[TenTec] Rebel

Al Gulseth wb5jnc at centurytel.net
Wed Sep 4 09:48:48 EDT 2013


I'm with you on this one. While the Rebel is competitive as a QRP rig in its 
own right, I also see it positioned for someone like a young teen neighbor of 
mine who (while I haven't had much time to actually work with him) I would 
describe as a "tinker" type and who has at least expressed a possible 
interest in ham radio AND learning the code. As I think we are all aware, his 
generation is very computer-oriented (I'm thinking of the appeal of tinkering 
with the code in the open source control software), and the price of the 
Rebel is within reach with saving up from lawn mowing or flipping burgers 
part time (or whatever else his generation does to earn income!)

That being said, (for your end John!) I also could see a future Rebel II/III 
with front panel/software control switching for say four or six bands....

73, Al

On Wed September 4 2013 7:19:07 am John Henry wrote:
> PC Anderson,
> It is ok if it doesn't fit everyone's needs.
> I look at this new venture like this.
> 1 - We are trying to draw new blood into the amateur market. The biggest
> gains in Amateur Radio come in when someone has fresh new ideas, and this
> will hopefully bring a lot of fresh new ideas into the hobby and into
> contesting.

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