[TenTec] dreaded Green postcard

Michael A. Newell, WB4HUC mnewell1@austin.rr.com
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 16:56:08 -0500

> I guess I would love to have the rig with minimum functionality and  have
> issue weekly firmware upgrades (like the Jupiter :-) that I  could deal
> as incremental improvements.

I don't know about that. Given the recent history with Jupiter firmware
upgrades, four tries to get the last one right (and it still isn't right), I
I'd rather have one debugged before I get it rather than having to debug
it myself each time an update is issued.

Besides, we're all going to be inviting our less fortunate friends over to
our shacks to see the thing when we get it, and it would be awfully
embarassing to say "Sorry, it doesn't do that yet" every time someone
wants to see one of the unique features demonstrated. They'll end up
wondering what all the hubub was about if it isn't fully functional right
out of the gate. Perception is reality.

Not to mention the dreaded ARRL review, if they get one that isn't
fully functional.

I'm content to wait until it's ready to go.


Mike - WB4HUC
Austin, TX