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Re: [TenTec] Off topic, sort of

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Off topic, sort of
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <k5uj@hotmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:04:31 +0000
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Why is it necessary to bash another manufacturer on the Ten Tec reflector?  
If you don't like the way the K3 looks, why not tell them on the Elecraft 

Since this is the TT reflector, let's talk about ten tec:

Omni 6?
1.  Exposed screw heads on the front panel.
2.  Big kit-built looking LEDs.
3. Panel lights shining through around button holes.

Ever seen a Ten Tec with a nice vacuum flourescent display?

Jupiter:  Big ugly green LCD--they must have gotten a great deal on around 
50,000 of them from somewhere.

Orion 1:  Monochrome LCD.

Let's not forget the earlier "project box" rigs like the Tritons and Power 
Mites.  Oh yeah, Ten Tec hitting lots of home runs.

You want to talk about other mfr's looks on the TT reflector man, you'd 
better tell ur doc the meds aren't working.


rob / k5uj

<<<I'm wondering if others have found the photo of Elecraft's
forthcoming K-3 to reveal an ugly radio? Is the color really some
sort of tepid yellow/brown with what appear to be parts bin front
panel controls?

It seems to me over the years that Ten-Tec has paid a lot of
attention to appearance/ergonomics, and both the OMNI VII and the
Argo V rate very highly in my book. (A TS-870S is not bad, either.)
Part of enjoying ham radio is having a pleasant experience using the
rig, and from the looks of it, you may have to get past the looks of
the K-3 before you can enjoy it.

John, W3ULS >>>

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