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Re: [TenTec] New Rig....Turned around?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] New Rig....Turned around?
From: Steve Hunt <steve@karinya.net>
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Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:02:22 +0100
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I'm a casual operator rather than a serious DXer or Contester. Yep, 
there's some element of nostalgia in my affection for my CorsiarII - it 
was the first new rig I ever owned - but, sentiment aside, this is what 
I prefer about it:

1) The Receive audio quality
2) Ease of servicing
3) With the remote VFO I can listen to both sides of a "split" operation 
4) It doesn't have the "birdies" I still get on the Omni VI despite lots 
of work to eradicate them.
5) AGC characteristics.

I realise some of these are very subjective preferences. On all other 
aspects the Omni VI probably wins.

Steve G3TXQ

W8KZW wrote:
> OK, now I'm REALLY up in the air.
> I've loved my Corsair II / Remote VFO for the years I've used it.
> I recently acquired an Omni VI, and it's at Ten-Tec right now getting "like
> new".
> My plan (for casual CW and SSB operation, paired with my 425 Titan from time
> to time) was to sell the former and keep the latter, but everyone on the
> list seems to prefer the Corsair!
> ... so I'm really wondering: how much of that is nostalgia / camp / attitude
> (no disrespect intended ... that's why I run boatanchors) and how much is
> based on true operating performance / convenience?
> I guess I could run them side-by-side and make my own judgement, but space
> and time make that improbable.  Besides, I'd like to learn from the
> experience of others.
> Jeff
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