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Re: [TenTec] WTB Amplifier

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] WTB Amplifier
From: "k0bx@arrl.net" <k0bx@arrl.net>
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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:41:16 -0800 (PST)
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Rich I don't have one for sale but I  have experience with both.

I had a Drake L4B and a Drake L7 amp.  Both built like a tank.  But as years 
when by, my rigs get newer.
1st was the Kenwood TS-850S/AT.  Fine rig but I started notice that there was a 
hight swr spike on keydown.  I found that it was called "Hot Keying".
I made a slight modification and all was well.  I then got a Icom 
Well, the PRO was just too fast of an output for the old Drake L7 to
handle.  On keydown, I got the "Hot Keying" spike. I tried different solutions 
including the QSK-5 by Ameritron.  Nothing seemed to work with my limited 
technical knowledge.

I sold the Drake L7 and bought off the Internet a TEN-TEC Centurion.  It was 16 
years old and was the cream color face.  Cost me $1300.00.
I could not be happier.  You key the amp and the amp keys the rig.  No more 
Keying" and having a QSK amp to boot.

I am not bad mouthing the Drake or any of the older amps.  It just was the 
rigs were much faster in their switching.

Joe K0BX

 Stop the insanity!
Please do not add me to any distribution lists (Joke, Stories or Junk) without 
my permission. 

From: Richard Bell <richfbell@sbcglobal.net>
To: tentec@contesting.com
Sent: Wed, February 15, 2012 11:33:17 AM
Subject: [TenTec] WTB Amplifier

I am looking to acquire an amplifier in the next 30 days.  If you have a 

or Drake amplifier you are considering selling, please send me your price and 
some digital photos.

I am not interested in a project amp.  I already have one of those on the bench.

TNX and 73 W5BXE
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