I doubt any manufacturer would repair a rig that was heavily modified and
then guarantee the repair. In this particular case, the lightning strike
likely damaged the modded circuits as well. Their techs are no doubt
trained to repair to OEM specs only. I would not fault Ten Tec for their
position. If I were them, I'd do the same thing.
The important thing for the Pegasus is what started. IE; computer
controlled radio. And Ten Tec led the way.
Unfortunately, the Pegasus rigs are now getting some age on them. As some
point they will simply be what we now call "boat anchors". And that day is
getting closer all the time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Notarius W3WN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec Pegasus
>I suspect that issue about the guarantee about the repair has a lot more to
> do with the lightning strike than it does with the ability of Ten-Tec to
> provide maintenance on the average Pegasus -- or any other rig.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Behalf Of Jim
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:10 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec Pegasus
> I had a Pegasus and enjoyed it. I did mods to allow an external speaker
> and allow listening to DRM broadcasts. These mods are published on the
> internet. I also added and internal autotuner. But then a lightning
> strike on my QTH made it nonfunctional.
> I sent it to Ten Tec Service for repair. The technician (Gary Greene as
> I recall) called me to say that he was willing try to fix it, but Paul
> Clinton would not allow him to guarantee the repair. I declined that
> As far as I know, no schematics are available and no one else works on a
> Pegasus. It's a unique rig, and apparently only Ten Tec can repair it.
> If they are unsure of their ability to do so, you may have a rig that
> someday could be unrepairable.
> Jim N4AL
> Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 14:47:29 -0500
> From: "Charles Woodruff" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] [Fwd: Ten Tec Pegasus]
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Message-ID: <20090613194729.945CC11581F@ws1-7.us4.outblaze.com>
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> Any info esp personal experiences with the radio and any problems that
> you may have had with it. I am planning on taking my test for my ham
> license soon and plan to look for a Pegasus transceiver in the future.Any
> help at all will be greatly appreciated ! Thanks again.
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