Buyer Beware - be careful and exert pressure to insure TT properly documents this new rig....
I own a Pegasus and I'm owner #2 of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TenTec_Pegasus
.... Pegasus is a non-display Jupiter (that is still being sold), in affect the Pegasus was the 1st generation Flex-Radio. Over two years ago at Dayton I had a conversation with TT Chief Engineer (who promised but never followed through), so last year I had the same talk discussion with with new TT VP of Sales. Three years ago TT updated their web site and totally dropped any/all reference to the Pegasus.
[However, to be fair Kenwood web old rig support is by FAR the worst.] TT still repairs Pegasus, as the Pegasus/Jupiter has a major design flaw in not having VSWR protection. PA-Finals replacement costs last yeas was ~$156 +shipping, Final-PA R15/R19 may require adjusting but we cannot get an adjustment procedure. TT exec's said they would make this information available - its now been +2.5yrs and counting.
I asked TT to document their (out of production) Pegasus and make this documentation available even at cost. But first and foremost we need readable schematics - not the free 5th generation copy-of-a-copy unreadable partial schematics TT sends out on request. We assume TT must have a rig MFG Pegasus/Jupiter alignment/adjustment procedure - can we buy a copy?
(What does it indicate if TT does not have this procedure as to TT Quality Control?)
We need a Pegasus BOM parts list - can we buy it? We need a real service manual (and with just a lil more it could double as the Jupiter's manual too! So TT buyers - look behind the frills and pretty rig face - how will you support your new rig when TT dumps all support for it?
Hence, I will not even consider buying another TT until they change their support methods/ways!!! Burn me once shame on you, burn me twice shame on ME!