Congrats Paul on the receiver find. I'd like to hear as much about the
factory visit as you'd like to type.
73 de Tim K0FL
From: Paul R. Valko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Valko <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 12:19 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Proud owner of an RX-10, and TT visit.
>I'd like to announce (brag) that after years and years of searching, I
>have finally acquired a BEAUTIFUL, Ten*Tec RX-10 receiver!
>It cost a small fortune, but that's the way it goes, plus, I got that
>The RX-10 is a 80, 40, 20, and 15 meter DC receiver based upon the Power
>Mite design. It looks an awful lot like a Power Mite 3. It runs on
>12vdc OR you can plug it in the wall.
>One bizzare-o feature of the rig is that it includes a built-in
>code-practice oscillator. The owner's manual suggests (accurately) that
>the radio was designed to be marketed to pre-novice hams. It includes
>information on propagation and the novice frequency-plan.
>The RX-10 was designed to be used with the incredibly rare Ten*Tec TX-100
>tube-based transmitter. Yes, Ten*Tec built a tube transmitter. yeah... I
>got one :-)... wanna make a sked? :-)
>The kids had last week off so we piled into the W8KCmobile and made a dash
>to the Smoky mountains and parts south.
>Friday I had a great visit with Scott at Ten*Tec. I arrived unannounced
>just after 9am and Scott was pleased to hang out with me for about an hour
>and a half talking TT lore and facts.
>I was honored to be the first non-TT employee to get to see the new
>dual-band (6M and 2M) all-mode rig. It looks like a winner. The IF DSP
>is really cool and puts TT on the cutting edge of ham rig technology.
>One of these days I'll spend a little more time with those boys and
>straighten out that Ten*Tec museum. It's an impressive display, but out
>of chronological order ;-)
>Thanks to Scott for a great visit.
>73! =paul= W8KC
>Collector of Ten*Tecs and other fine plastics
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