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

John Frazier fraz1 at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 19 20:51:54 EST 2009

Geeeez Ron.....

I thought I was the only one suffering from anxiety over the pending 
release!  No sleep at all last night......and tonight will be a 10mg Ambien 

73 John K4NP
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Castro" <ronc at sonic.net>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:09 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Will tomorrow be the day Orion owners have been 

> 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
>      www.N6IE.com
> <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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