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Re: [TenTec] Single Sweep Spectrum Display

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Single Sweep Spectrum Display
From: "Bob McGraw - K4TAX" <RMcGraw@Blomand.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:40:56 -0500
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In answer to Carter's question I'll post my comments for all to see.

So far I've not put it in a tough contest situation.  I've only had it on 
the air for 3 days and used it in a "rag chew" situation while I get 
familiar with all the functions.

Initial observation,........ it is a better receiver than the Omni VI Plus, 
even with all the filters I had in the VI Plus.  I like the adjustable 
bandwidth feature on receiver.  The AGC works well with no popping, pumping 
an doesn't allow bursts from strong vs. weak signals.  The OFF, SLOW, MED 
and FAST functions are very adequate in my opinion.  The AN, NB and NR 
functions work well and easy to adjust.  The VOX is very smooth and easy to 
adjust.  It interfaces with the Centurion in full QSK with no more than 
"plug and play" efforts, thus enable the feature on the menu.  The display 
is sharp, clean and easy to read.  The single level menu is again easy to 
read and understand and to change parameters.  Manual is well written.

Now what would I like to see.  A display of speech processor action would be 
nice and a larger speaker on top.

Audio reports are very favorable using the Tentec 708A mike.  It did require 
some adjustments from the factory settings but these were easy to do and 
effective with very little experimentation.

Stay tuned, more later.


> Bob,
> Ignoring the "bells and whistles" for a moment (LCD, spectrum
> display,etc), how does the ACTUAL RECEIVER PERFORMANCE stack up against
> the Omni 6? Are you a contester and if so, have you had the opportunity
> to operate each radio in said contests?
> 73, Carter K8VT

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