Used Paragon's and Omni V, VI should be available. The Paragon is a very good
rig (I've had 4) and should be the best price for your friend. Voice board
worked in it, but understand, that the only thing it announces is Tmt Freq, not
SWR or anything like that. Built in keyer works fine.
For limited sight, however, the Paragon display is much smaller than that of
the Omni V or VI. That's another consideration.
Best of luck with your decision. Look them over carefully on the TenTec Wiki
If he can work with 1/2" display of freq, perhaps an older Omni D would fill
the bill at much less cost. They're great SSB and CW rigs. Sorry, I don't know
the limitations of hes eyesight loss.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: Steve Berg <email@example.com>
> One of my friends has lost his eyesight, and would like to get on HF
> sideband. He is very limited as to antennas due to living in an
> apartment. He is also limited as to funds. I would like to get him
> back on the air, but am not sure about which Ten Tec rigs, if any would
> be suitable for this sort of work. He is almost completely sightless,
> so a rig would have to be usable in this situation. The only spare rig
> I have now is an Argonaut II, and there is apparently no voice board
> options for it. Can someone here give me some pointers on how to
> proceed? He is getting really bored with 2 meter and 440 MHz FM.
> Steve WA9JML
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