It does take many hours to write and produce a service manual, but TT
could sell them separately for those who want them. When I bought my
Icom R-71A, I bought the service manual too, and I'm very glad that I did.
I had no idea that Ten-Tec was no longer supplying servicing
information. My Corsair, Paragon, and Scout all came with detailed
manuals. This is what set Ten-Tec apart from the imports. Traditionally,
Ten Tec encouraged owners to service their equipment, even making spare
boards available. Not so with the imports. It will be a sad day when Ten
Tec products can only be serviced at the factory.
> I have been trying to get this type of information for my OMNI V for years
> with no luck.
> Ten Tec simply will not give it out.
> This is kind of like what the Thorens turntable company did long ago.
> It was fine until the company was sold and the company included the dealers
> in the non distribution of repair information.
> Some of us kept copies of all the old technical information and shared the
> information with others.
> Eventually the company that bought Thorens went under and it is a good thing
> we did what we did.
> Every bit of technical information that we did not save went under with the
> One day if that happens to Ten Tec and they are no longer around to repair
> we will be in trouble.
> I have long advocated that we get together and share with each other any
> technical information we can get are hands on.
> I was told by the top man at Ten Tec that the decision not to make service
> manuals, after the Paragon, was a business decision to save the cost of
> service manuals.
> That may have been a good thing for Ten Tec but not for owners.
> I would like to know what the rest of you think about this problem.
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