Now that the Pegasus is being discontinued, maybe it'll be possible for Carl
to obtain the proprietary firmware code from TenTec. If so, we may be
looking at extending the life of the little rig!
de Benton wb5twc
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Buying a New Orion
> > My Orion's firmware will be completely up to date
> > in two years...or 10 years for that matter.
> Reality check here, please.
> Recently, TenTec announced the end of the Pegasus after only about 4.5
> of production (the radio was introduced at the 1999 Dayton Hamvention, but
> wasn't in production until August or so). I suspect that we will see no
> more firmware updates for the Pegasus. Last year, the only firmware update
> for the Pegasus was to give us access to 60m, something that the N4PY
> software already did without the update. There have been essentially no
> features for almost 2 years, meaning that we really only had updates for
> about 2.5 years - no where near 10 years.
> I'm not faulting TenTec in this decision. You can't really expect them to
> continuually pour engineering resources into a project without a
> corresponding revenue stream. Now that TT has ceased support for the
> Pegasus, I hope that they will release the firmware source code to the
> general ham public. I'm sure folks like Carl could add new features.
> P.S. I don't expect TT to release the firmware, but I can hope.
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