Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K5XS, Oct 26, 2020.

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  1. W1BR

    W1BR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most of the new shop equipment he has is for SMD. I doubt he'd want to do traditional through hole. And if the Omni VII used Collins mechanical filters, they are no longer made.
  2. W4NNF

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    They did make some good radios, Dave. Actually some great radios. But that was a long time ago and getting longer and this Ten-Tec has little in common with that one. ;)
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  3. AH7I

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    If the code is well documented, they won't have to spend nearly as much on the digital side as they did when the Orion, Eagle, and Omni 7 were new.
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  4. K4PIH

    K4PIH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ten - Tec, the new Polaroid, Packard Bell, Kodak, Radio Shack, you knw the drill.
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  5. KA4DPO

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    I suppose the DSP code is a good start, but if they are really going to build a new radio, it will require some serious software and hardware design. The DSP code is one thing, but the display is an entirely different problem. When you sweep the Omni VII+ display, the receiver is muted during the sweep, and all you get is a snapshot of the band.

    A real time display requires an integrated DSP and display processor, or processors. A new radio might also require a new control processor, for the radio controls, and software code for that also. I think people tend to underestimate the cost of a new product, or even the cost of modernizing an existing one. It might be less expensive to design an entirely new radio.

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