No fan on OMNI VI

Warren Walsh
Thu, 21 Dec 1995 07:51:55 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 21 Dec 1995, Wallace Offutt wrote:

> This is my first day on this reflector.  
> I am 99.9% ready to buy my first OMNI VI as soon as the new firmware is
> available (supposedly in January).  In going through the Ten-Tec
> promotional material (not very detailed) I noticed that there is no fan. 
> This concerns me.  Can anyone tell me how this rig stands up to a 48 hour
> contest? Is there a place to mount an outboard fan or something?
> I'll probably have more questions in a couple of days as I go through the 
> product reviews and previous postings to the contest reflector that I 
> have saved in my vast old mail file.
> Thanks in advance.
> 73,
> Hal Offutt K8HVT/1 Darien, CT

I've used my OMNI-VI last February in the ARRL DX CW contest from the 
N2RM station on 15 meters with no problems. Last month we used it on 10M 
in CQWW CW did a lot of CQing with no problems, also used it last June 
for FD on 40m in a hot tent made 1200 Q's again no problems. The rig only 
puts out 100w and the heat sink is beefy enough to take it!

Happy Holidays!

Warren - N2BCC

PS Good luck with new rig! only problem I've had was convincing the other 
op's at RM's that the OMNI is a great rig!