[TenTec] TS590SG Sherwood numbers = Orion

Tony va3dwi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 14:57:14 EST 2014

‎I concur with Rick's comment. It also depends on one's willingness to learn the radio and become familiar with its features and functions.
It took me a while to get to know my Orion 2, purchased in 2007, but I would not part with it for anything else. It's the best radio I've ever owned. 
73, Tony VE3DWI 

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  Original Message  
From: Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP

I have used the Eagle as my main radio for 4 years.
Once you get used to its peculiar ergonomics, it is actually very easy to
It's only a problem if you have other radios and switch back and forth a

73 - Rick, DJ0IP
(Nr. Frankfurt am Main)

-----Original Message-----
From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Billy Cox
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:33 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] TS590SG Sherwood numbers = Orion

Totally agree Barry as I stated too, yet it has known limitations.

BTW Gary, I made plenty of contest QSOs and worked many countries with my
Heathkit SB-102 despite it not being a 'contest quality' 
radio or having ever been rated by Rob Sherwood either. hihi

While Sherwood's data is excellent and one form of a very useful benchmark,
ergonomics also plays into this. For me, and perhaps only me, the K3 does
not meet my ergonomic expectations. On the other hand, the Orion platform
does very well for my needs.

Repeat after me, "There is no one perfect rig for everyone".

Have fun in the 10m contest this weekend!

73 de Billy, AA4NU

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry N1EU" <barry.n1eu at gmail.com> The issue with the Eagle is
ergonomics, not performance. The Eagle receiver is top notch.

Barry N1EU

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM, G Reichow <wa0yle12 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, the Eagle may not be a 'contest quality' radio but that is what 
> I'm gonna use in the 10M contest this weekend. My IC-737 may not have 
> been contest quality either but it worked just fine during the 
> Gary - KN0V
> On 12/11/14, Barry N1EU <barry.n1eu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > oops, sorry Don, missed your later update - too long a thread
> >
> > Barry N1EU
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Barry N1EU <barry.n1eu at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I read better. "1st IF frequency (11.374 MHz) down conversion* is 
> >> employed when receiving on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meter bands.
> >>
> >> Barry N1EU
> >>
> >> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:25 AM, Don Rasmussen via TenTec < 
> >> tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I read the upconversion is on 10m and 12m, also anytime the 
> >>> selected bandwidth is >2.7Khz.
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