[TenTec] Time to upgrade & advice needed!

Bruce McLaughlin bmclaugh at bex.net
Sat Feb 7 19:22:08 EST 2009

I see no reason not to purchase the current model Orion.  The color screen
does make visibility a bit better for certain functions.  If the firmware is
ever released the scanning will be upgraded and a color screen will be
needed to few the "ghost" signals -- that is signals that were recently
there but are not there at present.  This can be useful in locating signals
which may come back.  If you buy an Orion I it will, of course be a used
radio which may or may not have problems.  A new one comes with a warranty
and I think that is worth something, particularly when it is new.


-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com]
On Behalf Of Michael Zeglen
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 10:45 PM
To: tentec at contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] Time to upgrade & advice needed!

First of all I am a die hard TEN TEC fan. ,  Owning two 540's, one in the
house, one mobile back in the 80's, had the 515 & sold it off 2 years ago
for $100 bucks but I still have my Paragon. Now I feel it is time to
upgrade. I run 99.9% CW and am thinking of the ORION or ORION II. I could
care less about band scopes but I am NOT knocking those who do cherish them.
Color screen, well..... maybe nice but I could survive with monotone B/W. I
am after the filters and selectivity. Now your thoughts. YOU ALL think I
would be happy with the Orion or should I spend the extra dollars and go for
the ORION II. I will end up having the radio loaded with filters in the end.
This will retire my Paragon and the Orion will still be a great match to my
Titan II. Yes I have a rice radio too.....Icom 706MKIIG but doesn't have the
ears like a Ten Tec! -73's KL7AI Alaska
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