[TenTec] Jupiter

Larry robison at netohio.com
Sat Mar 19 12:30:35 PDT 2011

Rip ... The one recommendation that I haven't heard is, why not a used 
Orion I? Having owned all of the ones that have been recommended here I 
think that you would have a hard time spending your money any better 
that that. It has dual receivers, both of which will best a Jupiter, and 
the Orion I main receiver will do circles around an Omni VII.

Dollarwise, a used gray Jupiter will go for $700, a new style Jupiter 
for about $1200, a used Omni VII for about $2000 and if you want tuners 
in them add about $150 to $200. I have seen loads of used Orion I's go 
for between $1500 and $2000. I personally bough a mint loaded Orion I 
with a tuner for $1500. I loved it so much that I traded it to TT for a 
new Orion II but for the dollar, the Orion I was the champion! Nothing 

Good luck in your search .. you can't go wrong with any of them!  Larry W8ER

Roger Rippy wrote:
> The purpose of this post is to get some feedback
> from hams who have had or used both an Omni VII 
> and a Jupiter. The difference in cost is significant
> but I do not see a lot of difference in basic
> specifications. Both are 100 watt rigs; both have
> split VFOs and work split;both have full QSK;
> both have a range of filters; the Jupiter has a
> decoder on screen and keyboard interface; and 
> so I wonder where the big cost difference comes 
> from. I am considering a new rig and cost is a 
> factor. I am sure there is a big difference, but
> I have not had the privilege of operating either.
> Tnxs. I will get back to the Russian DX Test. 73s
> Rip   Bozeman, MT  W7RIP
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