The Orion slow to catch on? Not if my usually accurate memory is correct.
The FT1000D was introduced just before I got back into the hobby, when
Kenwood's 940 was pretty much top dog with Icom a distant second. It was at
least four years before any great number of contesters/DXers migrated to Yaesu.
Even then, the consensus was to go with the D, the MP was considered a dog. How
It takes time for most people to accept new things; just as it takes time to
work a new high end rig into the budget. I suspect the Orion will become de
rigeur in due time. I note a couple of the hams who have TOL rigs and tried my
Orion are planning a change - just as soon as the household treasurer gives the
73 Pete Allen AC5E
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