YOU GOT ME
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 9:10:00 -0600
There seems to be only two "camps" out there.
Those that like TEN TEC, those that don't know.
As an extremely satisfied Scout mobile user I can
only concur on all the positive comments I have
read on this company.
My Scout did not arrive in perfect working order.
SO WHAT DOES THESE DAYS --
The PTO had a nasty shift when tuning up and down
the band. After a few E-MAIL here and to Ten-Tec,
the rig went back for service. One day turnaround
is what I call service. The rig has worked flawlessly
Now for the good part. All my local fellow HF mobile
users have chosen the latest and poorest from Japan.
Not one of these guys are happy with the performance
of their 2X$ mobile radios, when they admit it.
Yes, their radios look really neat and
remote control heads are a nice option but when they
experience the performance of the Scout, you just
have to wonder. This is especially true of the
Scouts Noise Blanker. BEST IN CLASS! And I am waiting
for the day that one of their radios need service.
TEN TEC, keep up the excellent work.
It is truly a pleasure to see a
company that understands the meaning of Total
Finally, with regards to users modifying equipment,
done correctly and documented well is what I thought
this hobby was all about. We should all thank TEN TEC
for providing the excellent circuit details and a
place to call to "bounce" off our ideas. What
was the last time ICOM offered that service?
Home brew amateurs are almost extinct, kit manufacturers
maybe on the return, but knowledgeable hams in how
and why a radio works, I am afraid, will become extinct
with the next generation of hams. OK, off my soap box!
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