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Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison
From: d.e.warnick@comcast.net
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Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 17:25:12 +0000 (UTC)
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Terry, I'm glad it's not just me. The remote tuning knob is the single reason 
that my next rig will be an Omni VII, rather than an Eagle. Seems trite, but my 
rigs are on a shelf, 8" above the desk top. With a tuning knob left of the 
keyboard and a paddle and straight key to its right, I'm hooked on that setup. 
Just my preference. I just haven't been able to part with either Omni VI+. 
They're far more capable than my ears or I are 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terry L. Zivney" <00tlzivney@bsu.edu> 
To: tentec@contesting.com 
Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:08:58 PM 
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison 

I was looking at the Eagle as a possible substitute for my Omni VI+ for a 
backup radio for my two Orions.  I know TenTec has posted a mod to 
add an external receiver antenna for the Eagle.  But, for my purposes, 
the lack of the remote tuning knob/pod is a big deal.  I have grown 
extremely fond of the TenTec remote knobs over the years and would 
hate to give it up.   

Also, what is the logging software interface situation?  For example, 
it took a while after the Orion was introduced before the contesting 
programs caught up with it.  And, the Jupiter (not in the same class, 
but an example) is still not supported by many  contesting programs. 
A nice  feature of the Omni VI series was using an existing 
(competitors) computer communications commands as the basis, 
so that new adopters of the rig could immediately use it in a 
contest situation.  So, does the Eagle look like a subset/superset 
of the Orion to a logging program, or not? 

Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9 
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