[TenTec] Info on the Argonaut 515?
dr7zyq at usamedia.tv
Sun May 23 03:49:31 EDT 2004
Also, the 405 linear that had been available for the 505 and 509 was lost to
the FCC 10/11 meter amp ban -- whereas the Argosy had the amp built in and
could be switched between 5-10 and 50 watts.
The Argosy included a notch filter which was an optional. external accessory
on the 515, and the Argosy could take both a crystal (i.f.) and audio CW
filter, the 515 taking only an audio filter. The Argosy I (analog) included
a marker which was, again, an external, optional accessory on the 515.
But the 515 was a gem -- which is why I still have mine (with a complete set
of matching accessories). Unlike the 505 and 509, it broke the 10 meter band
into 4 segments so that the tuning rate on 10m was the same as on the other
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Time to bring "our" troops home NOW!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Gulseth" <wb5jnc at qsl.net>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Info on the Argonaut 515?
> As I recall I had a conversation with a representative of Ten-Tec (Scott?)
> just after theannouncement that the Argonaut was being discontinued. I
asked why, and if
> I rememberthe conversation correctly the reason given was that the
> numbers had fallenoff a cliff with the introduction of the Argosy. The
price/features of the
> Argosy (with its lessexpensive modular construction) compared to the
Argonaut (which was hand
> wired andmore expensive to build) apparently influenced a lot of buyer's
> This would meshwith what Clark WA3JPG said.
> 73, Al
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