about shortcomings:
"it does so at the expense of certain features ... amateurs may well have
come to expect.
"hasn't addressed all the original Orion's shortcomings"
"falls short of the color screen implementations now commonplace on
long discussion of a software crash that was fixed with 2.0b6
NR distortion - not as good as the original Orion (gee, where have we heard
complaints about the multi-knob to make adjustments
"Unfortunately TT made no effort to improve the band sweep and metering"
"Sweep has little or no practical value"
"No hint of an ALC function or measurement"
"Auto-notch ineffective under 230 hz"
But if you can make it to the end of the article without writing off the
Orion II, they do conclude "the Orion II's performance will be a dream come
for many discriminating radio amateurs."
I thought the RSGB article was a lot more positive.
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA
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