[TenTec] Orion v2.0

Jim Miller k4sqr at juno.com
Fri Aug 26 15:43:21 EDT 2005

Well he cetainly will have one for CQ WW end of October, since the Orion
II is scheduled for release oct. 1, 2005.


On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:59:26 -0700 (PDT) Don Rasmussen <wb8yqj at yahoo.com>
> What do you mean "he said TT would not even let HIM
> take one home."???
> Scott IS Ten Tec. 
> He won't allow even himself to take one home?
> Not to stir up any discontent, but does any one else
> sense the possibility of a conspiracy here? ;-)
> I'll give odds on one thing - that by Fall contest
> time Scott DOES have an Orion II at home...
> To:  tentec at contesting.com 
> Subject:  [TenTec] Orion v2.0 
> Gentlemen,
> I had the pleasure of attending W4PN's excellent
> presentation on Ten Tec and the Orion (II) at the
> Texas DX meeting recently.  He did not  
> spend much time talking about differences between the
> Orion and the Orion II, since except for the color
> screen this is a marginal upgrade, with NO difference
> in receiver performance.  I was glad to hear that TT
> has a supply of parts (including Orion processors) and
> future repairs won't be a problem.  The real upgrade
> will be v2.0, and Scott appeared to be very pleased
> with his alpha testing.  As for beta testers having an
> Orion II to work with, he said TT would not  
> even let HIM take one home.
> 73 Max K5PP
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Jim Miller, K4SQR
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