I have both - My Corsair II with remote VFO for true Dual Receive AND an
OMNI VI +! I have a DOW Key Relay with auxiliary three pole double throw
contacts which are used to switch TX EN and TX OUT from either rig thru the
TITAN 425. It lets me quickly change rigs driving the AMP and antennas which
are fed through the TT Auto Ant Coupler.
I prefer to use the Corsair II for working DX when there's a pile-up as the
dual RX is hard to beat. With the narrow filters in the first IF the OMNI is
better for very weak DX when the pile is strong and UP 2!
73 & DX - Gary - AB9M
From: "Gary Hoffman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 11:55 AM
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] New Rig....Turned around?
> If you are only a casual operator as you say, then the nice sound,
> simplicity, and old style feel of the Corsair may be for you.
> In a contest, you want the new rigs with the tight front ends, hands down.
> So - it all depends.
> 73 de Gary, AA2IZ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "W8KZW" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] New Rig....Turned around?
>> 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
>> My plan (for casual CW and SSB operation, paired with my 425 Titan from
>> 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 /
>> (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
>> and time make that improbable. Besides, I'd like to learn from the
>> experience of others.
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