> My neighbor Pat, K4BEH, had one for a few weeks and
> he loved it *except* for the lack of autonotch in
> the DSP.
You are correct that it doesn't have an autonotch. It
also doesn't have DSP noise reduction other than the
noise blanker. It also has a minimum DSP bandwidth of
What it does have is an absolutely fantastic receiver
that runs circles around my other rigs, including the
ones I previously thought excellent. I just plain
hear signals clearly that I don't on other rigs. It
also has fantastic IF DSP bandwidth filtering. I used
to think that DSP is no replacement for crystal
filters. I'm not so sure anymore.
I do still use my W9GR DSP II for narrower than 200Hz
bandwidth on CW (as in down to 30Hz if I want) and for
noise reduction. This is no different than what I did
with my older rigs.
Feature for feature, dollar for dollar, I still think
the Argonuat V is better than anybody else's low end
> Apparently there was no interest at TT to
> add the capability via firmware upgrade, so he
> traded it back in and got a Jupiter. He agonized
> quite a bit about it, though, 'cause he REALLY
> liked it otherwise.
He wanted more features and went for the next rig up
the line. I can understand that and it does make
sense. He did pick another Ten Tec SDR, didn't he?
For me the Argonaut V is just fine the way it is.
Sure, I'd like more features. Who wouldn't? For a
<$800 radio, though, I think it can't be beat. I love
the receiver. I love the quality of the receive
audio, even on AM for SWLing. I'm a QRPer who likes
small radios. For me it's the best Ten Tec for my
needs and budget.
I hope by the Ten Tec hamfest to be able to have
"twins" and buy a 526 for 6 and 2 meters. If it's as
good on VHF as the Argonuat V is on HF I'll be
thrilled with it. It will also make a very smart
looking, American made station.
Caitlyn M. Martin - K7VO
ARRL QRP-ARCI #11018 ARS #445 G-QRP #11577 AK QRP #637
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