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Re: [TenTec] receiver specifications ---Eagle

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] receiver specifications ---Eagle
From: "Rick - NJ0IP / DJ0IP" <Rick@DJ0IP.de>
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Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:28:05 -0600
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If you want to count radios without any knobs as a radio, then the Eagle is
I think otherwise it is #4 on the list.
Many people, like myself, wouldn't want a radio with no knobs.  Others love

When you look back at old measurements of old radios, they were all taken
with very wide separation.
The Atlas 210x didn't even have a CW filter.  It was clumsy on CW, having to
use MOX.
If they had tested with close in spacing, it would have dropped a lot.

Your final question, well if you are only listening, you probably won't tell
a difference between the four radios you asked about.
The differences are in size, ergonomics, and approach to software menu...and
of course COST.

If you define goodness as being able to hear and work a station, you
probably wouldn't find a single instance in several years on being on the
air that you managed to work a station with one of these 4 but not with the
other 3.

If you don't already have a great antenna system, you would be better off
taking the Eagle or K3 and investing the rest of your money in an antenna.
Then you would definitely be more competitive and hear a difference to that
of running the two more expensive radios on mediocre antennas.


-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com]
On Behalf Of mike bryce
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 1:31 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: [TenTec] receiver specifications ---Eagle

It's cold outside, so let me grab the pull tab of a brand-new can of worms
and yank it open.

I know I'm not the sharpest knife int he drawer, and as the worms crawl out,
I've been thinking of the Eagle. 

So, I was looking over the receiver specifications on the Sherwood
Engineering web site :


the table is sorted by dynamic range narrow spaced.

So it seems that the Yaesu FTdx5000 is the leader


number seven down the list is the Ten Tec Eagle, coming in just under the
Orion I.

So, is the Eagle that much better than the ICOM pro series? (The Atlas 210
has a better receiver than the Icom 756 Pro III? The Heathkit SB104 better
than the unmodified Drake R4C?)

Or, am I looking at the chart and seeing something else?

Can a casual operator like myself, tell the difference between the number
seven Eagle and the K3, Orion II, and the Yaesu FTdx5000?



Mike, WB8VGE
SunLight Energy Systems
The Heathkit Shop
J e e p
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
 Albert Einstein

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