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

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
From: Alan Sewell N5NA <alan.n5na@gmail.com>
Reply-to: alan.n5na@gmail.com, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 08:46:57 -0500
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Put another $250 with your $2000 and get W2NRA's Omni VII.


Looks like a pretty good deal to me!


Alan  N5NA


lciotti@twcny.rr.com wrote:
> 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 interest...
> 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?
> Lou
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