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[TenTec] A word to the wise

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Subject: [TenTec] A word to the wise
From: zeitler@ibm.net (zeitler@ibm.net)
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 15:55:28 -0700
Esteemed Reflectees,
I have heard reports that SGC is NOT the way to go for the ham market.
Everything that I have heard is STAY AWAY. There was a list of threads on
one of the other contesting.com reflectors recently about this.

San Diego
-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Pursley <kf5mc@flash.net>
To: TenTec@contesting.com <TenTec@contesting.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 1:56 PM
Subject: [TenTec] A word to the wise

>I just made the biggest mistake of my life. Traded my Argonaut station
>complete with amplifier for an SGC 2020. Look before you leap !!! The
>2020 just came back from the factory and whoever did the soldering work
>mist have used a 100 watt iron. The thing is so far out of adjustment
>its barely useable and the CW note looks like a 1950ties era Russian
>homebrew. There's one born every minute and I guess it was my time.( No
>reflection on the fellow who traded it to me it was all my doing). If
>anyone believes the OCT QST article  regarding the 2020 I'd like to sell
>him a bridge. The Argo , restricted to 5 watts without linear, was a far
>superior performer (ARGO 509).  The SCAF filtering on the 2020 is
>useless, any close in signal will interfere with the signal you are
>trying to copy. The instruction manual is useless when it comes to how
>to adjust anything yourself., and components are not identified on the
>PC. I finally figured out how to balance the upper and lower sideband so
>they were useful . Oh Well!!!
>Be faithful to your old technology ten tec and it will be faithful to
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