Well put and probably needed.
> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:18:03 +0200
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Think about trading for another HF rig? ; the grass
> Dear Bill,
> I'm very sorry to see you reacting like this.
> It doesn't do good to both G4ILO and the whole commuity.
> Bill Tippett wrote:
> > In reading reviews by anyone, you should
> > always "consider the source". G4ILO is not at
> > the top of the list of people whose opinions I
> > respect.
> How rude.
> So It is only top contest/dx contenders for which the K3 was designed
> and who are allowed to express an opinion?
> You need to take into account what G4ILO's local environment is like.
> How he is experiencing Hamradio and such. Not every K3 buyer needs to
> have top antennas and such.
> Read the tone of his comments. He is and has been very positive, now and
> in the past.
> > His liking of the TS-2000 speaks
> > volumes to me.
> Yes to me too; a TS2000 has a MUCH better user interface.
> Frankly (sarcastic mode: ON), I believe that all those many TS2000
> owners should receive a medal for accomplishing making all those dx and
> EME contacts. Considering the rig is suffering from phase noise and is
> very low in the IMD specs etc...(blah blah). Must be much more of an
> effort than simply going to a strategic optimal island and use top
> antennas and a super rig to win the contest....
> (sarcastic mode:OFF)
> > Personally I would rate reviews
> > by W8JI, ON4UN, 5B4AGN and a few others as being
> > much more meaningful for my style of operating
> > (low band DX-ing, contesting, etc).
> Personally, I would refrain from such personally remarks as , again,
> they are offending.
> These lists are for sharing thoughts, exchanging ideas, experiences and
> such. Not for slandering others (yeah like I'm doing now, sorry for that!).
> A sharing experience is that the K3 does NOT live up to the expectences
> of some. After two years such a comment is valid for some of its users.
> G4ILO is not a whining kid, but some of you 'top guys' are. Like you own
> the K3 community or such?
> Seen this behavior on many other lists too. It seems very human....
> Oh and Tom is using FT1000MP's during contesting at his station, NOT the
> K3 (as far as I recall from his latest message).
> And I never read such content like this from him. Talking about respect.
> > Orion still has one of the finest Main
> > receivers available today. In fact in several
> > respects I actually prefer it to the K3. With a
> > few changes, it could be a viable competitor
> > offering true diversity that would compete very
> > favorably with the K3 or Flex 5000 (today's only
> > rigs offering true diversity). I hope some day
> > Ten-Tec will revisit Orion and address some of
> > the issues mentioned above.
> Very much agree with you here Bill.
> And I hope all owners will enjoy there rigs to the max, whatever the
> brand or type.
> Please forgive me my words above. I'm being rude here and expressing my
> But I have seen too much of messages from you and others having such
> content and I do not like it.
> I will refrain from further comment in this discussion as I am adding to
> the band noise now too.
> respectfully yours,
> 73 Mark, PA5MW
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