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Re: [TenTec] WAS: Omni 6 Logic board failure

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] WAS: Omni 6 Logic board failure
From: John Graves <jh.graves@verizon.net>
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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:13:02 -0500
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Hmmmmm...Maybe I should keep the 2 2B's and sell the Jupiter....then 
again maybe not.   Truth is, I find recently that I am spending as much 
time operating with the Argosy set at 5 W.  Good audio, pretty good 
receiver.  But the 2B and it's spare sister, were my main receiver for a 
long time. Q-multiplier still works too.  The Eagle sounds like a nice 
rig for a operator like me....I chat on SB and play on CW..  The only I 
time really need or want the Jupiter is for the digital modes. I haven't 
really craved a rig since I had the Jupiter.   Gee...it's nice to be a 
TT ham.

John -- WA1JG


On 1/19/2011 11:11 PM, Hulett, Russell wrote:
> "Am I willing to pay for a throw away plastic rig in order to get all kinds 
> of cool extras to play with..."
> Since I own an Omni VII, my answer is evidently "yes", though didn't buy it 
> to get cool extras but for the receiver, which I still think is pretty good, 
> noise floor always impresses me.  Also wanted to own at least one new rig 
> built by professionals ( not me ), with a warranty, while recognizing that 
> it's operational life was probably closer to a PC than anything else.  That's 
> how everything is these days, it's a throw-away world and the time from 
> production to landfill keeps getting shorter.
> OTOH, also own a Drake 4 line and 2B, several CW ransmitters from the 50s, 
> and Ten-Tec 509, 540, 544, and 546.  The old stuff is fine, but working on 
> stuff all the time gets kinda old.  Especially the old tube gear has 
> resistors changing value, capacitors becoming leaky, and the available "NOS" 
> tubes probably someone else's castoffs.  It's tempting to have a "parts" rig 
> because some of the components ( like switch decks ) are made from 
> unobtanium.  Sometimes the shack seems to more resemble a junk yard than 
> anything else.
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