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Re: [TenTec] The Eagle inflation costs, etc.

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] The Eagle inflation costs, etc.
From: Jim Lowman <jmlowman@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:16:49 -0800
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A lot of it is nostalgia.  I dreamed of having a Collins station when 
first licensed in 1965, but it was too rich for my blood.

At one point not too many years ago, I bought some gear that took me 
back to my roots as a young ham.
My Elmer had a Drake 2-B/2-BQ, so I bought those in his memory.  I had 
an early R-4/T-4X and now have the R-4C/T-4XC and a TR-4C.
The R-4C with the Sherwood mods still has impressive sensitivity as 
compared with the latest and greatest rigs today.

I'd think that one of the major costs in re-creating the C-Line would be 
the tube complement.  Getting tubes in any quantity might be difficult, 
not to mention expensive.

No Orions or Omni-VII here, but my T-T stable includes an Omni-VI+ as 
well as the QRP rigs:  Argo 556, Argonaut V and the "6N2."

73 de Jim - AD6CW

On 9/29/2010 6:59 AM, Duane Calvin wrote:
> Guess I'm a notch below you, Lee.  I have a Drake B-line, and an Orion I.
> :o)
>       73, Duane
> Duane Calvin, AC5AA
> Austin, Texas
> www.ac5aa.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tentec-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com]
> On Behalf Of kc9cdt@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:25 AM
> To: tentec@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] The Eagle inflation costs, etc.
> I asked Bill Frost at Drake if they would start making the C line
> again...he said it could be done...how much would I pay for it?
> Then he said it would be over $4,000.
> Labor would be a killer..He said get a great one from the list or
> E-pay. I did.
> Also have a OII. It's fun to do both.
> 73,
> Lee, KC9CDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richards<jruing@ameritech.net>
> To: geraldj@weather.net; Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
> <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Wed, Sep 29, 2010 1:56 am
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] The Eagle inflation costs, etc.
> Yep - I thought so !      ;-)
> Then, why would anyone want a new radio ?  How did this happen ?
> OK... I am being sarcastic, but really, all this chatter about
> how good it was in the old days is getting me down.  Everyone seems
> to say how good it was in the old days, but their shacks are filled
> with modern gear.  I don't get it.
> I suspect there must have been trade-offs and compromises as things
> GOT BETTER OVER TIME.   Right ?   Otherwise, we should start a company
> that makes the old stuff again.   There seems to be a market for it.
> And I respect Gerry's comment as coming from an insider, and also
> he MUST be able to identify the compromises and trade-offs that
> were made that would cause us to tolerate lower intermod performance in
> newer rigs.
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