[TenTec] FS :Ten Tec 509 Argonaut Station

Rick at dj0ip.de Rick at dj0ip.de
Tue Jan 14 08:44:31 EST 2020

Tim, send me the model number of the CW filter and the Calibrator.
I likely have the manuals for them as PDF.

Rick, DJ0IP
(Nr. Frankfurt, Germany)
May the Sunspots be with us!

-----Original Message-----
From: TenTec <tentec-bounces+rick=dj0ip.de at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: 14 January 2020 13:42
To: tentec at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] FS :Ten Tec 509 Argonaut Station

Lower price, $295


From: Tim Cook [mailto:nz8j at woh.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:05 PM
To: 'tentec at contesting.com' <tentec at contesting.com>
Subject: FS :Ten Tec 509 Argonaut Station


I have a very nice Ten Tec Argonaut 509 station for sale. It includes the
509 radio, 208 cw filter, the 206A xtal calibrator and a hand mic (generic,
not Ten Tec)


The 509 works as it should on all bands, the PTO is smooth and the dial
string does not sag at the left end of the dial scale as many do when the
elastic gets weak. Calibrator and filter also work as they should.


I have the original 509 manual in a binder along with many notes, invoices,
etc and the Ten Tec repair history of the radio from the original owner. I
do not have any paperwork for the calibrator or cw filter but I'm sure they
could be obtained on line someplace. It has a minimum full output of 5W cw
out on all bands. It is serial number 509-4450.


The only mod I know of is a change of the antenna connector to BNC on both
the calibrator and radio. I will include the BNC cable from the calibrator
to the radio and an adapter from BNC to SO-239 from the calibrator to the
antenna.  Comes with a short power cord pigtail with a Anderson power pole
on one end and a RCA for the radio on the other.  All dial lights and
S-Meter light works.


It is currently in use, but I have a Delta 580 with remote vfo that I use
for QRP now due to it having the WARC bands and 160 meters.


I'll be removing the 509 from the operating location later today and can
take pictures if anyone is interested.


I want $295 for everything including shipping/insurance in the US. PayPal
preferred, I pay  the fees.






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