[TenTec] What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
wa9jml at frontier.com
Sun Sep 8 19:40:33 EDT 2019
I had always wanted an Argonaut 509. This was especially true when I
spent some time in western Massachusetts in the early to mid 1980s. I
had a ground floor apartment in a building, and there was a convenient
cliff and trees on top of it, so I was enthused about putting up a long
wire antenna up to the trees. I never bought the 509, though. I
remedied that several years ago by buying an Argonaut 515 from a list
member. I started buying Ten Tec radios some years ago when I purchased
an Argonaut II from AES. I had a lot of fun with that radio, and still
have it. Since then, I have had an Omni V, a Corsair II, an Omni VII, an
Eagle, and 4 Argonaut VI rigs.
They are addictive!
On 9/8/2019 2:18 PM, Ron Notarius W3WN via TenTec wrote:
> 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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