[TenTec] Yaesu FT-1000MP vs Tentec ORION
w4nl at charter.net
Wed Jun 30 22:30:02 EDT 2004
I would suggest checking with John ON4UN there close to you for answers to
your very good questions. He does have the answers.
Good luck whatever you come up with.
73, lynn W4NL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric SENSI" <on6cv at hotmail.com>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Yaesu FT-1000MP vs Tentec ORION
> Yaesu FT-1000MP vs Tentec ORION
> Hello everybody,
> First of all I'd like to say that I do not want to compare both rigs.
> are a bunch of reviews
> available on the internet and I have it all.
> I'm the owner of the YAESU FT-1000MP with it's companion desk microphone
> MD-100 and I'm really
> happy with it and it's features !
> But, as the "better" is the ennemy of the "good", I'm looking for
> else, something different... I'm looking for a long time at that wonderful
> TENTEC ORION (565) with or without the internal tuner.
> So, I'm just wondering if I'm taking the TT ORION, I do not want to
> some features that I'm using on my present FT-1000MP... I know this ORION
> beats the FT-1000MP on several things but if someone could answer these
> little questions below (short answers are ok ! Yes, no, I don't know...
> this could be very kind from you !
> So let's go :
> 1. Is there any quick memory bank channels to store frequencies during HF
> operations ? I suppose I have to use the 4 band stacking registers
> am I right ?
> 2. Is there any channel step size function for example when listening to
> broadcast stations which have a 9KHz channel step spacing ?
> 3. Is there any scanning function on the ORION ? No information about VFO
> memory scan function into the ORION manual.
> 4. During transverter operation, is there any change into the frequency
> display like 50MHz, 144MHz, etc ?
> 5. Is there any "beep" when a key is pressed on the front panel ? Is the
> volume adjustable ?
> 6. For FSK/RTTY operation - Are the shift and polarity adjustable ? The
> ORION user manual is talking
> about the tone only (high/low).
> 7. Is there any CTCSS tone selection to access repeaters ? No info into
> ORION manual for FM
> repeater operation !
> 8. About the internal antenna tuner. Why is it only active on the ANT1
> connection ? I suppose it is
> "by design" ?
> 9. Tentec do not provide the LDG internal autotuner for the TT565 as an
> option ! At least, at this time. Information from the UK Tentec dealer.
> 10. Optional 310 fan. Is this fan thermostatically controled once you
> connect it to the +13.8VDC cinch connector at the back ? Does it runs all
> the time or not ?
> That's all... I know that some questions are "stupid" (e.g. #4, #5, #10)
> it is just a rough comparison between the 2 rigs... these are not
> differences but functional differences !
> I want the best, but I do not want to loose some of the functionalities of
> my FT-1000MP !
> Thanks to all, and please excuse my english, this is not my main language,
> so i'm not always responsible for all the mistakes ! HI 3x ! :-)
> Eric, ON6CV
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