[TenTec] Ten Tec Argo V repair

Bernie Skoch k5xs at aol.com
Tue Jan 26 15:08:11 EST 2021

I recently had an Orion II in to Ten-Tec for repair on a problem that was just beyond me to fix.
Service  was good, reasonably priced, but slow.  The tech called me to get payment information and to my surprise told me it was only him there; he was the only one doing repairs. 
I have no reason to doubt him, and that might at least partially explain some of their limitations.
There are plenty of independent amateur radio repair firms. Maybe one of these can help:
73 and good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Lawson <elawson at grizzy.com>
To: tentec at contesting.com
Sent: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec Argo V repair

I guess it is important to keep in mind that the only value our radio
toys have is the enjoyment of using them so better to use them up than
let them sit.  So no big deal once you get your fair value of use from
them if they cannot be repaired.

That said, seems one thing going for TenTec traditionally was their
service.  If loyal user is willing to pay to have them determine if a
rig is repairable and, if so, at what cost; then so long as they are
making money it would seem bad business to turn everyone out in
the cold.  I assume it is not a viable business practice or they really
do not want to support the ham gear anymore beyond whatever they now
produce and given what they produce and that does not seem a viable
business model either at this point.

Ed Lawson
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