[TenTec] Omni VII Plus at Hamvention!

Steve Berg wa9jml at frontier.com
Fri May 31 11:33:28 EDT 2019

Well, I for one hope that Mike can sell all of the Omni VII+ radios that 
he can make.

I operated the Omni VII and the Eagle some years ago, at the old Ten Tec 
Factory Station.

I bought an Omni VII back during the RKR fire sale, and had some issues 
with it.  Those might have been addressed by the N4PY control software, 
but I had not discovered that yet.  So, I sold it at a very attractive 
price to a new ham.

Then, I bought a used Argonaut V, and a used Eagle.  I have become very 
fond of that Eagle!  I use the N4PY control software with both of them.

What I hope for is an Eagle+.  I would be very happy to buy one of those.

I have owned a number of Japanese radios, and once they go out of 
production, it is very hard to get them repaired.

Ten Tec can still fix most of their old radios, pending parts 
availability.  This is a very good selling point.

My Ten Tec grow and prosper!

Your Mileage May Vary...


Steve WA9JML

On 5/31/2019 8:51 AM, John Occhipinti wrote:
> It sounds like the new Owner of TEN-TEC is pricing himself right
> out of the Amateur Radio market with this over priced Omni VII+.
> This is just my opinion after personally knowing the former
> Owner of TEN-TEC Jack Burchfield K4JU and past President of
> TEN-TEC Jim Wharton NO4A.
> John D. Occhipinti, K3UR
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Rasmussen via TenTec" 
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> To: <tentec at contesting.com>
> Cc: "Don Rasmussen" <wb8yqj at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:53 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] Omni VII Plus at Hamvention!
>> TenTec video highlights the new owner of the company.
>> I really like his OMNI 7+ idea and as a CW operator would absolutely 
>> love
>> to have one.
>> It would be an uphill climb competing against $1K IC7300, even though 
>> the
>> basic operation on CW seems to be noticeably better. However with a
>> roughly $2800 price, comparison would be versus IC7610.
>> As an IC7300 owner, I would pay $1500 for a new OMNI VII+ and would 
>> like a
>> 2+ year no questions asked warranty.
>> I know - dream on!
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqvCDt6X5eA
>> Peter Bertini:
>> A birdie told me that Mike is showing the new Omni VII Plus at 
>> Hamvention.
>> Street price is $2999 according to rumor. Radio was said to be in
>> production.
>> That might be a bit high compared to imports, but it is probably a 
>> fact of
>> life for manufacturing costs in the US.
>> I give Mike credit for making something happen, it is a start and I'd 
>> love
>> to see an upgraded Orion offered one of these days.
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