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[TenTec] OMNI VI Transmit IMD [6+]

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Subject: [TenTec] OMNI VI Transmit IMD [6+]
From: W8JI@contesting.com (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 22:49:50 -0400
> On the other hand, we have those blasting the ARRL Lab results due to
> "obvious" conflicts of interest (since QST accepts advertising) and/or
> because they feel the Lab is not doing an adequate job.  Yet this
> contingent appears silent on what the other publications do, if
> anything.  Hmmm.

The ARRL lab is actually almost too immune to external feedback of 
any type. People aren't correct in saying they bend to manufacturer's 
will, so far as test results go. While I don't think the methods used 
are always the best or always 100% reliable, one thing is for 
certain......the lab never cooks results or technical information in 
favor of manufacturers!
That of course is different than the text, which depends heavily on 
the mindset or personal opinions of the author. This is inevitable, 
because the text uses "feelings" rather than cold hard facts.

I'm all for more measurements more measurement verification, and less 
fuzzy text!

In contrast many or most other publications do a nice review if you 
give the reviewer a gift, like the product they are reviewing. Some 
actually brag about not having a single piece of test gear, and 
actually claim that is an advantage! Generally you can send the text 
and specifications you would like printed along with the free gear.

So in the USA, we have only one source for reviews....QST. While it 
is not perfect, it is **much** better than any other system.73, Tom 

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