[TenTec] All your problems can be solved

John fraz1 at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 23 14:15:20 EST 2009

Hello Gary.......

VERY well stated, and IMHO, unfortunately accurate as well.  I am in the 
same position as you at the moment.  I keep "hoping" that TT will come 
through with an update.  I love the Orion II, but loved the AGC in V1 much 

If, in fact, the Orion II beta was successfully completed, why not release 
it?  The Orion beta has now been in progress over a month with no update on 
progress.  Unfortunately, it makes one wonder..........

And, you're also correct about TT's presence here.  Other than the monthly 
sales pitch, nada.

73 John K4NP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Smith" <Gary at doctorgary.net>
To: <Tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] All your problems can be solved

> You know guys i love TenTec aswell. But if you want top notch receiver 
> performance and even better goodies and way more updates. And save a few 
> bucks at the same time get a loaded K-3 Bingo you are now having your cake 
> and eating too. Hate to have to say that but it is time Ten Tec craps or 
> gets off the pot...

I was waiting for the O2 to get it's firmware updated before ordering
one. I've been following this reflector for several years now trying
to decide when was the right time to buy one. When the O2 came out I
was convinced that is the radio I would go with.

Then came the unrealistically long times in-between updates and
following the K3 reflector I see updates and requested features added
time after time again & again.

got tired of waiting for "the pot" so in December I bought the K3 &
sub Rx & most of the optional goodies.

Felt like a traitor as a devout TT owner for nearly 30 years, I
honestly want TenTec to succeed in the Ham Radio marketplace but
their interest in keeping their existing customers of the Orion happy
has apparently dwindled. I want a radio that is actively supported,
not one where the only connection to their customers is a top shelf
repair department.

TT does not actively participate in this reflector except to
advertise used gear and that's inconsiderate of them or unthinking at
best. So Elecraft got the profit from my purchase & not TenTec. Maybe
the new TenTec administration does not really care about the ham
market and are falling on their sword?

If TenTec does care then they better smarten up real fast. They need
to get in the hunt, start participating on this reflector and getting
those promised updates completed because satisfied customers tend to
stick with the brands that make them happy.

They are losing money because of their inaction, I'm proof of that.

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