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Re: [TenTec] Some advice, please

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Some advice, please
From: "rick@dj0ip.de" <Rick@DJ0IP.de>
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Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:07:45 +0200
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Actually the launch of the transistor into the big league began with the
Model 405 Amplifier.
The Triton I followed soon.
But . . . at the same time on the other coast, Herb Johnson (W6QKI) of Swan
brought out the SS-100 (50w output) followed by the SS-200 (100w output).
It seemed to me it all happened at the exact same time, so it will take some
exact research to determine who was really first with the larger
transceiver... but the 505/405 were indeed first to bring transistors out of
the QRP class.

BTW, Herb went on to found Atlas Radio Corp.

73 - Rick, DJ0IP
(Nr. Frankfurt, Germany)

-----Original Message-----
From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of JAMES
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:28 PM
To: tentec
Subject: [TenTec] Some advice, please

I've taken on the job of talking to the Albuquerque Hamfest this coming
August about significant advances in amateur radio technology from the
beginning of radio, Marconi 1894, to the present.  I'm up to the early 70s
so far and I have just added the advent of Solid State Transceivers to the
list, using the 505 Argonaut and the Triton I and Triton II as examples.
I'm a little fuzzy on things more modern than that.  Obviously I should
include things like digital modes and software-defined radios.  What would
you folks suggest I should include, and can you cite any Ten-Tec or other
gear that would illustrate the particular advance?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Jim, W8KGI
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