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Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
From: Henry Mackey <kb9cqo@embarqmail.com>
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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 09:31:03 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Lou,

Yes I have thoughts, but they are somewhat limited. 

Myself I like TenTec, US products, and the ability to talk to a tech or have 
repairs done somewhere that I am comfortable. 

I have a 5 year old Jupiter TenTec Model 538. I am not a CW operator. I've seen 
reports that it has a fair receive, and I wanted to get the best receive that 
TenTec has. So I was thinking of a higher priced unit. I've talked to some at 
hamfests and I have been told that the Omni 6+ has an excellent receiver. 

Lou, in all fairness here is an URL where you can check this question out for 
yourself. Good luck! http://www.sherweng.com/table.html

73 de Henry/n9hm
----- Original Message -----
From: lciotti@twcny.rr.com
To: tentec@contesting.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 8:45:50 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...

Hello all,

I have finally saved up some money and I am looking to upgrade from my old 
triton IV...  I am considering  several right now:  FT-950, TS-2000, 746Pro, 
Jupiter...  I want to get the "best" radio I can for under 2K...  I see TT is 
offering Omni IV factory upgraded to IV pluses for ~$1200...  are these worth 
considering??   I have been licenced for about a year, and I am looking for 
something reasonably priced (<2K) that will not give me problems and I can use 
for at least 2 years with out wnting more.  My current modes of interest are 
SSB, PSK31, and RTTY...  I am still learning code, so that will be a future 

I also have the option to hold off a bit longer and up my limit to possibly get 
a new OMNI VII...

I guess I am just looking for some honest opinioins...   Where I live hams with 
newer rigs are pretty sparce, and with no stores within reasonable driving 
distance I will be buying blindly... i.e. no desk time in front of ANY of the 
radios I am considering....

My key requirements are 

1)  PC interface for logging
2) Quality... I don't want to keep woking on the radio or having it repaired
3) Receive quality.... doen't have to have the best receiver, but don't wnat to 
get tired of listening to it.
4) Stand up to some contesting.  I am not a hard core contester, but I have 
operating during a few contests and enjoyed it.

Any thoughts?

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