[TenTec] Info on the Argonaut 515?
wb2vuf at qsl.net
Tue May 25 21:01:44 EDT 2004
No, I don't remember it that way. The problem was over the name "Triton"
because Motorola had a marine radio called Triton. I don't believe there
was a lawsuit, I think Motorola threatened legal action.
The Argo 515, I believe was discontinued because Ten Tec could no longer
produce it at an attractive price.
James E McClellan wrote:
> Hi 515 fellas,
> Hey, what happened to the story that there was a lawsuit over the name
> "Argonaut"? As I recall, someone (GE, RCA, etc.) sued TenTec over the
> rights of the name of Argonaut and won the lawsuit. That is about the
> time the 515 stopped production. --- Anyone else remember this?
> Jim --- N8LUV
> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:58:50 -0500 "Stuart Rohre"
> <rohre at arlut.utexas.edu> writes:
> > I think at the time of the 515 introduction; there was not as much
> > interest
> > in QRP. The price might have impeded some wider acceptance of the
> > radio.
> > Most of the QRP rigs of that time were low power, single band, and
> > scratch
> > built. The 515 is a fine radio; but was low power and not of
> > interest to
> > the general ham community. It was ahead of its time, and might be
> > compared
> > to the quality of the Elecraft K2 of today.
> > 73,
> > Stuart
> > K5KVH
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