Well it has been almost 4 months (May 2009) since the release of, what some
cynically refer to as, the Dayton 2009 Hamfest "Beta" firmware for the Orion.
I, like many more, dutifully sent in a bug report to DitsnBits. (I even
received an automated reply.)
There have been some major changes at the mother ship since May with a new VP
(Jim Wharton - NO4A) and the former VP/Engineering-Software/Hardware (Gary
Bardour - AC4DL) relocating to Florida where he's "writing control software and
doing design work for the company’s Amateur and commercial /military radio
So now the annual Ten-Tec Hamfest is scheduled for September 25/26. It begs a
couple of questions:
1) Will we see a Ten-Tec Hamfest "Beta", alpha or final release of the
2) Will we get an authoritative report on the Orion firmware's status from
Ten-Tec officials? (The Product Status page is extremely stale..)
If answers to these questions aren't forthcoming will the visitors to the
Hamfest PLEASE hold Ten-Tec's feet to the fire and find out what is happening
to the Orion firmware.
Thanks - wish I could be there!
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