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Re: [TenTec] Off topic, sort of

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Off topic, sort of
From: <jones_winston@bellsouth.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:30:48 -0500
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I think the Tritons were clean, nice looking, functional radios. The Corsairs 
were among the best 
looking radios around. As for the Power Mites, they were meant to be "project 
box" radios. After all, 
what do you expect for $50?
73, Winston K4CWQ

> From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <k5uj@hotmail.com>
> Date: 2007/08/23 Thu PM 12:04:31 EST
> To: tentec@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Off topic, sort of
> 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 
> reflector?
> 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.
> 73,
> 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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