[TenTec] Fw: Orion favored by top DXer's for antenna testing

Steve Baron - KB3MM SteveBaron at StarLinX.com
Tue Jun 21 20:34:03 EDT 2005

Bill, the statement about Sig didn't ring true so I just asked him.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Tippett" <btippett at alum.mit.edu>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 02:05
Subject: [TenTec] Fw: Orion favored by top DXer's for antenna testing

> W4BQF wrote:
>  >ON4UN maybe, but what about KC1XX, N3RS, W3LPL and the rest of the 'big
> contesters who bought and then got rid of their Orion's?
>          Tilt.  FACT CHECK:  K1GQ and W1FV
> both use Orions at KC1XX and there were 3
> in use at KC1XX in the most recent CQ 160 CW
> so I'm not sure who owns the third.  Also
> I should know from the PVRC reflector if
> W3LPL had ever tried an Orion.  Is this
> another example of TT reflector misinformation?
>          I've had 5 first place USA finishes in
> ARRL DX and CQ WW the past 2 years since I got
> my Orion.  FWIW, my 10m QSO totals have been
> higher than all multi-multi's in 3 of the past
> 4 CQ WW contests...and I'm only one operator,
> one Orion, legal power, no Packet and antennas
> that are much smaller than the top MM's.
> http://users.vnet.net/btippett/new_page_6.htm
>          I only hope my competition believes
> everything they read on this reflector.  Please
> don't buy an Orion!
>                                  73,  Bill  W4ZV
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