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Re: [TenTec] "Being a Contrarian . . ."

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] "Being a Contrarian . . ."
From: K4IA@aol.com
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Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 18:44:27 EDT
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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.
Craig  "Buck"
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA
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