[TenTec] Orion Power Out

Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP Rick at DJ0IP.de
Sun Oct 13 02:40:19 EDT 2013

Rick, the Orion was designed LONG before the Eagle was.

Rick, DJ0IP

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From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Rick W
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:53 AM
To: Ten-Tec Reflector
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Power Out

As has been discussed by others, I too noticed the Orion power plug was the
same as my Argo V.   I noticed that the 100 watt TEN-TEC Eagle uses Power
Pole connectors and felt that if it was good enough for the Eagle why not
the Orion.  Converting the Orion to this type of connector has been
described on this list and is on the TEN-TEC Wiki at:


I run #10 wire from my PS to the Orion and it has worked flawlessly for a
couple of years now.


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To:TenTec reflector <tentec at contesting.com>
Subject:Re: [TenTec] Orion Power Out
From:art N4UC <n4uc at hotmail.com>
Reply-to:Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec at contesting.com> Date:Sat,
12 Oct 2013 21:15:19 -0500
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You are correct. It's because having the most reliable connectors on a radio
is not nearly as powerful a marketing tool as a flashy display with a
gazillion features that nobody actually needs. But since my profession for
the last 40 years has been the design of cable harnesses and connector
interfaces for space 
vehicles, I'd rather have a radio that boasted about reliable connectors!
>Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:00:23 -0400 >From: jrichards at k8jhr.com >To:
tentec at contesting.com >Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Power Out > >For all the
high technology that goes into these radios, it seems, to me  >at least,
they have done precious little development on the power supply  >side. Not
that you can improve on two wires, red and black, but the  >connectors all
seem a tad archaic. > >Of course they have done even less to develop...
knobs...    ;-) > >(sorry, getting silly) >________________________ K8JHR
__________________ > > >On 10/12/2013 9:54 PM, art N4UC wrote: > >> The only
Kenwood HF radios I've ever owned (930 and 940) just had AC  >> inputs, no
DC. But I do like what they do with the vhf/uhf mobile rigs with  >> the
pigtail and a connector on the end. >>
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