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[TenTec] Wanna buy a 301?

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Subject: [TenTec] Wanna buy a 301?
From: kg5u@hal-pc.org (Dale L. Martin)
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 17:02:12 -0500
When I realized there might be a mini-market for the 301, I
thought about it a bit, then set it aside.

Here's what I came up with just guessing:

1.  Box (sloping front, Ten-Tec type (tan/eggshell)) - $15
2.  Three conductor w/shield cable, 6ft. - $1.00
3.  Four terminal terminal strip $0.50
4.  Cable Grommet - $0.50
5.  6-32 x 3/8" screw and 6/38 hex nut - $0.25
6.  Rotary Encoder - $45.00
7.  Ten-Tec Main Tuning Knob - $15.00
8.  DB-25 connector - $1.00
9.  Lead/steel weight - $2.00
10.  Shipping cost - $10.00
11.  Time (?)

Estimated Cost: $90.25

Now, the costs are all guestimates.  It could be +/- that amount
by a substantial amount depending on the actual cost of parts.

At one time, I thought about following through and contacting the
company who makes the Rotary Encoder for Ten-Tec (Oak Grigsby,
Sugar Grove, IL 630-556-4200), and seeing exactly how much they
cost--when I bought what turned out to be among the last 301
parts from Ten-Tec to assemble a 301, I contacted OG to get a
spec sheet/drawing of the encoder so I could be sure to wire it
up without blowing it up.

Clarostat, according to Digi-Key catalog, has a rotary encoder
for $43.91 each.
I never asked Oak-Grigsby how much their encoder costs.

dale, kg5u

-----Original Message-----
From: Beamer, Jay <JBeamer@PanAmSat.com>
To: tentec@contesting.com <tentec@contesting.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 9:47 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Wanna buy a 301?

>     Hello Everyone.
>     Got ya, didn't I? Just a wild thought this morning. I'm in
a rare
>     mood. For those that know what a 301 is, we all know how
fast it would
>     be snapped up if someone listed one for sale on the
reflector. Well,
>     just got to thinking, why not take a poll as to what kind
of interest
>     there really is for the darn things. We know we can build
one ourself
>     by buying the encoder from Ten Tec and putting it in our
own box, but
>     for us hard core, everything must match and be authentic
>     individuals, using a project box won't do.
>     So, what I'm saying is, let me know if you have an interest
in a 301,
>     and let me know if you wouldn't mind building it yourself.
Maybe we
>     can persuade Ten Tec into making the boxes, painting them,
>     sticking the logo on, and then just shipping the 301 box,
the official
>     coiled cable, and the optical encoder with a schematic and
we could
>     build them ourselves. The additional parts required would
be the
>     buyer's responsibility.
>     I don't think anyone wants Ten Tec to do this for free, so
>     Tec, make it worth you while! Ten Tec has always been fair
with us.
>     Maybe Ten Tec would even build them. And Scott/Ten Tec, no
rush on
>     something like this. I think everyone would be satisfied
just to know
>     that they can get one in the next few months, like say, for
>     So, how many do you want and do you mind building it
yourself? Let me
>     know.
>     73,
>     Jay/KM6VX
>     Torrance, Ca.
>     (310)366-7408

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