[TenTec] Rebel

Wade Staggs tvman1954 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 12:12:55 EDT 2013

I remember one dark morning when my Elmer stated that Color TV would never
last! Too much Circuitry and too complicated. This same man told me that
SSB Phone was too hard to get right and would Never be a reliable mode of
communications. When Solid State came along, he predicted that tubes would
make a comeback soon, because Transistors were not as reliable. This was
many years ago. I wonder what he would think today after sitting down in
front of an Omni VII ? Or, how amazing my simple Flip Phone ... Cell Phone
would be to him now.
.......... This " Rebel " is just the start of something new...  I never
want to be like my old Elmer and doom something that I don't yet
understand. Heck, back in the day, I learned the DOS operating system and
it's commands. Not much use for DOS anymore? Here is a Reasonably Priced
QRP Rig that has the Potential to do a Lot More. My only hope is, for a
Rebel Users Group on the Internet. And support from Ten Tec with the
programming. Time for your light to shine Ten Tec. Where do I get Ardudiggy
Doo 1.1 and start on this New Journey? Who will start the Support Group?
Since John Henry has Nothing Else to do .... hi .. hi ... I nominate him!
Hello Al, be watching your mailbox about Friday 9/4/2013......


On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Al Gulseth <wb5jnc at centurytel.net> wrote:

> John,
> 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
> 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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