[TenTec] In praise of older technology AM transmit with TenTec rigs
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Feb 27 07:23:02 EST 2014
The Omni VII discussion is very informative. I need encouragement when it comes to accepting the ergonomics of most modern rigs. The FT450 felt like I was burned with its horrible menu system. I actually prefer the FT857D... But anything like the TS590 is just not going to work here. The OMNI VII arrangement sounds far more practical than most menu controlled rigs.
Best regards - Bry Carling AF4K
> On Feb 27, 2014, at 6:31 AM, Richards <jrichards at k8jhr.com> wrote:
> On 2/26/2014 6:13 PM, R. Eric Sluder - W9WLW wrote:
> I see where even on the new and highly touted TS-590 you do some serious button pushing too.
> I have a TS-590 and the Omni VII in my shack.
> I like both radios, but I prefer operating the
> Omni VII. It is not so much the multiple pressing
> of buttons, as the fact the display only shows
> one menu item at a time, so you either press
> several buttons to adjust several things, or you
> must work the multi knob and scroll through like
> 87 or more items sequentially to get what you want,
> which is NOT as quick and easy as looking at a
> list of 18 or 19 items at once, and quickly scrolling
> to the one you want. Remembering the menu item
> numbers on the 590 is not as easy as just looking
> at a menu list and seeing what you want among
> the rest all at once. (hard to describe...hopefully
> you get the gist. )
> menu item at a time
> I will send Brian a comparison piece I wrote
> that compares how stuff gets done with each
> rig and maybe that will help him judge for
> himself. It IS a valid inquiry!
>> The single tree menu in the Omni VII software is sweet.... you're not trying to go thru layers of menu settings.
> Amen. The only way to get that sort of
> convenience in setting features is to use
> the ARCP-590 software. I really like the
> Omni VII simple menu when I am in a hurry
> like during a contest or when trying to catch
> rare DX before the pile ensues, and I find
> the Omni VII menu way easier to navigate in
> a hurry like that. You have to use the ARCP
> software to get anything close to a single
> menu. The 590 has like 87 menu items
> and the Omni VII about half that number
> with 18 or 19 showing at any one time.
> I like both radios, but the Omni is easier to
> run, I think, than the 590.
> The Omni VII buttons are larger, with more space
> between them. The features you change most
> encircle the main display. The concept is easy.
> You press the feature you want, and adjust it with
> the Multi Knob. That is the basic plan... select
> and adjust. If you want to adjust another feature,
> just select it by pressing its front panel button
> and adjust the value with the multi knob.
> Once you get onto that procedure, it all sorta works
> the same way. (OK... there might be an exception
> or two, but that is the gist of the process.)
> Just MY take.
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