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

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
From: "Denton" <denton@oregontrail.net>
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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 07:08:37 -0700
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My omni vi plus upgraded to option 3 has an excellent reciever...very 
comparable to my omni vii, and it can be interfaced with logging programs to 
ensure feq hopping during contesting.
I would highly recommend the following...not including researching 
as I have on my Omni 6 for optimizing it for psk and other high current draw 

Pulling the internal speaker and installing a small fan in its stead to keep 
the rig on rock solid feq stability as well as keeping the internals running 
A second fan on the heat sink.

A TT 961 power supply or an Airpax 18 amp circut breaker in series with the 
rigs B+ power line.

Pulling the TT dc plug and installing something cabable of handling the 
Omni's current draw on xmit....I use Anderson Powerpoles...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry Mackey" <kb9cqo@embarqmail.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...

> 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 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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