[TenTec] What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Sun Sep 8 15:18:28 EDT 2019

Spent a little time at a small hamfest about an hour from home.  There on
the club table, much to my surprise... an Argonaut 509 for $10. 00. 

That's not a typo.  Ten Dollars.

It was quickly explained to me that the unit was "not working" (no specifics
given) and "needed some help", and the price included several small bags of
parts.  (No manual, so I'll have to download one)

I just couldn't pass it up, not at that price.  But now I'm wondering...
what have I gotten myself into?

Any tips on where to start with the poor thing will be appreciated.  

...oh, also on the table was a Ten Tec 1553 Budget Electronic Keyer Kit,
never opened, $5 and yes that went home with me!  Unfortunately, the Orion
II kept calling to me, but $1200 was just more than I had in my wallet.  (To
say nothing of the ETO Alpha 87 for $1300)

73, ron w3wn

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