Ford trucks have Triton engines now. Unrelated but to me, so is a VHF
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael O. Hyder <N4NT@wireco.net>
To: <email@example.com>; JEFF S JOHNSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 1999 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec 544 Supplement
> Hi all--
> Well, in the early 1970's Motorola introduced a VHF-FM marine radio
> the Triton. They filed for trademark protection on it and then
> Ten-Tec over the use of the name. Ten-Tec just started calling the
> the 540 and 544 models.
> About the lamp in the pointer above the tuning knob on the Tritons:
> are using a 6 volt bulb, it's no wonder the thing doesn't last very
> got some replacements from Ten-Tec several years ago -- I'm sure
they are 12
> or 14 volt bulbs. Then I placed a 100 ohm resistor in series with
> little bulb. It will probably last forever.
> On all my Ten-Tecs I have put a 33 ohm resistor in series with each
> lamp. That doesn't make a discernable difference in the
> greatly increases the lamp life.
> Mike N4NT@wireco.net
> Johnson City, Tennessee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: JEFF S JOHNSON <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 9:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec 544 Supplement>
> > On Sat, 30 Oct 1999 23:25:08 -0000 "Steve Baron - KB3MM"
> > <SteveBaron@StarLinX.com> writes:
> > > Absolutely hate model numbers ----they are not on the rig !
> > Yes the model numbers are confusing, it really looks haywire if
you go to
> > the unofficial T-T page and select all models from the index. Take
> > down the list and see what pattern there is, man I just don't get
> > Another thing I wonder about is on my Triton IV 544's front panel
> > the T*T symbol and then it just say's "Model 544" but in all the
> > other photos I see it has "Triton IV" with no number. Their both
> > same rig, any one else have this or know why?
> > I bet a lot of you never knew there is a pilot light in the marker
> > right above the PTO dial skirt. This is on the Triton IV and
> > all the rigs with that same black tuning display unit analog or
> > I guess it was meant for lighting the dial on an analog readout
> > also in the digital display type. It's a small soldered-in 6 volt
> > that may last a week if replaced! To get to it the front panel
has to be
> > removed, on the back side there's a board for the OT and ALC led's
> > the little pilot lamp is soldered in. This would look real cool in
> > room but I got to believe most of these went unnoticed.
> > I wonder if anyone has replaced this with a bright led or
> > to say it works?
> > Jeff aa8ve -- Just sit back, relax, and enjoy that cool smooth
> > TEN*TEC the finest radio gear in the world ! --
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