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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.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
> 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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