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Offline Laidbackdx

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Ten tec omni d
« on: December 24, 2016, 1244 UTC »
Is this a good radio for dx on sale on e bay for 300 $
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Re: Ten tec omni d
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 1457 UTC »
Anything Ten-Tech makes is superb unless it's been trashed by some knot-headed owner. You've got to be careful of that on the auction sites.

I'm not familiar with the Omni D.

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Re: Ten tec omni d
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 1522 UTC »
Anything Ten-Tech makes is superb unless it's been trashed by some knot-headed owner. You've got to be careful of that on the auction sites.

I read that as knob-headed.

Yes, Ten-Tech radios are considered to be excellent, as Pigmeat pointed out, the risk is that someone tried to re-align it.
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Re: Ten tec omni d
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 1621 UTC »
I think the Omni D is Ham Band Only (not general coverage), but not positive about that.
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Re: Ten tec omni d
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 1643 UTC »
Yes, on the transceive side (it is a transceiver) the Ten-tec Omni-D is ham band only, 160/80/40/15/10 meters and one AUX band you can make any band you want (buy installing a crystal).  It has an additional band that is receive only that covers 10000 kHz to 10500 kHz.

It is pretty typical of several of the radios designed in the 60's and 70's, and it presents each band as a 500 kHz slice.

As an entry level ham HF rig it is probably a pretty good deal, but as a listeners rig not so much, unless your primary listening goal is to hear hams as it covers very little spectrum outside the ham bands.

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Re: Ten tec omni d
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 0137 UTC »
I would shy away from any Ten Tech product now. My understanding is they have been purchased and are going through some transition pains. Unless you can do any required repairs yourself or know a third party that can. No personal experience but lots of chatter about this recently.
I hesitated to post this but wanted to share what I have been hearing.
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