[TenTec] What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Bill Steffey ny9h at arrl.net
Thu Sep 12 12:12:09 EDT 2019

gud job,,,, does it light up??

do you hear a smallpop in the speaker when power up???

save it for a big snowfall/

you make great buy ,,,,  dead is usually better than   fuzzy on forty 
...   etc

alpha 87 sounds like good price for the 87A


On 9/8/2019 3:18 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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