[TenTec] Ok, if the Argo was/is so popular.....
Walter S Delesandri
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 07:36:47 -0500 (CDT)
Here goes (flame suit on).....
Could also be that some shred of consumer common sense entered
in to the buying public's mind.....I know that's unlikely,
but it could happen!!!
Lets see, buy a used 100W multi-mode japanese rig, or a T-T
Scout- or pay the same money for a 5-watter that has a spotty
reputation for stability.....tough choice.
If Ten-tec doesn't come out with a 100W full featured rig of
at least decent construction, for a grand, give or take, then
only patriotism will continue to sell their rigs (which is OK
with me, and my reason for liking T-T)
QRP awards should go to the higher power station who's racking
his brain/ears to copy.
I'm not a power-monger, with my 50-60W CW.....but I've started
staying away from 7040 because I like to relax and have a complete
qso. And yes, I have very fine receivers to 'dig-em-out'.....
guess I'm getting cynical in my old age (40)
Apr 1999, Robert Weingaertner
> Tom, I think it was pure economics that caused the Argonaut series to
> be discontinued. It could no longer be produced at a "popular Price"
> 73, Bob WB2VUF
> Tom H wrote:
> > My interests have turned to QRP operation here of late, and I have my
> > feelers up looking for a new or used rig. Owners of the Ten-Tec Argonaut
> > series seem to praise them highly, and are reluctant to part with them. So,
> > here's my question: If the Argonout series was so popular, and seem to
> > continue to be, why were they dropped from the product line? I know I can
> > obtain QRP operation from many of the "high power" gear out there, but I'm
> > looking for a pure QRP rig (did I just answer my own question?). And a
> > follow-up query: How does the 555 Scout measure up to the late model
> > Argonauts as far as performance goes?
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