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Re: [TenTec] Orion vs. Yaesu FT-1000D

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion vs. Yaesu FT-1000D
From: ac5e@comcast.net
Reply-to: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:42:57 +0000
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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 
times change!!! 

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 
go signal. 

73  Pete Allen  AC5E

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