[TenTec] Will tomorrow be the day Orion owners have been waiting for?

Ron Castro ronc at sonic.net
Thu Feb 19 20:09:13 EST 2009

The excitement is building as Orion and Orion II owners anticipate the arrival of the first firmware update for their fine rigs in nearly two years.  Never mind the Oscars, the Grammys, or even the Pulitzer, this 'red-carpet' event has hams around the planet repeatedly aiming their browsers at the Ten Tec Downloads page to see if anything new has shown up!

The recent e-mail that the beta testing was finished and that the factory planned a release by the end of the week, plus an observation I made a couple of years ago that most previous releases came on Fridays, has us all anticipating the big arrival.  If it does come tomorrow, it would be well-timed for the start of the  ARRL International CW DX contest, a perfect place to put the new code to the ultimate test!

This time tomorrow, will we be jubilantly ruling the bands, sporting the "K3 killer" code, or will be be tossing and turning in our beds thinking "maybe next week..."?  Join us again tomorrow for another exciting adventure of "As the Tuning Dial Turns"!

         Ron  N6IE

<Thank you, thank you.  I'll be here every night till Thursday.  Try the veal.  Don't forget to tip the waitress!>

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