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From: "Ken Simpson, W8EK" <W8EK@flham.net>
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Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 09:03:12 -0500
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HF Transceiver, Antenna Tuner, Power Supply, and
CW Keyers For Sale:

TenTec 585 Paragon HF Transceiver:

The Paragon is a top of the line transceiver that includes a
general coverage receiver. It covers 160-10 meters, including
WARC bands, with 100 watts output. The receiver is fantastic.
It has dual VFOs and many memories built in, along with a
speech processor. Basically, it has about every feature that
a ham could want in an HF rig.

This particular unit works 100% as best I can tell. Since the
rig does so many things, I am sure that there is something I
didn't test, but I don't know what it is (or I would have
tested it!). It has had all updates completed by TenTec.

Cosmetically, it has been used. It is not in bad shape, but
it is not mint.  It also has the Giehl chip in it making it
similar to a Paragon II.

Large manual and power cord included for $450.

TenTec 229 antenna tuner:

This tuner will handle full legal power, and features a
roller inductor, so you can get an exact match.  It uses
an "L" match instead of a "T" match, which means there is
only one spot that will give you the correct match.  With
the "T" match, one can get a match at several different
points, but only one of these points is the correct one.
The "L" match is also more efficient.  Electrically, it
is the same as the 238, 238 A, 238 B, 238 C, 229 A,
229 B, and the 4229 kit.

There is also a built in wattmeter with full scale reading
of 200 and 2000 watts.  It also has an SWR bridge with
lighted meter, plus a 4 position antenna switch.

It can be used on any HF frequency, including the WARC
bands, since it is continuously adjustable.  It includes
a built in internal balun, so open wire can be used,
if desired.

Cosmetically, this unit is the color of the earlier Omni
series (Omni 546, series A, B, and C) with the black vinyl
covering, and nice aluminum trim around the front.

This particular unit functions 100%, and looks perfect.
I can not find a scratch on it.

Paper work is included for $325.

TenTec Power Supply:

"Switcher / 25" 25 amp switching power supply:
This is a 25 amp switching power supply in a case that
matches the early Omni series case, with the metal bezel
around it. It is in a case that is the same size as a 243
remote VFO. It has an ammeter on the front, along with
Switch, TenTec logo, and output bulb. The front panel
basically looks like a 280 power supply with a metal bezel,
but says "Switcher/25" on it. It is very quiet, and well
shielded, and does not produce any electrical noise that
I could find. $175

Straight Keys:

Generic brass colored, oval base key
This is similar to a J-38 (without the bakelite base), but
is a Japanese copy. It is brass colored, but is not real
brass. Includes shorting switch.
It works fine and looks fine. $18

Generic straight key
This is a generic CW straight key with a plastic base.
It is nothing fancy, but it will do the job. $10

Cables for CW keyers and keys:

Cable for paddles
About 3 feet long, and with a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo
connector on the end, like used by most rigs. $8
As above, but 1/4 inch plug. $8
As above, with 1/4 inch GOLD plated plug. $15

Cable for straight key
About 3 feet long, with a mono 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) phone
plug on it, as used with a straight key. $5
As above, but 1/4 inch plug. $5

AEA AC-1 "Wall Wart" Power Supply
This "Wall wart" power supply will supply 12 V DC at
up to 1 amp.
It can be used with the AEA PK-232, PK-88 or others.
This unit has a 2.1 mm plug, with the center positive,
so it can be used on many different things that require
12 V DC at up to an amp, such as keyers, antenna tuners,
This is a "regular" wall wart -- not the new switching
type that creates all sort of noise in your receiver.
Get this one, and leave the noise behind. $14

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs,
antennas, etc. Just too many things to list here.
Please e-mail your requests.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK@FLHam.net or W8EK@arrl.net
Voice Phone  (352) 732-8400

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