sage advise ! John kb2huk
On 12/7/2010 11:16 PM, george fritkin wrote:
> Although the Sherwood list is important information it should not be the only
> criteria used to select a radio. I am a sport car collector. We have a
> saying, you do not drive the performance numbers you drive the car. If you
> used numbers the Corvette wins hands down [especially when you factor in
> price] and Ferrari and Porsche would be out of business. You know as an old
> design engineer I could design a product that beat the specs, but worked
> poorly on non specs items.
> One has to play with the radio to see ones comfort level with that particular
> radio. I have K3s.....TS 590.....ORION ll.....Ten-Tec
> Eagle.....FT5K.......FT9K....and some fancy ICOM gear. They are all top
> performers, but to the operator they feel a lot different. Choose wisely for
> yourself and DO NOT USE ANY ONES RECOMMENDATIONS.
> --- On Tue, 12/7/10, Steve Berg<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Steve Berg<email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 5:04 PM
> Stuart, I read through the list, but it has been so many years since I
> did any engineering work, I was not familiar with a lot of the
> One faction on this list is more competitive than I am, and so they are
> largely interested in how a given radio compares to other high-end
> contest oriented radios, both from Ten Tec and others like Elecraft.
> But, I am interested in replacing or at least assisting my 20+ year old
> Corsair II with something newer and that is still easy to use without
> having to do countless adjustments through myriad levels of menus. I
> tried out an Eagle there at the factory, and was mightily impressed.
> But, I have not had the time to compare one extensively with other Ten
> Tec radios. I thought that the beta testers here on the list might be
> able to tell me. And, I did get some very useful info from the request.
> As it is, I got the Corsair II and the VFO back from Ten Tec this
> afternoon, and after thawing them out, have had a great time making
> What impressed me about the Sherwood list was how well the Collins and
> Drake receivers compare even now to the much more modern units.
> Steve WA9JML
> On 12/7/2010 5:19 PM, Stuart Rohre wrote:
>> Steve, Well, there are bound to be questions about the Eagle' s ranking
>> in these third party standardized tests against not only TT classics but
>> the other ham manufacturers. It is all there in the Sherwoood report on
>> receivers for the most vital part of the rig, the receiver(s).
>> Stuart Rohre
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