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Re: [TenTec] TenTec] Orion Repaired and Back to V1.373b5

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec] Orion Repaired and Back to V1.373b5
From: bob finger <finger@goeaston.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:07:21 -0500
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I'm sorry you feel that way.  TenTec has built a fantastic radio in the Orion.  
They were so far ahead of others and many of us have been VERY happy with the 
Orion performance.  The K3 is nice, but unless it is a BIWI buy you won't get 
much  more (ok 6 meters and a clock) nor more perfect just by switching to the 

I continue to run ver 1.373b5 on both my Orions without complaint.  There are 
no "bugs" that I cannot live with.  Those of us that went through the trials 
and tribulations of early firmware releases do not wish to relive that period.  
TenTec did not let us down.  They continued to improve the radio and fix the 
"bugs" that we found.  In my 40 years of hamming I never owned a "perfect" 
radio and don't expect the Orion to be so.  I use it daily and remain amazed by 
its performance.  It does all I ask of it and more.  

I for one would far rather TenTec expend their resources on products that will 
keep the company solvent than react to some folks who are not going to be made 
happy no matter what.  I want TenTec around for a while.  Its good for ham 
radio and good for the US economy.  Merry Christmas  73 bob de w9ge

Al W5IZ said in part:  Let me understand that I bought 2 TenTec Orions, an 
Orion and an Orion II, and paid for them in full.  The firmware has bugs years 
after the purchase.  TenTec is aware of the bugs and I should wait for them to 
do other things before fixing the bugs.  Sorry, companies lose customers by 
ignoring them in this manner.  I am certain that former TenTec customers have 
moved to the K3 and will continue to do so.  Perhaps that is a business 
strategy of TenTec to get the complainers to change loyalties to another 
supplier and whine on their reflectors instead.  There is certainly a lot of 
moaning about deliveries on the Elecraft site, so if it is TenTec's stratgegy 
it is working. 73 de Al, W5IZ

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