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Re: [TenTec] HF Transceivers

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] HF Transceivers
From: jack User <jfriend31@comcast.net>
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:19:07 -0600
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i agree totally John. i had a 75S3B which i sold years ago. i now wish i
still had it. it was the best receiver i have ever heard overall. i do
love my Orions now however. so am very happy. they hear more than i can
reach without a better antenna.
73 jack ak7o

On Tue, 2009-09-22 at 14:50 -0400, John Harden, D.M.D. wrote:

> Very interesting to hear all of the input on the K-3, Orion, etc. 
> Everyone has their agenda on this subject. I certain respect all of the 
> different opinions.
> I have been licensed for 50 years as of July and have had untold numbers 
> of rigs over this interval. At one time I was a Collins man and still 
> have a KWM-2A that is immaculate in every respect. My main rig is an 
> Orion I and it does everything that I need though it does have quite a 
> learning curve. I can hear anything on the KWM-2A I can hear on the 
> Orion. Being primarily a DXer I find the Orion best for me. The K3 is 
> too small and I like rigs with analog meters.
> I did build the K-1 and it is an excellent transceiver. I told Elecraft 
> that I was very impressed with it.
> I might add that the KMW-2A circuits were tweaked by test selecting 
> components using a spectrum analyzer. Though it is old technology with 
> no bells and whistles it is the HOTTEST receiver I have in the shack. 
> New is not necessarily best in all areas.
> Many do prefer the K3 or the Flex radio.
> 73,
> John, W4NU
> K4JAG (1959 to 1998)
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