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From: Rsoifer--- via TenTec <tentec@contesting.com>
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Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 10:46:17 -0400 (EDT)
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I don't understand why the issue of a panadaptor display keeps coming  up.  
The Elecraft panadaptor is a pretty box, but the function is much  better 
performed through a PC interface than a display on the radio.
73 Ray W2RS
In a message dated 4/8/2014 7:30:11 P.M. GMT Standard Time,  
jhenry@tentec.com writes:

Hi  Steve,

That is one item I will not talk about until the day we either  ship it or
can it.
Given this items track record.
All I can  officially say is.... We have not dropped it from development 
But, for  clarification, the design is for the 588 internally, to add a
continuous  sweep that it currently does not provide. It would be in place
of the slow  "snap shot" sweep that kills the receiver during that time. At
time of  first production, it followed the Jupiter sweep, which was greatly
liked by  most hams, but, technology changes, competitors add features, so,
they now  expect the 588 to have it. Since it is still in production (and
yes, plan  to for many years, best laid plans though)

It isn't dead  yet.
Personally, I don't think it will be killed, because we do realize it  is an
integral part of future rigs, regardless of the fact that it will  just be a
sweep (maybe also with waterfall, that part isn't ironed out in  the 588
firmware yet) and not a fully featured sweep that is provided on a  PC
today. It is still useful. Especially for single receiver type rigs  like

And to answer Rick DJ0IP on "modular/optional",  yes, as with TEN-TEC rigs
of the past, we follow that into future rigs that  will have a LOT of
options, so that someone can start with a single  transceiver x, then add a
tuner, or a second receiver, external fan,  optional filters, bluetooth,
high speed sweeps, spigots for I&Q,  transverter outputs, etc., etc.  all
optional and hopefully customer  upgrade-able.

Thanks, and 73,
John Henry, KI4JPL
TEN-TEC  Engineering


John  Henry,

All the discussion on these great features and more this past  week,
resurected one particular feature that I’ve lost touch with from  Ten
Tec - the external high definition pan adapter video display that as  I
understood was being developed and protos built at one time, not  all
that long ago.  I realize the same came be accomplished with  several
adjunct boxes today, but was wondering if this piece of  optional
equipment is gone forever from Ten Tec?

Steve -  W5JK
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