[TenTec] Argonaut 515 value?

Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP Rick at DJ0IP.de
Sun Jul 24 02:20:07 PDT 2011

Al, I don't think I would touch it.
I certainly would not pay more than $100 to $125 for it.
If it has damage from tobacco, then it's likely to have or develop all kinds
of intermittent problems.

I sold my almost mint condx 515 two years ago for $300.

The problem is, these are very rare and I searched for a long time to find
When I finally did, I was real happy and swore I would never part with it.
But alas, tastes and interests changed and I no longer operate under the
conditions (in a tent running off of batteries) where I need that type of


-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com]
On Behalf Of Al Gulseth
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:32 AM
To: TenTec at contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] Argonaut 515 value?

Greetings all,

I'm trying to determine what a 515 in less than stellar condition is worth. 
While I am of the understanding that the 515s are somewhat of interest due
the limited production numbers, I'm not so sure about this one as it 
unfortunately wasn't treated well by a previous owner. There are some 
noticeable scratches and scrapes on the top cover along with a few smaller 
ones on the front panel. It also has several non-original knobs, and it 
appears to have kept company with that "eevl tebaccy" character.

It is operational as far as I know but 1) needs to have the dial cord
(PTO seems OK), and 2) the resonate control won't stay in place and slips 
back to the 3.5 position.

Any suggestions on value?

TNX/73, Al
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