Here's just a few observations. Both are good rigs but the Delta is
slightly newer technology.
1. The 580 has a 6.3mhz I.F. vs the 9mhz in the Argosy.
2. The 580 has a clean sounding, sine wave sidetone while the Argosy
has sawthooth note.
3. The 580 is larger.
----- Original Message -----
From: Caitlyn Martin <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 4:43 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Argosy vs. Delta
> Hi, everyone,
> It's been a while since I've been on the reflector. It's nice to be
> Anyway, I have an Argosy 525 on the way to me, which is a rig I know
> like. Of course, once I committed to that, a Delta 580 became
> The Delta puts out more power, seems to take more filters, covers
> WARC bands, and generally has more features, but does not seem to be
> as well regarded. I notice on the Ten Tec used price list that the
> difference in price is really pretty small.
> Does anyone care to comment about the performance of the two rigs?
> Delta a better choice (in which case I'd resell the Argosy) or am I
> off keeping the Argosy and sacrificing the two extra bands?
> I'd love to hear from people who have experience with both rigs.
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