[TenTec] Orion vs SDR-1000

Grant Youngman nq5t at comcast.net
Tue Aug 30 00:11:52 EDT 2005

> Did they ever get teh CW operation up to par?

Flex staffers/reps were still downplaying CW performance (that means that
when the subject came up there were a lot of averted glances, mumbling and
equivocating), at least as of Dallas Ham-Com in June.

It looks like a neat radio, and is certainly the direction of things to
come, but it's no Orion, even counting the supposed warts.  

There are a lot of positives from open source, there are many more
negatives.  You don't see many Linux vendors these days giving away their
Enterprise-class software as freebies from a bunch of volunteer developers,
and I can't imagine you'll see that from any mainline radio vendor, and down
the road probably not even from Flex if they have a brain ....


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