[TenTec] Rebel

Dale Barrett dale at alberlynn.net
Thu Sep 5 16:07:16 EDT 2013

On 9/5/2013 9:21 AM, Frank Kirschner wrote:
> As someone who predicted technology advances and failures for a living, and was usually right, I would say the Rebel is one small step for a ham, one giant leap for ham-kind.
> This will help bring into ham radio the computer-literate young people of today. These are the people who, if this were the 1950s and 1960s, would have come into amateur radio because it was the main venue for experimentation and technology in communications. This is great, not only for enticing new blood into ham radio, but for bringing a test bed and production environment to those who will develop new control and signal processing software. Imagine what displays, signal processing, and functions these kids will create!
> Ten Tec should get a medal, or at least, special recognition from ARRL.
> 73,
> Frank
> KF6E
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John Henry
> Sent: 09/04/13 01:18 PM
> To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
> Subject: [TenTec] Rebel
> The group for the Rebel is already created and running on Yahoo. Richy N2ZD started it up back in May during Dayton, and it has grown quite a bit since then. Several developers already going to take the code and do a lot with it. The CPU being used is the PIC32, which, is faster/larger than the pic chip used in the 539 and 599, and it is only running a couple of features... So, it has a LOT of room to grow... The group location is: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TenTec506Rebel/conversations/messages If this doesn't post properly, then go to the yahoo groups, and go to groups and type in TenTec506Rebel. Hate to steal a phrase that some may remember, but.... "the shape of things to come". Well, not all things will be exactly like this, no, most will be traditional in nature. Thanks, and 73, John Henry, KI4JPL TEN-TEC Engineering _______________________________________________ TenTec mailing list TenTec at contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/tentec
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Remember TenTec is not the first Open Source SDR.  I purchased a 
FlexRadio Systems SDR-1000 when they first came out and the group that 
created the operational software exploded and new features were created 
on a regular basis.  I am sure this will happen here.  One of the first 
hardware steps was a linear amplifier.  It is good to see that TenTec 
has decided to step up although I wish they would step up and release 
the Orion's source code into the open source community.  I am sure the 
SDR guys would love to have it's hardware as a platform to work with and 
who knows maybe they will create a Codec 2 digital voice mode for all of 
us to use.  Keep up the open source SDR vision TenTec for the only limit 
to what can be created are the dreams of the mind.  Who knows what will 
be created.

Proud owner of
TenTec Orion II
FlexRadio Systems SDR-1000
Icom IC-7000
Icom IC-706MKIIG
Icom IC-92AD
Heathkit HW-5400
Hallicrafters S-40B

Previous owner of
TenTec Pegasus
Henry Radio Tempo One
GlobeChief Transmitter

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