next model is the ten tec saturn with echo,roger beep, and a 10kc switch
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"
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati