[TenTec] In praise of older technology
jerry at w5jh.net
Sat Feb 22 19:29:37 EST 2014
I once worked a Cuban station on CW who was using homebrew tube equipment.
He was drifting pretty bad (probably just turned his radio on) and he had
nice chirp. Over the period of about a half hour we drifted through two
other QSOs (as in "excuse me but we are coming through"). ;-) He was easy
to follow because of his nice sounding chirp... I still like the sound of a
On CW, my Scout used to do the same thing but it would abrutly jump back to
the frequency where I started after I turned it over to the other person.
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bryce" <prosolar at sssnet.com>
To: "Ed Purvis" <wa4njy at yahoo.com>; "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"
<tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] In praise of older technology
Oh that’s a hoot!
Last fall, I had an old Drake TR-3 on the air. Those three 12JB6’s were
screaming, plopping out almost 200 watts into the antenna.
Long story short. I answered a guy’s CQ on 40 SSB. We exchanged the usual
stuff—told me he had a IC7800— and that I was drifting up at 12 cycles. I
asked him about his radio.
He told me it had dual receivers, pan adapters, USB interfaces and a 21 inch
monitor. I asked if that thing had RIT.
He said it did. There were in fact three RIT on each band along with dual
I ask him to turn it on, so he could follow me ‘round until this thing got
Kinda got po at me for asking him to do that. Maybe he thought it’s wear his
Mike Bryce, WB8VGE
the heathkit shop
SunLight energy systems
J e e p
On Feb 22, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Ed Purvis <wa4njy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I had a Flex owner tell me I was 13 hertz off frequency. I should have
> asked him to help me convert that to cycles so I could adjust my radio.
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