Are you sure that is an Omni VI and not an Omni VII? The Omni VI
has been out of production for some years. Perhaps Ten-Tec still has one
that has never been sold before and can legitimately be called a "demo"
and not "used." I think it is more likely that they would have Omni VII
"demo" units than Omni VI.
In any case the Omni VI is the best MF/HF CW rig I have ever owned.
There are very few rigs with as good or better performance ratings, and
most if not all of them are quite a bit more expensive. I have read many
complaints on this reflector about the TX or RX audio on SSB, but I
think they are mostly from people who do not understand the difference
between effective communications grade audio and high fidelity audio. I
have no complaints about it for SSB use, but I seldom use SSB.
I cannot comment on the Omni VII, as I have only seen them in
QST and on Ten-Tec's web site.
Bill Mellema wrote:
> I have a good friend who is talking to Ten Tec about buying a demo OMNI
> VI. I read the ARRL product review and it looks pretty good....I would
> appreciate it if anyone that has owned or operated the OMNI VI would
> give us your opinions and tips. I am biased because I am hooked on Ten
> Tec gear myself but I am just not familiar with the OMNI VI. Since the
> unit Ten Tec is selling is a demo I doubt if it's all that old but I
> don't know for sure.
> Your inputs are appreciated..
> Best 73's
> Bill N3WM
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