This is probably a good time to review the problems I would most like to see
fixed in the v. 2 firmware, especially in the Orion II:
* S-Meter accuracy/linearity
* Notch (automatic and manual) inside AGC loop
* More of a 'nexus' between the audio level settings in the headphones and
These are my "big three", although I realize that many folks have their own
personal favorites. For my full 'Fix It' list and other info about the
Orion II, please stop by my website at www.N6IE.com .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Ewing - AA6E" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Repaired and Back to V1.373b5
> Mark Erbaugh wrote:
>> One thing TT could do to make the situation better is to license the
>> code to third party developers, or better yet, make it available to all
>> under some open source license.
> It may go against ham culture, but I suggested (long ago) that TT should
> sell a support contract for Orion firmware (and maybe hardware). That
> would help keep the development wheels turning. To me, it would be
> worth $100 a year to get real progress. Of course, there would be
> problems running such a program - how do you prevent freeloading, etc.
> An open source (community-based) support process would be even better,
> but that does not seem to be part of the TT philosophy. Some of their
> competitors are doing better on this.
> 73 Martin AA6E
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