[TenTec] In praise of older technology

Mike Bryce prosolar at sssnet.com
Sat Feb 22 16:14:56 EST 2014

I guess it was a year ago I put in a DDS replacement for the PTO. Rock solid. Dual VFOs, speed sensitive tuning, all kinds of goodies.

I took it out and the analog PTO back in.

Yep, it didn’t have the same feel. It (the DDS) made all kinds of noise when no antenna was connected.

Sometimes, and this was one of them, older really is better

Mike, WB8VGE
SunLight Energy Systems
The Heathkit Shop
J e e p

A man with one clock knows what time it is. A man with two clocks is never sure. 

On Feb 22, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Scott Shepard <scottsheppard at videotron.ca> wrote:

> I have recently acquired a 1st generation Corsair to go along with my Corsair II and other TT gear. I enjoyed rebuilding the pto and must say it is a wonderful rig. For some reason, I like it better that the Corsair II...perhaps the color etc. 
> Anyway, it got me to thinking how nice and quiet it was as well as how simplistic. I have since changed over my corsair II to a dds which works great but is somehow not the same feel...hard to explain. I looked for my old PTO but can't find it--I may even have gotten rid of it. 
> I do have an OMNI PTO but it is missing one terminal on the side of the pto...I wonder if it will work in the Corsair II...anyone ever do a switch of pto's between the omni and corsair? 
> Time to read the schematics I guess...
> 73
> Scott va3ied
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