i have the Orion with tuner. seldom do i need the tuner at all, tho it is
useful when i load my new antenna on 30 and 40 meters. Tennadyne's T8 is not
designed for those bands, but it works on them about as well as the 40 meter
inverted Vee strung just below the T8. (T8 at 50 feet)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion on the Way
> > Made the plunge. Ordered an Orion on the 29th. Fan, 1.8 and 500hz
> > No tuner. Maybe should have but didn't.
> I didn't get a tuner because the only demo units in stock at the time I
> ordered didn't have any. I think you can do better with an external
> The only advantage is that there's one less box to lug around, but with
> size of the Orion, you're probably not lugging it much anyways.
> If you use an amplifier, there's no need for a tuner in the Orion. If you
> need a tuner, you need a high powered one for the amp.
> > Anyone going to the Ten-Tec Hamfest in September? Its a fairly short
> > from here. We have a lot of family in that area and are considering a
> > purpose visit.
> Definitely worth the trip. It's about 8 hours for me. I've only been to
> of them. I really like that part of the country. If I go again, I will
> definitely plan on spending some time in the Smokies.
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