[TenTec] In praise of older technology
wa9jml at frontier.com
Sat Feb 22 23:37:34 EST 2014
I had a CE 100V that I bought from a local estate sale, but I never had
the time to fix it. It got swapped for a hefty Tek dual beam
oscilloscope to a member of the Boatanchors List. The Gonset exciter I
have is pretty much mint, but it also had a blown power transformer,
which is pretty common with them. I adapted a new power transformer I
bought from the outfit in El Paso, and it has worked fine ever since.
I initially bought my Corsair II to use as an IF for my VHF
transverters, but once I tried it on HF, it has been in constant use
ever since, and my best Argonaut II is the IF rig of choice.
I had the factory rebuild the PTOs in both the rig and the external VFO
a while back, and they are working great. The Corsair II has an
incredible receiver, and it worked a lot better than my Omni V.9. I use
it with the Ten Tec RF Speech Clipper, and a 238C tuner, with my trap
vertical, and it gets out really well.
I also use the Argonaut VI, and have had a fine time working the W1AW
Centennial stations with it this week.
It is nice that Ten Tec supports their older radios so well!
More information about the TenTec