Originally Posted by K7WFM
now with true viterbi decoder!
next model is the ten tec saturn with echo,roger beep, and a 10kc switch
ESSB (Extraterrestrial Single Sideband)... I'll bet it will run rings around all the other rigs.
Originally Posted by W2IBC
I would like to see them bring out something that is slightly retro. Analog meter, more buttons, less menus, and that is about it. Just so it looks a little more like a radio and a little less like a computer.
Originally Posted by AD5ZC
73 de KB3LAZ
In lieu of achievement we have mediocrity.
I currently have an Omni VI/Opt 3 and a couple of Paragon IIs in the shack, all loaded with filters - and an inbound Omni V. Have yet to see the signal or noise they couldn't effectively deal with.
Originally Posted by K0RGR
The AR15/M16 - Irritating practically everyone since 1960...
Well, it's a shame. But it was inevitable. The Jupiter, and the Pegasus before it, have been around for quite a few years. Technology has caught up with them, sales dropped off, and clearly it reached the point where the demand for another production run was too low, or non-existant; or critical parts are no longer available, and a redesign is not cost effective considering the sales numbers. It happens with every radio made, sooner or later.
Now, you did know, didn't you, that at one time a few years back, Ten-Tec was working on the prototype for the next Jupiter. It had an innovative (for the time) voice module that the user could interact with, simple voice commands and such. It would have had, for example, the ability to detect a high SWR condition and alert the user before the finals could have been damaged. Almost robotic in nature.
Sadly, the prototype malfunctioned, could not be salvaged, and the effort was eventually abandoned.
Seems that the voice module robot on the prototype Jupiter II kept saying "Danger! Danger Will Robinson! Danger"
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Originally Posted by KB3LAZ
I agree with you, Travis. We all want performance in a radio, but I think ergonomics matter, too. I wish my beloved Omni VII had the same analog meter my Argonaut has. Of course it does have a menu, but it is only one layer deep and is very intuitive.
Still better looking than the TS-2000 though, which gets my vote for ugliest radio of all time.
Originally Posted by K1FBI
I strongly agree with you here. I'd like to see a rig with a simpler design with fewer options and a lower price tag, but that is an extremely strong performer. There are already lots of rigs available that offer users a thousand options they'll never even think about using. A sleeker, streamlined design would fill an important niche.
Originally Posted by KB3LAZ