[TenTec] Argonaut 509
jones_winston at bellsouth.net
Sat Apr 3 16:46:26 EDT 2021
This one doesn’t have offset adjustment, but may have trimmer for calibration. Parts so small, haven’t located it yet.
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> On Apr 3, 2021, at 1:26 PM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <rmcgraw at blomand.net> wrote:
> Usually those counters have provisions to set the IF offset such that it reads correctly. Then one can calibrate it to the closest Hz or so.
> The true accuracy depends on the counter time base accuracy and stability.
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>> On Apr 3, 2021, at 12:10 PM, Winston <jones_winston at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> I bought a cheap Chinese frequency counter bar from eBay. I wired the counter input to the output terminal from the PTO box on my 509. It can be reached by sliding open the bottom cover on the radio cabinet.
>> I knew the MHz readout would read wrong since it’s the injection frequency, but I could use four lowest digits (for example, 330.5), plus the known MHz from bandswitch, to determine my exact frequency, to hundred hertz.
>> However, the readout was 300 hertz lower than the actual frequency. I couldn’t find an adjustment on the counter to zero it, so later disconnected it. It was only a temporary test setup. My plan was to mount the counter in a box, and use cables with RCA phono plugs to get 12V operating power for counter, and rewire the 509 AUX phono jack to bring out the VFO signal.
>> I haven’t done anymore work on it, but may get back to it sometime.
>> -de K4CWQ.
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>>>> On Apr 2, 2021, at 2:41 PM, ROLAND HOWELL via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
>>> Good Evening Gents
>>> Question for you, is it possible to fit a frequency counter to the above radio, It would nice to know what the actual 'F' is in relation to the scale.
>>> If anybody has done this mod, please advise and if possible supply connection details, although the radio is sold i would like to supply the new owner with as much info as possible.
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