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

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
From: "Derwin Goliver" <dgoliver001@woh.rr.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:13:16 -0400
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To me
If I had $2000 dollars to put up right now.
I have owned kenwood yaesu icom and tempo's.... (dont laugh the 2020 tempo 
made by henry. Had really good rx for its day. To bad some fool designed it 
with plastic gears. On the band change shafts.  That put most out of 
service. )
 And I had a old ten tec omni D model c ..
NO memorys No nothing BUT a GREAT TRANSIVER.. Sold it on Ebay for 450 buy 
now same day listed.
picked up a Kenwood TS 450sat.. Lots of memorys a good little radio. BUT 
STILL NOT AS GOOD RX as that old Omni..
And that Omni had a PTO fault. TEN TEC rebuilds the PTO and RE alined it for 
75 bucks.. 2 years ago.
TRY sending a 20 some year radio to Icom Kenwood you name it for repairs. 
LET alone for 75.00...  LOL
ONLY TEN TEC That I know of...
For me I have very limited funds. I had a sick baby born a few years back. 
And now we have 1 income for 6 people.
I traded my TR 7 drake and Power supply for a Ten tec Pegasus.. And sold the 
kenwood Ts 450... AND I could not be happier... Any HF Base radios for me 
from now on will be TEN TEC..
Ten Tec Low grade Is better than jap junk's . mid grade..
And Ten Tec's top line blows them out of the water...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry Mackey" <kb9cqo@embarqmail.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:31 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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