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Re: [TenTec] TenTec 1254 ---THANKS

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec 1254 ---THANKS
From: Bwana Bob <wb2vuf@verizon.net>
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:00:26 -0500
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Merry Christmas!

Thank you for the links. I was aware of the mods on Marshall Emm's 
(mtechnologies) web site, but the replacement processor  mod is really 
exciting. It would bring the receiver capabilities up an order of 
magnitude!  Has anyone purchased this mod kit?

A couple more thoughts on the 1254 vs some of the shortwave portables.  
The typical portable includes the FM broadcast band,  and a built-in 
ferrite antenna for the AM broadcast  band, which may be important to 
you. Also, they have a built in-whip antenna. The Ten-Tec is designed to 
use an external antenna.   However, AM/FM portable radios (some with 
hand cranked power) are readily available.  The Grundig/Eton receivers 
seem to get mixed reviews. Some have tuning quirks or need their 
alignment tweaked. The best of the shortwave portables seems to be the 
Sony 7600 series.  If you are looking for a "communications" receiver, 
then the Ten-Tec stacks up well.  Unlike the portables, it does not 
overload when connected to an outside antenna. I typically run mine on 
an 80 meter dipole or a full size 40 meter loop.  As discussed, there is 
enough room inside for mods, including filters, a muting circuit, etc.  
Plus, it's fun to build. (I grew up in the heyday of Heathkit).


                         Bob WB2VUF

On 12/22/2010 9:29 AM, ARDUJENSKI@aol.com wrote:
> I want to thank the large group of you who responded to my question(s)
> pertaining to the TT-1254. I found them invaluable.  Comments were balanced
> and well presented Additionally I wanted to share with you all two other
> perspectives:
> _http://www.mtechnologies.com/tt1254/1254.htm_
> (http://www.mtechnologies.com/tt1254/1254.htm)
> _http://www.cholakian.com/TT1254upgrade.html_
> (http://www.cholakian.com/TT1254upgrade.html)
> I now feel well prepared to evaluate the PROs and CONs of TT-1254 and
> apply to my decision making process. Granted it is no "Eagle" purchase and I
> appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and insight
> Thank you all and a very Merry Christmas
> Alan KB7MBI
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