The Omni VI Plus is a much better radio with a few more features, specially
for CW. Allows for different configuration of filters than the Omni VI.
There is also a difference in the $$ value between the two radios. I'd opt
for the Omni VI Plus is the budget allows such. I've owned both of them.
Don't confuse the Omni VI, the Omni VI opt 3 and the Omni VI Plus. There is
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Mellema" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"
<email@example.com>; "Jeff Edmondson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OMNI VI Inputs Please
> Thanks for your reply...yes it is an OMNI VI and like you say is
> probably used instead of being a demo. I have an OMNI VII and like it
> very much. Jeff my friend is a fairly new ham and operates mostly CW so
> it sounds like the OMNI VI will fill the bill for him. You do know when
> the OMNI VI went out of production? Just curious.
> Thanks Again,
> Bill N3WM
> Ken Brown wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> 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.
>> DE N6KB
>> 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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