[TenTec] Rig in the middle
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 18:27:59 -0500
David Wright wrote:
> I second the motion (arm raising)....
> Small, slightly larger than Scout size full power (5-100w) mobile rig
> 10-160m. Spare rig, Dxpedition, mobile, Field Day, Camping, etc. Price
> range $1.2K - 1.6K. I'd sell my brand new IC-706MKII immediately and
> buy one....
> 73 de Dave KB6JOX
> >From: Chris Robson[SMTP:email@example.com]
> >Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 3:53 PM
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [TenTec] Rig in the middle
> >Just a thought...
> >After reading Scott's post in regards to the Argo being discontinued, maybe
> >there could be a midrange rig between the Scout(which I own) and the Omni
> >6(which I also own). I know a number of new hams that would love a Ten Tec
> >but want more than a Scout but can't afford an Omni. There are some great
> >used Ten Tec rigs however there is nothing quite like a new rig!(Besides
> >the only way I can get my old Corsair away from my Sister-in-Law(also a
> >ham) is to get her to buy a rig she can afford.) Maybe we can see a
> >midrange rig some day. Hint Hint!
> >73, Chris KB3A
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I agree, but don't let it have the VFO system of the Scout. I have had
three Scouts, all of which worked fine on SSB. But at 25-30 WPM, CW,
Those little rigs drifted right out of the other station's bandpass. One
fellow I talked to found the way to keep it on frequency at the higher
speeds; he gave long pauses between words. Not easy to do, and
impossible using a keyboard.
But a nice little TT rig with a better frequency control system would
sure be appreciated.
James (Jim), Parsons, K5ROV USAF, Ret.
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