[TenTec] Omni VI Logic Board
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Thu Jul 21 18:37:20 PDT 2011
Thanks for the kind words. For now, I am gearing up to repair the existing Logic boards. I will see how things go through the next year and see if makes sense to
start development on a new processor configuration. I have just ordered a bunch of parts and will have ALL of the IC's in large quantities in the next week.
I am working with a fellow here in SC who has stepped up and offered to help re write the Schematic for the logic board which has a number of errors.
As most of us agree the Omni 6 and 6 plus are arguably among the best analog transceivers ever to come to the amateur market. The weak link here is supporting the logic board. I will defer to Ten Tec
for other repairs unless they, at some point, decide to not support it at all. I would be very surprise if that would happen. They are good folks over there and I have a very high regard for Paul Clinton. He and I have become friends over the years and I respect his knowledge of electronics.
Personally, I prefer the Omni 6+ with the INRAD roofing kit to anything I have ever ran including my K3 and Omni 7. For CW operation during crowded band conditions, I can discern and separate weak CW signals in the same pass band better than any IF DSP derived receiver I have listened to. Others may disagree but this has been my experience.
Again thanks for the kind comments and I hope you are around when the Ten Tec Omni 17 is obsolete.... Hi Hi
From: Roger Rippy <svtincup at yahoo.com>
To: TenTec <TenTec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 9:16 pm
Subject: [TenTec] Omni VI Logic Board
The purpose of this post is to wish you well in your
endeavor to save the Omni VI for many years to come
through the development of a replacement logic boards.
I think Ten Tec does a very good job of supporting
their line of radios; I just got my Omni 6 back from Paul
and his crew. I too think that my Omni 6 is irreplaceable;
there is nothing on the market today that would make me
abandon this fine rig. I would not be suprised to learn
that Ten Tec's inability to support this rig has something
to do with the cost of maintaining levels of repair parts
and the economics of selling new transceivers. At any rate,
if you do follow through on this endeavor, I am sure to be
one of your future customers provided that the rig gives it
up before I do. Hi...Good luck and 73s Rip W7RIP
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