Bob's partly right; yes, the Orion is now in the lower 1/3 price range for
the upper high end of performance radios (and if Kenwood ever joins the
party, lower 1/4)
But... has the bar actually been raised in anything other than price?
The new Yaesu won't be out until the end of the year, and I haven't heard
from anyone who actually owns the ICOM yet. Never mind the published
specs... until we put all three side by side and actually check them out in
real world performance, we don't know whether or not the bar that the Orion
has set has actually been raised.
Hype is one thing... or, as the late Roger Zelazny put it in one of his
books: "Talk is cheap. Whiskey costs money."
73, ron wn3vaw
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX" <RMcGraw@Blomand.Net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion 500/250 Filter Board issues
> Oh contraire: With the entrance of ICOM's new radio and Yaesu's new
> offering, the Orion is now in the lower 1/3 of the price range of high
> performance radios. The bar has just been raised for the bench-mark of
> end radios. That's no difference than gas prices today.
> Bob, K4TAX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Kc9cdt@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion 500/250 Filter Board issues
> > What, Rob Sherwood? (Oh yes he could do a super job of it!) This is a
> > problem on my Orion, I expect TT to fix at no charge. I would be willing
> to do the
> > labor if a kit is provided.
> > This is a ultra high end radio and at $3600.00 any issues need to be
> > by TT.
> > Lee, \KC9CDT
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