[TenTec] New QRP Radio
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 12:57:43 -0500
On Friday 23 November 2001 12:16, Chris Robson wrote:
> Everyone must remember that Ten Tec did QRP before QRP was Cool. Us "old
> timers" remember the 505, 509, 515. What Great QRP Rigs! They were
> forerunners to the QRP revolution.
> 73, Chris KB3A
My first QRP rig back in 1972 was a second-hand Argo 505, which I still have
and use. I couldn't believe it, after having run a pair of 4-400's for years,
and rarely less than 100 watts. (licensed in 1958). I worked a bunch of DX on
QRP SSB with that rig, even before I got the CW bug back.
Now also have an Argo 515 and an Argo II (which is a SUPER rig!), besides the
usual assortment any upright QRPers has (K2, K1, SG2020, FT-817, PC-9000,
NC40, SSTs, etc, etc.) I am looking forward to adding the new Argonaut III.
(Whatever they name it, it will always be an Argonaut, in my mind).
John L Sielke W2AGN