[TenTec] Question?

Paul Gates kd3jf.paulgates at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 21:52:14 EDT 2015

You are right in my opinion. I have a Tentec radio, the 580 probably
manufactured  in 1979. I had it checked out with Tentec 3 0r 4 years ago.
But I reckon it will not be possible now although I do not know for sure. I
remember the days with TenTec with they would exchange parts that were
needed for free. Those days are gone also!

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Gordon Jacobs <gordonjacobs at att.net> wrote:

> I was just wondering why such high end rigs were being offered at such
> deep discounts. I was informed by Ten Tec that they could not completely
> support The OMNI VI +. That they did not have some of the parts for the
> logic board. I always liked Ten Tec because I could always get parts and
> service. I guess those days are gone. I know the days I can fix one are
> gone and at $110 per hour you can't have much of a problem and afford to
> have it fixed. I have an OMNI VI+ and am in the process of acquiring a
> Jupiter. I hope I can get a few good years out of them before I have to
> junk them. 73 Gordon KA5ZTI
>        From: Peter Bertini <radioconnection at gmail.com>
>  To: "tentec at contesting.com" <tentec at contesting.com>
>  Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 2:24 PM
>  Subject: Re: [TenTec] Question?
> I suspect there is a bit of apprehension relating to the two recent
> transfers of ownership for Ten Tec and Alpha to RKR.  I'd guess more than a
> few hams are waiting for news as to the viability of RKR to carry the Ten
> Tec brand forward.  Many of these radios are board level replacement. SMD
> board level is expensive to repair and troubleshoot.  And, Ten Ten service
> documentation has always been almost non existent.  I own a few Paragon and
> Omni VI rigs, but I am confident I will be able to keep them running. I'd
> dearly love to own a Orion series, but if I invest in one, how can I be
> sure that parts or service will be available into the future?
> RKR is showing several Ten Tec products as awaiting production runs.  I
> sure wish they'd share some insight as to the future of Ten Tec or
> Alpha.... but I can also understand the extreme cost pressures they must be
> experiencing.
> Pete
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