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Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Eagle Comparison
From: "Paul Christensen" <w9ac@arrl.net>
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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:38:33 -0500
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> The Corsair II is a fine radio, from what I saw of a friend's one.  It
> might be adequate for all your hamming desires.  However, another issue
> is how much longer will parts be available for it, should something fail?
>I am thinking the same of my various radios, Kenwood 450, and Scout, and
 Argonaut V.

I suppose we can find some irony in this.  Transceivers constructed 
pre-digital (displays, control, DSP, etc) likely have better longevity than 
those built afterwards.  New chips are born quickly -- and die quickly.  But 
consider any Collins, Hallicrafters, or Drake gear.  With minimal effort, 
one can find replacement parts -- many of which are better than the 
originals.  For example, Sprague Orange Drops or yellow-jacked Polypropylene 
in place of black beauty caps.  Also, carbon film resistors in place of 
carbon composition.  So, if I had to keep only one set of equipment working, 
I would gravitate toward pre-1980s equipment.

Paul, W9AC 

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