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Re: [TenTec] Re: Orion

To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Re: Orion
From: W9MWS@aol.com
Reply-to: tentec@contesting.com
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 09:45:05 EST
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In a message dated 12/9/2004 11:02:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
wb5oxq@grandecom.net writes:
I am trying to save up money to buy an Orion and these emails are
discouraging.  I do not contest, work cw, or do fancy things, I just want a
great quiet receiver and if this is better than my Omni 6+ I still think I
want one!
I just got mine a couple of weeks ago ... I work SSB, CW and PSK31 mostly and 
some other modes infrequently ... my Omni VI+ fully filtered was a great 
radio on CW, OK on SSB and didn't have general coverage.  The Orion is, in my 
opinion, better than my Omni VI+.  Over the last 2 weekends, in side by side 
SUBJECTIVE comparison, it appears to have a better receiver for weak signal 
than my FT-1000 MP Mark 5.  The learning curve on set up and operation is a bit 
steep ... lots of stuff to set and then tweak and then think about and maybe 
tweak again.  There are lots of folks on this reflector and at Ten-Tec who will 
help us through this learning time.  That said, I've had NONE of the problems 
mentioned recently on the reflector HOWEVER I don't think I have a very 
complicated or demanding set up ... at least not like some of the more 
users may have ... Just the Orion, an Alpha 87A keyed through Keying Loop #1, 
a Carolina Windom 160 and a plain old reliable Mosley TA-33M beam.  I contest 
infrequently on both CW and SSB but I do enjoy weak signal work and short wave 
listening ... my Orion works great for what I use it for.

All that verbiage to say ... I like my Orion and I'm glad I bought it!  If 
that helps you in your decision making ... SUPER! 

73 de Mike W9MWS
Fort Wayne, IN
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