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Subject: [TenTec] TenTec 555 Scout HF transceiver, accessories, plus CW related items FS
From: "Ken Simpson, W8EK" <W8EK@speakeasy.net>
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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:05:15 -0400
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TenTec HF transceiver and CW related items For Sale:

TenTec Scout 555 HF transceiver 

The TenTec Scout is a nice, small, compact 50 Watt output radio 
for both CW and SSB.  It was made to be simple to operate, and 
easy to run mobile, if that is desired.  It features TenTec's great 
full break in QSK on CW, and has really great low distortion 
audio on SSB.  Of course it has digital readout.

This unit features a "Jones Filter" which permits one to vary the 
bandwidth from about 2400 Hz for SSB down to about 300 Hz 
for CW.  This is continuously variable with a pot, so it can be 
adjusted to suit band conditions very easily.  No need to buy 
extra filters for this rig!  It does need 13 V DC at about 10 amps.

Since the rig is small, it does not even have a band switch.  
Instead it uses "modules" for each band.  These modules 
plug into the front of the unit.  To change bands, one simply 
pops one module out, and plugs another in.  Only takes a 
couple seconds.  It can cover from 160 thru 10 meters, 
including the WARC bands, by using the proper module.

This particular rig works fine, and looks really great.  It 
includes a power cord, manual, and one non-WARC band 
module of your choice.  Other accessories are available 
separately below.  $200

The person buying the rig gets first choice on any 
accessories, including the band modules.

I have band modules for 160, 80/75, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12,
and 10 meters.  Additional non-WARC band modules are 
$55 each if purchased with the rig, or $65 if purchased 
separately. WARC band modules are $5 additional. 

TenTec 297 noise blanker for the 555 Scout
It works great on impulse / ignition type of noise.  Not as 
great on other kinds.  $75 with rig, or $85 separately.

TenTec 296 mobile mount for 555 Scout
Nice clam shell type of mount in very good condition.
$45 with rig, or $50 separately.

TenTec 701 hand microphone
Four pin connector can be used on any of the TenTec 
rigs with the 4 pin connector.  Works fine and looks 
close to new.  With paper work for $30

CW items:

Bencher BY-2 Paddle
This is the "All Chrome" Bencher, including the chrome 
base.  It is in nice shape, and of course has the nice 
Bencher touch.  $80

Cable for paddles
This cable is about 3 feet long, and has 1/4 inch stereo
connector on the end, like used by most rigs. It looks
great. $8

As above, but 1/8 inch plug. $8

Generic Code Key
This is a very generic code key. It is not fancy, but is adequate 
to get the job done. It is mounted on a nice wood base that is 
finished and looks very nice. $15

Cable for straight key
Similar to cable for paddles, but has a mono 1/4 inch
phone plug on it, as is used with a straight key. $5

As above, but 1/8 inch plug. $5

MFJ 422 B electronic keyer 
This keyer includes sidetone, and has adjustments for 
volume, tone frequency, and weighting, as well as speed. 
It will key either positive or negative voltages, and is 
powered by an internal 9 V battery, or external 5 to 9 
volt supply. 
It is made to go on the back of a Bencher Paddle.
It works 100%, and looks great also.  With paper
work for $45.

Heavy duty power supply 
Pyramid PS-35
This supply is good for 32 Amps Constant or 35 Amps Surge.
The output voltage is adjustable over a 12 to 15 volt range 
with a multi turn pot. It has crowbar over voltage protection,
short circuit & thermal protection and features a pair of nice 
large edgewise meters to measure output voltage and output 
current. There is an internal fan. This is a very healthy, heavy 
duty supply!
This particular unit works 100% and looks very close to new.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK@speakeasy.net or W8EK@arrl.net
Voice Phone  (352) 732-8400

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