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Re: [TenTec] Omni 6 Logic Board Failure

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni 6 Logic Board Failure
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:11:13 -0600
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Tentec should be the one most capable of making a new board design. They 
SHOULD have the code for the old control program, if its the processor 
that is most obsolete. If they don't have the code, its going to require 
starting from scratch, and NP4Y has done that for the Omni V and likely 
a first attempt at a control board would start with Omni V features.

Some control boards especially Paragon have responded to a careful 
resoldering. I'd try that first, but Tentec probably doesn't believe 
they can afford the time to do that properly. Heating each solder 
connection until it bubbles isn't that hard to do, just takes time.

Without the insider's knowledge that Tentec should have reverse 
engineering that board would take a man year or two to sell what, 5 
boards a year? Not what would appear to be a profitable adventure and it 
would be an adventure with a good working radio and control board.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 1/13/2011 4:39 PM, Don Steele wrote:
> Well, my Omni 6 is in for repair, and Ten Tec has diagnosed a logic board 
> failure. Due to the unavailable chips, this means a dead radio. I know this 
> isn't the first and wont be the last of these great rigs to suffer this fate. 
> Has anyone out there come up with a fix?? Please reply off line of any 
> solutions.
>      To all of you out there that reported my bad RTTY signals in the TARA 
> contest, now I know why!
> Thanks,
> Don
> NT0F
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