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Subject: [TenTec] New QRP Radio
From: winjones@ix.netcom.com (Winston F. Jones)
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:07:42 -0500
I recall seeing a message on the reflector a few days ago that Ten-Tec does
indeed plan to make the radio 20 watts. It will also have a built-in SWR
73, Winston  K4CWQ

----- Original Message -----
From: " Bob, WB2VUF" <wb2vuf@qsl.net>
To: "Chris Robson" <crobson@robsonco.com>
Cc: <Tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] New QRP Radio

> Yes, I think that it is worth waiting for. The new rig should be a
> worthy replacement for the popular Scout. General coverage receive is a
> big plus. When you're out in the wilds, you can still get all the
> international news, and set your watch by WWV!
> Competition in the radio market will be tough, though. It looks like the
> new rig is designed to compete directly with the K2. Although the price
> is right, I don't see this new rig competing directly against the IC-706
> and FT-817, both of which seem to be extremely popular. I don't know if
> SGC and Patcom are serious competitors.
> I would have liked to see this rig run a little more power, like about
> 20 watts. I have my doubts that 5 W is enough for mobile and SSB use,
> though 5 W in my experience is adequate for portable CW operation. Maybe
> users could add one of the outboard Ramsey Electronics 20 linear amp
> kits.
> Then Tec is certainly leading the way in "software defined radios". If
> software updates include digital mode capability, they will really have
> a winner.
> Except for my doubts about power limitation, I would consider replacing
> my trusty Scout with the new rig. I hope Ten Tec gives it a catchy
> adventuresome name. (I liked the Corsair and Scout names).
> 73,
> Bob WB2VUF
> Chris Robson wrote:
> >
> > The New QRP rig can't come out soon enough for me.  I have just been
> > overjoyed with my new Jupiter and am looking for another Ten Tec Rig to
> > to the collection.  This new QRP in the making sounds so sweet, just
what I
> > am looking for those road trips and Camping expeditions.
> > The Jupiter as exceeded all my expectations and I really believe the
> > member of the family will be just as exciting, almost like a new arrival
> > the family,but do we have to wait 9 months before it arrives??
> >
> > 73, Chris KB3A
> >
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