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From: turner@safety.ics.uci.edu (Clark Savage Turner WA3JPG)
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 19:52:22 -0700
I just got a batch of old QST, CQ and 73 magazines from the 70's
and 80's.  Interesting to look at the reviews of the older rigs
and to check out the ads.  One I noticed in particular was the
ad for the Ten Tec Corsair I (possibly my all time favorite rig):

It claims the Corsair I has a "triple conversion receiver" and 
it claims "Variable bandwidth plus Passband tuning."

Strange stuff.  The "triple conversion" claim just doesn't make
sense, there are two IF's, one at 9 and one at 6.3 MHz, no other 
conversion I can see in the rig.

The "variable bandwidth plus passband tuning" is sort of true,
though not by standard separate controls.  (One could make 
arguments that the PBT acts like a VBT when you have the right 
combination of filters, but other manufacturers included separate
controls for such functions...as did the Corsair II, albeit at
the audio frequencies).  

I am home sick with flu, feverish and sipping tea.  These are
my random musings :-)


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