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To: Rick - NJ0IP / DJ0IP <Rick@DJ0IP.de>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] ant
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:03:30 -0600
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It only takes one basement flood to put the corrosion in and one try 
with a 600 watt amp to melt the coil. or running with no antenna 
connected and 100 watts is probably enough to melt the coil.

They never did match all antennas on all bands, but they did it with 
fewer switch contacts.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 1/14/2011 2:30 PM, Rick - NJ0IP / DJ0IP wrote:
> The big problem now days Jerry is that most of them you find at the flea
> market look "fair" on the outside, but if you open them, you close them real
> quick and walk away.
> I've seen lots of melted coils in the 275w version, and most everything
> inside is generally so corroded, it looks like you would have to sand-blast
> it to get it to the state you would want.
> Time has taken its toll on most of these units.
> I highly recommend never to buy one of these sight unseen.
> If you can find a clean one and only need a couple of bands, they are
> excellent boxes.
> If you expect them to match any and everything across all of our HF bands,
> you will be very disappointed.
> They simply do not live up to their reputation.  Not at all.
> 73
> Rick
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