Interesting post - I have been an Elecraft fan almost
from the start - have the K1, KX1 and had a
K2/100/KAT100. Sold the K2 (BTW an amazing rig) to
make room for the K3 that I ordered as soon as it was
announced at Visailia.
I've also got an Orion II. Never one glitch, burp,
belch or problem with software downloads, etc! The O
II just sits there and works - extremely stable
software and hardware. I know that reading the Orion
or TT reflectors can skew your view - most of us that
have no problems just use the rigs and go on our way
It will be interesting to see how my new K3 stacks up
against the O II. I'm sure it will be a terrific
addition to my shack. Wayne and Eric have built a
wonderful community around technically sound
equipment. Bravo! '73 es gud dxing -- Don N4HH
--- wb8yqj <email@example.com> wrote:
You are not the only one that feels this way and
it's not that it
hasn't been long enough for Orion to make good on
I never bought an Orion, just watched the list for
2.5 years waiting
for things to look better with it. As of today,
Oddly enough, I have the Argo V and I just turn it
on and it works,
every time the same way - WELL!
Same thing for my OMNI VI+ which is may favorite rig
So what happened with Orion? I'd expect by now,
whatever it was, if
it could have been fixed it would have been already.
I am so excited about the K3 and I've put my money
where my mouth is.
de wb8yqj ..
...and keeping the OMNI for-ever!
--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "n5tw"
--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ab2tc"
this group and the
You raise a very good question. I am following
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I
After a few months
by much of what I see reported in that group.
and there are
are now at least on their 10th firmware release
it's a very good
scores of things that don't work correctly. So
that's what can be
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if
to hear answers on
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait
transfer the flag
this one.I own an Orion I (and a K2) and have decided to
Knut - AB2TC
the Orion to a K3. I have no insight into theinnards of the
firmware but from watching the myriad of updatesand all the
unfortunate interactions, it just must bearchitected in an
or otherwise poor way.... They also just givelittle feedback on
what is going on including not acknowledgingproblems... I'm sure
there will be a number of revisions to the K3firmware as they add
goodies or correct things but I expect a totallydifferent and
experience from Elecraft based on demonstratedcompetence and
commitment.... Saving my money...
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