[TenTec] Modified Listing: FS: TT Scout (Model 555, NB) w/7 modules, mic, mobile mount, etc

Kevin Anderson k9iua at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 18 08:39:37 EDT 2017

If it will help, I will modify my For Sale listing below with two new options:
(1) New price of $475 for the package below as still listed (which is a reduction of $25); or
(2) If someone really needs 80 meters as well to be useful, I will throw in my 80 meter module, but the price remains at $500.

I do have pictures of everything: https://app.box.com/s/ex4m01situuuh1l550sfk3pa7ji8skrz

Kevin, K9IUA

Kevin Anderson, Dubuque IA USA, K9IUA 
k9iua (at) yahoo (dot) com 

On Wed, 3/15/17, Kevin Anderson <k9iua at yahoo.com> wrote:

 Subject: FS: TT Scout (Model 555,NB) w/7 modules, mic, mobile mount, etc
 To: tentec at contesting.com
 Cc: k9iua at yahoo.com
 Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 9:24 PM
 I offer for sale my Model 555 Scout
 in a package deal:
 (1) Base radio, w/NB, serial number 06A11025 (dating the
 radio to June 1995)
 (2) 701 hand-held microphone
 (3) original manual (Dec 1995 print date, not one of the
 poor-quality photocopies they started shipping later)
 (4) power cord (basic cord w/out inline fuse, as sold to me
 by Ten-Tec; AMP Mate-n-Lock at one end, bare wires at the
 other end, ready for you to attach your preferred connectors
 and your own preferred fusing)
 (5) 7 Modules - 40M, 30M, 20M, 17M, 15M, 12M, 10M (in other
 words, all but 160M and 80M); and
 (6) an unused and somewhat rare mobile mount (which I bought
 new from Ten Tec in 2000, but never put to use)
 I am asking for $500 for the entire package, sold as is,
 shipping included if not to an unusual location (i.e., not a
 particularly expensive shipping location, but if so, then I
 might need additional payment to help out).
 The only problem that I am aware of with this radio is the
 following: The three-way Speed/RIT switch does not work to
 switch on the Speed setting (i.e, it doesn't activate the
 keyer speed adjustment, leaving you left with the speed at
 the default 25 wpm for the internal Curtis Mode B
 keyer).  The RIT side of the switch works just fine. I
 don't know if this is the case of a bad switch itself, a
 problem with the switch mounting being slightly off and not
 throwing far enough in the one direction, or in a broken
 connection somewhere in the radio.  I recall this
 happening intermittently when I first acquired the radio,
 although It never bothered me because I was fine using the
 keyer at 25 wpm (and using Farnsworth keying with a paddle
 to get slower speeds) or in using an external keyer/paddle
 (which was the case most of the time I used this
 radio).  [I had forgotten all about this problem until
 just recently, when I was talking to someone else who was
 interested in the radio, but who was also dead set on having
 this part work.]
 At this time I prefer to sell this as an entire package
 only, so no separate pieces to be sold.  I am at least
 the third owner of this radio itself, which I've owned since
 2000.  I used the radio regularly from 2000 to 2007
 (until it got set aside for an 556 Argo Scout that I had
 then purchased and only used this radio occasionally since).  The
 radio has scuffs on the case, but no outright
 scratches.  I am a non-smoker.  Some of the
 modules came with the radio; others I added later. The
 entire time I operated this 555 Scout, I have kept the power
 turned down to approx. 5 watts, and so when you get it, you
 will need to readjust the power level back up to 50 watts if
 that is what you want to put out.
 I request payment by bank cashier's check or postal money
 order only.
 The reason I am selling is that I now have a Ten-Tec
 Argonaut VI as my main radio, with my Argo Scout now
 becoming a back-up radio (with basic 80/40/20/15/10 meter
 modules) and for occasional mobile use.  As a committed
 QRP operator, the 555 Scout is more radio than I need
 compared to the 5-watt 556 Argo Scout or Argonaut VI.
 Let me know if you are interested.
 Kevin Anderson, K9IUA
 Kevin Anderson, Dubuque IA USA, K9IUA 
 k9iua (at) yahoo (dot) com 

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