[TenTec] Ten Tec Argo V repair

Rick at dj0ip.de Rick at dj0ip.de
Thu Jan 28 02:14:58 EST 2021

I had a small problem arise with my 7300 about 3 months after I received it.
Its output of the band info (used for switching bands automatically on my linear amp) stopped working.

ICOM swapped the whole main board.  Luckily it was under warranty.
Apparently they don't repair boards either.

73 - 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 Reed Fite
Sent: 27 January 2021 22:24
To: tentec at contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] Ten Tec Argo V repair

I have an Argonaut VI that after 2 years old I lost receive on 160 & 80 meters. This was in June 2015 with the second owner of Ten Tec. Shipped it to them & a week later got a call from the service department. He said need to replace the pre-selector board. The cost with shipping & tax was $348. I asked you don't do component repair? He said nope, takes too long. We just replace boards.

Elecraft is the only company that I know of that still does component repair if it doesn't involve replacing too many components or a large pin chip.

Icom's 7300 has really help lower the cost of used transceivers.  Good for those that are looking to buy, but bad for those trying to sell.


Reed  W4JZ

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