[TenTec] HF Rigs, PS, and Antenna Tuner FS
Ken Simpson, W8EK
W8EK at flham.net
Wed Jul 27 08:55:59 PDT 2011
HF Transceivers, Power Supply, and Antenna Tuner
TenTec 561 Corsair II, HF transceiver:
Many consider the Corsair to be the best rig that TenTec
ever made, before the Orion or Eagle. It is not a
synthesized rig, so phase noise is virtually nonexistent.
This means that it has a really superb receiver that is
far better than most of the Japanese rigs. It covers 160
thru 10 meters, including the WARC bands, and has such
things such as band pass tuning, notch filter, QSK, noise
blanker, etc. It has 8 pole filter in the 9 MHz IF, for
additional selectivity. It has up to 100 watts output,
with front panel adjustment for QRP, and is all solid
state. It also has a built in keyer.
Electrically, everything works 100%. It is an exceptional
performing unit. The PTO is smooth and works great.
Cosmetically, it is also in great condition. No defects
that I can find. Manual is included for $550.
TenTec 585 Paragon HF Transceiver:
The Paragon is a top of the line transceiver that includes a
general coverage receiver. It covers 160-10 meters, including
WARC bands, with 100 watts output. The receiver is fantastic.
It has dual VFOs and many memories built in, along with a
speech processor. Basically, it has about every feature that
a ham could want in an HF rig.
This particular unit works 100% as best I can tell. Since the
rig does so many things, I am sure that there is something I
didn't test, but I don't know what it is (or I would have
tested it!). It has had all updates completed by TenTec.
Cosmetically, it is in extremely nice shape. The front panel
is extremely good. Most all of the lettering is clean and
crisp. This one is in exceptional condition. It also has the
Giehl chip in it making it similar to a Paragon II.
Large manual and power cord included for $650.
TenTec Power Supply:
"Switcher / 25" 25 amp switching power supply:
This is a 25 amp switching power supply in a case that
matches the early Omni series case, with the metal bezel
around it. It is in a case that is the same size as a 243
remote VFO. It has an ammeter on the front, along with
Switch, TenTec logo, and output bulb. The front panel
basically looks like a 280 power supply with a metal bezel,
but says "Switcher/25" on it. It is very quiet, and well
shielded, and does not produce any electrical noise that
I could find. $175
TenTec 229 antenna tuner:
This tuner will handle full legal power, and features a
roller inductor, so you can get an exact match. It uses
an "L" match instead of a "T" match, which means there is
only one spot that will give you the correct match. With
the "T" match, one can get a match at several different
points, but only one of these points is the correct one.
The "L" match is also more efficient. Electrically, it
is the same as the 238, 238 A, 238 B, 238 C, 229 A,
229 B, and the 4229 kit.
There is also a built in wattmeter with full scale reading
of 200 and 2000 watts. It also has an SWR bridge with
lighted meter, plus a 4 position antenna switch.
It can be used on any HF frequency, including the WARC
bands, since it is continuously adjustable. It includes
a built in internal balun, so open wire can be used,
Cosmetically, this unit is the color of the earlier Omni
series (Omni 546, series A, B, and C) with the black vinyl
covering, and nice aluminum trim around the front.
This particular unit functions 100%, and looks perfect.
I can not find a scratch on it.
Paper work is included for $325.
I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, etc.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.
Prices do not include shipping from Florida.
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
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