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Re: [TenTec] Argosy II

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Argosy II
From: Ed <w3nr@comcast.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:28:23 -0500
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Joe Malloy wrote:
> Bill Mellema wrote:
>> Gentlemen:
>> I am new to the Ten Tech reflector after acquiring a nice but much modified 
>> Argosy II  Serial Number 2004. My unit has a very sloppy RF gain 
>> modification. Is the modification (added RF pot and pulled a resistor off 
>> the AF/IF board) worth cleaning up or just rewire it as it came from the 
>> plant?
>> I would appreciate anyone's insight  and comments on this and other mods 
>> for that great little rig.
>> Thanks in advance...Happy New Year To All!
>> 73's
>> Bill N3WM
> I've got an Argosy too and they're great little rigs.  I've modified 
> mine with an "RF" gain pot which works reasonably well -- for if the 
> Argosy has a weak point (and it's has a few!) it's that it overloads 
> really well with strong signals and the AGC circuit can't keep up with 
> such signals.  The evidence is that loud "popping" noise you hear with 
> good, strong signals.  So I'd recommend that you keep the modification 
> as-is (assuming it works).  That and other mods for the Argosy and 
> Argosy II can be found at  http://www.qsl.net/tentec/mods/525mods.htm .  
> You might find it interesting from a fellow who has modified his Argosy 
> to be a real performer!
> 73,
> Joe, W2RBA

I did the same mod to my 525D, well worth the little bit of effort and time.

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