I thought the QST article was really unfair. Most QST reviews are so
gooey-gushy positive you have to read between the lines to get a hint of the
This article was out of character in that it emphasized the negative and
sniped about a lot of picky issues. You had to read between the lines to get
the truth but the overall feeling was very negative.
Why did they need to devote two paragraphs to a software issue that had
already been fixed?
Why the comment about "No hint of ALC function or measurement?" As someone
else posted, "Did TT forget to install the LED?" Obviously not.
I don't agree that the sweep has no practical value. I find it very useful.
The metering is as good as any I have seen. Who relies on the S meter
anyway? It is all relative.
Complaints about the multi-knob are matched by complaints about the 98
buttons on the YaeComWoods. In other words, "You can't win."
I like my Orion. I would recommend it to anyone. I don't like the NR after
1.371 but that's my tough luck. Maybe it will get fixed. In the meantime,
I'm enjoying the radio. I read all QST reviews with a large bucket of salt.
Suggest others do the same.
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA
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