1|1|2001-09-04 02:47:42|Lew King|digital readout|
I'm having trouble getting my Omni C digital readout to read correctly. I
just cleaned the contacts today and it worked for a couple of minutes then
went back to reading oddball digits.

Any help out there?

73

Lew
W5LEW
| 2|1|2001-09-05 12:11:08|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: digital readout|
--- In TenTec@y..., "Lew King" minutes then
I had this problem with another Ten Tec.. Check the display
adjustment and make sure nothing near the rig is causing it.. There
have been proximity problems with certain devices.. If its reading
something thats half the battle won.. Check for cold solder joints
etc.. The adjustment pot may be dirty so run it back and forth a few
times and see if that helps, then set it for proper readout.. I am
not too familiar with the Omni C but the display on PTO rigs are
usually the same.. I would suggest removing the whole assembly and
giving it the once over with an iron and a good cleaning.. Regards..
Richy
| 3|3|2001-09-06 04:32:09|richyrusso@aol.com|Wow|
I know its not alot, but we have five members now.. The list was
started last week and I think its great.. A nice place to share ideas
with a few more options than the average list server.. I will tell
you that I love Ten Tec stuff.. Service thats second to none, great
radios and other fine products..
I own several rigs made by the fine people of Tennessee (I hope I
spelt that rite) My collection includes..

Complete Triton 544 station with all of the toys..
Incomplete Corsair II (looking for the ext VFO then its complete!!)
station.
Delta 580
Powermite I
An assortment of Tuners and paddles..
Just sold the Omni 6 Plus station, I will await their next big
introduction.. Should be good judging by the recent products..
I will probably pick up the Jupiter after I make the move into the
new house in two weeks and get the antenna farm set up, looks like a
sweet rig for sure.. Please pass along what you have, tnx Richy N2ZD
| 4|4|2001-09-07 05:42:46|Lew King|Jupiter|
Richy and list,

The Jupiter looks like a super rig. DSP sounds wonderful. I'm having fun
with my Omni C - fine rig.

My digital readout is still off after having cleaned the contacts, but a
fellow ham today said they're still not clean! So, need to do it again,
clean off the residue with alcohol and see if I can get it working correctly
again.

73 everyone,

Lew
W5LEW
| 5|5|2001-09-08 03:11:44|w4tq@hitter.net|Ten-Tec email list?|
Isn't there an email list for Ten-Tec users? I'm sure I was a member
a few years ago, but I can't find it now?
Thanks,
Dan – W4TQ
| 6|6|2001-09-08 03:14:00|w4tq@hitter.net|Ten-Tec email list|
Isn't there an email list for Ten-Tec users? I'm sure I was a member
a few years ago, but I can't find it now?
Thanks,
Dan – W4TQ
| 7|5|2001-09-08 03:15:19|w4tq@hitter.net|Ten-Tec email list?|
Isn't (wasn't) there an email list for Ten-Tec users? I'm sure I
subscribed to one a few years ago, but I can't find it now.
Thanks,
Dan - W4TQ
| 8|5|2001-09-08 03:15:33|w4tq@hitter.net|Ten-Tec email list?|
Isn't (wasn't) there an email list for Ten-Tec users? I'm sure I
subscribed to one a few years ago, but I can't find it now.
Thanks,
Dan - W4TQ
| 9|9|2001-09-08 03:21:13|w4tq@mindspring.com|Sorry for duplicate messages - technical problem|
Sorry for the duplicate messages--I kept getting a message from
Yahoo, saying that the database wasn't available, to try later.
Dan
| 10|10|2001-09-08 03:21:37|w4tq@mindspring.com|Omni 6+ Metering Problem|
I'm having a metering problem with my Omni-6+.

The s-meter works correctly in all modes during receive (including
FM). In transmit, the meter reads low in the FWD, SWR, and IC
positions. IC reads about 3 Amps, when the actual is about 18. FWD
read 10 Watts when the actual is over 100, and SWR also reads very
low. This is baffling, because these three meter signals are
generated by different circuits.

I've verified that the Omni 6+ is performing correctly with
independent instrumentation.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dan – W4TQ
| 11|6|2001-09-08 08:30:37|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Ten-Tec email list|
--- In TenTec@y..., w4tq@h... wrote:
member
There is one on www.contesting.com I figured I would fire one up
here since there wasnt any.. We are gathering steam with 8 users
now.. I am glad its picking up little by little in usership..
Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 12|9|2001-09-08 08:32:16|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Sorry for duplicate messages - technical problem|
--- In TenTec@y..., w4tq@m... wrote:
Not a problem Dan, its just the dial string in your browser messing
up or it may be your hard drive PTO failing.. :-) Regards. Richy N2ZD
| 13|10|2001-09-08 08:33:31|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Omni 6+ Metering Problem|
--- In TenTec@y..., w4tq@m... wrote:
FWD
Can you scan the schematics. I will take a look at them if you
can.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 14|6|2001-09-08 15:40:19|Dan|Re: Ten-Tec email list|
I found the list at contesting.com.  Thanks much.  
 
I'm glad you started this list, and I'm sure it will grow quickly.  The system that Yahoo has for managing groups is supurb, and many of the email lists that I particpate in have switch to the Yahoo system.
 
73,
Dan

  There is one on www.contesting.com  I figured I would fire one up
here since there wasnt any.. We are gathering steam with 8 users
now.. I am glad its picking up little by little in usership..
Regards.. Richy
| 15|10|2001-09-08 15:52:14|Dan|Re: Omni 6+ Metering Problem|
I'm not able to scan the schematics, thanks very much for your offer. 
I have made some progress since yesterday.
 
More background:  This machine was sent to Ten-Tec for the "Plus Upgrade"
a few years ago.  Since the metering hasn't worked correctly since then, I
concluded that possibly Ten-Tec forgot to align the ALC board. 
I should have returned it then, but I was too busy at work, and I use an Autek
output power meter for normal operating adjustments.  I recently became
unemployed, and (having time) decided to dig into the problem.
I tried to align the metering circuit according to the instructions that
came back with the Omni Plus Upgrade.  (did this yesterday)

- I was able to get some significant meter movement, but it's still
performing poorly as follows
- The ALC pot (R46) has little affect on the output power (none on 20, more
on some bands)
- On 20 meters, I can only get about 12 amps of Ic, varies on other bands
from 16-20 amps (using a good dummy load)
- On 160, 80, 40 the Forward Power reads "0", normal on other bands
- The Ic meter pot works OK
- The Ic limit pot works on the bands where there is "enough Ic to limit"

I'm thinking that it's time to call Ten-Tec and get their advice.
 
Thanks!
Dan - W4TQ
 
 
| 16|4|2001-09-08 16:33:27|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Jupiter|
--- In TenTec@y..., "Lew King" but a
again,
correctly
The contacts are usually the cause, cold solder joints rank in a
close second along with bad connections.. The display circuit is
rather simple, most of the time a visual inspection will reveal the
cause.. I had a 544 that I sold and the display went wacky on the new
owner, the supply in close proximity was the cause, but I suspected
something jarred loose in shipping. I told him to go over the board
and it was fine after that.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 17|10|2001-09-08 16:48:31|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Omni 6+ Metering Problem|
I suggest you do so.. I have always had good luck with them..
Their service is second to none.. Explain your situation and I am
sure they will come through.. I had the Omni 6 and the Omni 6 plus..
For some reason I like my 6 more than the plus.. I felt the add on
stuff generated too much internal noise.. It may have been just my
plus doing it but I found the original much quieter.. IMHO.. I have a
few Ten Tecs here, I am looking to expand once my new house is
ready.. I want to add the Paragon, Omni V and a Jupiter to my
collection.
I became hooked on Ten Tecs after seeing my friends Omni V, I could
believe how quiet it was, I bought the VI and had lots of fun with
it, super quiet rx to the point that I couldnt listen to other radios
for long.. When I took it out of the box and hooked it to my
vertical, I started checking around for loose connections, it sounded
as if the antenna was off, a twirl of the VFO revealed otherwise. I
couldnt believe my ears.. The only radio I have used from another
manufacturer that is that good is the FT1000..
Right now I use my Corsair II most of the time and its great,in the
car I run the FT100.. I am looking for the matching VFO for the
Corsair II if anyone has one.. Tnx Richy N2ZD
| 18|18|2001-09-23 18:11:08|cstill|Need input on Jupiter|
I am considering purchasing a Jupiter and would appreciate any
thoughts you may have on this rig.
 
Thanks,
Craig, N4CQR
 
| 19|19|2001-10-10 18:02:57|ianblue@madasafish.com|Ten Tec Corsair ii|
Hi All
I have just purchased a ten tec corsair ii and wonder if anyone has
any feedback I have not received it yet but will have it at the
weekend with the matching power supply it will be used as a receiver
and I believe they are pretty good ??? what say you ??
Thanks
Ian Hatton (Derby England)
| 20|19|2001-10-15 22:52:37|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Ten Tec Corsair ii|
--- In TenTec@y..., ianblue@m... wrote:
receiver
Hi Ian and welcome aboard!

I have a Corsair II, its a great radio. The RX is wonderful and I
have a full compliment of filters.. There are some problems with the
matching power supplies so check yours out thoroughly before
purchasing. I am now looking for the elusive matching VFO, its a
tough item to find for some reason.. I hope you are aiming for a ham
ticket as the radio really shines on HF. I hope you know that the rig
is Ham bands only so it wont make the grade as a Gen Coverage RX. But
the rx is awesome on the HF bands it covers.. Good Luck.. Richy N2ZD
| 21|19|2001-10-16 04:32:22|Ianblue|Re: Ten Tec Corsair ii|
Hi Richy
thanks for your reply I have the corsair now and as you say the received audio is awsum I have also bought a Kenwood 570DG for genral coverage use thepower supply seems fine the only slight problem is that sometimes when I change bands the receive is dead and I have to turn the mode switch to the lock position and then back to ssb and it is fine again other than that it is superb
thanks again
Ian Hatton (Derby England)
| 22|19|2001-10-16 22:28:42|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: Ten Tec Corsair ii|
--- In TenTec@y..., "Ianblue" coverage use thepower supply seems fine the only slight problem is
that sometimes when I change bands the receive is dead and I have to
turn the mode switch to the lock position and then back to ssb and it
is fine again other than that it is superb
I would suspect some dirty pots or switches, mine is due for a
spritzing on the switches and pots.. I just unpacked mine yesterday
from storage as I moved from NY to NJ.. Its working "fine and dandy
like a sweet piece of candy".. As soon as I string up an antenna
here, look for me on 18m 20m or 10m.. I also unpacked my Powermite,
Delta 580 and Triton 4 digital, all made it thru the move unscathed..
Regards.. Richy.. N2ZD
| 23|23|2001-10-16 23:34:25|James McCullough|Pegasus/Jupiter|
 
Hi all,
 
I'm thinking of ordering the new TT RX-350 receiver, and have been told that it is akin to the Pegasus/Jupiter tranciever.  Does anyone here have these tranceivers, and can tell me what you think of the receiver.
 
Thanks,
Jim McC
 
| 24|24|2001-10-18 18:23:11|miaim@mindspring.com|TenTec 1254 kit or Palstar R30??|
Sometime in the next couple months I'm hoping to upgrade from a
Grundig YB400PE to a tabletop receiver. Given a budget of $500-$600
max, I'm very tempted by both the TenTec kit and the Palstar R30, for
different reasons. I've never built an audio kit before, but I use a
soldering iron and follow detailed instructions to the letter for a
living and have a decent grasp of electronics troubleshooting (though
I know next to nothing about anything audio specific).

Has anybody on this group done the 1254 kit? Has anybody compared the
kit to the Palstar or other similar receivers? I've seen several
positive reviews of the kit in print and on the web, but am looking
for personal experiences with it (and with TenTec in general).

Thanks,
Mike Swaim
| 25|24|2001-10-24 02:32:10|richyrusso@aol.com|Re: TenTec 1254 kit or Palstar R30??|
--- In TenTec@y..., miaim@m... wrote:
for
a
(though
the
Hi Mike,

I can answer only a few of your questions, I have had many dealings
with Ten Tec and all have been excellent. Their RX stuff is excellent
and if you are good with a soldering iron and have some basic
knowledge of electronics, go right ahead and build one. Ten Tec may
be able to put you in touch with someone who built one to give you an
idea of what to expect, give em a call, they are great to deal with..
Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 26|26|2001-11-06 00:50:53|mtbdad@mindspring.com|Jupiter in the near future!|
Hello,

I am a new ham, received my tech. ticket this past Dec. and my
general in August. Like and practice cw every day, but I don't have
a rig yet. I have everything else in place: Palstar AT1500c tuner,
March magnetic paddles, Smart Keyer III, inverted v dipole with 1:1
balun, two 8' grounding rods, pvc pipe for coax into the house.
Shortly, I will be purchasing the Jupiter, ps, remote, and 705 mic.
I work with computers and I am waiting for the software that I
purchased from NP4Y that works with the Jupiter.

My question is that there have been some very negative reviews on
www.eham.com on the Jupiter. I don't know why--one ham thought that
it was way over priced and should sell for approx. $700--am I missing
something in reading these reviews?

Any comments . . . and 73 de John KB1GCB (little Rhode Island)
| 27|26|2001-11-06 02:19:35|Craig Still|Re: Jupiter in the near future!|
Hi, John

I tried a Jupiter a few weeks ago. The only problem I had was that
the reports I received were not too encouraging. While other people
(in KY) were running S-8 to S-9+10, I got a report of S-5 or S-6. Switched
over to a Yaesu FT-840 (in about 15 seconds) and reports changed to S-9+5
and better. Tried many different settings with the MIC control, implemented
the processor and still got reports of "Craig, the audio sounds nice but
damnit, you are weak.
Tried to get some help on a few reflectors which resulted in insult. (You
obviously do not know how to use the radio.) Sent the rig back to TenTec
which found no problem. Ultimately, I returned the rig to TenTec for a
refund.

Some folks said I was using too small of power supply wire (14AWG). In
reality I used the wire that was shipped with the radio. Some diagnosed my
RS-35 power supply as not sufficient to power the radio. (The rig only
pulled 12 amp on "TUNE" which tells me that the power supply was
sufficient to power the radio. Besides, it was powering the other rigs just
fine.
Currently I am running a Yaesu FT-990 and am having no problems.
I receive consistently positive comments. Using the same on PSK,
RTTY, Pactor etc. I receive the same reports and if I hear a station I can
work em'.

Bottom line, the people at TenTec are outstanding to deal with. I have no
qualms with them what so ever. Never have I been treated so nice.
My experience with the Jupiter, as far as getting help, was not a positive
one.
People that responded to me gave the impression that I was pretty much an
idiot. "There could never be a problem with a TenTec rig." Sorry fellows,
I used what was shipped with the radio and I used a power supply that was
powering 3 other radios with no problem. Also, I assume that manufacturer
knows more what the radio needs as far as cabeling than someone atempting to
visualize a problem and make random suggestions.

The Jupiter is a darn nice radio. The AN (Automatic Notch) works absolutely
flawlessly and is a damn nice feature. The Jupiter's operation on digital
modes (here!!) leaves a lot to be desired. Also, the price is a bit high
considering there is no tuner option or internal power supply. (These are
things that appeal only to me perhaps.)

At nearly $1200.00., there are a lot of radios out there to choose from.
No dealer or manufacturer will be as nice to you or offer you, the options
that TenTec does but in my opinion, I would certainly look at various rig.

I suggest shopping around and see what makes you comfortable.

73 Craig N4CQR
| 28|28|2001-11-14 22:32:40|richyrusso@aol.com|Ten Tec stuff for sale|
Hi Rich here,

I have a powermite, nice case and face 80m 40m and `15m. I dont
know if it works or not as it is untested $80 plus 5 shipping

Triton 4 digital, clean face, smooth pto, vgc, only flaw is the
black veneer shrunk on top otherwise its real clean.. Ten Tec sells
this veneer from what I am told.. $245 or b/o plus 10 shipping

Triton matching external vfo, vgc, slight pto binding on the left
edge of the band but it works fine otherwise. I havent used it as
these rigs were displayed here only. I will trade any of the above
for or towards a Corsair II external vfo or Ten Tec antenna tuner
like the 238 etc..

Pics upon request, tnx Richy N2ZD
| 29|29|2001-11-16 06:24:43|k5fx@arrl.net|OMNI VI plus users info|
I am considering the acquisition of an OMNI VI Plus and would like to
hear comments from any current owners. Good or Bad info will be
appreciated. Any advise welcome.

Thanks.

gr

GLEN REID
K5FX
Austin
| 30|30|2001-11-27 10:49:19|hammeradio@yahoo.com|JUPITER 538|
i was considering the purchase of a "jupiter" until ten tec told me
it takes 25 amps to power it! this is something to consider when the
majority of us have external pwr supplies with a maximum output of 20
amps!
| 31|30|2001-11-27 11:46:10|Roger|Re: JUPITER 538|
I can understand your point, but researching HF radios as I am, I wouldn't
consider powering any new HF set with a power supply capable of anything
less than 25 amps preferable 30.
Just me I guess but I dont like running anything at full load anywhere in
the system.
The new switch mode supplies are cheap enough so if your laying out the
dollars for a new radio go on treat yourself to a new power supply its
Christmas round the corner after all.

Roger Shellard
| 32|30|2001-11-27 13:23:47|Craig Still|Re: JUPITER 538|
Well for a radio that requires 25amps, you would think it
would come with something a bit heaver than the 14 AWG power cord.

Craig


| 33|33|2001-12-04 22:05:49|wb8nut@arrl.net|Patcomm|
I know this is a little off subject, but may be interesting to other
TenTec'ers.

I just received a PC-500 from Patcomm, another small amateur radio
manufacturer that makes their radios here in the U.S. (New York
actually). The PC-500 is a dual band radio that can have any two
bands from 6 meters on down. Extra band modules are $30. The rig
comes with any two bands you want. I choose 20 and 15 and ordered
the 40 meter band board in case I wanted to swap it out at a later
date. The rig's power is variable from less than a watt up to 15
watts. It also has a SCAF filter (no AGC pumping!!!), a built in
keyer, band stacking memories, a PS/2 type keyboard interface (sends
CW and provides basic control of the rig!!!), and a digital display.
It has fantastic receive audio and I have received great reports on
SSB and CW. You get one heck of a radio for only $395!!! Compared
to the Scout (one band, fewer features) that TenTec just
discontinued, this rig is a steal for those looking for a quality QRP
rig with the ability to increase the power beyond what most QRP rigs
offer. Oh, and you can also get a digital interface cable ($30) to
use the rig with PSK31, Hell, etc. I am not affiliated with Patcomm
or TenTec and I am certainly not trying to take anything from TT, I
am just a big supporter of ALL our American Amateur manufacturers and
think Patcomm deserves a look. I started a Patcomm interest group
here on Yahoo if anyone is interested.

Duffy - WB8NUT
| 34|34|2001-12-07 17:59:16|Beischel|I really love TT, BUT...|
....Did anyone notice that their website has just been updated with
information on the new QRP rig? Well I did. They gave it a name,
the 516, and has a variable power output up to 20 watts. Great
news. However, remember the rig was supposed to come out in
January. Now they say "Spring" whenever that is. This is my biggest
gripe about TT. They announce way before the stuff is available,
then never make the date when they say it will be available. What
difference does it make you ask? These pre-announcements whet your
appetite, then when they can't deliver, you go looking for something
else to satisfy that hunger for a new rig. That's what I did last
time. The 6N2 was announced and I wanted one now. I think it was
over a year and a half later before it came out. Got tired of
waiting and bought a competitive rig. I was ready to put the order
in for this new 516 and could not wait for the January timeframe to
come. Now, Spring...Spring when? Spring goes to the twenty
something of June. Another six months! Yikes!

Duffy - WB8NUT
| 35|34|2001-12-08 08:11:33|Jeff S Johnson|Re: I really love TT, BUT...|
Hi Duffy,
I think this is just how the game is played! The Icoyeaswood's do the
same thing, advertise the new stock before it has been type accepted,
it's in the fine print below all their ads. I generally prefer to wait
till the second generation of a new rig comes out anyway.

The best lesson I learned about this was back when Atlas was going to
build a new rig. They were taking down payments before the rigs were
even done, it never panned out and I along with many others lost money in
that deal it was really too bad but I'll never do it again.

I wait till the new rigs are out and on the air before I buy them, of
course this rarely happens because I use the older gear, my newest rig is
an Omni V which I love and I also have a Triton IV that I traded a Scout
for just because I wanted an older model T*T. The Scout I bought new
after they had been out a year or so, I seem to remember there was a wait
when they first came out as well as the Pegasus.

I was sad to hear the Scout was being discontinued but they do have new
rigs coming out and I hope they have good success with the 516, time
marches on. Just keep plugging away with what you have now and before
long the new T*T's will be rolling out and you'll have the rig you want!

I think the Scout was the last real ham rig built, with it's PTO tuning
and crystal filtering it's going to be a real tough one to beat as far as
receiver performance and oh that great CW action, it was a real winner.

73 Jeff aa8ve Clarkston Michigan


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| 36|33|2001-12-08 08:29:06|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Patcomm|
Yeah, I'm glad to see another U.S. company trying to produce goods in a
very competitive market. I've heard more of these PC-500's on the air
than any other Patcomm rig. Perhaps they found a niche in the market.

I was interested in Patcomm back when their first rig came out, I talked
to them on the phone and was well impressed with all they were trying to
do. Alas I was too short on money at the time and in need of a compact
mobile I went with the T*T Scout.

There is a local ham that has a PC-500 which I've heard on the air, on cw
it was great and had plenty of power, but on ssb there was a problem with
mic gain or alc, it was distorted and he couldn't seem to find out why.
I know he sent it back for service but I haven't heard what the out come
was. I do know he was very happy with the rig in general and said the
receive was dandy.

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| 37|37|2001-12-09 09:49:26|paradittel|TEN TEC COOL|
HEY , NEW GROUP , I HAVE A TEN TEC 580 DELTA , LOVE IT , GREAT
RADIO , I LIKE MORSE AND VOICE , BUT HAVE BEEN OUT OF HOBBIE LAST
COUPLE OF MONTHS , BUT AM GETTING THE RADIO BUG AGAIN . MY CALL SIGN
IS KD5DFM ,I LIVE IN LOUISIANA AND HOPEFULLY I'LL RUN ACROSS YOU
FELLA ON THE DIAL ONE DAY.
| 38|37|2001-12-12 02:15:44|cockofromaol|Re: TEN TEC COOL|
--- In TenTec@y..., "paradittel" SIGN
Look for me on 17m and 10m, hope to hear you there.. Unfortunately
I run "non Ten Tec" mobile with a Yaesu FT100. I keep my coveted Ten
Tecs in the house safe from harm.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 39|37|2001-12-13 07:03:38|paradittel|Re: TEN TEC COOL|
--- In TenTec@y..., "cockofromaol" Ten
i understand richy , that yasue is a mighty nice
radio too though , i love my 50rd duel bander.i keep that in the car.
cant aford a mobil hf yet , but maybe one day. Right now i just got
finished moving and all my annennnas are down , but they'll be up
soon , winter wont stop me . see you then. ;-)
| 40|40|2001-12-24 04:01:49|cockofromaol|Happy Holidays to all Ten Tec fans!|
May there be a Titan amp or Omni VI plus under your tree (with all
of the filters and accessories).. God Bless America.. Richy N2ZD
| 41|41|2002-01-09 14:50:17|kt4ht|Mod for Audio Hiss in Ten Tec Scout|
Hi All:

Just got off the phone with Ten Tec. For those of you with Scouts
that have a noticable audio hiss, the following will reduce this.

Remove the bottom cover. Just opposite the tuning nob and in the
front of the circuit board, you will see 7 or 8 solder jounts in a
straight row, from front to back. Counting from the front, solder
a .01 or .001 MFD (to your liking) disk ceramic capacitor from the
3rd solder post to a ground point. This will reduce or eliminate the
hiss.

Good, luck, and as with all mods, do this at your own risk.
| 42|42|2002-01-10 22:47:47|df2oo@t-online.de|Knobs for Omni-D 546C|
Hello Group,

I may be 20 years too late but I am looking for the original bandswitch
knob and the knob for the mode switch for the Omni-D (Model C). On my
recently acquired Omni-D (the C model with WARC) the mode knob is broken
and the bandswitch knob replaced by a non-orignal knob.

Grateful for any hints or even an offer.

73s Tom DF2OO
| 43|42|2002-01-11 03:53:38|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Knobs for Omni-D 546C|
Hi Tom,
Call T*T service they still have most of the original knobs, you can get
brand new ones. I replaced the knobs on my Triton 544 last year, boy
what an improvment. Most of the old VFO knobs get the center aluminum
plates all scratched up, replacing them makes the whole rig look new
again. I also bought new plastic side panels for the rig and power
supply. Don't recall the price but it was a lot less than I thought it
would be.

You may also want to get a rebuild kit for the PTO works so the main knob
will tune just like new again. The rebuild takes a few hours but is not
really that bad a job.

Where else can you get new replacement parts for a 25 year old rig?
Another reason T*T is far and away the best in ham radio gear!

73 Jeff aa8ve, Clarkston Michigan

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| 44|44|2002-01-12 23:30:20|n7ors|wtb|
Looking for 500hz and 250hz crystal filters for Corsair and a TEN TEC
keyer w/paddle like the KR20. Please e-mail me with your asking price
to n7ors@...
| 45|44|2002-01-13 00:43:38|Jeff S Johnson|Re: wtb|
I believe the same filters were used in the Corsair, Omni-V, Paragon (I
think), and all the Omni-VI's, this may narrow your search a bit. These
are still available through T*T but a bit expensive. Keep an eye on eBay
for the filters too. The 500hz is more usable, 250hz is a bit tight for
many things but handy on a crowded band. I have a 250 on my Omni-V, with
the 500hz first IF and 250hz in the second, the audio band width set
tight, I've yet to hear any other rig that sounds as good in such a
narrow width, it's very impressive indeed.

aa8ve

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| 46|30|2002-01-14 17:42:10|Beischel|Re: JUPITER 538|
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the
20
For what it's worth, I am using a 20 amp supply on my Jupiter and it
works perfect without any problems.

Duffy - WB8NUT
| 47|30|2002-01-15 00:46:21|Jeff S Johnson|Re: JUPITER 538|
Most 20 amp power supplies will handle a 25 amp peak without any problem.
For SSB at 100 watts PEP the average power draw is less than 13 amps and
unless your driving a mismatch antenna, even full key down is only 18
amps. Unless your planing to drive the rig full output like key down mode
for long periods the 20 supply should do fine. Like all of the other
newer T*T rigs, the finals are current limited to 20 amps anyway instead
of SWR fold back the Jap rigs use.

To see if your power supply is strong enough for a newer style T*T rig
you can key it down with no load attached to the antenna, it should still
put out near full power, the current in the finals will be held back by
the ALC and current limiting controls. This won't hurt the rig but it
will draw the maximum current possible, if the power supply still holds
with steady voltage it will work fine for any other situation the rig
will see. T*T has the strongest final amp system of any other rig made
today, that's why they don't need SWR fold back. Even in an open load
condition or dead short at the antenna you'll still see about 80 watt
output. This current limiting system was not used on the older T*T rigs,
they must be protected with a circuit breaker or proper power supply that
will trip off at 20 amps. I believe the internal current limiting system
started with the Paragon.

Current varies from band to band and I don't know what the other static
loads in the Jupiter are but I believe you could run it on a 20amp supply
with no problem. The problems would be the supply tripping off at high
current, if it trips off at 20 amps that would be good protection of the
rig anyway. If the supply has voltage drop off at higher levels the rig
will shut off or lock up. Neither of these things would pose any danger
to the rig. If for some reason your power supply could not perform the
easy fix would be to run the rig with less drive, like 80 watts instead
of 100 watts, no one would be able to tell any difference at the other
end.

T*T probably recommends a 25 amp supply so there will be enough head room
at full load there won't be any voltage drop which the microprocessor
could lock up. Plus with the new digital modes, more hams are running the
rigs at a higher duty cycle.

Just make sure your power supply has good cooling air, perhaps another
fan on it would help. Remember, for most electronic devices the
components should be used at 50% of their design strength, this means a
20 amp supply has the potential of giving 40 amps before burning out the
transistors. This would not be desirable but to push one from 20 amps to
25amps should not be any problem. Regulated power supplies have a
current trip setting internally which could be set a bit higher if you
find your right at the threshold of tripping all the time. As long as the
voltage stays steady it should still perform okay.

I wouldn't let the supply issue prevent me from getting the Jupiter, you
could always pick up a stronger supply in future. I have a friend who
has the Pegasus and runs it on a 20 amp supply, has never had any
problems. His drawback was the monitor on the computer he used for it
went out rendering the rig unusable till he buys a new monitor, here the
Jupiter would really be handy!

If you do get a Jupiter I would be very interested in your opinion of it,
it looks like a great rig.

73 aa8ve


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| 48|30|2002-01-15 14:41:40|Beischel|Re: JUPITER 538|
Jeff,

The Jupiter is the greatest HF rig that I ever owned and I have owned a bunch. The receiver sounds wonderful and the noise level is very low compared to other receivers. The DSP filters work wonderfully and in combination with the PBT, I can eliminate virtually any QRM. The rig is so easy to operate that you can get going without reading the manual - try that with a ricebox today. I have used it on every mode and band and it works great. Wish I would have bought it a long time ago (just received it a few days after Christmas).

Duffy -- WB8NUT

| 49|30|2002-01-15 19:40:43|Jeff S Johnson|Re: JUPITER 538|
Glad to hear that Duffy, it sure looks like a good layout front panel in
their ads. I've always liked the in-your- face layout of T*T rigs instead
of the cluttered layout the Jap rigs take on, I mean who are they trying
to impress? I have no use for a rig with hundreds of tiny controls which
only would impress a 12 year old kid that's a Si-Fi fan. I still feel
the most attractive ham xciever ever is the Triton, and the most
streamlined and oh what a receiver, most easy to use would be the T*T
Scout, and the most advanced technology now would have to be the Jupiter.

When I first got a Scout, there were a lot of hams that told me, "It only
puts out 50 watts" and "It has to use all those modules". They were
singing a different tune when I would talk to other stations they
couldn't even hear! I would switch between the Scout and my Omni with
it's 100 watts without telling them, no one -ever- noticed the change,
even when I asked if they noticed any change in my signal they would say
no. If I did the same test, first saying this is the Scout, and now the
Omni, any difference? "Oh yeah the Scout is much weaker" would be the
reply. Some guy's just don't get it, I leave them to their own over
priced, fancy Jap rig turmoil.


The Jupiter is smart money, a rig that has infinite upgrade
possibilities, can be PC controlled, and built for the long haul! I hope
it proves to be one of the most popular rigs ever built. The only way I
would pick up a new rig would be if my Omni-V went out, something I don't
consider possible.

By the way I'm 100% T*T here, Omni-V, Centurion amp, 238 tuner, back up
HF is Triton 544, 2 meter fm is T-kit 1220 with the 1222 35 watt amp, QRP
is T-kit 1320, main keyer KR-50. I am able to do my own calibration and
alignment on all of them. I admire them for their high quality boards,
hardware and components. I give the Omni-V an alignment about once a
year, or at least check the oscillators and BFO, generally they don't
need any adjustment, I just like opening the rig and admiring good
design! I like all my gear to be in top condition, this is only really
possible with T*T gear. The Jap triple and quadruple conversion rigs can
never be in "perfect" condition, they are of a flawed design from the
start!

Dream rig, always wanted but never had, is the Corsair II, I believe the
Corsair II is better in design than the Omni-V because it uses PTO main
tuning instead of a synthesized VFO. This PTO verses Synthesized VFO is
not really that big a deal with the Omni-V because they still use crystal
oscillators for the band oscillators, and BFOs, but I really like the
feel of a smooth PTO over the detached feel of an encoder. If I'm
talking to someone about the difference between T*T and their Jap rig and
loose them on this point, I just say "Forget about it!" or encourage them
to do some reading about the difference between crystal oscillators vs.
synthesizers.

I find it very refreshing to hear of a company over 30 years old that is
coming out with cutting edge technology, and still offer full support of
every device it ever made. I am a T*T fan for their gear design as well
as in principle of their operations.

73 aa8ve Jeff

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| 50|50|2002-01-19 02:09:27|df2oo@t-online.de|Scout 555: Frequency Display Accuracy?|
With my recently acquired Scout 555 I notice a frequency offset of up to
800 Hz between the displayed frequency and the real frequency checked
with another transceiver. The exact offset is dependent from the band
module used (e.g. 0 Hz offset on 20m, but -800 Hz offset on 80m and 40m,
about -300 Hz on 24 MHz etc). I thought that the internal counter would
read the (real) injection frequency, so what is then causing any offsets
in frequency with different band modules? I aligned the counter (with
C3) to achieve best accuracy on 20m.

Any suggestions?

73s Tom DF2OO
| 51|50|2002-01-19 09:16:20|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Scout 555: Frequency Display Accuracy?|
I believe this would have to do with the BFO frequency rather than the
freq counter, they all must be set proper to work however. I don't have
my Scout anymore but do remember the same problem at one time. There is
a trimmer cap and tuning slug on the main board, one is the main BFO and
the other is the CW offset. The alignment instructions are in the manual,
but your manual may not be correct with the BFO and offset freqs, there
were different versions of filter and CPU chips used in them which are
identified with colored dots.

To best set this up you'll need to open the rig, look at the color code
(red or green or blue etc dot with a felt marker) on the IC under the
speaker and the color code on the IF filter on the crystals I think.
Then call T*T to find out the proper BFO frequencies for the main BFO and
CW offset. Once these are correct, the frequency counter can be
calibrated to read correctly, it should be right on with every band from
top to bottom.

There were a few Scouts that were put out with the wrong CPU and IF
filter combinations, I had one of them, there was no way to get it
aligned, I sent it back and they repaired it free of charge. Once it was
correct it held rock steady and I never had to adjust it anymore.

Another thing to check for this is to tune in a steady carrier at about
750 hz tone, turn the Jones filter to the left till it is narrow, if the
narrow setting is not on the tone but rather at zero beat, there is a
problem with the set up. The Jones filter should center to the 750 hz
tone as it needs to be for CW receive in the narrow setting.

This all is important for the Scout to operate properly the audio receive
performance will only be at it's best when everything is aligned. I
traded my Scout a few years ago for a Triton 544 just because I wanted to
try an older T*T rig. I have no regrets, both of these are great rigs, I
just reached a time when I can't use HF mobile anymore so I wasn't
getting much use from the Scout anymore, plus I wanted a new toy!

As I'm running off my poor memory here from about 3 years ago I'd suggest
you call T*T and get the proper information. They will need the color
codes when you call so they can look up the BFO settings for your rig. If
you tell them your symptoms and the information you want you may be able
to do this all yourself. Other wise send it in and they will repair it
as well as anything else they see that may need repair, mine came back
with a brand new PTO just because they thought it felt a little stiff!

Good luck 73 aa8ve Jeff

PS Your right. the Scout has a real time frequency counter, one of the
last rigs built to use one.


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| 52|50|2002-01-19 10:48:12|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Scout 555: Frequency Display Accuracy?|
One other thing Tom, all this alignment stuff needs to be done with a
high quality frequency counter, if you have one your all set, if not
you'd best send it in to T*T or buy a counter, the better ones cost from
$300.00 and up. Even the best counters are only as good as their
calibration, my counter has a 10 Mhz main oscillator which I can hear
through a receiver and zero beat to WWV time & frequency standard, I
always align my bench frequency counter before using it on a rig. I
drilled a small hole over the trimmer cap in the bench counter so I can
adjust it without opening the case.


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| 53|53|2002-01-21 04:31:42|n7ors|Ten Tec Keyers|
I am looking for a model 670 keyer and any of the KR Keyers. Does
anyone know where I might find these in good condition? Thanks
Ten Tec Rules.
| 54|42|2002-01-30 23:09:31|df2oo|No Knobs for Omni-D 546C|
I got in contact with T*T's service department (very friendly and
helpful people) but unfortunately they don't have the original knobs
for the OMNI-D (model C) in stock anymore.

Hence if someone has got one or two spare bandswitch/mode knobs to
part with I would appreciate an offer.

73s Tom DF2OO
| 55|55|2002-02-10 21:53:26|at_198|Ten-Tec SP-325|
I am thinking of getting a SP-325, apparantly this is a model made
for the Navy, does anyone know anything about this radio, and how
does it differ from the RX-325
thanks
Val
| 56|56|2002-02-15 18:30:07|morris1921|Argonaut 509 Auxiliary socket|
I need the pinouts for the auxiliary socket on the Argonaut 509. If
anyone knows them I would appreciate the information.

Morris KB6QR
| 57|57|2002-02-15 20:41:29|paradittel|mic hook up|
i am having problums with the hooking up a mic to my delta
580. i'd like to hook upa regular 4 to 5 wiremic to a phone plug. can
anyone give me some ideals on how to do this . so far i havent been
able to do it , which is just as good cause ive really had fun with
my straight key ;-). i use to have a d-104 desk stand mic hooked up
to it but the swich broke.
thanks
| 58|56|2002-02-20 02:08:57|morris1921|Re: Argonaut 509 Auxiliary socket|
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Morris KB6QR
| 59|59|2002-02-20 02:11:34|morris1921|Argonaut 509 S-meter|
The Argonaut 509 I recently acquired shows essentially no S-meter
deflection on strong SSB or CW signals. It does show some deflection on
a strong carrier (AM transmission), but not as much as I would expect.
Is the S-meter sensitivity normally so low? Any information
appreciated.

Morris KB6QR
| 60|60|2002-02-21 13:52:21|taza1232000|need your views.|
Hi all if i get the reply i am hopeing for here i will be popping in
quite a lot.
I have been offered a TT SP325 in exchange for my very nice Grundig
satellit 600 pro, i am looking into decoding Data and really want a
dedicated HF reciever, i have read good things about TT so would
appreciate your views as i really cant find much on the internet.
Thanks
| 61|60|2002-02-22 09:30:44|dean bianco|Re: need your views.|



Hi Taza,

I own a TenTec SP-325 and it is a decent receiver---NOT to be confused with another Ten Tec radio--the RX-325, which is a poor performer and although similar in looks, is a completely different animal.  Fred Osterman, in his book Receivers Past and Present, misstates that the RX-325 is the consumer version of the SP-325.  The major difference is in the performance specs.  The SP-325 has better filters, is built to MIL-SPEC, has better IF rejection, much better stability and dynamic range and is more robust especially if the one you are thinking about buying has the rack adapters.  I can say without hesitation that the trade being offered is fair since this receiver with its superior filtering and stability would be a nice performer for decoding digital HF signals.  I like TenTec products and am in the process of saving up the funds to purchase the RX-340.

Hope this helps.

Dean Bianco

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| 62|60|2002-02-22 10:49:20|taza1232000|Re: need your views.|
Dean thank you for your reply, i will look forward to receiving the
radio. only probs is that i can find no articles anywhere on the net
to have a little readup on it. If anyone knows a site please let me
know.
I will let you all know how i get on
| 63|63|2002-02-27 10:34:07|taza1232000|software for SP-325 ?|
Hi all, can anyone tell me, is there any computer controlled software
for the SP-325 as i am awaiting delivery of one of these receivers
from the USA.
Thanks.
| 64|63|2002-02-28 12:52:58|dean bianco|Re: software for SP-325 ?|

I don't know. Sorry.

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| 65|65|2002-03-04 05:35:42|motorspatz|Century 21 modifications|
I am new to the group and wish to look at any modifications that can
be done to improve the Century 21. Does the group hold any Mods to
this radio?

Cheers Colin Mackay
ZL1BTT
| 66|66|2002-03-08 03:59:27|genesisjoe2001|Corsair VFO Problem|
When I use CW on the Corsair with the external VFO in split mode, the
vfo does not lock in, and changes freq rapidly as I transmit.
However, when I hold down the reverse button on the VFO it goes to the
frequency and stays there. I cannot use the PTT in CW mode as it is
only active in SSB. The external VFO will not lock in breakin CW.
Any thoughts?
I appreciate any info.
Thanks
de Joe AA5HP
| 67|66|2002-03-09 03:12:43|tentecguy|Re: Corsair VFO Problem|
--- In TenTec@y..., "genesisjoe2001" the
Check for cold solder joints first, then check the interface cable
and grounding. I had a problem a while back that was due to a bad
ground with the ext VFO on a Delta. Also check all of the switches
and clean em if necessary. If RF gets into the VFO it wreaks havoc.
If any of the switches are dirty the same will apply. If you listen
to the CW while rocking some of the switches and you notice a change,
its time to disassemble, clean and relubricate the Ext VFO..
Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 68|68|2002-03-10 23:42:55|genesisjoe2001|RF output in the Corsair|
On ten meters with flat SWR I get about 80 watts out of the Corsair.
SHould I be getting more?
If so, How do I adjust it for a bit more RF output.
Thanks for any help.
Joe AA5HP
| 69|68|2002-03-11 00:00:39|Jeff S Johnson|Re: RF output in the Corsair|
This is really about normal, remember too that most meters read lower
that actual in the higher bands so it could be just the meter reading a
little less on 10 meters. If you adjust the ALC to read 100 watts on 10
meters and then go down to 40 meters it will probably be way up at about
150 watts.

73 Jeff aa8ve


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| 70|70|2002-03-12 09:03:49|marcus_leatham|Searching For Century / 21 Parts|
I am looking for spare parts for the Century / 21.
If anybody has a Century / 21 with salvageable parts,
please contact me. The rig can be non-working.
I hope to get two of them cheap cheap, but better
than having you just throw them away.

73,
Marcus KR5N
Dallas, TX
| 71|68|2002-03-13 06:50:28|tentecguy|Re: RF output in the Corsair|
Corsair.
Most I have seen run from 80-95 watts on 10m, including some of the
other older Ten Tecs.. 80 is just fine, and I will assume you have
checked this against other meters? :-) You can squeeze a little
more from it but dont bother as 20 watts is not going to bring the
signal up anyway.. Good Luck.. Richy N2ZD
| 72|72|2002-03-15 03:58:55|NORM FUSARO|Delta II for sale|
From the estate of N3YSI I have his TT Delta II.  It is in nice condition with manual.  Selling for B.O
73
Norm, W3IZ
| 73|73|2002-03-20 18:02:19|tentecguy|Orion series |
Hey the New Orion model is in the making, any opinions? Check out
Eham and Ten Tec's website for the latest info. Ten Tec is listening
so make your opinions about it known. What do you prefer in their
latest hi tech achievement? They have their "ear to the rail" and
expect some input. Layout, looks, performance.. Now is the time to
speak up if you plan on the next generation of Hi End Ten Tec radios
as being part of your DX arsenal.

Lots of opinions about looks and the display have been tossed
around. It seems to me that if they clean up the front panel, they
will have a winner on their hands. I am partial to the old Look, so
if there were some way to incorporate the LCD display into a Omni VI
style layout with the two VFO knobs. I would climb over all of you to
get one!!
The specs so far seem to be what we would expect from them so I
didnt delve into that area, layout seems to be the issue thus far.
Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 74|74|2002-04-05 17:19:50|icomfandan|Opinions, please...|
I recently purchased a Ten-Tec 526 VHF rig, and was wondering about a
decent desk microphone for it. I wouldn't mind having Ten-Tec's own
desk mic, but am completely unfamiliar with its quality,
characteristics, and so forth. I have a "booming" baritone voice
that tends to sound "muddy" on dynamic microphones, such as hand mics
and Turner brand units. I've had good results with Heil, but don't
necessarily want to use such a bulky mic for my already-crowded
station bench.

Is anyone here using the Ten-Tec desk mic, and please, what is your
opinion? Do you prefer it over others and if so, why?

Thanks in advance!

Dan
N8YV
| 75|74|2002-04-06 03:11:19|Bill Wilkinson|Re: Opinions, please...|
Attachments :
Hi Dan

I have a TenTec desk mike and I like it just fine. I built it from there kit and most often get a good signal report . I use it with a Pegasus. I guess I have a normal voice not high an not low.
Good luck on what ever you decide.
73  Bill  KE4KRN

At 03:19 PM 4/5/02 +0000, you wrote:
| 76|76|2002-04-12 15:42:49|kg4aih|QRP-SSB|
I am looking for people to help "newbies" learn about SSB operation.
This group is focused on QRP operation but anyone that can help us
learn about SSB is welcome. We need operating tips, antenna info ect.
You can also find info on the TecTec 516. I spoke with TenTec today
about the 516 and was told it is almost ready for production,
software seems to be the hold-up. Early summer is the goal for sales.
The Yahoo group is called QRP-SSB please join if you can help us
learn.
| 77|77|2002-04-17 04:10:37|g4mjw|Scout 555 160 mtrs Band Modules . . . |
Hi All,

I need a Band Module for Top Band ( 160mtrs ) in the UK. Has anyone
got one that I can buy from them???

Many thanks - Steve Carey/G4MJW
Witham, Essex, UK
Scout S/NO: 12A 10883
K2 # 2408
| 78|78|2002-04-17 10:24:42|g4mjw|Ten Tec Scout 555 160 mtr Band Module ?|
Hi All,

deperately looking for a Top Band ( 160mtrs ) band module available
in the UK???

Many thanks - Steve Carey/G4MJW
| 79|79|2002-04-18 14:00:46|g4mjw|Scout 555|
Hi All,

sorry abt the duplicate message Re: looking for a Top Band (
160mtrs ) Band Module. After 7 hours when I noticed the message had
not appeared . . . I thought it had got lost, so I typed it again! I
now have a Top Band Module on the way BUT others bands could still be
usefull ( not: 160, 40 or 15mtrs ).

I have a slight problem on my Scout which has only just appeared. I
can hear a residual tone ~ logic whine, very noticable when the
volume in turned right down. It's 800 - 1,00Hz. I can sometimes hear
it over the top of the rx hiss and weak signals. It's no real
problem . . . just a bit anoying and it might actually be getting
worse. May be due to a de-coupling "C" gone down somewhere.

Any ideas, before I dive in???

Many thanks - Steve Carey/G4MJW
Scout 555 Serial NO: 12A 10883
| 80|78|2002-04-19 17:43:54|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Ten Tec Scout 555 160 mtr Band Module ?|
Check with T*T factory, they should have some left.

Jeff aa8ve


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| 81|78|2002-04-19 20:10:53|g4mjw|Re: Ten Tec Scout 555 160 mtr Band Module ?|
Thanks for the info Jeff.

I have order a Module for 160 Mtrs ( 15mtrs as well ) and it should
be here next week.

Bye for now - Steve/G4MJW


| 82|79|2002-04-19 20:22:07|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Scout 555|
The whine is probably from the digital read out, try turning the rig off
and on quickly which will lock the display off, and see if the whine goes
away. The Scout will still work like this, just no display. If it is
something new, perhaps something in the ground has worked loose, open the
rig and re-tighten all the screws mounting the boards. I don't know if
T*T has a mod for the whine or not (Give them a call) but in most cases I
found it was below the noise floor.

Jeff aa8ve



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| 83|79|2002-04-20 17:23:33|g4mjw|Re: Scout 555|
Hi Jeff,

SPOT ON Man !

The whine got worse. Could now hear it over weak signals. Removed the
covers and found the four screws holding the IF/AF board were hanging
almost right out! most of the time, no grounding to the chassis.
Screwed in tight . . . now next to no whine at all.

I purchased my Scout second hand - cheap, abt $200 Perhaps the
previous owner had the intermittent problem and desided to offload
it!!! Did me a favour.

The whine is still quite loud on my Heil headset. So I might still
contact TT and see if there was ever a Mod to reduce or cure it
completely.

Many thanks for your help.

73 for now - Steve/G4MJW

| 84|79|2002-04-21 17:40:03|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Scout 555|
Hey great, I found the high-fy head sets always hear more noise,
including the whine. Since the old high impedance (Mono) sets sound
better for ssb and cw, that's what I use all the time no matter which rig
I'm on. The best sets I have are old WWII surplus cans, they are like
having another filter in line.

By the way it's very easy to convert the Scouts phone jack over to mono
style by cutting one small jumper on the jack base. You'll have to look
in the manual to see which one, but I know it's one on the base. This
will allow you to use a mono type plug, half way in will give sound
through both the head set and speaker, full way in, only the head set
will have sound. Since all my T*T rigs are like this I was glad to have
my Scout work this way too, may not be for everyone though.

The Scout was the very last of the "real radios", with its PTO tuning and
clean, rugged design.

73-aa8ve Jeff


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| 85|79|2002-04-23 14:36:32|g4mjw|Re: Scout 555|
--- In TenTec@y..., Jeff S Johnson like
XYL saw noiced me on the floor surround by heaps of
Headphones . . . . " I won't ASK" She said! . . . " No, I would'nt!"

They're all as bad as each other, but guess what . . . my Heil Pro
Micro with HC-4 is the worst!!!

Steve/G4MJW
http://www.skylites.freeserve.co.uk
| 86|86|2002-05-07 21:57:20|kg4aih|516 Low power HF rig|
FYI-Talked to Ten Tec last week and was told the new release date
is "early summer".
| 87|87|2002-05-08 23:45:01|morris1921|Argonaut S-meter|
I recently got a TenTec Argonaut 509. The S-meter seems extemely
stingy. It takes a strong signal to even move the needle, and an
extremely strong signal to get anywhere near S9. Is this typical of
that transceiver, or do I have some kind of problem in the rig?

TIA, Morris KB6QR
| 88|87|2002-05-09 01:05:34|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Argonaut S-meter|
These rigs have a very easy to adjust S-meter range, look in the manual,
it should show the adjustments and how to adjust, there is one for the
low end or zero, and another adjustment for the high end or span. Over
the years these adjustments can creep out of adjustment so it may be
yours just needs to be recalibrated. They can be set to read what ever
you like but to be quite honest, most rigs read way over what the real
reading should be, the Jap rigs are famous for reading way higher than
they should which makes the owner think they have a great receiver.

Notice a lot of Jap rigs show S-9 in the middle of the scale and go up
to 60 or 80db over and most normal signals are reading something like
40db over! S meters are for the most part only a relative system but if
you have the time and an attenuator you can calibrate then to be true to
6db per S-unit and also be accurate for the over S-9 in 10db steps. If
an S-meter is calibrated correctly you'd be surprised how stingy they
seem to be, this is only because we are use to seeing meters that are way
to hot and read improper to impress whom ever would be!

It could very well be your 509 really is correct but other rigs you've
used are not.

73 de aa8ve Jeff


On Wed, 08 May 2002 21:44:59 -0000 "morris1921"
<jmprosserrvm@...
| 89|87|2002-05-09 22:29:09|morris1921|Re: Argonaut S-meter|
--- In TenTec@y..., Jeff S Johnson the schematics is a zero adjustment. Apparently the only thing that
affects sensitivity is the RF gain control - when it is all the way up
the meter response is greatest. You may be right that the low readings
are really more indicative of signal strength than those inflated
readings that are common on other rigs.

73,

Morris KB6QR
| 90|87|2002-05-10 00:05:51|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Argonaut S-meter|
Well maybe the 509 is different than the later designs like the 515 or
Triton and early Omni's. I've never had a 509 but thought this part of
the circuits would be similar. The part about the RF gain sounds right
though, the only other thing could be that the receiver gain is not
peaked all the way up but if your hearing everything okay I wouldn't mess
with it.

de aa8ve Jeff


On Thu, 09 May 2002 20:29:00 -0000 "morris1921"
<jmprosserrvm@...
| 91|91|2002-05-16 03:40:45|bcdlr|FS: Model 250 Power Supply|
Ten-tec model 250 power supply. Cosmetically fair to good
condition, electronically in great condition. Works good. No mods,
pilot light works.
BO, motivated seller.
Dan Reynolds KB9JLO
| 92|92|2002-05-16 19:33:22|kg4aih|Argonaut V (516) TenTec taking orders NOW!|
TenTec is taking orders now for the new low power HF rig and it now
has been named the Argonaut V. Check their web site. I ordered mine
yesterday to get on the list prior to Dayton. Delivery will be early
August.Price is $795 or $849 with tcxo.
| 93|93|2002-05-23 16:50:30|ka3tqg|252MO Power Supply|
My power supply pops the power transistor when drawing only 12 amps.
Anyone know of a heavy transistor to use as a replacement?? I have
been using a 181.

73 Wayne KA3TQG
| 94|93|2002-05-23 18:42:34|kg4aih|Re: 252MO Power Supply|
--- In TenTec@y..., "ka3tqg" Sounds like a temperature problem. Rather than replace the
transistor, could you add one of the small CPU cooling fans W/
heatsink to the transistor? Or the fan alone close to the
transistor/heatsink? These are available for 6-10 dollars from
Jameco.com. If the original transistor keeps burning out the problem
is not with the transistor but other factors like heat or other
components causing the problem. Use an ohmmeter and check the filter
capacitor for leakage and resistors in the circuit that may have
changed values. If you have a schematic and can email it I'll look
and see what may be causing the problem. KG4AIH
jmrts@...
| 95|93|2002-05-23 19:33:07|Jeff S Johnson|Re: 252MO Power Supply|
Something else must be wrong with it, these power supplies are made to
run at 18 amps and trip off at 21 amps, if yours is blowing components
there is another problem. Even a dead short should just cause the supply
to trip off and not blow a fuse.

73 aa8ve Jeff


On Thu, 23 May 2002 14:50:27 -0000 "ka3tqg" <ka3tqg@...
| 96|96|2002-05-24 13:09:17|ka3tqg|252 MO Supply|
Hi Guys,

I use a fan on the rear of the supply. It seems like a time related
problem I smoke a transistor about every 3-4 years???? I called ten
tec and made the measurements they said I should have and all was
fine. I always make sure the swr is low and I dont overdrive the
transmitter it just seems every 3-4 years when running full power it
will pop the power transistor for no reason other than I'm drawing
around 12 amps at the time it pops. Could be the transistors I'm
buying are breaking down over time, thats why I'm asking for
suggestions on a heavy replacement.

73 Wayne
| 97|96|2002-05-24 19:30:35|Jeff S Johnson|Re: 252 MO Supply|
I do have a friend near here than has this same type problem, maybe every
5 to 7 years the transistor pops, just sitting there and he not even
using it. He leaves his rig An Omni D series B on 24 hrs a day and has
left it like that for over 30 years, the only problem he has ever had is
that power supply problem. He called T*T and asked them about it,
they're reply was that some of those old supplies do that and even they
don't know why, it doesn't seem to be load or temp related but some
strange design flaw or they got a bad bunch of components at some point.
The problem is not the transistor that fails but something else that even
T*T can't locate.

This problem is only in a small percentage of 262's or 252's (old style
Omni / Triton supplies) but I have no idea how if the bad ones can be
identified other than they fail. Does your supply loose power output or
does the voltage go up to 24 volts? Some of the latter runs have a
crowbar circuit board with another fuse that will blow if the voltage
goes high. Others had an outboard unit T*T sent the orignal owners that
is in the power out cord, you would do well to know if your supply has
the crowbar or not since these supplies can go high up to 24 vdc on the
output if the final regulating transistor shorts closed which will do
serious damage to any rig that is connected. They still sell the crowbar
board that a couple years ago, I installed in my 262 supply even though
I've never had any problem with the supply, I just feel better with the
protection in it. All of the newer style supplies like the 961, have
this protection built in and are not a concern.

Fortuity this problem of the transistors failing seems to be limited to
the transistor shorting open and preventing any voltage to pass. Any
supply that has this crowbar protection can be identified by a small
board in the rear section of the supply with an SCR and a small fuse
installed, it is connected in the DC power out after the transistor.
If voltage goes high, the SCR will latch, blow the fuse, and protect the
rig that is connected to the supply.

Matt K8ZZC, who is the guy I referred to earlier said he heard a sharp
"snap" sound when the rig shut off the last time it went, he was sitting
next to it but not using it. It was not during a storm or anything, she
just blew for no reason evident. Almost sounds like the static voltage
charge built so high in some component that it just had to arc over in
the transistor to release the charge. I don't know if a larger transistor
will help or not, T*T just suggested keeping a spare around in the event
of failure, not the best solution in my opinion but if the true problem
can not be found it's really the only thing to do other than finding a
different supply or having the entire thing rebuilt.

73 aa8ve, Jeff


On Fri, 24 May 2002 11:06:01 -0000 "ka3tqg" <ka3tqg@...
| 98|98|2002-05-29 14:39:05|ke2de|OmniV What is a Quiet TR Relay replacement?|
Hi Group,

I have an OmniV and would like to replace the TR realy with one that
is quiet when using SSB and vox. Does anyone have a part reference
that will so this and where are the parts available from.

TNX,

Earl
KE2DE
| 99|98|2002-05-29 15:48:24|tentecguy|Re: OmniV What is a Quiet TR Relay replacement?|
--- In TenTec@y..., "ke2de" I am sure someone will answer your question on a replacement. But a
friend of mine placed a home made foam cap over his to quiet it down.
Seems to work pretty well without having to replace it with another.
Just a thought.. Richy N2ZD
| 100|100|2002-05-29 16:17:09|kc0iky|Argonaut 509 items needed|
Hello:
I need to purchase the matching power supply with manual
for the 509. Also need a copy of the manual for the 208A
Crystal Calibrator. Also was there in other matching items
for the 509? I have the 208 CW, MIC, 405 amp and the 206A. THanks.
Gene KC0IKY
| 101|101|2002-05-29 16:20:15|michael.manning@denewc.ang.af.mil|RX-340 Update question|
Has anyone heard if there will be any firmware updates in the near future?
Thanks
Mike
| 102|98|2002-05-29 19:41:18|Jeff S Johnson|Re: OmniV What is a Quiet TR Relay replacement?|
I'm assuming your talking about the N.O. Relay out to operate an amp
mounted on the control board, the actual TR done in the rig is so quite
it can't be heard. I cut the traces on the board that feed the coil of
that relay and installed a small bat switch just under the relay out jack
on the rear of the rig. Now I can leave the relay off but very easily
turn it back on if needed. The Centurion amp I use does not need that
relay, if you need output from that relay but don't like the sound, a
small reed relay or SS one could be used, I've never tried one of those.
With that relay off and the Centurion in line, it's a very smooth quite
rig.

73, aa8ve Jeff


On Wed, 29 May 2002 12:38:47 -0000 "ke2de" <earl@...
| 103|103|2002-06-05 03:00:55|Ron Webb|New radio|
Has anybody heard anything about the new QRP rig they are talking about for August. I was thinking of a Yaesu 817 but saw the Tentec ad and started wondering. Any advice ? Thanks Ron VE3WBE
| 104|104|2002-06-05 03:44:53|kg4aih|Qrp rig Model 516 aka Argonaut V|
I ordered mine 2 weeks ago, check out the TenTec web site for all the
details. Not cheap $845 with options but still not bad for the
features, DSP, PSK, keyer. Delivery in August.
| 105|105|2002-07-01 17:58:46|tentecguy|Congrads! 101 members! |
Cool, we hit 101 members this week. Now if we can get them all to
converse here :-) Regards.. Richy N2ZD
| 106|106|2002-07-02 09:18:42|Zany_Crazy_Guy|(no subject)|
OK, Richy, I'll pick up the gauntlet...

I ordered my Argonaut V about 2 weeks ago also. Can't wait for
August to get here. I plan on using it for PSK-31 when I travel.
Everything else in my shack/cars is Yaesu, and I thought LONG &
HARD about the FT-817, but after seeing the "516" at the Charlotte
HamFest in March, I was hooked. Anyway, any other future Argonaut V
owners lurking out there?

Fred - N4ZCG
| 107|107|2002-07-02 17:57:23|kg4aih|Argonaut V (516) |
I thought hard about the 817 also. I joined 2 817 groups and found
many postings complaining of problems and loooong repair times. One
site did a poll and a great many of the replys were about problems.
So I decided to "buy American". TenTec is about 80 miles from me so I
can always get it serviced easily if needed. I can't wait for mine to
come in, I ordered the TXCO and fan. No real need right now but PSK-
31 sounds like fun so I'll give it a try! My only complaint about the
Argonaut V is the current cunsumption is very high. I talked with
TenTec about this and they said that the radio was never designed to
be a portable in the sense of backpacking or long term battery
operation. I plan on using mine on camping trips so I can bring a
larger battery. I won't be hiking or backpacking with mine! I have a
MFJ 20M ssb rig for that if I want to haul it along.
| 108|108|2002-07-09 22:48:52|kf4vop2000|Q: TT Triton IV- accessories|
Bought a TT Triton IV digital, off the I-Net, and would like to know
what accessories: boards, filters, outboard equipment, is available
for this radio. I have the model 247 transmatch. TNX KF4VOP
| 109|109|2002-07-10 15:55:29|Jeff S Johnson|The Orion|
Yesterday I took a look at the T*T site and saw the Orion for the first time, I didn't know they were even doing this one.  Wow... what a rig!  This one's going to send the Jap companies back scratching their heads I bet.  Full xtal filtering plus DSP, and how 'bout that Panoramic Stereo binaural reciever!  That feature alone has been a long time coming, I'm glad T*T is the first to have it and am sure everyone else will include it very soon.
 
This one's left me scampering around and wondering how I'm going to come up with the $3300.00 to place an order.  Really this is the first rig since the Omni V that has gripped my interest.  I managed to get an Omni V so perhaps in a few years the Orion will be a possibility.
 
If anyone here has not seen this Orion yet take a look at the T*T web site www.tentec.com  click on the 'Now taking orders for Orion'  I can't wait to see more of it and hear the stats report, should really be something!
 
Jeff  aa8ve 73
| 110|110|2002-07-10 15:55:29|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Digest Number 60|
Great Lil' rig I have mine up and running right now, it's the 544
version that just has "Model 544" on the front. Not too many options for
the inside as they came with lots of features, if you've got the CW
filters and noise blanker, you got just about everything. There is a
very interesting external matching VFO which allows dual receive,
something I would like to have but can't afford! The KR-50 Ultramatic
paddle looks real good with the Triton, plus there a great keyer. If you
have the 262M power supply you can run VOX, mine works just fine but some
say they have problems with them. I never tried to run an AMP with the
Triton in VOX so that may be a problem.

The best part about the Triton is just sitting back and listening to that
great receiver and thinking "So...this is the way receivers are supposed
to sound." For strong sigs I set the RF gain back to about 3:00 and turn
the audio up and boy, can't believe how good it sounds. The Tritons are
the most comfortable receiver to listen to on CW, smooth as silk. The
side tone sawtooth sound is sort of rough but I feel it adds character,
some folks rebuild the board for a smoother side tone but it doesn't
bother me that much.

If you need new side panels or knobs for the front T*T should still have
some in stock. If there is any play or backlash in the main tuning knob
there is a PTO rebuild kit that will make it feel like new again. I did
my own rebuild with their kit but they will do the job for you if
preferred.

Enjoy your Triton IV truly a T*T classic!

Jeff aa8ve 73

On 10 Jul 2002 04:00:31 -0000 TenTec@yahoogroups.com writes:
| 111|108|2002-07-10 19:17:58|Joe DuMond|Re: Q: TT Triton IV- accessories|
Good Morning:

You should enjoy using the Triton. Does it have the two crystals for the
top end of 10 meters. It was not standard, and if that band is of interest,
they are nice to have. I have an extra set. I also have a power cable
which has had the newer version radio end plug added so that it will power
both the early and the late Tritons and the Omni's. These are the only
things left from when I had my Triton. If you are interested let me know
and I will try to work out a fair price for you.

Have fun with the new radio.....

73's

Joe

W4OCJ

DuMond Service Company
6731 Bridge Street #224
Fort Worth, TX 76112

www.worldlogon.com/dumondrc

817-457-6685



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To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TenTec] Q: TT Triton IV- accessories

Bought a TT Triton IV digital, off the I-Net, and would like to know
what accessories: boards, filters, outboard equipment, is available
for this radio. I have the model 247 transmatch. TNX KF4VOP



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| 112|79|2002-07-10 22:50:13|w3klf|Scout 555|
I just aquired a Ten-Tec Scout (555) for purpose of taking on a mini-
DXpedition. Problem - No Operator's Manual. Shouldn't be a problem,
there are not too many controls with this rig (hihi). What I need to
know is the fine points for use on SSB. Any hints, tweaking clues or
advice out there?

73 DE KEN, W3KLF
| 113|113|2002-07-11 05:14:56|kf4vop2000|Scout Mods Link|
Click on MODS
http://www.qsl.net/tentec/
You'll probably find other info in the TT archive-
http://lists.contesting.com/_tentec/
73 KF4VOP
| 114|114|2002-07-11 05:18:35|kf4vop2000|TNX for comments onTriton IV|
Joe & Jeff,
'Preciate the info.
I'll let y'all know 'bout the radio when it arrives.
73 KF4VOP
| 115|115|2002-07-11 14:44:47|W. R. Gardner|Ten Tec Stuff|
Good morning Ten Tec gang,

This may not be a good spot for me to offer this stuff
for sale, but it is very good Ten Tec equipment and
thought there might be some Ten Tec fans that might be
interested in some of these items. Mr. Moderator, if
I am out out line please repremand me.

Here is what I have for sale:

* Ten Tec Paragon - Has Giehl Chip and just back from
the factory in new factory shipping box, loaded with
all Ten Tec filters. Perfect condition except for one
scratch on the bottom cover. Ten Tec Hand Mic, manual
and DC Cord. * Ten Tec Model 961 Power Supply and Speaker - Very
Nice Condition * Ten Tec Model 705 Desk Mic - Very Nice Conditon $55
* Ten Tec Model 238 Antenna Tuner - Late Model, Very
Nice with manual
I would also be willing to do some trading toward a
Jupiter, etc. All this gear works 100% and looks
great also.

Price includes shipping if shipped east of the
Mississippi River. Pick up is prefered and will adjust
prices for items picked up in Tupelo, MS. Please drop
me an email if interested, Tnx de Rob - WJ5K


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| 116|79|2002-07-11 16:51:35|Jeff S Johnson|Scout 555|
For SSB just make sure the mic gain is set so the green LED just lights
on voice peaks, that's the only thing to worry about as long as it's
working the way it should. Power out ALC control is through a small hole
in the bottom plate, set it for a max out CW keydown of 50 watts into a
dummy load. Want QRP? no problem just turn down the ALC to the level you
want. I ran a Scout on Battery power at about 4 watts, flip the rigs
power switch off and on very quickly and the freq counter and display
will lock off saving even more power, the only problem here is the
internal CW keyer stops working, still can be used with outboard keyer or
straight key.

I hear a lot of hams complaining about T*T's method of ALC metering with
the LED's. I find it to be one of the best methods because your just
looking for peak brightness while talking. The LED can't light until the
ALC current has reached it's threshold, so if it's lighting on voice
peaks it's sure that your voice is driving the ALC all the way up. I
think this is much easier to see with an LED than a meter would give, the
only thing better than LED brightness would be to watch the peaks on a
scope, why use a scope when an LED will do the same job?

There are not too many newer rigs out there that will run for long on
battery power, they lock up when the voltage falls to about 11 volts,
With the scout I could keep running till the battery was really dead,
even down to about 8 volts it was still working, had reports of drift but
at least I was able to get the reports!

The Scout is one of the best built rigs ever made, this is from a
component and board quality perspective. No surface mount so it's easy
to work on if needed and some of the heaviest circuit boards I've ever
seen. They can be tricky to get the BFO and CW offset properly adjusted,
but once they're set they hold rock solid. The receivers are close to
the old Tritons in their sound and ability to hear everything, if your
Scout sounds muddy or real hissy there's something wrong, if they are set
up correctly the sound is clear as a bell, very little hiss, and with
headphones on you'll hear everything worth hearing. The only drawback
could be a whine noise from the freq counter if you use Hi-fi headphones,
I never found it to be all that bad and was well below the noise floor,
but it can be knocked out by locking the freq counter off.

I would think it would be possible to get a new Owners Manual from T*T,
the manual contains all the information about the boards and alignment if
your Scout ever needs something done to it, perhaps you could do the work
if you have the manual?

Jeff aa8ve



| 117|115|2002-07-11 20:38:17|tentecguy|Re: Ten Tec Stuff|
Nope. No reprimands here, feel free to offer your Ten Tec wares in
this group, no better place to offer them than in a Ten Tec related
forum. Just put FS or FT or WTT in the title so that those who may
not want to buy can skip the message. Other than that enjoy posting
your Ten Tec gear here and good luck selling (and buying)! Regards..
Richy N2ZD



| 118|118|2002-07-12 14:33:30|Ed Lang - KC4YLX|Jupiter vs IC-756PRO|
I borrowed a Jupiter for the past week. I have A/B'ed it with my 756PRO and
last night I got to A/B it with a FT-1000MP. I think the Jupiter has a better
receiver than either of the other rigs. I could hear stations on the Jupiter
that I could not hear or understand on the others. Has anyone else experienced
this? I like the user interface on my IC-756PRO better. Any comments?

Does anyone know of a Jupiter for sale? The owner of the 1000MP is looking. I
am undecided about waiting for the Orion.





Ed Lang - KC4YLX
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~ewl3r
| 119|119|2002-07-13 15:39:47|Jeff S Johnson|Subject: Jupiter vs IC-756PRO|
The Jup may sound better than the Pro I don't know much about the Pro but
I think Icom has a habit of using more conversions in the receiver then
they really should need. The Jupiter is all DSP filtered and I think the
Orion with it's xtal and advanced dual 32bit DSP is going to knock the
socks off every thing else!

By the way if you ever get a chance, compare a Triton analog rig to any
of the Jap high end rigs. That simple single conversion rx will really
give them a run. They aren't as convenient to operate, but for a
relaxing sound with great depth they are quite a rig.

Jeff aa8ve


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| 120|120|2002-07-14 04:12:31|W. R. Gardner|Re: Digest Number 64|
Hi Ten Tec Fans,

I just hooked my Paragon back up tonight. I have it
for sale but I am having second thoughts after hooking
it back up. This is a great radio. With being full
of all the filters and having the Giehl chip, it is a
perfect CW rig, not to mention the nice SSB receive
audio.

Buy putting it up for sale, one of the rigs I was
considering buying was a Jupiter. I have not had a
chance to put my hands on one, but really think I
would like the little radio. I have owned the Pegasus
and enjoyed operating the rig, but felt too confined
by having to have the computer on while playing radio.
Also on the Pegasus, one thing I didn't like, was that
it didn't have an external speaker option on the rig.
But other than those two things, I thought the Pegasus
was a great rig.... enter the Jupiter.

Can anyone on this list compare the Jupiter and the
Pegasus? This would give me a better idea of what I
would experience if I bought a Jupiter.

Also, if anyone has a Jupiter that would like to trade
for a first class Paragon and accessories, drop me an
email. Thanks!

Take care and Good "hammin'",

Rob - wj5k

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| 121|79|2002-07-15 18:41:47|tnhamop|Scout 555|
I just bought a used Scout 555. All seems to work ok, but I have 2
issues that seem a bit strange.

1. The SWR reading does not seem to be accurate in the Tune position.
It reads higher in Tune, and I also verified this with an external
SWR meter and it will show higher as well! If I use a straight key to
key down, it seems to be correct and also the external SWR meter
reveals a lower SWR!! In the manual, I see where you can adjust the
SWR meter, but they want you do calibrate this with the CW key down
and not with the Tune. They want you to calibrate against a 50 ohm
load and a 25 ohm load. I can do the 50, but have no way of doing
this with a 25 ohm load to simulate 2:1. I thought about using a
tuner and getting a 2:1 SWR on its meter and adjust the Scout
accordingly. I want to run this one mobile, so switching ants and
using the internal SWR meter is a plus.
I do not understand why the Tune position changes the impediance and
causes a higher SWR.

2. There is a faint SSB signal coming through my speaker. If I use
headphones, it will come out of those as well. I have my mic gain at
9 oclock and the green light barely comes on during voice peaks. It
is only annoying if I transmit in an extremely quiet environment,
which is not often. So no big deal.

Anyone have any ideas on these?

Thanks,

Mark
| 122|122|2002-07-16 00:58:30|kf4vop2000|Received my 544|
Received my Triton IV, w/252M PS, in today's mail.
Can't believe how clean it is, almost mint.
Has the "Triton IV Digital" silkscreen on front.
SN 551, would that be an early or later model?
Has the CW1 filter, and 10M crystals.
Read the manual, but how do you tell if it has the noise blanker???
Going to pick up a couple plugs for my mics,
Shure EM8A, and EV729SRD.

Thanks,

KF4VOP
Jamie Danter
| 123|123|2002-07-16 05:20:08|Jeff S Johnson|My new beam.|
I've been working on my triband beam that got about a year ago, it's a
High-gain TH6-DXX. Quite exciting for me as I've never had a beam before,
hope to have it up by the end of the week and be able to get the most out
of my Ten-Tec's! It will be about 55' up on my tower and rotated with a
Ham-IV rotator.

73 Jeff aa8ve
| 124|79|2002-07-16 05:20:13|Jeff S Johnson|Scout 555|
I had a little audio feedback in mine too and T*T told me it was normal.
I never found it to be a problem and of course it has no effect on
receive. It's been a while since I had my Scout but I think there was
something found that helped with the feedback, I just can't recall right
now. You could always call them and ask, Gary Green was the guy I use to
talk to about the Scout but I think he's moved into the Kit department.

As for the SWR meter, to calibrate them on the rig I always use a known
good outboard to compare it to. First with a 50 ohm dummy load and then
I use an antenna tuner in line to cause a 3:1 mismatch into the outboard
and set the rig meter to match. Check it both low and high by first
changing only the capacitance and then just the inductance of the tuner.
This has always worked well for me. I have no idea why the Tune would
read different than CW keydown.

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| 125|122|2002-07-16 05:20:14|Jeff S Johnson|Received my 544|
The noise blanker is activated by pulling the ALC knob out, you should
really notice it working if it's installed, they work better than any
blanker I've ever used in any rig. The filter board will filter both
cw-1 and cw-2 the cw-2 is wider than 1 but narrower than ssb. some people
like to listen to cw with at the same width as ssb so if you don't notice
any difference between ssb and cw-2 there's a good chance the jumper was
never cut which brings the filter into play for cw-2. This information
should be in your manual if not let me know and I can find the info for
you. When I first got my 544 the jumper was not cut and ssb sounded the
same as cw-2, I prefer the cw filters to work like they should so I cut
the jumper and now it works like it should.

If your 544 say's Triton on the front it must be an earlier model, they
had to drop the Triton name on the last year of production I believe.
This really doesn't matter since they all were built the same anyway.

I hope you enjoy your Triton 544 I would put these receivers up against
any other rig and have them pull out more signals, they really are
something! Just wait till you run CW for a while, other than the
sawtooth side tone they are just great smooth running cw rigs. There is
a mod for the side tone board to give it a smoother sound if you like but
I don't know where it is on the web, I have gotten use to the sound and
really don't mind it.

You may notice some beeping sounds on some freqs, this is from the
digital read out and I know of nothing that will rid it, there also is a
slight whine noise from the same thing. One good thing about the digital
read out is it's a real frequency counter and more accurate than most
digital readout rigs that just put out a number from a microprocessor.
I find the freq display of the Triton, Corsair's and older Omni's to be
very accurate and if there is any drift during warm up it can be seen and
corrected. The 100 Hz resolution is not so great but remember, the PTO
tuning is analog so there's continual tuning between the digits. I set
my counter so it just haunches between 9 and 0 when I'm on a zero
frequency and find it works very well like this. The analog display
Tritons have an even better receiver because there's no noise from the
display but they can be a bit more difficult to read.

There have been many times when I'm on a round table ssb qso with other
hams locally on 40 meters and I can work other stations that they can't
even hear with their fancy Jap rigs, I just tell 'um I'm on the Triton!

I use a D-104 mic and it works just fine, some of the older high
impedance mics will sound muddy. I once tried a Turner +2 which works
well on my Drake B-line but doesn't work on the Triton.

73 Jeff aa8ve


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| 126|126|2002-07-17 15:33:51|Jeff S Johnson|Re :Received my 544|
One more thing Jamie, since as you say your 544 is in such good condition
I would think there's no scuff marks around the knobs from wiping them
with the fingers. This is one of the first placed that the Tritons show
wear and many times the dots and numbers around the knobs get worn
completely off leaving a shiny ring around the knobs. Either find some
clear protector for the front panel like clear con-tact paper or better
still try and learn how to operate the rig without touching the front
panel surface. The value of a rig with a perfect front panel is a lot
higher than one with some of the numbers wiped off and halo's around the
knobs.

The numbers on mine are not wiped off but there is the beginning of wipe
marks around some of the knobs, I got it just in time for the numbers but
too late for the wipe marks. I've been able to get everything else
looking great but there's nothing I can do about the marked front panel.
If your's has a clean front panel it's a real keeper and in fact quite
desirable to collectors. Yes there are T*T collectors now that some of
the gear is getting to be over 30 years old.

I think it's amazing how well these old T*T rigs still work, they were
built back when tubes were still being used for most everyone else's
finals and drivers. The basic design of the T*T final amp in the Omni
VI+ is still pretty much the same as their first 100 watt rigs like
Triton. If something is right the first time there's no need to change
it! Look at how the Jap rigs all have internal cooling fans and SWR fold
back, neither of these are needed with the T*T final unless your running
a high output key down mode. The result is there's no dust getting
sucked in to the rig by a fan, they stay clean inside and keep working!

By the way here's a site that shows all the options that are avalible for
the Triton and other old T*T rigs.
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/w8kc/tentec.html

73 Jeff aa8ve

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| 127|126|2002-07-18 02:08:08|kf4vop2000|Re: my 544|
Thanks Jeff,
'Preciate the info.

This is my second TT. First is a C21 analog.

I "pinch" the knobs, as opposed to using the faceplate as a "pressure
point".

Really like the audio on this radio.
Much better than my Century 21, using the same speaker,a 6x9.

Now I can fix the audio filter board in the C21,
and do a tune up.

The receiver is hotter than the C21 too.

I'm limited on the power out, due to being in an apt.
Run approx 25W, don't want to fry from RF.
Using a 40M dipole, strung through the rafters.
Matcher is the #247.

Guess I'll need to get an Airpax TT#1140 breaker,
and setup an ant. outside in a statepark.

Thanks again,
Jamie Danter/kf4vop
| 128|128|2002-07-18 04:13:44|coupcorp|FS: Scout 555 with 40M, FREE shipping|
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| 129|4|2002-07-25 12:32:35|W. R. Gardner|Jupiter|
Hi folks,

I just bought a Jupiter. It is a used unit and I am
waiting for it to arrive.

What can I expect from this little rig. I can't wait
to give it a test drive! HI HI

I went to Ten Tec's web site and tried to download the
updated firmware for the rig, but nothing seemed to
happen when I hit download. Am I doing something
wrong? I figured it would download a program on to my
hard drive, but this didn't seem to happen. Ideas?

Anyway, I can't wait to get the Jupiter!

73 de WJ5K - Rob


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| 130|4|2002-07-25 16:36:10|Ben K8DIT|Re: Jupiter|
Uh oh Rob, you may have been a bit hasty in your choice of radios. If you
found the correct site to download the several optional downloads for ten
tec software and pressed the download link and didnt get any download, then
you may be in over your head. www.tentec.com/rfsquared/jupiter etc. is the
site. If you are a newby to computers, it may take you some time to iron out
these kinds of issues.
Presumably you will figure it out. After all you are an extra class
operator. Otherwise I found the Jupiter to be the easiest and nicest radio
to operate after an intitial learning period of about ten days, performing
as good as any radio I have ever had, and I've had a few. I like it better
than the Omni 6+ I have. I think its better than the Icom 746 I had briefly.
I had some broadcast band overload issues that required me to find a high
pass filter and install it on the input of the transreciever. Once
installed, my reception was as expected. The reciever's listening
characteristics are absolutely
astounding compared to all other solid state radios. I believe that many
problems others express, are because they dont understand propogation and
antennas. For example, if you slap a g5rv to the rig and try to tune 40
meters during the daytime during a solar flare you're not likely to hear
anything til evening time when propogation clears and sigs start coming
through. Well, some hams expect that there will be propogation all the time
and it just doesnt work that way. If you then tune 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 and
you dont hear anything on a g5rv, well, its just not going to happen. If you
have a beam antenna, you may hear sigs in spite of the solar flare, but
chances are the reciever is working normally. If you are an experienced op,
you will catch on quickly. I believe this rig, like all other ten tec radios
were designed by hams, for hams. Consequently, if you cannot negotiate this
rig, you must not be a ham. Its that simple. You may be a knob twister, an
appliance operator, a c b er,
an swl, or just qbs....not that there's anything wrong with that, just that
hams can figure out stuff like this faster than those other kind of folks.
| 131|4|2002-07-26 01:52:29|Dave Moorman|Re: Jupiter|
on 7/25/02 9:36 AM, Ben K8DIT at benk8dit@... wrote:

Ben - what does "qbs" stand for?

Thanks,

Dave K9SW
| 132|4|2002-07-26 04:47:00|Ben K8DIT|Re: Jupiter|
QBS means; There is someone who tends to tell tall tales in our qso. Or, Is
there someone who tends to embellish
the truth on frequency? Or there is someone on frequency with the opposite
opinion of whatever is said.
Or just, who is this unusual fellow op?This is one unusual fellow op!
| 133|133|2002-07-26 05:18:55|W. R. Gardner|Experienced Op|
K8DIT de WJ5K,

I am very experienced in computers and radios. I have
been a ham since 1985 and love CW, DX'ing and some
contesting.

I am having a problem downloading the software and
firmware on my computer at home. Can't seem to figure
out why, yet. I downloaded the items at work today
and emailed them to myself and have been playing with
the features most of the night. I have never had any
trouble downloading any software on my home computer
until this. It is just a weird quirk... I guess.
Anyway, I will figure it out soon.

I have owned a Pegasus, but felt too confined without
a front panel rig... although I downloaded some
Pegasus software tonight that is pretty good freeware
stuff.

Take care and 73, Rob - WJ5K


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| 134|4|2002-07-26 05:31:04|Dave Moorman|Re: Jupiter|
on 7/25/02 9:47 PM, Ben K8DIT at benk8dit@... wrote:

Thank you, Ben. Always like to expand the vocabulary!

Dave K9SW
| 135|133|2002-07-26 06:50:32|Ben K8DIT|Re: Experienced Op|
The Jupiter interface is quite good, I think. The upgrades over the last six
months have filled in quite a few details that make the Jupiter work easier,
though it is nice to have alternative interface software for operating six
meters for example. Or for logging during a contest. I hear N4PY is
developing a cw keyboard. The built in versatility seems endless. I havent
had any problems with the rig at all and am always impressed with the audio,
the ease of listening. It'll be awhile before I'm jazzed up on another radio
for all that has been forthcoming from the Jupiter. I'm a casual cw/phone
op, who just likes hf and the stuff that goes with it. I have a Centurion, a
238 tuner, the Omni 6+, and a scout in the car. cul de ben k8dit..
| 136|4|2002-07-26 16:08:30|Jeff S Johnson|Jupiter|
Well one thing, if the Jup is like the Pegasus it may be the last rig
you'll ever need to buy. I have a friend ki8jl who has had a Pegasus for
a few years now and just last week he updated the software to add AM
transmit, variable noise blanker, and a speech processor. Quite amazing
since he never had to turn a screw or use a solder iron at all, the
computer did all the work! He reports better rejection of signals out of
the passband that use to cause the reciever to desensitize with this new
noise blanker software, these were his words I haven't heard it yet. He
says he can hear signals better on a busy band with this new noise
blanker. Anyway I think it interesting that all this can be done with
software, this is the type of technology I would expect these days for
ham radio.

With the Jupiter you'll be all ready for things that have not even been
thought of yet and when it comes time to upgrade it's as easy as opening
an e-mail!

73 AA8VE Jeff


| 137|137|2002-07-27 05:32:15|W. R. Gardner|Re: Digest Number 71|
Thanks to all the replys. I can't wait to get the
Jupiter in the shack. The RF problems, that I have
read about, have concerned me. So come Monday when the
little rig arrives, I will see what happens.

Has anyone installed the LDG tuner in their Jupiter?
Are there any web sites that discuss the proceedure? I
would like an internal tuner, but don't want to send
the rig to Ten Tec for installation. How involved is
the proceedure?

I know, a hundered questions, but the only stupid
question is the one never asked.

Thanks gang, vy 73 and God Bless, Rob - wj5k



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| 138|137|2002-07-27 14:02:32|w5vpu@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 71|
Hello, Rob:
      The tuner was a snap for me to install. Took me little more than an hour, and including slowly taking the machine apart, reading the beautifully illustrated color-photo directions, and then reassembling. The directions include a color picture of each at each step. Better than a web site.
      The bolts holding the top and bottom to the frame of the Jupiter need a different kind of screwdriver. They are star headed rather than Phillips or slots.  I took the Jupiter to my local hardware store to find a star bit of the correct size for my battery operated screwdriver. You can also get the star bit in regular screwdrivers. Be sure you have the correct one as there are many different sizes.
      Be sure you have a small soldering iron (not a soldering gun) for the tiny bit of soldering necessary. It is a bit snug. The photos and written directions show how. If you have concerns, do as I did. I talked with Stan at TT. He talked me gently through what I face before I even ordered it. Doing it myself saved lots of transit time as well as a few bucks, and I felt it was more mine.
      And it works mighty fine.
      To me it is important to operate at least one thing I have built or modified. Somewhat like changing the oil on your car at least once, even if you hire someone else to do it all the rest of your life. Does something for you to know you can do it.

73  Raymond   w5vpu
| 139|139|2002-07-28 18:42:39|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Digest Number 72|
I built one of the LDG tuners from a kit back when they first came out,
my only complaint about them was the noise when the relays started
chattering as it looked for a good match, the first time I used it I
thought there was something really wrong, also it would try and re-tune
sometimes when I turned the power up to 100 watts. I did install an
upgrade chip that solved some of the problems and put it in sleep mode
but sold it to a sightless ham who really liked for his Kenwood till a
lightning strike burned it out.

I think it's important to remember the reason T*T rigs don't have auto
tuners up to this point, they don't need them. The only reason they are
providing them is because we are so use to seeing them in the Jap rigs
people think all rigs need them. The T*T final will not fold back due to
a miss match, they are current controlled not SWR controlled. Their own
literature reads as follows:
==================================================================
"Why no built-in antenna tuner?

Our competitors' final amp designs can not tolerate anything but a near
perfect SWR. They incorporate a SWR fold back circuit for protection.
Ten -Tec's final amplifier uses only a current limiting circuit to
protect the transistors. As a result, we do not require "load trimming"
and are quite happy a load impedance range of 25 - 100 ohm range. The
built in tuners will match a typical impedance range of 15 - 130 ohm. If
you are using a non-resonant antenna for multi-band operation, the
built-in tuner is of little value. Separate tuners will match
practically any load impedance, whether single wire, balanced line, or
coax fed. The circuitry required to do this is best utilized when
packaged as a "stand-alone" station accessory."
===================================================================

I have ran my Omni-V into miss-matched loads with no problem and if I do
put a tuner in line there is no difference in the signal report anyway.
If this LDG internal tuner will work with balanced line antennas that's
different, but for the most part I don't think they are needed. The LDG
may match a wider range than most internal tuners and that may be another
plus, I don't recall what their range is. Since I use an amp at times
and already have a 238 tuner it would be redundant to use another one
just for the rig, plus there's never a problem with the input to the amp
because it's well within the range a T*T rig can use for full output.
Some Jap rigs will fold back into an amp because the match input is not
perfect but it's no problem for a T*T.

Sure, we all like to see a flat match at the rig and if it makes you feel
better then go ahead and install a tuner. My point is that a T*T doesn't
really need it, they will keep putting out full power even though the
match may be way off and it will do no harm at all to the rigs finals.
An internal tuner may also help with re-sale value to people that don't
understand how T*T's work.

I use to have a Yeasu here and into a 2.5:1 SWR it would fold back to
less than 10 watts while the Omni-V would still run full output with no
problem. Here I had to use a tuner with the Yeasu and keep re-tuning
everytime I QSY'ed but didn't need one with the T*T, no wonder the Yeasu
is long gone and the Omni-V is still my main rig!

I'm not trying to tell anyone to get or not get an internal tuner for a
T*T but I feel some research should be done first. I'd give T*T a call
and ask what the total range is with the LDG tuner and is it will also
handle balanced and single feeders along with coax. My personal opinion
is a T*T rig does not need an internal antenna tuner and I would not
install one even if it was offered because even in my tri-band beam that
can go as much as 3:1 in some areas still works fine into the Omni
without a tuner. I do use a tuner when I've got the Centurion amp in
line or when using balanced feeders but that's a different story.

One time I went on a road trip and only had 300 ohm twin line for my
feeder. I forgot my small tuner so just put a PL-259 on the twin line
and ran it direct into the Omni, it worked fine. Even though the SWR was
off the scale, it was still putting out close to 100 watts. The SWR on
the feedline would not change at all even if I did use a tuner so I
really was not losing anything to the antenna.

73 aa8ve Jeff

| 140|140|2002-07-29 14:32:41|W. R. Gardner|Wanted: 705 Mic|
Hi folks,

I would like to buy a Model 705 Mic, if someone has
one for sale.....

or

What mics are folks using on the Jupiters? Most of
the older TT rigs I have found like TT Mics and don't
work well with Heil or other mics. How about the
Jupiter?

73 de Rob - wj5k


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| 141|140|2002-07-29 23:02:35|aa8ve_73|Re: Wanted: 705 Mic|
Rob,
The 705 is a very fine mic for T*T rigs, I've heard some people do
tests comparing different mics and find the 705 works the best for
over all sound quality. T*T use to sell them as a kit and may still
do that if you want to save a few dollars and like building your own
stuff. They do come up on eBay once in a while so keep checking
there too.

73 Jeff aa8ve

| 142|142|2002-07-30 04:56:34|W. R. Gardner|Found Mic|
Hi guys,

I found a Model 705 mic, so am not looking for one any
more.

73 de Rob - wj5k

(The Jupiter is awsome on CW !)

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| 143|143|2002-08-06 21:34:41|mm0tkl|Corsair II on Ebay.|
Corsair II on Ebay at :- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&item=1371790126 thanks for looking.
| 144|144|2002-08-13 02:06:49|ve5kc|Argonaut V|
Any Argonaut V rigs found their way home yet?? Anyone have news on
if they are being shipped??

The Ten Tec site still says "Shipping in August" It's August 12 now
so what's happening?

I been having a Shack Cleaning sale on my web site.. Old things have
to go to make room for new ones and still keep everyone happy.. hi..
I've been looking at the Argonaut V and wondering just how long it
will take to get one.. Almost have enough money in the ham radio
account to order one. I would sure like to hear what others think of
them before making the decision..


73 . . . Ken - VE5KC

KC's Amateur Radio Site - http://www.qsl.net/ve5kc/
| 145|144|2002-08-13 02:27:15|Bill Hill|Re: Argonaut V|
Hello: I ordered mine at Dayton but I've heard nothing since. As far as I'm
concerned the sooner the better.

73

Bill/W3WH
| 146|146|2002-08-14 15:37:08|W. R. Gardner|(no subject)|
Hi Folks,

Nice Ten Tec Jupiter with shipping box, hand mic, dc
cord and manual. Latest updated firmware. This radio
can not be told from a new one. Very nice and works
100%. $950
I can deliver this rig at the Huntsville Hamfest in
Huntsville, Al. this weekend. You will not be
disappointed in this rig. I am just ready to try
something else.
I also have the Model 705 Desk Mic for this rig, $60,
but will not sell unless with this radio or after this
rig is sold.

Thanks for reading. See Yall at Huntsville !!! 73 de
WJ5K - Rob



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| 147|147|2002-08-15 17:19:32|mm0tkl|Argonaut II 535 on Ebay.|
Argonaut II model 535 on Ebay at :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1373834524

Thanks for looking.
| 148|147|2002-08-16 01:14:15|mm0tkl|Re: Argonaut II 535 on Ebay.|
--- In TenTec@y..., "mm0tkl" | 149|149|2002-08-25 18:34:40|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec accessories FS|
TenTec Accessory Items For Sale:

TenTec 217 CW filter.
500 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni 546,
the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF, and in the Argonaut. Like
new, with all of the paper work for $65.

TenTec 218, narrow SSB filter
It is 1800 Hz wide, for the 9 MHz IF, and fits the rigs listed
above. Also like new, with paper work for $ 65

TenTec 248 noise blanker.
This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546, but not the
newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper work with it,
for $50.

TenTec 700 C hand microphone
This one presently has the 1/4 inch stereo connector on it, but
can be changed to the 4 pin connector for the newer rigs, if
desired. With paper work for $30.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 150|150|2002-08-26 14:49:12|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 544 Triton IV digital HF xcvr and PS FS|
For Sale:

TenTec Triton IV, Model 544, digital HF xcvr
Covers 80 thru 10 meters (no WARC bands) with 100 W
output. SSB and CW, with full QSK on CW. This is
the model with the digital readout. This one is in nice
shape. It has a scratch on the heat sink, and some wear
around the mode switch, but in general is in very nice
condition. With manual for $ 275.

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 100

Buy both of above together for $360.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-Mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 151|151|2002-08-31 20:17:27|kd6wd|WGA Headphones & mike|
I currently have a WGA headset with mic that I purchased from Ten-
Tec. I love how comfortable they are. I have 6 different pair of
earphones and these are the most comfortable and have excellent
listening audio. The microphone on the headset said just does not
match up in transmit audio quality with the TenTec desk or hand mic.
I continually get unsolicited complements on the audio with the ten-
tec mics. Has any one swapped elements on this headset or wired in
the guts of the Ten Tec hand or desk mike including the preamp???

You can email me at kd6wd@...

thanks & 73's

John kd6wd
| 152|152|2002-09-06 21:51:04|Reginald Mackey sr|test only|
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| 153|153|2002-09-18 03:16:11|kg4oij|277 tuner instruction manual|
I recently received my mothers Century 21 and the keyer that came
with it, and purchased a Model 277 antenna tuner off Ebay.
Unfortunately, the tuner did not come with the manual. Does anyone
have a copy of the manual for sale, or scanned in that they could
send me? I'd appreciate ANY info I could get. Thanks in advance

73
Dave
KG4OIJ
| 154|154|2002-09-25 18:03:06|patrick hall|544 repair needed|
Question for the group,

I just bought a 544 that needs a bit of work. The
sensitivity seems intermittent (ie seems to drop over
time-not sure if its a corroded contact somewhere or
something else), the lens cover over the front is not
very clear, and it needs a PTO rebuild-ie the pto
doesn't always change the freq when spun.

I am a new tentec owner so I am looking for sources of
repair work. Is the factory the only, or the best
repair shop?

thank you in advance.

Patrick
wd8ijr

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| 155|154|2002-09-26 19:50:33|Jeffrey S Johnson|544 repair needed|
The T*T factory is the best place for your 544, they will bring it up to
original spec and if it needs any mods many times they put then in for no
charge. Their turn around time is quite fast about a week I think and
you'll always be able to talk to the tech to check up on it. The PTO
rebuild can be bought from them as a kit and you can do it yourself if
you'd like.

544 is a very fine rig.

73 Jeff aa8ve


| 156|156|2002-09-29 02:35:59|g0jjq|Ten-Tec Powersupplies for sale/trade|
Hi Folks,
I have two TenTec psu's (Matching units for the Corsair II) for sale
or trade. I need a 25/30A PSU, linier or Switched Mode, and the
matching psu's for the Argossey II and the Century 22.
Over to you all..... (I'm now resident in Kansas (SE corner))

72/3! de Wayne - W0/G0JJQ
| 157|157|2002-09-29 02:42:24|Ben K8DIT|Za mundo kane|
So, did you get back? Was everything as you left it? Are you where you left
off? did you have to make up for lost
thyme? How's the ciao? Or, did someone change the scenery while you were
gone? How come we aint heard nothin from you?
I got the radio and the coffee. Thanks.
I cleaned up the innards and now it works like back in the 60's. Football
games sound extra nice on it. Can you
tune in football games? I thought not.
The fall temps are nice and cool. We have sustained good weather this year
all sept. long. What's happening? love, Ben
| 158|157|2002-09-29 05:04:15|Ben K8DIT|Re: Za mundo kane|
sorry, wrong adressee
| 159|159|2002-09-30 18:03:55|flhtsteve|scout 555 for sale|
Ecellent condition scout with 10,20,40,80, band modules. I am asking
325$. Trades welcome. email steve883@...
| 160|159|2002-09-30 20:15:00|kd6wd|Re: scout 555 for sale|
Please Email me your Call sign & telephone number on the scout.
JOHN kD6WD
| 161|161|2002-10-02 06:58:04|patrick hall|544 display cover|
I just bought a 544 that could use a new display
cover. It looks like someone cleaned it with a
chemical that sort of clouded it and made the surface
rough.

Does anyone have a parts radio with a decent dial
cover, or know where I could find one?

Thank you in advance,
Patrick
wd8ijr

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| 162|161|2002-10-02 14:34:17|Dave Moorman|Re: 544 display cover|
on 10/1/02 11:58 PM, patrick hall at wd8ijr@... wrote:

I'm sure you've thought of this, Patrick, but TenTec probably has them.

Dave
| 163|161|2002-10-02 14:37:26|Jeffrey S Johnson|544 display cover|
You may be able to buff it out with some auto polishing compound
products. If you take the panel apart and remove the shaded lens it
should buff back to original. May want to give T*T service a call, they
might still have some of these in stock, the same parts were used for
many rigs including all the Omni D models.

73 aa8ve Jeff

| 164|164|2002-10-03 03:00:26|ve7gun|550/705 fs|
Hi all I have the rig,mic,box and manual for sale or trade for good
ft990 asking $700+ shipping 73 Larry ve7gun@...
| 165|165|2002-10-06 15:32:25|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec items FS|
For Sale:

Ten-Tec 229 B antenna tuner. Has roller inductor,
so will match almost any antenna, 160 through 10
meters, including WARC bands. Good for full legal
power. Also has wattmeter, SWR bridge, and a 4
position antenna switch. Almost new condition.
This particular one is the color that matches the
Corsair II / Paragon series. With manual for $ 250.

TenTec 255 Deluxe Power Supply
Matches the early Omni series, and includes ammeter
and speaker, and trim ring. Dual pass transistors similar
to the heavy duty 280 power supply. Good for 20 amps
at 13 V DC. This one looks almost like new, and works
the same. With manual and original box for $ 145.

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 100

TenTec 248 noise blanker.
This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546, but
not the newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper
work with it, for $50.

TenTec 705 desk microphone.
Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs. This is
the current desk microphone TenTec is selling.
In almost new condition, with paper work for $69


Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

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| 166|164|2002-10-06 19:20:52|Jesse Folk|Re: 550/705 fs|
Hi,
I've been on vacation and have not been thinking about
e-mail and radio. Are you answering an ad at my
request about a Tentec Corsair II? If so, please let
me know, I am interested.
Bud W4KNI
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| 167|167|2002-10-06 19:33:15|michael.manning@denewc.ang.af.mil|RX-340|
I hate to say it but my e-mails to Ten TEc have gone unanswered concerning a
replacement for my S-meter bulb. The S-meter bulb burned out the first time
when the radio was 5 months old and Ten Tec promptly responded by sending me
a full meter assembly. I have now waited over a month with a promise of an
LED replacement. I am hoping this e-mail will reach Ten Tec or maybe someone
out there knows when this bulb replacement is available. This is a great
company and I find it unusal that I have not got a response so I am assuming
my e-mails are in Cyberspace.
Thanks to anyone who can answer this, hopefully Ten Tec service
| 168|167|2002-10-06 20:25:59|Bill Wilkinson|Re: RX-340|
Hi
Try 1-800-833-7373.
73 Bill KE4KRN

At 01:37 PM 10/06/2002 -0400, you wrote:
| 169|169|2002-10-10 02:51:25|clinton h|Ten-Tec Argonaut V QRP Model 516 Discussion Group:|
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ten-Tec516/ Hello all, I have created a discussion group specifically dedicated to the new Ten-Tec 516 Argonaut V QRP HF transceiver at Yahoo about two months ago. We now have over 125 members and are growing fast! This e-mail reflector / site is for owners (and prospective owners) of the Ten-Tec Model 516 Argonaut V Amateur Radio Transceiver. This list is intended for the sharing of ideas about the Model 516 such as: Use in Amateur Radio, operating questions/suggestions/hints, accessories, setting up operating schedules, the general exchanging of ideas about the new argo, and anything else related to the Tec-Tec Model 516 (as well as general fun with this neat little rig). -- Please try to keep posts on-topic. Spam will not be tolerated. E-mail attachments are not allowed either. If you wish to join this new group please go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ten-Tec516/ You may sign up there, or you can subscribe via e-mail. To subscribe, send an e-mail to: Ten-Tec516-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 73 Clinton AB7RG FYI: I have no connection to Ten-Tec, actually this will be my first Ten-Tec radio.



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| 170|170|2002-10-22 23:28:17|kg4oij|Century 21 PTO repair|
Do you think that the PTO rebuild kit offered by Ten Tec is too much
for someone with only a little electrical background? I'm a
mechanic by trade, so I'm used to taking stuff apart and putting it
back together, but I'm a little worried about the electrical side of
things. Any advice? Thanks.

Dave
kg4oij
| 171|170|2002-10-23 00:39:00|Tom Curtola|Re: Century 21 PTO repair|
Hi Dave,
 
I did a PTO rebuild back in March of this year for a friend's rig.  There was no electronics skill needed other than unsoldering some connections and resoldering afterwards.  Just make sure you use masking tape or something to mark the wires you remove so you can put them back on the right spot.  I'm not mechanically inclined and I managed to do it without too much difficulty.  It took about an afternoon going slowly.  PTO worked great afterwards.
 
Tom Curtola
VA3TY
Toronto, Ontario Canada
| 172|170|2002-10-24 01:28:55|kg4oij|Re: Century 21 PTO repair|
--- In TenTec@y..., "Tom Curtola" some connections and resoldering afterwards. Just make sure you use
masking tape or something to mark the wires you remove so you can
put them back on the right spot. I'm not mechanically inclined and
I managed to do it without too much difficulty. It took about an
afternoon going slowly. PTO worked great afterwards.
Thanks, Tom, your message was good enough for me to order the kit
after reading your message, and I'm looking forward to getting the
kit and finally getting my mothers C-21 fixed and on the air.
Thanks again.

73
Dave
KG4OIJ
| 173|170|2002-10-24 20:56:34|john anders|Re: Century 21 PTO repair|
Over the 18 years I have had my Corsair I have had to rebuild the PTO about three times, apart from unsoldering its all mechanical, so you shouldn't have any worries.
Good Luck
 
John G3TYB
 
| 174|170|2002-10-29 18:43:52|rsakabu|Re: Century 21 PTO repair|
--- In TenTec@y..., "kg4oij" Century 21 PTO:

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/c21_pto.htm

You also might want to wander through his other articles, they're also
pretty interesting and might get you inspired to do some more
tinkering. After you perform the rebuild, let us know how it went.

73
Roy
AD6ZU
| 175|144|2002-10-30 03:57:22|wideham|Argonaut V|
Can the QSK be adjusted?
| 176|170|2002-10-30 23:10:31|kg4oij|Re: Century 21 PTO repair|
Well, yesterdays rainy day was good for one thing. I rebuilt the PTO
as per the directions, and it is AMAZING how much better it
operates. Now to get it realigned. Thanks for the comments.

73
Dave
KG4OIJ
| 177|177|2002-10-31 22:32:38|la3yp|Paragon PLL problem|
Hi folks.
I have a Paragon with a fault on the minor PLL board (I think).
Sometimes the audio get distorted,like FM modulated.I think the minor
PLL is unstable. Sometimes the "PLL OUT OF LOCK" appears.I have
soldered the printed circuit board again,but can not notice any
difference. Are there any known mods out there which may cure the PLL
problems? Are there any EPROM updates available?
I am thankful for any info.I still like this radio even it it plays a
trick on me sometimes.
73 from Alf LA3YP
| 178|178|2002-11-01 20:08:15|Jeffrey S Johnson|Paragon PLL problem Re: [TenTec] Digest Number 99|
Most PLL's can be aligned by the frequency or voltage. It sounds like
your PLL is a bit out of alignment and may just need adjustment to bring
it back in range. I've never worked on a Paragon but it's probably like
their other rigs that have a PLL, you would need to know the freq range
and perhaps a voltage range on the output but should be able to do this
yourself if you have a freq counter.

I'd give T*T a call and ask them about this if your manual doesn't have
the information. The PLL cans are very sensitive and a failed solder
joint can be very hard to find even if you open the can and get all the
wax out. It could be a failed component in the PLL chain but my
experience has been either a failed solder joint or bad alignment. If
the frequency is right on the edge of being in range the rig could jump
in and out of proper PLL depending on the temp and duty cycle. Try and
find out what conditions cause the PLL to unlock, when the rig is cold or
hot or just sitting with the power on. Also see if it fails in one
certain frequency range more than others.

73 Jeff aa8ve


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| 179|179|2002-11-17 06:03:15|patrick hall|good mic for triton?|
I have recently purchased a 544. It works fine with
the stock mic but I want something better.

I don't know a great deal about these rigs so any
input is appreciated

73..Pat/wd8ijr



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| 180|179|2002-11-17 20:22:56|Jeffrey S Johnson|good mic for triton?|
I use a D-104 with a Triton and find it works quite well. After trying
many old mics it works the best, some of the old high impedance mics
sound muddy. The T*T 705 desk mic also would be a good choice, they use
to sell them with the phone jack for the older rigs but it wouldn't be
too hard to convert one from the 4 pin new style. I've even thought
about making a converter so I could use my 4 pin plug 705 and run it
through to a phone jack but just haven't made the cord up yet.

The stock 215 mic is a pretty good mic too I've heard many on the air and
think they sound just as good as anything else. It's important in these
older rigs that the BFO and balanced modulators are properly aligned. If
your rig has a different sound on LSB than USB it may need an alignment.
This can be heard even in the static noise of a rig not connected to any
antenna. Just turn the audio gain up and switch between upper and lower
sideband, the noise should sound the same in both. If one has a higher
pitch in the noise the BFO could be off a bit, this shift will also
affect the transmit audio. To align the BFO requires an RF volt meter
and freq counter, don't try to align it by ear and if you don't have the
equipment to would be best to send it in to T*T and have it done. The
alignment procedure is in the manual.

73 Jeff aa8ve

| 181|181|2002-11-18 22:31:47|Ed|TT Century 21 Aux crystal|
On the front panel of the C21, the band select has a position for an
auxiliary crystal, and the manual shows the position of the holder.
What is the aux crystal intended for?

Thanks,
Ed kc8sbv
| 182|181|2002-11-19 01:34:02|kg4oij|Re: TT Century 21 Aux crystal|
Ed, here is the paragraph from the manual concerning the AUX
position on the band switch.....

"The BAND switch selects the desired 500 KHz of operation. The AUX
position can be used with an optional crystal for additional
coverage in ten meter band. The crystal frequency for this
operation should be 5.0 MHz less than the lower edge of the 500 Khz
segment to be covered in the ten meter band. For example, to cover
29.0 to 29.5 MHz, obtain a crystal for 24.0 MHz. The crystal used
should be a parallel resonant type, 32 pfd load, with a fundamental
cut in a HC-25/U case."

Hope this clears it up.

Dave
KG4OIJ

| 183|183|2002-11-24 14:29:58|botr8|scout sn. #|
Hello to the group,
Can anyone tell me how the
seial numbers work for the scout.
As, can you tell the production
date from it etc.
thanks
Gary
WB3DSJ
| 184|184|2002-12-04 03:31:35|Gary Jacek|Pegasus and Jupiter on a small lot|
I have been contemplating the purchase of a Pegasus or Jupiter
rig.

I live on a small city lot and work most bands using a
horizontal loop
cut for 80 meters at a height of 15 feet. The loop runs around
the
perimeter of my yard and is close to my house in many places.
For 14MHz and 21MHz, I have dipoles up on my roof.

I have heard that this may not be the best situation for
operating
a Pegasus/Jupiter, due to RF getting back into the rig during
transmit
and the antenna picking up RF from the Jupiter display during
receive.

Any comments?

Gary
VE7GGJ
| 185|185|2002-12-13 17:53:18|balou2000uk |Century|
Can anyone help with a manual for a Century 22, just got an OT
licensed and he fell in love with my Delta and just had to get a Ten
Tec, he's got the Century 22 but no manual.
Cheers
Nige
| 186|186|2002-12-14 03:48:22|w6ur |Scout Schematic|
Hi all,

I am in need of a schematic for the Scout 555, having a problem with
transmit audio and need the diagram to see where to look. Does
anyone have one they could copy for me, I'll pay any costs for copying

Tnx,

...de Lou W6UR
| 187|187|2002-12-14 13:38:35|rsalvo@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 106|
I can help with the Century 22 manual.  Email me at rsalvo@... to make arrangements.

Joe
WA2PJI
| 188|186|2002-12-14 15:19:47|Jeffrey S Johnson|Scout Schematic|
Call Ten Tec service, I believe they have manuals of all the past rigs.

73 Jeff aa8ve


| 189|189|2002-12-18 14:06:07|gip11 |WTB project Ten Tec rig|
Looking for an older "project" Ten Tec analog rig, that might be in
need of a fix, like a bad PTO.

Please email me with info at

gip11@...
| 190|190|2002-12-19 17:58:06|Ben K8DIT|Jupiter power output|
On Sunday, while speaking to the net control whose call I forget, on the Ten
Tec net at 7251, I thought I heard him tell me that he had turned up the
output of the Jupiter to 200 watts. Can someone confirm or deny his
statement? I was running my Jupiter with the Centurion amp @ ~1kw so I could
have a chance of being heard, and the condx that evening were pretty good.
The reason for bringing this to the groups attention is to warn that taking
the Jupiter's p.o. up a notch is not a good idea with respect to the
engineering parameters of the rest of the components in the vicinity of the
finals and output products generated as a result of exceeding manufacturers
ratings. I know that its always a temptation to crank it up, but its never
good to act on that impulse.
I.O.W. its never good to put two pounds of excrement in a one pound bag; not
good for the bag.
| 191|190|2002-12-20 16:30:07|Jeffrey S Johnson|Jupiter power output|
Yep this is an old CB'ers trick, thinking "If it's twice as strong I'll
be twice as loud!" Final output amplifiers in just about all SS rigs are
designed to run at 1/2 the components rated value, this is just standard
electronic design principle. In a T*T if we remove the ALC limit by
turning it up or bypassing it the output will go up to almost double the
original rating causing both splatter and really stress the components.
It's pretty stupid to do considering there will be less than half an
s-unit difference at the other end.

73 aa8ve

| 192|192|2002-12-23 19:54:07|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec power supply, NB, and CW filter FS|
For Sale:

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 100

TenTec 248 noise blanker.
This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546, but
not the newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper
work with it, for $50.

TenTec 245 CW filter
This is the internal audio filter for all of the Triton series
transceivers (Triton I, Triton II, Triton IV, Model 540,
and Model 544). With paper work for $50.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

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| 193|193|2002-12-30 08:47:52|Reggie|516|
Is the 516 supplied a microphone? Also, is there a way to key an external
amplifier built into this rig?


Reggie
| 194|193|2003-01-01 08:59:15|clinton h|Re: 516|
The 516 has a hand mic from the factory. It looks
pretty cheesy, but works pretty good -- for a hand
mic... As for keying an amp, I think that some of the
guys on the 516 Yahoo Group have discussed it.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ten-Tec516/

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| 195|195|2003-01-14 19:21:11|adb1x1 |Omni VI Band Pass Board Schematic|
HI! Anyone on the list have an 'electronic' version of the schematic
for an Omni VI band pass board? I'm trying to pinpoint something and
do not have access to a VI manual.


Thanks!
Anthony, NT4X
| 196|196|2003-01-20 01:37:17|kdl8932 |Omni Db for sale|
Hi group,

Just wanted to say I have an Omni D for sale on ebay. Also have a
Corsair II I'm going to sell. Thx for reading,
Ross
| 197|197|2003-01-29 02:14:39|recentlypoor |Omni V Question|
Anybody know how to adjust the drag on the main VFO tuning knob?
jeff
ve3ios
| 198|197|2003-01-29 17:04:06|Jeffrey Johnson|Omni V Question|
The Omni V has no drag adjustment, if you have too much drag it's time to
replace the encoder. I put a dial from the Omni VI on my Omni V which
gives it drag adjustment but it's not real smooth, at least I can set it
so it won't get knocked off frequency very easy.

73 Jeff aa8ve

| 199|199|2003-01-31 21:37:54|engelp2001 |Sound card Interface for Omni D|
Good day guys.

Can anyone give me a idea on the proper hookup of my soundcard to my
TT Omni D. Do I need special interface stuff of could I hook it up
straight.

Tnx
| 200|149|2003-02-01 21:03:26|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec accessories FS|
TenTec accessories For Sale:

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 100

TenTec 262 power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
Cosmetics match the Triton I and II series (walnut wood grain
and eggshell), but can be used with almost any HF rig. It
originally had VOX built in to it, but the VOX has been
disconnected, as it never worked well, and picked up RF.
Nice shape, with paper work for $95

TenTec 248 noise blanker.
This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546 or 545.
This one has all the paper work with it, for $50.

TenTec 245 CW filter.
Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
With the paper work for $50.

TenTec 705 desk microphone.
Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs. This is
the current desk microphone TenTec is selling.
In very nice condition, with paper work for $69

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

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| 201|201|2003-02-07 23:54:46|recentlypoor |Omni V.9 CPU Update|
Just updated my Omni V with Carls N4PY cpu chip update to the V.9.
This radio was good before now it is great. What a difference. The
price sure can't be beat.

http://www.hal-pc.org/~kg5u/OmniV9.html
Jeff
ve3ios
| 202|202|2003-02-26 03:03:59|trooper5549 |rx-320|
Was wondering if you guys could give me some of your personal reviews
of the rx-320. I am considering buying one in a month or so and have
been looking online at a few sites. I mainly do military hf
monitoring. I was also wondering if there is a program that you can
use with the rx-320 to decode mil-ale, rtty, and a bunch of other
digital modes? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Davis Coughanour
Wickenburg, AZ
| 203|203|2003-02-26 03:05:29|trooper5549 |rx 320|
I was also wondering if any of you have compared it to the Yaesu VR-
5000?

Davis Coughanour
| 204|203|2003-02-26 19:49:30|rsakabu |Re: rx 320|
--- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "trooper5549 packaged radio, and with a Yaesu sticker on it, it seems like it
should be a fairly safe bet. But look at the reviews in eham.net under

Receivers:Scanners

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1107

I am not one to worship one company or completely write off another,
but I looked at these reviews as well as some others on the net and
was shocked.

Roy
| 205|205|2003-03-09 22:26:54|ccampolo|Argonaut 505 and CW filter 208???|
I just sort of inherited a CW filter, TT 208, originally designed to
work with the Argonaut 509. I happen to have an Argonaut 505, and
I'm wodnering if, even though the 505 doesn't have dedicated
connectors for the CW filter, there might be a way to work it in
anyway. I'd be very grateful for any ideas!

Cheers--

--Chris kd5nuy
| 206|205|2003-03-10 18:01:48|Jeffrey S Johnson|Argonaut 505 and CW filter 208???|
You may want to give T*T service a call on this one, if it is possible
they could send you a copy of instructions. If not I know these filters
hold value and you might do very well with it on eBay or something. I
have the instructions for the CW filter in the Triton which may be the
same as the one in the 509, they call it an audio filter so it may simply
be a matter of putting this filter to the IF/AGC board and installing a
switch to bring it in and out. The CW filter in my Triton is very good
so if this one you have will work it will be of great value to the
operation of your 505.

If I remember right the 505 had an outboard filter unit, it may have been
a simple audio filter, I think the board you have was connected to the
IF/AGC board and filter the signal before it enters the audio board, this
would be a little different. Many of their early models have
interchangeable components, but to install this filter in the 505 may
require installing the proper IF/AGC board too, more work than I would
do. Your best result may be to sell the filter board you have and put
the money toward the audio filter that was made for the 505.

73 Jeff aa8ve




| 207|207|2003-03-16 01:10:49|John Parham|Omni D rev B Manuel|
I just aquired a Ten Tec Omni D rev B at a local hamfest.
Unit tested good and came with Model 255 power supply.

Does anyone have an old manuel for sale or maybe photocopy of one
available?

I am new to HF and in the proces of studying for the General license.

Any help would be appreciated.

John Parham
KD5RFG
| 208|208|2003-03-16 16:07:20|Jeffrey S Johnson|. Omni D rev B Manuel|
Hi John, That's a nice rig, go to the T*T web site and get the phone
number for service, I believe they still sell manuals for all the older
rigs. It's also good to know they will service your Omni if it ever
needs it and make it run just like new.

73 and good luck on the general, Jeff AA8VE


| 209|209|2003-03-16 20:53:50|kf4vop2000|Q: Triton & D104|
Picked up a D104, w/T-UG8 amp base,
and would like to use with my Triton 544.
Per the 544 manual, the radio requires a high Z mic.
The output of the T-UG8 is low Z.
Any info on matching appreciated.
jamie/KF4VOP
| 210|208|2003-03-17 00:00:54|J & L Sheehy|Re: . Omni D rev B Manuel|
At 09:01 AM 03/16/2003 -0500, you wrote:
If you do not have any luck with Ten Tec, I have an Omni A, Omni D
manual. Don't see anything about any rev B, or such...so, don't know if it
is the right one for you. Anyway, I could copy it and ship it to you for
the cost of copying and shipping...


73 de W1JS in No. Weare NH
Jack Sheehy
w1js@...
| 211|208|2003-03-17 01:47:21|John Parham|Re: . Omni D rev B Manuel|
Thank you.

I have located an original manual.

John
KD5RFG

| 212|212|2003-03-17 13:20:02|Jeffrey S Johnson|Triton & D104|
I use the same D-104 on my Triton and it works great, notice in the
manual they write amplified mics can also be used as long as the output
is adjusted low enough so as to not over drive the mic channel. I have
tried high Z mics and they sound muddy, the D-104 is very bright and
crisp. The setting on the D-104 will be very low, just a tad up from
completely off with the pot on the base. I set up the rig in cw key down
into a dummy load first and set the ALC so it just lights the LED, then
switch over to ssb and with the mic keyed turn the mic pot up while
speaking. Turn it up till the LED just begins to flicker, this should be
the right amount of drive and will be the same on all bands so it can be
left alone. Ask for some reports on the air, if they report any
distortion you may need to back it down some more. I know others that
use this mic on the older T*T rigs with good result too. Remember this
is just my opinion, you can always give T*T a call and ask them about
this, they sell the 705 desk mic that will work well also.

73 Jeff AA8VE




| 213|213|2003-03-20 00:26:21|John Parham|New to HF|
Hello everyone.

I am new to HF, I have a Technicians license at this time. Started
working on code and the General exam.

At a hamfest this last weekend I aquired a used Ten Tec Omni D revB
with a 255 power suppply.
The plan is to put up a 33' dipole fed into an antenna tuner.

Here is the question.

When I get my General License (including code) what type of
communictions can I expect to be able to do with this radio?

Thanks

John Parham
KD5RFG
| 214|213|2003-03-20 00:50:44|Robbie Rotten|Re: New to HF|
A workable recieving antenna does not have to be
anything special. Actual lenght is not critical. But
make it as long and as high as you can. It can be a
single element LONG WIRE. Does not need to be a
dipole.

Connect it to you rig and listen. Even find some REAL
CODE and try to copy it. When you can do that you are
ready for the test and you will have a good feel for
what HF is all about.

Robbie,
Puyallup, Wa


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| 215|213|2003-03-20 01:12:12|gb|Re: New to HF|
   Hi John,
     If you can make the ant. close to 65 ft long total it will be cut for 40m
and with a tuner will work good on all bands above 40.  You can work
50 countries in a few MO's of casual opp. on 20,15,and 10m and can
work anything you hear if you can run 15 wpm on cw. You'll find the best
propagation in the spring and fall. You should be able to tune the ant.
for 80 but it will not work as good as a full sized one. (ant. are like blondes
all are good but some are better than others :-)
   Don't let the jerks you will hear on 75 meters give you a bad impression
of hams in general as that seems to be where the mental cases go to mingle.
Have fun and try psk31 and feld hell on the digital modes some time.
 
73
Gary
WB3DSJ 
| 216|213|2003-03-20 01:23:38|writer1stus|Re: New to HF|
Hi John,

Congratulations on your new aquisition. I have not had any
experience with the Omni, though I have heard good things about it.
In case you haven't already done so, perhaps you would like to
check out the Omni reviews on eham.net. The following url will
hopefully take you there.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/734

Should you ever want to work a CW sked, email me and we'll chew a
little fat! Good luck on your General ticket.


...James (N4EKZ)
| 217|213|2003-03-20 01:49:43|Franklin Widman|Re: New to HF|
of hams in general as that seems to be where the mental cases go to mingle. 
Been to 14.275 lately?  More mental cases than should be allowed by FCC rule, hi hi
| 218|213|2003-03-20 04:34:58|Ben K8DIT|Re: New to HF|
John, Your question has many answers. Which kinds of answers are you looking
for? The obvious, ie. 160-10 ssb, cw @100 watts output, or as far as
range/distance capability? The broadness of the question belies your
newness. So I will say that I have two Omni D series B transcievers and say
that I like them very much for both cw and ssb, and recommend either the
215P mic that originally was meant for the rig as an accessory, or, a shure
444 mic. that I use. You have other mic choices, but learning about that is
half the fun. Also, the early Omni series was and still is about a quality
reciever w/ excellant sensetivity, selectivity, qsk, along with good
reciever controls like the notch, attenuator, and accessory noise blanker.
It is amongst the first sophisticated solid state rigs made and is
considered a classic by many. Nit pickers say the agc was not perfect and
that the sidetone and spot output are raspy. You need to be a ham for quite
a while to get critical about that stuff. More modern rigs will have more
refined controls, but the Omni D is the cream of what folks deem a decent
rig. Only good operating habits and a desire to listen to the hams you hear
that speak reasonably about what's important in radio specs, will advance
your knowledge and perspective of the amateur radio service. Choose a good
outboard keyer, paddle, bug, or straight key. Practise and become proficient
by getting on the air and working the cookie cutter qso that you hear other
hams sending.
The next series from Ten Tec was the Corsair which included the WARC bands
and a few more refinements. What's the same is the solid quiet reciver
perfomance that all subsequent Ten Tec transcievers are heir to.
So once you have figured out a suitable antenna, or two, your ability to
work the stations you hear will increase as you become accustomed to the
vagaries of propogation, antenna performance and band conditions.
| 219|219|2003-03-20 06:14:54|John Parham|Thanks|
Thank you everyone for the replies.
I am very excited about the oportunities that await me.

John
KD5FRG
| 220|213|2003-03-20 09:42:30|writer1stus|Re: New to HF|
Whoa... Ben, what a sensible and succient response to John's
question and from one obviously well qualified to respond. Almost
makes me want to go search out the various classifieds and auctions
for one of these classic rigs! Well done, Ben.

...James (N4EKZ)

--- Ben K8DIT <benk8dit@...
| 221|221|2003-03-20 15:31:38|Lew King|Delta 580|
Hi, guys,

I picked up a Delta 580 at our MS Hamfest a few weeks ago. I am also the
proud owner of a vintage Omni D Series C, which I love. Great rig -
especially enjoy the QSK on CW.

Can anyone tell me how the Delta compares with the Omni C?

73 de Lew W5LEW
| 222|213|2003-03-24 05:08:53|Dave Moorman|Re: New to HF|
on 3/19/2003 4:26 PM, John Parham at jcparham@... wrote:

You should be able to work the world, John.

Dave
| 223|223|2003-03-26 02:43:43|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec "goodies" FS|
TenTec accessories For Sale:

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 100

TenTec 262 power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
Cosmetics match the Triton I and II series (walnut wood grain
and eggshell), but can be used with almost any HF rig. It
originally had VOX built in to it, but the VOX has been
disconnected. Nice shape, with paper work for $95

TenTec 245 CW filter.
Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
With the paper work for $50

TenTec 645 electronic keyer
This keyer has built in iambic paddles, and features separate
dit and dah memories (switchable), and either automatic or
adjustable weighting. Speed control is on the front panel.
It is powered from 13 V DC, and also has a variable touch
control. This particular unit is in very nice shape. It works
100% and looks very nice. Paper work is included for $65

TenTec 705 desk microphone.
Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs. This is
the current desk microphone TenTec is selling.
In very nice condition, with paper work for $69

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-Mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 224|224|2003-03-26 03:21:33|kf4vop2000|FYI- TT Factory- ONE DAY ONLY - USED GEAR BLOWOUT|
ONE DAY ONLY - USED GEAR BLOWOUT-
discount used equipment sale on
Monday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Read the information page at
http://www.tentec.com/mar31used.htm

Thought this would be of interest.
jamie/kf4vop
| 225|225|2003-03-28 02:13:27|patk8cma|FS: 280 Power Supply|
Hi folks, I have a model 280 power supply, that matches the 580
Delta 1 , and I beleive the earlier Omni's. Good working condition.
some light scatches, but otherwise looks good. $80 shipped USPS.
USPS money order or PayPal is accepted. Email for pics.

Patrick K8CMA
| 226|226|2003-03-29 13:51:46|kf4vop2000|Q: Phones?|
Which brand phones do you use,
Mil Surplus, Rat Shack, Premium?

Need a set, and looking for suggestions.

TNX
jamie/kf4vop
| 227|226|2003-03-29 15:02:48|writer1stus|Re: Q: Phones?|
I hate to even admit this, but my wife had heard me gripe and
complain about my old h'phones for some time, though I did nothing
about it. So I think she got tired of hearing about it and one day
while she was close to the local radio shack she went in and just
bought the first pair of headphones that she came across that
weren't "too expensive" and presented them to me when she got home.
I was NOT thrilled with her methodology, but I kept my opinion to
myself. (I'm not TOTALLY clueless when it comes to dealing with
women in general and a wife of 30 years in particular!)

Anyway, long story short... these phones are great! Now I don't
pretend to be a connoisseur of headphones, but I know what feels
comfortable to me and what seems to sound good to my 53 year old
ears and these phones pass both tests. Give 'em a try.

The model number is 33-1176. they are stereo headphones with volume
controls on each earpiece and my wife says while she can't remember
for sure now what she paid for them a month or so ago, she thinks
it was between $15-$25.

Hope you find something to your liking soon.

de... James (N4EKZ)


--- kf4vop2000 <kf4vop@...
| 229|229|2003-04-07 17:38:15|John Parham|Help connecting to Digipan|
I have an Omni D revB that I would like to connect to may sound card
to moniter PSK31. Do I only need to connect the Phone jack (on the
front) to my audio input of the sound card.

John Parham
KD5FRG
| 230|230|2003-04-13 19:03:23|chronos41_2357|Jupiter vs. Corsair II|
Hi,

I've been considering the purchase of a Jupiter and have received
many helpful emails both pro and con on the Jup. In the course of
looking into the Jup, I've also begun to be interested in the Corsair
II. I've read QST and eham.net reviews on both rigs and am fairly
familiar with the "specs" and the type of operating that each
affords.

I suppose the question I'd like to pose here may be one of
those "apples to oranges" comparisons but I'm looking for input on
which xcvr has the hottest receiver. Which one is quietest in a
noisy environment? Which one will dig down and drag out the very
faint signals? Which one has the best overall selectivity? Which
one gets the nod for good audio? In general, I'm looking for opinions
of actual users rather than technical explanations of the specs.
I've read the specs. Now I would dearly love to hear from those of
you who have used/owned one or both of the xcvrs under discussion.

Since answering a question like this depends a great deal on the type
of operating a person does, I operate about 60-40 cw/ssb and have no
desire at this point to get into the digital modes or anything other
than just cw or ssb. Nor do I contest. And most importantly of all,
I want a reliable rig that doesn't require a lot of maintenance or
fixin'! It just needs to sit there and hum along with the passing of
years. I want to operate it, not perform surgery on it. *grin*

So whaddaya think, guys? If you could only have the Corsair II or
the Jupiter and operate as I outlined above, which one would you
choose?

Thanks a ton!

Ron - KD5S (formerly K5MVR 1957-2002)
| 231|230|2003-04-13 19:42:56|Jim Dunstan|Re: Jupiter vs. Corsair II|
At 05:03 PM 4/13/03 +0000, you wrote:
| 232|230|2003-04-13 22:29:27|Ben K8DIT|Re: Jupiter vs. Corsair II|
Ron, I've owned both. I still have a Jupiter. I still have my Omni 6 plus.
My rhetorical question would be, the tuning rate on the Corsair is one
speed, fast. Why bother with a PTO equipped tuning, when every TT rig after
the Corsair has a more reliable opto counter type tuning mechanism?
The audio and AGC are better on successive model rigs. I have owned a dozen
mid level transcievers in the import realm. Fb all.
I think the only reason to go Ten Tec is the seemless QSK, quiet noise
floor, superior AGC, unique selectivity, larger controls, domestic repair
service, encouragement to fix your own, large internet support and info,
interwoven traditions in the radio service, upgrades via downloads on the
internet, good telephone access to the company, exceptional reputation and
respect in the commercial radio community and
there is a perception that if you run TT gear, you must also be really good
looking. The more TT gear you have, the better looking you are. My photo
availble at www. jamesbond.om.com. I own 2 omni Ds, a Scout, Omni6+, a
Jupiter, Centurion amp, 238 tuner and several TT power supplies.
| 233|230|2003-04-13 23:15:49|Dale R Haworth|Re: Jupiter vs. Corsair II|
Hi Ron - Great question. I happen to have both a Corsair II (with 500-
and 250-Hz CW filters) and a Jupiter. Both are fine rigs, and I'm lucky
to have one of each. If I HAD to choose just one, it would be the
Jupiter. The Corsair would be better for a contester keeping logs
manually. Also, the Corsair II is my ideal CW weak-sig rig. The Jupiter
wins for me because of the IF DSP and superb AM general coverage. Each
one is a treat to operate; glad I don't really need to choose! Ric WI6I
| 234|234|2003-04-14 17:33:32|kg9ml|Scout mobile questions|
I have a mobile set up consisting of a High Sierra 1500, grounded to
the chassis. The rig had been a Yaesu ft100d - which blew a final,
when the HF coax connector developed an open circuit. So, I have
fixed the connector, sent in the ft100d, and decided I would rather
have the Scout in the car.

I have a few questions: I did not need an ATU for the ft100d; I seem
to need one to match the Scout to the High Sierra. Does anyone else
have any experience with this combination? Can they operate without
an ATU? (It shouldn't be a problem, because the contact point of the
coil and the tap on the antenna is designed to be moved by the
screwdriver motor. Somehow, I have had difficulty doing this ATUless
approach.

How important is grounding the Scout to the chassis? Without such a
ground, I still achieve great SWRs - using an ATU. Is my lack of
ground the reason I need the ATU? (I am going to put in the ground
in the next few days).

Despite great SWRs, I feel like I am not being heard. Is the
grounding situation or the use of an ATU a potential reason why? Any
other thoughts?

General comments on mobile CW with the Scout would be appreciated.

Thanks.
73 de KG9ML Mike
| 235|234|2003-04-14 21:17:06|Ben K8DIT|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Mike, You may need a matching coil between the rig and the antenna. The
impedance difference between the base of the antenna and the rig are
different at resonance. Using an instrument to measure this will illustrate
this point. An inductor sold by any of several screwdriver antenna mfgrs,
should do the job. You could ground the rig to the chasis, but some mfgrs
dont like this as not all gear is protected from short circuits the same
way.
As for the SWR, the scout will work into an SWR w/o cutting back power, the
FT100D will cut current back automatically with advancing swr. The
propogation condx lately have been disturbed and not amenable to being
heard, so unless you know condx are good enough, and then having trouble
being heard, you may have some other problem you are yet unaware. I gather
from your message that your understanding of how things work may not be up
to expert levels, which is how we learn anything anyway, but an ATU in a
mobile with a screwdriver antenna could be seen as unnecessarily redundant,
unless you are using the SWR meter just to monitor your power output. The
Scout has an SWR meter on it by flipping a switch on the rear, you can
monitor fwd/rev
levels.
| 236|234|2003-04-15 00:15:17|kg9ml|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Thanks, Ben, this is very helpful.
I am definitely NOT an expert :) I'm a doc who sometimes wishes
he was also an engineer :)
I do know, though, that an ATU is redundant for a screwdriver.
And I have the switch in the back of the Scout turned on to the SWR
side. The Scout's SWR function is not calibrated on the dial, as far
as I can tell (and from reading through some e-mails in cyberspace).
So, I am nervous about relying on its meter, but think I will
probably do so. BTW, I do not hear the sudden increase in noise
level that I did with the ft100d, that told me when I was near a
match. But maybe that's illustrating your point about the impedance
at the rig's point of entry.
The ft100d wouldn't work at all, unless I grounded the rig itself -
subject of LOTS of discussion on the ft100d Yahoo group regarding
internal grounding issues of that rig. I suspect that the Scout
doesn't have those sort of problems, simply because I haven't read
about them. I do wonder what will happen regarding frequency drift
as I get into qso's higher than 30 wpm - time will tell...
Again, thanks for your help. I will probably borrow an antenna
analyzer and look at the impedance at the feed point into the rig.
73 de KG9ML Mike
| 237|237|2003-04-15 00:37:41|Jim Dunstan|Corsair/PSK31|
Hello:

I own a Corsair with an external VFO ..... and I have just started to
experiment with PSK31. It is a great mode .... However I was a bit worried
about my VFO stability and this new digital mode. The external VFO is more
stable than the internal version ..... The greatest problem is when
starting 'cold'. It takes a couple of hours before either one settles down.

However I discovered something about PSK31 and the various software
packages available for the mode eg 'Digipan' is an example.. The way these
software packages work is as follows:

If u set ur vfo to say 14.070 and the mode to usb .... the 'waterfall'
detector in the PSK31 software will see all stations transmitting
approximately 2.5 khtz above the frequency (the bandwidth of the first xtal
filter in the Corsair) .... (rig and software set to usb). At times I have
counted 15 stations or more working at the same time within this
bandspread. To receive and work a station all u need to do is click ur
mouse on any one of these signals u see in the detector 'Waterfall'. With
the Corsair it is possible to switch in the cw filter (either 500 or 250
hz) and move it across any portion of the 2.5 Khz band eg (passband
tuning). I have talked to many owners of different rigs that are not able
to incorporate the cw filter in the ssb mode. This is possible without
touching the VFO !! The soundcard software will work on any audio
frequency between approximately 300 Htz and 3500 htz !!

Then it dawned on me ..... Xtal frequency control is feasible !! The
Corsair external VFO also has a Xtal oscillator built in with a 4 position
selector switch !! I ordered the appropriate xtal (5.070 Mhtz) to put me
on 14.070 (the PSK31 frequency). When it came I just plugged it in to a
xtal socket in the external VFO .... touched it up to put it right on
frequency .... and away it goes.

The result is I can turn the Corsair on anytime PSK stations are coming in
.... I switch to X1 position and my station is rock stable and I can start
a qso immediately!!!

I wonder if anyone else has tried this with the Corsair or other Ten Tec xcvr.

Jim (VE3CI)



Jim Dunstan
Thunder Bay, ON
| 238|234|2003-04-15 01:07:57|Ben K8DIT|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Dr. Mike, The Analyzer will go a long way to answer your questions about
impedance/resonance. A matching device will take care of the rest. You
should however hear more signal as the screwdriver approaches your tuned
freq. on the radio, so you could have other issues. Assure that you are
putting ~50W to the antenna by a wattmeter and dummy load. Then use the
analyser on the antenna to see what's what without applying power to it, of
course. That should answer any doubts. Your mounting of the antenna could be
a factor, or just try a different antenna. Grounding and bonding together
various parts and pieces of the car may be needed. I played with a
screwdriver briefly and did not get what I expected, now I use Hamstix,
Valor and Outbacker ants. for mobile use. I am a sales rep and am in the car
lots. I enjoy using the scout on phone and stay below 25 wpm when using cw.
I havent had any problems at all. I found my best antenna performance was
using a whip ant. on the roof of the car with one of those mag. mount bases
to hold it. My guess about the screwdriver was that riding on the rear of
the car it did not get the exposed part of the ant. high enough for
efficient radiation. Just the little added height and centering it over the
car made a big difference. I was prepared to go to some length to find out
what worked best. I also have and sometimes use a Metron amplifier with the
Scout which increases the number of and time sustained
qsos.
| 239|234|2003-04-15 05:40:39|kg9ml|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Thanks, Ben.
Well, I got the whole set up to work. It was indeed simply a
matter of taking the ATU completely out. I still am going to follow
up on your suggestions regarding the antenna analyzer, dummy load,
and watt meter. I got very good reports with the ft100d - when it
didn't develop the high swr icon problems it is known for. With a
few qso's using the Scout, I have noticed lower signal reports - but
the bands are not as good recently, either. The Scout doesn't have
the fancy filtering the ft100d has, of course, which means I have to
use my cerebral filters for qrm. I find the Scout a whole lot easier
to tune on the screwdriver than the ft100d, but still cannot hear the
increase in noise, so maybe there is still an impedance issue - I
will find out.
I think I really like the Scout as a mobile rig - based on a few
hours experience! :) Also, I now have an excuse to obtain a dual
band UHF/VHF rig, since the ft100d will not be in the car. I will
probably side with the anti-Yaesu contingent this time around, and
get an Icom or Kenwood - but that's a story for another day.
For CW operating, I don't think Ten Tec rigs can be beat.
73 de KG9ML Mike
| 240|234|2003-04-15 15:31:46|Jeffrey S Johnson|Scout mobile questions|
How does your Scout work in your shack (non-mobile) There's always a
change it needs an alignment or something, this would be with regard to
the lack of "noise" in the receiver. Make sure the filter is full
clockwise (wide) position. But I would also say the Scout will probably
be a quieter receiver than the 100D anyway, listen for a signal rather
than white noise. I ran a Scout for several years in a pretty rough
environment of my work van as an industrial electrician, most of my work
was outdoors and off road, the Scout was by far the best mobile rig I
ever used. Read the manual about the SWR meter, it's different than you
may think, in SWR mode it uses the entire meter scale for a range under 3
to1 while in Forward the same range of the meter reads 1 to 50 watts, the
SWR scale is not numbered, many are confused by this and think the SWR is
much higher than it really is.

The neg. wire on the power cord is also ground in the rig, adding another
ground strap my help with static noise but probably will not change the
way the rig transmits, I tried it both ways and never thought the extra
ground did anything. Just make sure the Coax is well grounded at the
antenna.

Some of the high points of the Scout as mobile are the simple operation,
no multi- function buttons, it can be operated without even looking at
the rig. A noise blanker that really worked!! Plus switching from CW to
SSB is so completely simple, I loved that part. I never had any problem
with sig output in either CW or SSB, always good reports and for the most
part if I could hear them I could work them. I used a simple Hustler
system and never used an antenna tuner.

From time to time I would open the rig and tighten all the board mounting
screws and chassis screws, this would help with receiver noise and freq
stability. To really see what the Scout can do, drive it out a few
hundred miles away from any major city, click the power switch off and on
quickly to lock out the digital display, this will eliminate the counter
whine noise, put on a set of headphones and enjoy!

I had a paddle key mounted on the right arm of my van seat, and the rig
mounted on the console, what a dream it was riding along with CW as the
miles clicked past. Had to use headphones because of the road noise in
the van but copy was perfect. The only thing that wore out was a PTO
unit from so much use, T*T replaced it at no charge when I sent it in for
a tune up, I really didn't know it was worn till I felt how the new one
worked. I found the filter system to be second to none since it was so
adjustable and could be used with CW or SSB.

I sold my Scout when I stopped driving but many times wish I'd kept it,
at the time I wanted a Triton to play around with and still have that
which is also a good mobile but much bigger. For the most part I prefer
the older T*T's with PTO tuning, there's something about the soft quite
nature of the receiver in them I find appealing.

73 Jeff aa8ve

PS Anyone have an Orion yet?

| 241|234|2003-04-15 21:21:56|kg9ml|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Thanks, Jeff, for all the pointers. Yes, I immediately found out how
much nicer it is not having to push buttons to switch from CW to SSB
(not that I do that very much at all :) The Scout in my car works
beautifully in the shack, but I'm going to see how the next few days
go, with the bands hopefully improving, before I look into whether it
needs alignment. The antenna is well grounded at the feedpoint, so I
probably will not end up grounding the rig, not sure yet.

I like to use the Palm mini-paddle, which I find I can hold in my
hand, and still have room to hold onto the steering wheel. For those
interested, it's from Morse Express. Nice, sturdy paddle, except the
cable to it sometimes gets loose. I would still recommend it.

I have not had the pleasure of operating any other TT rig yet, but I
sure think my next rig in the shack will be from Ten Tec. BTW, I
have 2 scouts! one for the car, and one for the shack.

73 de KG9ML Mike
| 242|234|2003-04-16 03:39:58|Ben K8DIT|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Dr. Mike, I remember now having had the screwdriver and the mobile together
that the signal increase was not always forthcoming. So, what I did was take
my Autek analyser and a coax switch and brought the ant within impedance
limits with the analyser, turned the coax switch and I was ready to go. I
use the same method to check the hamsticks, whips and tips. I also marked
the screwdriver's barrel as to approximate which band was which, so I could
get close by checking the rearview mirror. That technique only worked
marginally. The tune switch on the Scout when in tune responded with power
output, not SWR, so that was no real help. Right now the bands are still
disturbed and would be a poor time to check the performance/acuity of the
Scout. I doubt it needs any realignment.
| 243|234|2003-04-16 13:56:39|kg9ml|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Thanks, Ben. I might try that with the antenna analyzer I have.
Actually, I think the SWR meter in the Scout is working well - for
some reason, I find it easier to tune while moving the screwdriver
using the paddle for input, rather than the tune switch on the
Scout. Takes a few seconds.

The band conditions do indeed seem rough - I made 4 CW qso's with the
Scout last night, but got uniformly weak reports. And I ventured
into ssb land, and heard little, and got no one to answer a CQ.
Hopefully it's the bands.

I really like how the Scout functions mobile. I also really like the
Scout in the shack - so I will admit to having 2 of them! I am going
to exchange Scouts to see if there is any difference.

Do you use any other Ten Tec rigs in your shack? What's your
experience with it? (Same questions for everyone here in the
group). I think that when I finally upgrade shack rigs, it will be a
Ten Tec.

Mike KG9ML
| 244|234|2003-04-16 16:50:57|Ben K8DIT|Re: Scout mobile questions|
Dr. Mike, I found that the SWR meter in the Scout would diverge
enough as to be not reliable enough to be used by itself. Strangely, once
tuned with the analyser, the meter on the Scout would agree.
Ive got a Jupiter, Omni 6/Opt.1, Centurion amp, 2 Omni Ds, and several power
supplies. Im currently using the O6+ as the rig d'jour. Also have vintage
stations by Heathkit, Drake and Atlas. Antennas include a lightningbolt
quad, and homebrew 5/8 wave inverted L on 160 w/ homebrew L tuner remoted at
feed point.
| 245|245|2003-04-19 18:33:41|Ken Simpson, W8EK|(no subject)|
TenTec accessories For Sale:

TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 110

TenTec 252 G power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
Similar to 252 M above (matches Triton IV series), but
has no ammeter/ Nice shape, with manual for $100

TenTec 262 power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
Cosmetics match the Triton I and II series (walnut wood grain
and eggshell), but can be used with almost any HF rig. It
originally had VOX built in to it, but the VOX has been
disconnected. Nice shape, with paper work for $95

TenTec 245 CW filter.
Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
With the paper work for $50

TenTec 705 desk microphone.
Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs. This is
the current desk microphone TenTec is selling.
In very nice condition, with paper work for $69

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-Mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 246|246|2003-04-26 22:45:48|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec KR-50 keyer FS|
For Sale:

TenTec KR-50 keyer.
Iambic, with dit and dah memories, if desired (they
can be turned on or off). Built in Iambic paddles,
12 V DC or 110 V AC power, and reed relay output
to key most any rig. $ 65 plus shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 247|247|2003-05-03 21:41:53|kf4vop2000|WTB: Vibroplex Iambic Deluxe.|
WTB: Vibroplex Iambic Deluxe.
PLS email direct.
TNX

BTW, radio is a Triton IV.
| 248|248|2003-05-07 00:01:16|Ken Simpson, W8EK|MFJ 720 CW filter (in TenTec enclosure) FS|
For Sale:

MFJ 720 "Deluxe Super CW Filter"

This is an audio CW filter, but it is fancier than most
of the MFJ CW filters. Well, at least the cabinet is fancier.

The filter has an "off" position along with 180 hz, 110 hz,
or 80 hz positions on its rotary switch. There is a 1/4 inch
phone jack on the front, with RCA jacks on the back for
both speaker and input. There is also a 1/8 inch jack for
9 to 18 V DC to power it, so using your regular 13 V DC
supply should work just great.

The cabinet is one of the TenTec enclosures that matches
the Triton series of rigs. It is wood grain and eggshell white.
Of course it will match many other rigs also.

This one is in really great shape. I can not find a scratch on
it.

$40 plus shipping from Florida.

Thanks.

73,

Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
| 249|249|2003-05-16 20:47:34|nz7c|Looking for Ten Tec model 227 tuner|
Looking for one in excellent cosmetic and operating condition. Please
email with price and description. Thanks
| 250|250|2003-05-18 23:56:40|J. Morris Prosser|S-30 Signalizer|
Can anyone tell me about the S-30 Signalizer? Does it work with the Argonaut 509?
Does it connect between tyhe rig and speaker? What does it do?

Thanks in advance,
Morris KB6QR
| 251|251|2003-05-29 19:30:29|w8bbs|First HF rig...|
I just got my (first) license last Augest (I'm an extra now),
and I've never owned a radio other than my HT (Kenwood THF6).
I'm having a hard time choosing an HF rig. I need portablity,
I travel a lot and move often (I'm a contract mainframe computer
programmer). I'd really like to buy a TenTec because it's made in
America, but the Jupiter is too big (and expensive), and the
Argonaut is only 20 watts, with nothing below 10 meters. How can I
justify a TenTec considering what Yeasu and Icom have to offer?
Please, talk me into it!

Thanks,
bruce
| 252|251|2003-05-29 23:11:24|Ben K8DIT|Re: First HF rig...|
bruce, Get the box and play with it. The Jupiter, I mean. If you buy one o
them razzle dazzle radios, you discover what compromises were made and will
wish for the Jupiter anyway. It'll be a challenge. Isn't that why you became
a ham? You got 30 days to try a new one, get a used one and you can get most
of what you paid for it by reselling it. Little to no risk. Enjoy your new
privileges.
| 253|251|2003-05-31 01:03:36|w8bbs|Re: First HF rig...|
Thanks for the replies,
I did order the $10 video on the Jupiter, so Ten Tec will have their
chance to sell me. There's a very knowledgeable older ham in my
local club, he's pretty high tech with the new digital modes and all,
and he uses a 10 year old ten tec. I asked him about it, he said
that he has only owned ten tec, and he's had radios since the
1970's. But how much can he know if he's only owned ten tec?

73s,
bruce
| 254|251|2003-05-31 07:02:03|Ben K8DIT|Re: First HF rig...|
bruce, How much can he know? A really good question. I spent from '85 till
'98 using the imported products thinking I was doing a pretty fair job. I
bought and sold late model and older mid-priced rigs designed for mid level
performance with respects to ham radio. The newer features back then were
PLL and synthesized stability and even more receive features than appeared
on the prior eras products. Dual VFOs and memories, Noise Blankers, keyers
and automatic antenna turners were beginning to appear in ever smaller
boxes. I was sure I was hamming with the cutting edge stuff while Ten Tec
still sold outboard VFOs, Accessory Noise Blankers, outboard tuners, no hand
mic. included, you get the picture? They didn't seem to be competing on a
comparable level. They weren't even trying.
The choice appeared to be a no brainer. All other American makers of ham
gear called it quits. Yet, Ten Tec hung in with new models like the Paragon,
the Omni V, VI, the plus. You had to wonder why these guys just didn't roll
over. They didn't seem to be coming to the market place with much sizzle.
My experience was of never having seen a Ten Tec up close until 1989 when a
neighbor in Hawaii bought a new Paragon. While I was impressed with its
large size and easy to find controls, I took that to be a method to distance
itself from every other import rig then on the market. My neighbor did very
well with the rig, but suddenly it failed, and continued to fail, making
round trips to Ten Tec. My neighbor moved away and I lost contact with him.
He maintained his Ten Tec and I spoke with him from his new home on a
different Island. My impression was that while a good rig, it was quirky. My
import rigs worked problem free. I was happy with them.
My next experience with a Ten Tec was a visit to a local ham's shack, I had
moved from the Islands in '94, he was selling an Omni 6+. I'd never had the
aforementioned Paragon to myself, so this was the first time I'd listened on
one with a yagi available, and a number of low band antennas. So in Oct of
'98 after using a TS570 D/G for a year, I sat and listened on this Omni
6/opt1 for an hour or so trying out the cw and phone for a few Qsos. Game
Over. It was Quiet, Smooth, and had a pleasant demeanor, kinda like
Tennessee sippin' whisky.
I sold off the remaining Import rigs and began implementing Ten Tec gear.
Now I get it.
You wont see that on the tape from Ten Tec. As a new ham your learning about
what's what, will take some time. Evolution in the hobby is an individual
thing. So read this with a grain of salt and enjoy your new privileges.
| 255|251|2003-05-31 20:01:45|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: First HF rig...|
There are a few things about T*T that may or may not be important to you.
First is their service and tech support that is second to none, really
they are the most wonderful group of people to deal with for all the
equipment they ever built, you'll not find anything like it with the
other companies. The Jup, Peg and some other rigs are upgradeable at no
cost with a simple download off the web, and important thing in these
days of rapid changes and improvements, these rigs will always have the
latest features even the ones we don't know about yet. Call T*T with a
problem or question and they will spend time trying to help you through
it, many things can be checked and repaired by you at home, if you've
ever had a Jap rig the only thing they offer is "Send it in and we'll
look at it" You may get it back in a few months and most likely they
will have done nothing, "The problem never happened here?" or "We
couldn't find anything wrong..." Plus if you ever do need to send a rig
into T*T they will put in all the latest mods and many times even replace
worn parts for no charge, even on the old rigs! Turn over time at T*T
service is usually less than 2 weeks.

One point I like about T*T is the build and component quality they use,
these things can't really be seen from the outside but a Jap rig is built
much like a home grade VCR or appliance, T*T rigs are built more with
commercial or industrial components and boards. The switches, pots and
other things are the high grade components, these things show up after a
few years of use. The components in a Jap rig start to fail and they
have problems with solder joints causing intermittent faults, probably
not as bad now as the rigs from the 1980's but it's still a potential. I
have worked on electronic industrial tooling instruments and find the
same components in T*T rigs, not the case with any Jap rig I ever opened.

Receiver performance can be a tough thing to compare but rest assured the
T*T's receivers are just as good or better than anything else out there.
As design and technology advance the different brands of transceivers are
becoming more alike, the older rigs were much different and T*T really
had an edge in receiver performance, they were just easier to listen to.
The older PTO tuned rigs like the Triton, Corsair and older Omni's have a
wonderful smooth sound which I prefer even to the newest rigs, they just
need a bit more work to switch bands and fine tune.

T*T has been around a long time, over 30 years of building Ham gear and
the first to be all solid state, it took a while for the Jap companies to
catch up and I think they are still trying to, look at the Orion, brand
new ideas and design the Jap's haven't got yet but I'm sure they will in
a few years.

I don't have any of T*T's newer gear, my newest rig in the Omni V which
is still working just great, I also have a 544 Triton that still works
just like it did when it was new, there is absolutely nothing wrong with
it and it out lived 2 Jap rigs, a Yeasu and an Icom that bit the dust a
long time ago. The only thing I needed to do to the Triton was rebuild
the PTO tuning, a job I could do myself with their rebuild kit. I also
replaced all the knobs and side panels to make it look new again. Try
buying those things for a Jap rig that's about 30 years old! Listening to
CW on the Triton is simple the best copy and sound of anything else I've
ever heard. For transmit audio I can switch between the Omni V and
Triton on SSB and the people listening can't tell the difference, "They
both sound good" is the report.

Another good thing with T*T is the design of their final amps, they don't
fold back under a missmatch feedline or antenna, there's really no need
for an auto tuner in a T*T rig. They finally started to offer one in
their rigs but it's only because people don't understand the T*T finals
and think the only way a rig will work is with a tuner because all the
Jap rigs fold back to nothing at the slightest missmatch. T*T's really
crank out the power even if the antenna isn't perfect, this means you can
work the whole band on an antenna without worrying about it folding back
and not being heard anymore. The old T*T's were protected with a circuit
breaker but all the new ones use a control circuit (ALC) on the current
to the final instead of measuring the SWR like the Jap rigs do. The T*T
method is much better and more accurate plus you'll always get good
output.

I don't like a rig I have to keep the manual near by to remember all the
multi function little buttons for settings that really aren't needed. I
tried an Icom 706 once and got fed up with all the menus plus it sounded
like crap compared to my T*T's. If you really need a rig that covers HF,
VHF and UHF then make your choice but if you want a very solid HF rig
that won't let you down I'd have to say T*T is the answer.

73 and congratulations, Jeff AA8VE
| 256|251|2003-05-31 23:33:25|w8bbs|Re: First HF rig...|
Thanks again for all the great replies.

I found a nice site about the Ten Tec Jupiter,

http://www.n9vv.com/jupiter.html

73s,
bruce
w8bbs
| 257|257|2003-06-01 19:16:08|Tony|Re: Digest Number 146|
Tony G3ZRJ here,

Hi just to add my 2 cents worth.
Over the last 33 years since I got my licence I've used just about
everything from the Heath DX40 cw TX with an AR88 RX up to the latest
offerings from the "Big 3", with the exception of the TS870 which I have
still to experience. In all that time I'd never used a Ten Tec rig for
more than a couple of hours. Having had to sell my existing
(Japanese) equipment to pay some bills, I look round for a cheap rig to keep
on the air. I was offered an OMNI-D series C for about 150 USD and grabbed
it. So how did it stack up?

Negatives first:
1. no second VFO, and no memories - things I used a great deal in Contests.
2. no Computer interface to work with logging programs
3. Front end overload - poor compared with top end Japanese rigs
4. Loss of various Bells n Whistles that I'd kind of got used to regarding
as valuable.

5. Thump of AGC on loud signals.

Good Things:

1. QSK, I'm about 99% CW - arhhhhhhhh
the lack of hammering in my ears, especially for the hours long sessions in
contests - I wonder just how much operator fatigue is caused by the nosiey
QSK on almost all Japanese rigs.

2. Selectivity controls, the 3 way switches allowing any combination of
2.4, 1.8 or 0.5 kHz xtal filtering with the 3 positions of analogue audtio
filtering - just about perfect.
First real test of this was in WPX CW Contest - found 1.8 kHz xtal with the
narrow audio filter position did most of what I needed, only needed the 500
Hz on rare occasions.

3. RX performance, once you've re-learned the art of "riding" the RF gain
control to keep the overload problem under control, the PTO driven RX is
much much nicer to listen to and cleaner than most synth rigs.

4. Superb notch filter, I've managed to work through that dreadful PSK
transmisison around 14.025 by careful use of the filtering along with the
notch, can think of another rig that I could have done this as well, except
the most modern DSP equipped jobs.

5. Fixability, I may not be the worlds greatest technician but I still
would be confident to "have a go" at fixing a fault on the OMNI-D whereas
one glance inside a modernish FT, IC, or TS...... would have me lying down
for an hour to recover !

In summary, I would say that like a classic old sports car with fully manual
shift etc which needs "driving" but returns the effort with superb
performance, the OMNI-D, and I'm sure other Ten Tec transceivers of its age
return DX and just plain ol' operating pleasure if you're prepared to learn
how to use them.

I'll leave you with the best of the Japanese rigs from my viewpoint, just
to be fair.

1. Kenwood TS-930SAT
2. Yaesu FT1000MP with Inrad filters
3. Icom IC765 with Inrad filters
4. Icom IC-756 Pro
5. Yaesu FT-102 - yes I know its unreliable but its a dream on CW once
you've mastered the shift/width control.


Thanks for wading through this (if you are still with me)

Good luck and enjoy your hobby, remember that your dedication and the
antennas are the vital bit, the rig comes 3rd.

73s and hope to see you on the bands vy soon,

Tony G3ZRJ FOC 1774 FISTS 7727
Op M2000A, GB50

| 258|258|2003-06-01 20:33:26|Ben K8DIT|Re: G3 on OD|
Tony, Your note was well expressed. It is gratifying that you noticed the
difference by trying out an Omni C, that there has always been those
defining characteristics between the other imports and our lone domestic
survivor of the ham radio makers with a full line. While all of your
negatives on the list have been addressed in subsequent models, you've
nailed the defining jewels of all Ten Tec production radios.
Many hams do not understand that your list of positives are in such contrast
to what the other big 3 offer, they tend to focus on what's not offered on a
Ten Tec instead of investigating further. What a huge oversight in that #3
on your list is so simple and so revealing, it is a marvel that it's not
universal. They've managed this rf gain scheme on subsequent rigs as well.
| 259|258|2003-06-02 16:42:07|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: G3 on OD|
Well one item that would help is the remote VFO for that Omni version C,
I know they take up a lot of desk space but work quite well. An
interesting thing way back with the Triton and it's remote VFO there is a
knob on it that will allow variable selection of both VFO's on receive at
the same time, as it's turned you can hear all A or all B or mix them to
hear them at the same time or one in the background and the other louder.
This was way ahead of the pack at the time they came out. I believe the
Corsair with remote VFO works the same way but for some reason they
didn't have it with the Omni's.

The Omni version C is said by many to have the best receiver T*T ever
made, it was the last generation of that rig and they put all the
improvements learned from the older ones into the C, I agree the
filtering and receive performance on CW is quite outstanding! The
swamping AGC is a down side but really once the RF gain is understood and
set I don't find it to be a problem, the great sound over rides this in
my book. I find with these older rigs with this type of AGC there is
usually a sweet spot just down from full gain that will allow full range
of the receiver without swamping out under the strong signals. Of course
there's always a chance the guy a block away could come on and peg the
AGC but that rarely happens to me.

I'm not a contester but know a few that still do use the older Omni's for
contests, the pleasant sound is one of the main reasons after several
hours of listening they don't feel as fatigued as listening to a modern
synthesized rig (Hiss, Crackle, Wheeze). I think the preselector receive
tuning on the older rigs with PTO main tuning is a big factor in that
great sound, being able to fine tune the front end is always better than
a broad band fixed setup. Plus there's no internal whine from all the
synthesizers and PLL's. There is a bit of noise from the digital readout
on the older ones in fact if you ever get the chance to hear the analog
version your in for a real treat. I've thought about putting a switch on
my Triton to turn off the digital readout when I don't need it to enjoy
that clear sound of a quite receiver.

73 Jeff AA8VE dit dit
| 260|260|2003-06-11 00:11:42|tlogan7@cox.net|FS: Ten Tec Omni VI Option 3 / all filters $1475|
This is a totally sweet, sweet rig and operates flawlessly. Excellent shape mechanically and electrically. Fully checked by Ten Tec in December, 2002. Serial number 80A10272. PBT board has 2.4kHz; 1.8kHz; 500Hz; and 250 Hz filters installed. 9MHz IF board has 500Hz and 250 Hz filters installed for Narrow-1 and Narrow-2 filter selection. Also includes model 257 voice synthesizer, hand mike, manuals, and documentation for Ten Tec checkup. Power cord has TenTec recommended Airpax fast acting breaker installed in line. Price is $1475 including shipping CONUS. Will be shipped in Ten Tec factory shipping box. Thanks for reading. Please email with any questions
| 261|261|2003-06-27 13:53:35|gee3yrq|Century 21 & Argosy MK1..& maybe O D & Omni V questions ?|
Hi, are there any owners of the t t century 21, argosy mk1, and O D.
Apart from the digital readout, has anyone heard of any improvements
to the 21 ?

The Argosy mk1, I know of the rf gain mod, would a OD be like a big
arogosy ? I'd be interested to know of any failings of the OD? and
improvements/mods ??

Thanks for the group, a Paragon was on e.bay in the uk, but got taken
off and sold locally so I'm told..if it had have been available, I
could have finished up with a quircky rig.

Finally is there some kind of re writable chip in the onm V ?? only
having a certain life cycle..??

Thanks 73 501 and a good pair of BEST BENT WIRES..anyone know the
origin of theis morse text ? de ian G3YRQ
| 262|262|2003-06-27 15:14:52|w8bc|Argosy II|
I have an Argosy II 525D with the 224 audio cw fiter, 225
matching power supply, and 705 matching microphone. Items
are in excellent condition. Can someone give me an idea of what
these items should sell for at a fair price.

Bill, W8BC
| 263|263|2003-06-27 18:44:39|Jeffrey S Johnson|Century 21 & Argosy MK1..& maybe O D & Omni V questions|
The Omni V has a microprocessor chip that handles all the frequency
functions, memory, time and date type things, basically everything on the
keypad and VFO dial are controlled by this chip. As far as I know T*T
only made 2 versions, the original and an updated version 2 which both do
the same thing but the version 2 corrected some problems I had in my Omni
V when switching between upper and lower sidebands, I was getting a freq
shift so the actual working frequency was shifted and not the same as the
display at times and a new version 2 fixed this problem. The processor
is very stable and I've never had a problem with the version 2 chip. If
it ever does lock up it can be reset by holding in the CLR/CLK button
while turning on the main power, this will clear all memories and time
date settings. I don't think T*T charges anything to supply a new
processor chip which is a plug in design, to be on the safe side an extra
one could be on hand incase of failure but with T*T's record of service I
would doubt they would ever not be available. The Omni V will not work
at all without this chip in it which could be an advantage for the older
D models if the memory and dual VFO's are not needed.

I've read there is an after market third party chip that will make the
Omni V have more features but I don't know much about them. This chip
will give the rig band stacking capabilities so it will return to the
original freq when changeing back to a previous band plus other things I
can't recall.

There were several mods for the Omni V that improve the receiver
performance and audio qualities over the original design, if a rig is
sent in to T*T for service they can check for these mods and install them
I believe still at no charge if they were never done. There is also an
improved main display board that runs quieter in the RF sense and an
updated noise blanker board.

The Omni V is a very fine rig, I've been using one just about every day
for the past 10 years with very few problems. It has many nice features
over the older Omni versions however due to the extra electronics and a
PLL driven VFO the Omni V has more internal noise with no antenna
attached than an older Omni. I find the convenience of the added
features far out weigh the higher noise floor and with the antenna
connected they all receive about the same. Omni V has a slight edge over
an Omni D with filtering and selectivity of weak signal work but for the
most part this is not noticed.

The main difference in the Omni V over the older Omni versions is
frequency control, the Omni V uses an encoder as the main dial into the
microprocessor to drive a PLL based VFO. All the older ones used a PTO
for the main VFO much like the Collins and Drake tube rigs used, I find
the PTO a more desirable design to use they are quieter and I feel more
connected to the rig but they take more time to switch bands and have no
memories. I've always sort of desired a Corsair II which is more a blend
of the original Omni and the Omni V, I may never get one but have always
liked the design on the Corsairs. Many T*T collectors believe the
Corsair was T*T's finest rig ever, I think it's a coin toss between the
Corsair's and the Omni version C but I'll muddle along just fine with
this Omni V I have!

The Omni V also can be computer controlled in the frequency and mode I
think, but I never gave it a go.

Here is a link to the unofficial T*T pages with several Mods:
http://www.qsl.net/tentec/

73 Jeff AA8VE


| 264|262|2003-06-27 19:14:23|Jared Peck|Re: Argosy II|
I am currently selling a similar unit on ebay with
desk mic and processor for 275.00. You can probobly
get 225-250 in good condition. Jared ab9ai
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| 265|263|2003-06-28 01:01:52|g3yrq@ntlworld.com|Re: Century 21 & Argosy MK1..& maybe O D & Omni V questions|
Attachments :
    The Omni V has a microprocessor chip that handles all the frequency
    functions, memory, time and date type things, basically everything on the
    keypad and VFO dial are controlled by this chip.  As far as I know T*T
    only made 2 versions, the original and an updated version 2 which both do
    the same thing but the version 2 corrected some problems I had in my Omni
    V when switching between upper and lower sidebands, I was getting a freq
    shift so the actual working frequency was shifted and not the same as the
    display at times and a new version 2 fixed this problem.  The processor
    is very stable and I've never had a problem with the version 2 chip.  If
    it ever does lock up it can be reset by holding in the CLR/CLK button
    while turning on the main power, this will clear all memories and time
    date settings.  I don't think T*T charges anything to supply a new
    processor chip which is a plug in design, to be on the safe side an extra
    one could be on hand incase of failure but with T*T's record of service I
    would doubt they would ever not be available.  The Omni V will not work
    at all without this chip in it which could be an advantage for the older
    D models if the memory and dual VFO's are not needed.

    I've read there is an after market third party chip that will make the
    Omni V have more features but I don't know much about them.  This chip
    will give the rig band stacking capabilities so it will return to the
    original freq when changeing back to a previous band plus other things I
    can't recall.

    There were several mods for the Omni V that improve the receiver
    performance and audio qualities over the original design, if a rig is
    sent in to T*T for service they can check for these mods and install them
    I believe still at no charge if they were never done.  There is also an
    improved main display board that runs quieter in the RF sense and an
    updated noise blanker board.

    The Omni V is a very fine rig, I've been using one just about every day
    for the past 10 years with very few problems.  It has many nice features
    over the older Omni versions however due to the extra electronics and a
    PLL driven VFO the Omni V has more internal noise with no antenna
    attached than an older Omni.   I find the convenience of the added
    features far out weigh the higher noise floor and with the antenna
    connected they all receive about the same.  Omni V has a slight edge over
    an Omni D with filtering and selectivity of weak signal work but for the
    most part this is not noticed.  

    The main difference in the Omni V over the older Omni versions is
    frequency control, the Omni V uses an encoder as the main dial into the
    microprocessor to drive a PLL based VFO.  All the older ones used a PTO
    for the main VFO much like the Collins and Drake tube rigs used, I find
    the PTO a more desirable design to use they are quieter and I feel more
    connected to the rig but they take more time to switch bands and have no
    memories.  I've always sort of desired a Corsair II which is more a blend
    of the original Omni and the Omni V, I may never get one but have always
    liked the design on the Corsairs.  Many T*T collectors believe the
    Corsair was T*T's finest rig ever, I think it's a coin toss between the
    Corsair's and the Omni version C but I'll muddle along just fine with
    this Omni V I have! 

    The Omni V also can be computer controlled in the frequency and mode I
    think, but I never gave it a go.

    Here is a link to the unofficial T*T pages with several Mods:
    http://www.qsl.net/tentec/

    73 Jeff AA8VE




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    | 267|267|2003-07-02 00:21:28|kf4vop2000|Seller's Dilemma|
    Group,

    I picked up a couple older TT Triton radios at a good price.
    My objective was to keep the better of the two.
    Unfortunately, the one I intend to sell doesn't have full output.
    Probably weak or a failed final. Triton model 540 analog.
    My dilemma is whether I should have the radio repaired,
    or sell "as is" ?

    With the output problem the radio is in CCA grade "GC",
    http://www.collinsradio.org/html/cca_grading.html

    Front panel silk screen is EXC.
    New dial cord and tension cord.
    Top panel needs new vinyl.

    PS is 252G, w/4 wire pwr cord,
    Amp Mate N Lock connectors,
    CCA grade VGC.

    Comments appreciated.
    73
    NE4TT at ARRL.NET
    | 268|268|2003-07-02 00:28:28|Dilwyn|Paragon 585 RS232 board|
    Has anyone seen one of these For Sale on "the Web"?

    My beloved 585 is complete with all filters & FM board & only lacks
    the RS232 to make it complete.

    Any ideas, gents?

    Also is the Geigl (?) chip as good as they say?

    We poor folks in UK don't ofter get info on Ten-Tec at the same
    frequency as Stateside.

    regards all
    Dilwyn (aka G0KLT)
    | 269|269|2003-07-02 16:08:21|kd6wd|20 meter fox hunts & w5yr|
    Thanks George, for the info on the 20 Meter fox hunts. This activity
    is perfectly tailored for the Orion. QRP & QRPp awesome. According
    to Stan, my Orion should be here next week. Are you a Fox or a
    Hunter? It seems that even for the guys that don't pound the brass
    much, it is an excellent way to check out the Orion. Thanks again,
    sometimes "thars just gold in this Reflector".

    best 73's
    John kd6wd
    | 270|267|2003-07-02 16:56:10|Jeffrey S Johnson|Seller's Dilemma|
    I would suspect the low output is from an alignment problem in the driver stages, it may only need a simple adjustment of the ALC, a BFO trimmer or a complete alignment.  The original manual contains about all the information needed for a complete alignment if your up to it and have the right instruments.  If you send it in to T*T for an alignment and they put it back in top condition the value will be much higher and more so if the rig looks good.  The 540 has a great receiver and no internal beeps or whine from the digital display like the 544's. 
     
    T*T also still sells new side panels and knobs for the Tritons which can make them look much better.  I have a 544 that had a good front panel but the knobs, side panel, and top were in rough shape.  This rig had been used as a mobile for several years and showed the miles.  I put new side panels and knobs on it and cleaned it up.  Then I found some black leather looking contact paper and used it to replace the top vinyl so now the rig looks almost new.  The output was very low at about 30 watts on some bands but after a complete alignment all the bands put out full power which is between 85 and 100 watts. 
     
    I like the look of the Tritons and their receivers sound great, it's one of my favorite older rigs with that great analog sound much like the tube rigs but without the bother of tubes and sockets.
     
    Good luck with it and 73  Jeff AA8VE
     
     
    href="mailto:ne4tt@..."| 271|271|2003-07-03 20:13:54|w8bbs|Ten Tec 6 meter kit|
    Has anyone built the tentec 6 meter transceiver kit?
    If so, how was it?
    | 272|271|2003-07-04 17:56:27|Jeffrey S Johnson|Ten Tec 6 meter kit|
    Several years ago I built the 2 meter transceiver but not the 6. The 2
    was lots of fun to build and works just great, I learned a lot about
    modern radio design and components as well. The only problem I've had
    with the rig has been with the final 35 watt amp components under very
    long transmissions or bad antenna match there is a trimmer cap that has a
    plastic frame. Two times I've had this plastic trimmer melt and the
    output went to nothing. It did no other damage to the rig since the
    trimmer is inline before the final so it just shuts down the drive power.
    Both times this failed the rig was mobile and I had antenna problems,
    now I just keep an SWR meter in line to keep an eye on the match and make
    sure the rig has room around it to stay cool and the rig works just fine.

    I have built several T*T kits and they all were fun to build and worked
    when complete. Any parts damaged during building or after like the
    trimmer cap in my 2 meter have always been replaced at no charge from
    T*T. I spent a good part of the day yesterday running 20 meter QRP with
    my little T*T 20 meter CW rig I built from a kit a few years back. It
    always works much better than I would expect from such a simple rig, I
    think building the QRP kits are the most fun because there's more for the
    builder to do like wind the coils and transformers. Final alignment is
    also a fun project, watching the rig come to life. This 20 meter rig is
    very stable, has great keying and tone, and the receiver filtering seems
    to be just right between filtering out QRM and allowing enough through so
    I can hear stations calling or answering near by. Hard to believe I can
    work more than half way round the world with this simple looking black
    box and only about 3 watts!

    73 Jeff AA8VE

    | 273|268|2003-07-06 15:39:22|Beischel|Re: Paragon 585 RS232 board|
    If I am not mistaken, doesn't the older TT's like the Paragon use an
    Icom type interface and wasn't the RS232 interface just an Icom type
    connection to RS232 Interface? If so, you can probably get an
    inexpensive interface from Donner Digital Interfaces.

    I know Jack Giehl, and yes, for the original Paragon, the Giehl chip
    is worth it. I assume you can still get them. Jack's call is WB8BFS
    if you want to look up his address.

    Duffy
    www.wb8nut.com

    | 274|274|2003-07-10 19:20:32|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec xtal filters and noise blanker|
    TenTec Crystal Filters and noise blanker For Sale:

    TenTec 219 CW filter.
    250 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni 546,
    the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF, and in the Argonaut. Like
    new, with all of the paper work for $69.

    TenTec 218, narrow SSB filter
    It is 1800 Hz wide, for the 9 MHz IF, and fits the rigs listed
    above. Also like new, with paper work for $ 69

    TenTec 285 CW filter
    250 Hz, for the 6 MHz IF. Used in the Paragon, newer Omnis,
    and others. Also like new, with paper work for $69.

    TenTec 220, 2.4 KHz SSB filter.
    This filter works in the 9 MHz IF, and is the 8 pole filter that
    is used to replace the "standard" 4 pole filter in the Corsair I,
    Argosy, etc. It can also be cascaded, and used in a slot for
    a 218 filter for steeper skirts. This one is also like new. $75

    TenTec 248 noise blanker.
    This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546, but not the
    newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper work with it,
    for $50.

    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

    Thanks.

    73,

    Ken, W8EK

    Ken Simpson
    E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
    Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
    | 275|275|2003-07-11 17:01:01|Jeffrey S Johnson|Omni V.9 from N4PY|
    I've been doing a little searching and found the web site about the
    upgrade for the Omni V:

    http://www.hal-pc.org/~kg5u/OmniV9.html

    It looks like a very interesting upgrade, I doubt I'll do one on my Omni
    V any time soon but good to know it's out there. I've been running an
    Omni V for over 10 years and like it very much, this upgrade pretty much
    covers everything I would ever want to make it a better rig. I really
    like the way it allows the frequency readout to be calibrated on each
    band so it reads the proper frequency. I've got my alignment method down
    pretty good to check and correct any error in the band frequency but it
    still requires the rig to be opened during alignment and the temperature
    can shift just enough while it's open to cause a 10 to 20 hz shift in the
    calibration on some bands. This shift would probably not be a problem if
    the display could just be aligned to the running freq instead of the
    other way round and the covers left in place at operating temperature.

    73 AA8VE Jeff
    | 276|274|2003-07-11 17:01:02|Jeffrey S Johnson|TenTec xtal filters and noise blanker|
    I never thought of putting the two 2.4 filters in line on the 9Mhz board
    for tighter skirts but it sounds like an interesting idea. Has anyone
    here tired this and how did it work? I have the 1.8 filter in but seldom
    use it because of the narrower bandpass for voice, sure it can pull out a
    voice on a crowded band but the audio quality is nothing I'd care to
    listen to for very long. If the extra 2.4 will help cut down
    interference from near by signals but not degrade the voice quality too
    much I may be interested.

    73 aa8ve Jeff

    On 11 Jul 2003 14:12:09 -0000 TenTec@yahoogroups.com writes:
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    ________________________________________________________________________
    | 277|277|2003-07-12 21:47:19|gee3yrq|Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
    Hello many thanks to jeff aa8ve and others for their in deph tech
    info.
    In the UK 2nd hand for ten tec gear vary, a Scout with 3 modules
    will for more than a Corsair 2, and the Paragon, probably because its
    more of a QRP rig. An Aquantance at work has allready had to send his
    yaesu ft 817 back to the shop, its less than a month old.

    I'm facing a repair bill to my car, but once thats out of the way
    I've a chance to get an omni V, I would like to hear how it compares
    with the Corsair mk2 ?? any takers ??thanks 73 501 de ian G3YRQ.
    | 278|277|2003-07-13 04:37:00|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
    Corsair II or Omni V? Wow tough call! I've never had a Corsair II but
    it's on my list of rigs I'd like to have. They are very much alike in
    many ways and probably sound about the same, it comes down to what you
    want in a HF rig I guess. The Corsair II has that great PTO tuning but
    for split you'll need a remote VFO and it has a wafer style band switch
    where it's keypad in the Omni V. One neat thing with the remote VFO on
    the Corsair II is you can listen to both VFO's on receive at the same
    time as long as they are on the same band, this is a very nice feature.

    The digital display in the Corsair is a real time freq counter so once
    it's calibrated it will read correctly on all bands but the Omni V uses
    PLL tuning with the CPU based display which requires each band to be
    correctly calibrated not very easy to do but the N4PY Mod may help here.
    I think the AGC in the Omni V is quite a bit better and won't get swamped
    by strong spikes. The Omni V can be computer controlled to a limited
    extent but even more with the N4PY chip. I would expect the Corsair may
    have a little quieter receive due to no PLL noise but I don't think the
    Omni V has enough noise to complain about. I wish I could say I've had
    them side by side to give a good comparison but I haven't yet.

    I really like PTO tuned rigs, they hold a certain quality and feel that
    the rotatory encoders lack, PTO's may have a bit more drift as the rig
    changes in temperature but I've really never found it to be a problem in
    fact the T*T pto's are remarkably stable. I find it most annoying how
    some hams can't seem to be able to adjust their rigs to match others on
    the frequency, like in a round table style QSO they figure since their
    readout says one thing it must be right no matter where the other
    stations are, part of running radio is making sure I'm on frequency and I
    don't really need a frequency display for that. What does it matter if
    my rig drifts 20 hz or so if I can control it by ear and stay on
    frequency, in fact it's easier to fine tune a PTO to anothers freq than
    it is with encoder digital tuning, the PTO has no 10 hz steps, they are
    smooth and continual tuning. Of course with PTO rigs we need to spin the
    dial to QSY from one end of the band to another or after switching bands
    but that's part of the fun! I've always felt we'd all be better off if
    the rigs didn't even have any digits to the right of the Khz numbers, no
    0.1, 0.01, or 0.001 it would save a lot of arguments and cause all of us
    to pay a little more attention to the sound of the receivers instead of
    looking at the numbers.

    I also like keypad band switching, A/B internal VFO's and a few memories.
    My dream T*T rig would be the PTO tuning and real time freq counter of
    the Corsair II with everything else being like the Omni V. I've read
    there's a mod for the AGC in the Corsair II and if that would allow it to
    work as well as the Omni V I'd probably prefer the Corsair II, I'm not a
    contester and don't use a computer in the shack but really the Omni V has
    made me very happy and I have no desire to upgrade to anything newer,
    well the Orion has my attention but $$$ no... I'll stick with the Omni
    V! I would probably be just as happy with the Corsair II and remote VFO
    but the Omni V was available first when I was looking for a rig. If the
    different features of each rig is no big concern I would think they are
    even par, both great rigs! I would buy, sell, or recommend either
    without regret.

    I'm hearing more and more about hams buying new high priced Jap rigs only
    to have them fail in the first few months, they are just getting too
    complex and with more complex gear the chance of failure is all the more
    possible. I'll always stick with older rigs and for solid state it will
    always be Ten Tec! If my Omni V ever finally wears out I may go for the
    Corsair II but more than likely I'll need to sell it before it will ever
    fail, I just don't see any way an Omni V could not be repairable. My
    Omni V was once hit by lightening while it was on and connected to the
    antenna, I had to replace 3 reed relays and a couple transistors on the
    transmit low pass filter board and a few diodes on the band pass filter
    board for the front end of the receiver, that's it! T*T sent me the
    parts and I had them in with a few hours work and the rig was perfectly
    fine, it's never had another problem. A local friend took a hit with a
    1000 MP while his rig was turned off and the whole rig was destroyed, not
    even repairable.

    I've also never had a switch or pot. failure in the Omni V or any T*T rig
    but with two different Jap rigs I had, switch failure was the most common
    problem and the switches were all OEM custom made switches that needed a
    direct replacement from the factory, T*T uses standard components for
    switches, pot's and relays that can be found just about anywhere that
    sells electronic parts.

    73 Jeff AA8VE

    On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 19:47:14 -0000 "gee3yrq" <g3yrq@...
    | 279|277|2003-07-13 16:56:04|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
    Here are a couple sites for information on the older T*T rigs:
    History of T*T
     
    Lineage of T*T HF Amature equipment
     
    The W8KC Virtual T*T Museum
     
    Paul's site is the one that got me interested in the 544 (Digital readout version of the Triton IV) and I finally bought one and what a fine radio it is, I believe the Triton has the best audio quality and quietest receiver of any rig I've ever heard and they are built with the finest craftsmanship, all the components on the boards have their leads bent over before soldering which is very time consuming but there's no way this rig will ever have solder joint failures.  Small and light, the 544 is my traveling rig that I take on trips and use mobile, even the noise blanker works better than any other rig I've ever used. They are a bit limited by todays standard with 80 - 10 and no WARC bands but what they do have work very well.  I'm still trying to get the remote VFO for mine but it seems the cost of them will never come down to a point where I can afford one.
     
    73 Jeff  AA8VE
     
     
     
    On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 19:47:14 -0000 "gee3yrq" <g3yrq@...
     
    | 280|277|2003-07-13 19:53:15|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
    At 10:28 PM 7/12/03 -0400, you wrote:
    Hi:

    Another feature of the remote VFO is that it has 4 xtal sockets with a
    front panel selector. I use xtals for operation in the PSK-31 mode. I
    have one for 20 mtrs at 14070 and the other for 40 Mtrs at 7070. Instant
    rock like stability and access to the whole PSK-31 portion. I just move
    across the band with the bandpass tuning with the 250 HTS xtal
    filter. It's a great mode and the Corsair II is perfect.


    Jim Dunstan VE3CI
    Thunder Bay, ON
    | 282|282|2003-07-14 16:24:13|kf4vop2000|FS -Triton IV & 252G |
    FS- Triton model 540 Analog, 252G PS-$300 plus S/H, approx $50 CONUS.

    CCA Grade-VGC :
    http://www.collinsradio.org/html/cca_grading.html

    See Photos :
    http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CarolinaHamSwap/lst

    Any other questions,
    Please email:
    NE4TT at ARRL.NET
    | 283|283|2003-07-15 21:18:43|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Low output from Triton|
    With all this talk about the older T*T rigs I just had to get mine out
    and back on the air again, after a few years of just sitting on the shelf
    it was glad to be back in service and works just as good as ever! A
    while back some one asked about a Triton with low output, sorry I haven't
    looked to see who it was but figured I'd offer another point about it
    that helped me when I first bought an old Triton VI 544. If the mixer
    output has been checked as per page 3-11 in the manual but the power out
    is still low on a few bands it might be good to also check the Transmit
    Bandpass filter board see page 3-29 in the manual. The manual reads
    "These filters are very broad and require no field alignment." However in
    mine with low output in 40 meters I found the bottom slug had become
    loose and slid down and after a slight adjustment of this slug the power
    came up where it should be across the whole band and started to drop off
    at about 7.360 well above the ham portion. These coils have dual slugs so
    the proper tool is required to adjust the lower slug. I figure since
    this rig was used for mobile the slug may have been knocked out of place
    by vibration, it didn't fit very tight anyway.

    Be sure the ALC limits the current to 18 amps on the highest current draw
    bands, mine is highest on 80 meters when loaded into a 50 ohm dummy load.
    I also find 80 meters to be the best band to check for final output, if
    the rig puts out full power on 80 meters but is low on others there's a
    good chance the problem is with the alignment, not a final amp or bias
    adjustment problem. If it's low on 80 it could be a final amp problem but
    also the BFO needs to be checked as well as the mixers and the Transmit
    balance. I've serviced a number of T*T rigs for friends over the years
    and have never found a problem with the final amp, it's always been some
    other problem or even a bad power supply. Don't always trust the T*T
    manual or drawings, if something just doesn't seem to make sense or won't
    do what it say's it should call T*T service before wasting time with it.
    There have been a few times I found out a change was made or there was an
    error in the manual that they didn't change in the book in time. T*T is
    very good about helping over the phone if you at least sound like you
    understand the problem, if there's doubt they will always suggest you
    send the rig in to them which is also a very good option.

    The power supply should trip at about 22 amps. Newer T*T rigs have
    another current limiting circuit besides the ALC so they don't require as
    much protection but the older rigs rely on the power supply tripping or
    having a magnetic circuit breaker in line. Under some types of high SWR
    the ALC may not light or protect the current of the finals so the extra
    current protection in the power source is very important in the earlier
    T*T rigs. I think the Paragon and Omni V were the first rigs to have the
    extra internal current limiting circuit on the ALC board.

    In these older T*T rigs it's always best to set the internal ALC limit by
    setting it at the 18 amp max on the highest current draw band like 80
    meters rather than setting it for a 100 watt RF limit with a watt meter.
    On the T*T power supplies with a meter there is a small tick mark at 18
    amps, this is where the ALC should be set for maximum current so when the
    rig is keyed at full power into a matched load the amp meter will not go
    over 18 amps. I've seen some that the owners were complaining about the
    power supply tripping off, thinking there was something wrong with the
    power supply. In fact they had set the internal ALC by looking for 100
    watts RF out on all bands and the current was going too high on a few
    bands getting close to 25 amps and the output was nearly 200 watts on 80
    meters! Keeping the ALC set as the manual states will keep the signal
    clean and the final amp will work as it was designed.

    Don't expect to see 100 watts on the RF watt meter for 10 meters, as
    long as the ALC was properly adjusted and it lights with full drive and
    full ALC the rig is working right. Remember the difference between 75
    watts and 100 watts is only about 1/4 S unit on the receive end, not
    worth burning out a rig for! My Triton puts out about 115 watts on 80
    meters and about 80 watts on 10 meters with the other bands being
    somewhere inbetween but my experience has been that most medium grade RF
    watt meters don't read as accurate on the 10 meter band, they usually
    read a little low in the higher frequencies anyway. So my actual output
    on 10 may be closer to 100 watts but the meter just doesn't show it, the
    important thing is that the ALC is controlling the finals current on all
    bands and my power supply only trips if I have a bad match to the antenna
    like if I forget to switch antennas as I change bands but this is what
    the current trip is for. On some antennas the supply will trip for no
    aperient reason in the tune position but not while running SSB or CW this
    is not a problem probably just less than an ideal match or RF
    interference it won't harm the rig to run this way.

    Another thing many don't know is the current trip adjustment in the older
    T*T power supplies. As you slide the top cover back there is a 1/2"
    round plastic pot. up at the top of the regulator board, this is used to
    set the trip limit of the power supply and should be set to trip at 20 to
    22 amps. I have seen a few of these that were turned all the way up for
    some reason and the owners always wonder why the bridge or main regulator
    transistor keep blowing. I saw one where the bridge was half blown but
    the power supply still put out unregulated 12 volts, it caused lots of
    hum in the rig and the hum could be heard on the carrier in CW, the
    lights would go very dim if the rig was ran at anything higher than 70
    watts. This owner thought the power supply was junk and too weak to run
    the rig, I replaced the bridge and adjusted everything the way it should
    be and the rig worked perfectly. The owner had been running his Omni D
    this way for several years and thought the whole rig was no good because
    of the hum on the carrier. Once the power supply was fixed the rig
    worked so well he kept it and now it's his main rig.

    I've heard several questions about lamp replacement in T*T rigs. The
    proper lamp replacement for the meter light in the older T*T rigs and all
    the lights in the 238 antenna tuner is a #756 14 volt .080 amp lamp.
    I've seen so many great old rigs with the meter face half melted because
    someone went to Radio shack and bought a 12 volt lamp for this. The 12
    volt lamps run too hot, sure they are brighter and easier to see through
    the dark faceplate but don't risk it. The 756 lamps can be bought from
    Mouser electronics part #606-CM756 @ $1.04 each, or buy them direct from
    T*T, they also last many times longer than the 12 volt lamps. The 756
    lamp at 14 volts has a life of 15,000 hours but the 12 volt #1816 only
    have a life of 1000 hours at 12 volts, since the rig voltage is about
    13.5 volts their life is probably less than 500 hours.

    There also is a small lamp over the main VFO dial in the older Omni's,
    Triton's and any rig with the black plastic bezel above the dial, most of
    these burned out a long time ago and many owners don't even know they
    were there. With digital readout it's really not needed but they look
    cool if they are replaced. It's a rather big job to replace these since
    the front of the rig has to be removed and they are soldered in but I did
    mine over 5 years ago and it still works. The Mouser part #35LS065 @ 49
    cents each is the right 6 volt .050 amp lamp. It's the same lamp that
    will replace the small round indicator light in the power supplies, and
    in keyers like the KR-50 for power on light, these mini lamps come with
    wire leads already attached.

    In the newer rigs like the Omni V's and later they went to a dual lamp
    system for the meter lights, these are 6 volt I believe so make sure
    which type your rig needs before buying the wrong one. The 6 volts comes
    from a regulator mounted next to the Low Level driver board, seems to be
    a good system as the meter is well lit and the lamps last a very long
    time. I've hear some hams are replacing meter lamps with newer LED style
    lamps which sounds like a good idea but I don't know anything about it.

    73 Jeff AA8VE
    PS Ian, I sent you an off list e-mail to your other e-mail address but
    it was returned to me saying "Mail not delivered" If you didn't get it
    let me know. It was about your dogs.
    | 284|284|2003-07-16 18:15:17|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Triton accessories FS|
    TenTec Triton accessories For Sale:

    TenTec 252 M power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
    Matches the Triton IV series of transceivers. It has an
    ammeter on front. Good condition, with manual for $ 110

    TenTec 262 power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
    Cosmetics match the Triton I and II series (walnut wood grain
    and eggshell), but can be used with almost any HF rig. It
    originally had VOX built in to it, but the VOX has been
    disconnected. Nice shape, with paper work for $95

    TenTec 245 CW filter.
    Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
    has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
    With the paper work for $50

    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

    Thanks.

    73,

    Ken, W8EK

    Ken Simpson
    E-Mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
    Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
    | 285|285|2003-07-17 14:40:57|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Omni, series C, HF xcvr and accessories FS|
    For Sale:

    TenTec 546 Omni D, series C, HF CW / SSB xcvr.
    All solid state, with up to 100 W output. The ALC can
    also be turned back with a front panel control for QRP
    operation. Covers 160 through 10 meters, including the
    WARC bands. Full QSK on CW, and a fantastic receiver.
    Terrific audio quality on SSB also. Built in audio CW
    filter. Digital read out. This one is in very nice shape,
    with manual for $375.

    TenTec 255 Deluxe Power Supply
    Matches the early Omni series, and includes ammeter
    and speaker, and trim ring. Dual pass transistors similar
    to the heavy duty 280 power supply. Good for 20 amps
    at 13 V DC. This one looks very nice, and works 100%.
    With manual for $ 125.

    TenTec 219 CW filter.
    250 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the Omni 546,
    the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF, and in the Argonaut.
    Like new, with all of the paper work for $69.


    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

    Thanks.

    73,

    Ken, W8EK

    Ken Simpson
    E-Mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
    Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
    | 286|286|2003-07-17 16:07:44|Robert S. Rosenthal|Where can I get the N4PY Omni V components?|
    Attachments :
      Guess the subject tells it all. Please help, I have had my OMNI V since
      1990 and the changes that V.9 is documented to effect would allow me to use
      it for another 13 years.

      Tnx & 73
      Bob W4IH
      ex WN4IHT, W4IHT, W3BPT, W5ULF




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      | 287|286|2003-07-17 18:07:32|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Where can I get the N4PY Omni V components?|
      Here's the link:

      http://www.hal-pc.org/~kg5u/OmniV9.html

      It sure would give the Omni V lots of nice features. My only concern is
      the modification to the keypad, getting the faceplate and keys lettered
      in a professional manor is keeping me from doing this mod. Plus for me
      the Omni V has everything I need as it is. If I could send the faceplate
      and keys somewhere to be silk screened or laser printed to look right I'd
      do the mod in a heartbeat but the features are not required enough for me
      to do it without making the rig look right in the end. It would be nice
      if the mod could be used with just some of the extra features and leave
      the keypad the way it is but I don't think it would work this way.

      You could probably look up N4PY on QRZ and get Carl's e-mail address and
      do it that way too. I believe all that's required is to buy a new CPU
      chip form a number he has and then send it to him to be programmed.
      There are a couple hardware mods to the main board to be able to use all
      the features but they are very simple and only require a few standard
      type components.

      73 Jeff AA8VE

      On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 10:07:40 -0400 "Robert S. Rosenthal"
      <robertrosenthal@...
      | 288|288|2003-07-19 14:01:55|kf4vop2000|Q: TT model 214 electret wiring|
      Anyone have info on wiring the TT model 214 electret mic?

      Wish to use with a Triton IV.


      73 NE4TT jamie
      | 289|288|2003-07-19 19:38:33|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Q: TT model 214 electret wiring|
      Should be in your manual but I believe the PPT wire connects to the pin
      on the tip of the mic plug, the center barrel on the plug connects to the
      mic audio wire and the barrel nearest to the flange on the mic plug is
      shield and ground.

      73 Jeff aa8ve


      On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:01:53 -0000 "kf4vop2000" <ne4tt@...
      | 291|291|2003-07-21 03:36:51|Mike|delta 580|
      Hi everyone. I just got a 580 delta and 280 power supply, but I have
      no manuals for them. does anyone know were I can get some manuals? I
      would like the service manuals for them both but the 580 manuals are
      the most important.

      thx Mike
      | 292|291|2003-07-21 13:37:56|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: delta 580|
      Call the Ten-Tec service department, I believe they have manuals for all
      their old rigs. T*T only has one book for each rig, it contains both
      operating and alignment information plus all the drawings, sort of like
      an owners manual and service manual all in one book. They will also still
      service that rig if it ever is in need of work.

      73 Jeff aa8ve


      On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 01:36:49 -0000 "Mike" <ve3nlp@...
      | 294|294|2003-07-24 21:18:14|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec filters FS|
      TenTec Filters For Sale:

      TenTec 217 CW filter.
      500 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni 546,
      the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF, and in the Argosy. Like
      new, with all of the paper work for $69.

      TenTec 218 narrow SSB filter.
      Same as 217 above, but 1800 Hz bandwidth for
      narrow SSB. $ 69

      TenTec 220, 2.4 KHz 8 pole SSB filter.
      This filter works in the 9 MHz IF, and is the 8 pole filter that
      is used to replace the "standard" 4 pole filter in the Corsair I,
      Argosy, etc. It can also be cascaded, and used in a slot for
      a 218 filter for steeper skirts. This one is also like new. $75

      TenTec 220, 2.4 KHz, 4 pole SSB filter.
      As above, but this is the original 4 pole filter that is often
      replaced in the Corsair or Argosy. It can be cascaded with
      an 8 pole for an effective 12 pole filter. $ 45

      TenTec 245 CW filter.
      Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
      has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
      With the paper work for $50

      TenTec 285 CW filter.
      500 Hz, for the 6 MHz IF. Used in the Paragon, newer Omnis,
      and others. Also like new, with paper work for $69.

      Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

      Thanks.

      73,

      Ken, W8EK

      Ken Simpson
      E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
      Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
      | 295|295|2003-07-28 12:23:55|gee3yrq|omni V ptt problems|
      Hi, I'm going to be the owner of an omni V, I've been told the rig
      needs a service...one problem is the ptt is always on with a mic
      plugged in and goes to tx on ssb all the time.

      Also is there any kind of computer control possible with this rig?
      I'm not bothered if there isn't..any hints on using the 2nd vfo
      option?

      I haven't checked GQRP newsgroups but theres something afoot about
      the UK dropping the morse test alltogether for access to the hf bands?

      Theres a generation of radio operators now who could not explain with
      a bock diagrame how their rig gets from audio in at mic to ssb out
      ant antenna.

      73 501 de ian G3YRQ
      | 296|295|2003-07-28 16:58:36|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: omni V ptt problems|
      If this mic is the 705 desk mic it may just be the PTT/VOX switch under
      the mic base causing it to be stuck in tx, with the Omni V this switch
      should remain in PTT and for VOX just use the VOX switch on the rig.
      Also could be the flip flop IC they use to control the mic switching
      which is also in the mic base. It would be wise to send the rig in to
      T*T for a complete check up if it's possible. The Omni V has a few mods
      they came out with over the years which T*T can check or install. I
      know T*T has a factory outlet there in UK now but don't know if they
      perform service and repair there or not. If your new Omni V has not seen
      service for a while it would do well to have a touch up. T*T service now
      has e-mail which is new for them, if you have any needs or questions you
      can just e-mail them, the address is on their web site.

      I've talked to a few hams that run the original Omni V from computer but
      I don't know anything about how it works. It will control the band,
      freq, and modes and maybe filter selection from the computer. The Omni V
      came with the ability to connect to computer with a limited function and
      I believe the N4PY mod update to Omni V.9 will allow much more computer
      control. I think the original Omni V linked to computer was more for
      contest logging than rig control but know a few blind hams that use the
      computer to run the Omni V with out sight. A/B VFO is very simple and
      straight forward it will run SPLIT anywhere as long as the vfo's are in
      the same mode. The Omni V has no RIT but I use split VFO for CW and find
      it works better than RIT.

      Yes I've read about the no-code HF in UK, the only ones who seem to be
      happy with it are the ankle biters who have been whining about CW and say
      it's no longer needed. I'll probably put the mic away completely when
      this comes round, here in the States we have reduced the CW down to
      almost nothing anyway 5 WPM is the highest requirement. This has already
      mucked up the bands with phone ops that don't understand how radio works,
      "Am I on frequency now?" "Do I need to turn my dial up or down?", "...
      How 'bout now??" they have no idea how SSB works or what zero beat means.
      Running CW has so many good benefits to understand more about how radio
      works, hard for me to imagine getting on HF without first spending some
      time on CW. I'll drop the topic here so not to turn it into CW vs.
      no-code debate but it's a sad state. I'll be rid of the whole radio
      thing the day they say CW is no longer allowed because in an emergency
      some ops can't copy it! Many hams today don't understand how fundamental
      radio works, even simple things like the BFO or a balanced modulator but
      even worse many don't know how to operate a radio, it's a bit scarry too
      since many rigs with multi function menus even have BFO offset for SSB
      transmit, this is something that should never be needed, plus it can
      cause real problems for hams that don't understand what it does. I fear
      we're headed for a world of distorted audio and splattering signals on
      SSB in a very short time while new hams that don't understand radio cut
      their teeth on HF SSB. Perhaps they will add more radio theory and design
      principles in the tests and get away from the point and shoot multiple
      choice format.

      Hope your Omni V works out well for you Ian, I'm looking forward to QSO
      with you soon. 73 Jeff AA8VE


      Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:23:53 -0000 "gee3yrq" <g3yrq@...
      | 297|297|2003-07-29 01:08:44|jeraldvolpe|RX-350 noisy reception problem.|
      Any RX-350 users out there? (the Yahoo RX-350 board is pretty dead
      these days).

      Anyway, I have noticed a problem that I reported to Ten-Tec and thus
      far they don't seem to interested... so I am trying to figure out if
      it is a design issue or a faulty receiver.

      Symptom: Scratchy noise when AM signal is relatively close to a
      somewhat elevated noise floor. Noise characteristic is like what you
      hear with a very bad volume control. Phenomenon seems worse when
      propagation is good for a particular band. At my QTH I can have an S-
      4 to S-7 noise blanket from neighborhood AC noise sources. If the
      signal is say 2-4 s-units stronger than the noise I get this
      scratching, popping sound that seems to be coming from the DSP
      circuit. Using a SYNC mode or AM doesn't seem to affect it, nor does
      changing AGC or bandwidth (I haven't reduced RF gain yet.). I have
      noticed this on just about any frequency, but as I said it is most
      noticeable when propigation is good on that frequency. I don't notice
      this behaviour on those rare ocassions when I don't have any
      noticeable AC-characteristic noise. (Use of NB and AN do not create
      or eliminate this noise).

      Now, I have five other general coverage receivers that all share the
      same antennas via isolating splitters. None of the other receivers
      have this noise. They can all receive weaker signals with far greater
      clarity than the RX-350.

      So anyone else out there have an RX-350 and notice this type of
      internally generated noise?

      Jerald Volpe
      Albany, CA
      | 298|297|2003-07-29 11:53:27|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: RX-350 noisy reception problem.|
      I don't know that rx but it sounds like you may have something wrong in
      the bandpass network in the front end. I had this happen once in a
      different rx, a small inductor went bad and started acting like a
      detector or diode and I was getting harmonics all over on all bands. It
      wasn't really white noise but rather image signals from many stations but
      perhaps it would be about the same thing. Has your RX-350 always been
      like this or did you just start to notice it? Could be a defective
      component or it took a lightning hit and caused some problem. I've also
      had problems from a bad solder connection on an antenna that caused much
      the same problem and some rx's were not effected while others that had
      more sensitivity were effected. If you don't think your RX-350 is
      working like it should the best thing may be to send it in and have it
      checked out. Have you tried calling T*T service on the phone? They may
      have some steps to go through that will make it easier to pin down the
      problem. If any switching diode fails or a component in the circuits the
      performance will not be right.


      Jeff AA8VE


      On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 23:08:41 -0000 "jeraldvolpe" <jervolpe@... writes:
      | 299|297|2003-07-29 19:15:15|jeraldvolpe|Re: RX-350 noisy reception problem.|
      Thanks for reply!

      No lightening strikes here in Bay Area (or rather very, very seldom).
      Problem is not consistent and only noticeable when station you are
      tuning to is relatively close to noise floor, but not so close that
      this noise artifact should be generated.

      Not exactly sure if it has been there for ever. I had such a strong
      noise level for so long it has only been recently that I have started
      listening to weaker SWBC stations. At first I thought it was genuine
      noise but I soon discovered that my other receivers did not share it.

      I would think that a malfunctioning device or bad solder connection
      would show up more uniformly.... and especially with even stronger
      signals. I think there is definitly a corrolation between the times
      when the noise floor is high and this phenomenon.

      Generally speaking the RX-350 is a pleasure to listen to but it has
      its moments.

      Jerald
      | 300|297|2003-07-30 08:46:27|dean bianco|Re: RX-350 noisy reception problem.|

      This noisy reception problem you are having, based on your description of it, seems to be a flaw that other RX-350 owners have observed in that it is an artifact of DSP distortion borne by poor design.  TenTec as of yet has failed to acknowledge it publicly and, as a consequence, it has NOT been addressed to RX-350 owners that, indeed, it IS a design flaw and that a possible fix will be implemented in what should be a forthcoming downloadable sowftware upgrade.  This is highly inexcusable in light of the fact that TenTec has made a big thing out of "owner-downloadable upgrades via PC vis a vis the RX-350 vs. having to receive a firmware ROM chip for such upgrades as is the case in other DSP/software-driven HF receivers, the former being a vastly easier, quicker and cheaper--for the company and the customer--way of implementing promised upgrades.  While TenTec acknowledges that the '350 is a work in progress, it has failed as of yet to make press releases to the DX/SWL/monitoring community regarding when the next "easy" software upgrade will be released, if at all.  And this is making many '350 owners quite anxiuous.  After all, the much-touted easy upgradeability in a DSP design is why most RX-350 owners purchased it in the first place!!  The '350 owner made his decision to buy this particular unit vs. a comparably-priced analog unit because he was made to believe, by the manufacturer, and then consequently parroted by some of the major communications receiver reviewers well known to our hobby, that he could have utmost confidence that his radio was, within reason, to evolve into as "perfect" a radio--for the price--via this marvelous method of upgradeability which is only found in this technologically cutting-edge receiver.

      So there you have it.  You'll have to live with the dsitortion until the next upgrade, if it is ever released.  BTW, if you can aford it, the RX-340 is whole other animal--a DSP receiver that delivers what had been promised; a 10kHz to 30MHz radio that is as near perfection, with very minor exceptions, as is available on the HF market.

      Dean.  N2JSG        



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      | 301|297|2003-07-31 00:09:29|jeraldvolpe|Re: RX-350 noisy reception problem.|
      I had to pinch myself when reading your reply cause it was as if you
      wrote my exact thoughts on this matter. I have written to Ten-Tec a
      few times over the past six months. Several replies that I received
      indicated that new firmware was but a couple weeks away... then the
      months drifted by. That didn't bother me as much as with the last
      email where I was dismissed as not knowing how to use the radio.
      (sigh).

      Anyway, my reasons for buying the 350 were exactly in line with your
      summary. My disappointment isn't total... although I do 'almost' hate
      the cheap tuning knob but I think all of today's consumer quality
      receivers are like that. To keep my mind off the firmware upgrade
      that may never ever happen I just purchased a used JRC NRD-525 to
      play with. I KNOW the RX-340 is a great receiver.... just $4000 is
      more then my wife would ever forgive me for. I am thinking about
      buying a rebuilt Racal R-17 series for when I want to feel some
      quality at my finger tips (laugh).

      Thanks for the reply. Sometimes I feel like the last RX-350 user out
      here.

      Jerald
      Albany, CA
      | 303|303|2003-08-07 06:20:27|kd6wd|Jerald Volpe, I need your call sign|
      I would be happy to repond to your comments on the reflector if you
      would post your call sign.

      john kd6wd
      | 304|303|2003-08-07 22:59:17|jeraldvolpe|Re: Jerald Volpe, I need your call sign|
      --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "kd6wd" hobbies in 86 and didn't renew. Sort of wish I had remembered to send
      in the renewal. Life is too busy to do it all over again though.
      Still, I enjoy being a listener a lot.

      Jerald
      | 305|305|2003-08-13 03:28:07|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec xtal filters FS|
      TenTec Crystal Filters For Sale:

      TenTec 220, 2.4 KHz 8 pole SSB filter.
      This filter works in the 9 MHz IF, and is the 8 pole filter that
      is used to replace the "standard" 4 pole filter in the Corsair I,
      Argosy, etc. It can also be cascaded, and used in a slot for
      a 218 filter for steeper skirts. This one is like new, with the
      paper work for $75.

      TenTec 220, 2.4 KHz, 4 pole SSB filter.
      As above, but this is the original 4 pole filter that is often
      replaced in the Corsair or Argosy. It can be cascaded with
      an 8 pole for an effective 12 pole filter. $ 45

      TenTec 285 CW filter.
      500 Hz, for the 6 MHz IF. Used in the Paragon, newer Omnis,
      and others. Also like new, with paper work for $69.

      Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

      Thanks.

      73,

      Ken, W8EK

      Ken Simpson
      E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
      Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
      | 306|306|2003-08-15 13:23:48|gee3yrq|anyone got a TL 442 chip...not 1496 P|
      Hi, I forgot to ask jeff aa8ve, I'm looking for a TL 442 (CN) tt tell
      me the 1496 P is a replacement but, I'd like to get the original
      part, I know this part is for the Corsair..thanks de ian G3YRQ
      | 307|306|2003-08-16 11:57:20|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: anyone got a TL 442 chip...not 1496 P|
      Ian, I'm not sure what the TL 442 is, may have some in my parts drawer
      but it would just be luck. I found most of the IC's from the '70's and
      80's have either been discontinued or the number has changed, if you can
      get a new direct replacement in the same body design I'd say go for it.
      There was once a small 8 pin round IC from the 1960's I really wanted to
      get an exact replacement for so the rig would still look vintage, I put
      word out and one ham had a few squirreled away, sent them to me no
      charge. Put word out and give it time, perhaps the right one will come,
      I'll take look here as well.

      73 Jeff AA8VE

      On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 11:23:46 -0000 "gee3yrq" <g3yrq@...
      | 309|309|2003-08-23 17:34:05|pulsepairing|Display driver for SP-325|
      Does anyone know of a source for these discontinued vacuum
      fluorescent display drivers? The original chip was a Rockwell
      MSC1951-1, and both the Micrel MIC10951 and the Oki MSC1951-1 are out
      of production. They use a unique encoding scheme (not standard
      ASCII).
      | 310|309|2003-08-23 22:35:20|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Display driver for SP-325|
      If T*T doesn't have anything, I don't know, perhaps a digital counter
      could be installed that would read off the PLL or even the LO freqs.
      I've seen a few kits for digital counters, in a way they would be better
      than the digital display like in the Omni V because they would read the
      real frequency. I've always just hoped my florescent display would never
      go out! It did start to go dim one time but just needed to have the pins
      cleaned. I never could understand why they used a florescent display in
      some and LED's in others, the Delta II's had LCD which is probably the
      best option for using in daylight, the LED's are good but in sunlight
      it's near impossible to see with the dark tint cover T*T uses. If you
      just need freq display it may be possible to use other options but if you
      need something like the Paragon uses it may be very difficult unless you
      can find a replacement chip.

      73 Jeff AA8VE


      On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 15:33:49 -0000 "pulsepairing" <tamlizard@... writes:
      | 312|312|2003-08-26 22:24:36|Richy|worm|
      Hi Rich here,


      I recently checked my mail regarding this group and there were
      lots of bounced digests due to the sobig.f virus.. Just to clarify
      that I am not sending this stuff to you but I do suggest that
      everyone protect themselves from it by checking for any attachments
      to your mail. Not opening stuff from other people even if you know
      them without checking it first. Update your machines by going to
      microsoft update.

      PS I am working alot now so I only get to check in about once a
      week or so. If there are any posts of an "off color" nature, I will
      delete them as quickly as possible. I am willing to add a co-
      moderator if anyone is interested, just drop me a line.. Tnx Richy
      N2ZD.
      | 314|314|2003-08-29 23:19:40|George W. Lindquist, Jr,|Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      ...for your thoughts and comments - hopefully from some of the
      factory guys - about the tuning speed... My mode is 99% CW and, while
      my hands are still pretty steady, I have trouble setting an exact
      frequency. In my opinion, the tuning speed could be cut in half and
      I would be happier... we still have the 'fast' setting to move around
      the band... (maybe count only half those emitter pulses in CW mode).

      73, Bill K2UFC
      | 315|314|2003-08-30 00:32:30|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      Which model Argo is this?

      Jeff AA8VE


      On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 21:18:24 -0000 "George W. Lindquist, Jr,"
      <k2ufc@...
      | 316|314|2003-08-31 15:58:12|Bill - K2UFC|Re: Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      Sri... the Argo I'm referring to is the new one - 516 ... the 'fast'
      rate is fine for jumping from one end of the band to the other, but
      even at the the 'slow' rate, tuning to a specific frequency takes too
      many gentle nudges, in my opinion... otherwise, I love this little
      rig.... billl

      | 317|314|2003-08-31 19:01:21|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      I don't know much about that rig but I believe it can be upgraded or
      changed with software like the Jupiter? The tuning speed is generally
      set up in 10 hz steps on the older rigs with rotary encoders for the
      tuning dial but some of the newer ones can tune in 1 hz steps if they are
      programmed for it. Perhaps it's possible to change your base tuning
      speed to 1 hz steps? If you can't do it with programming the only thing
      I know of is to install a different rotary encoder with fewer steps for
      the main tuning dial, or if it will take a remote tuning dial maybe that
      could be a slower rate.

      Good to hear you like the rig, I haven't hear many on the air but the
      ones I have heard sounded good and the owners were happy. It sure looks
      like a neat little rig, I sort of wish they had gone a little extra to 50
      watts so it could drive an amp if desired but 20 watts is plenty, even
      too much for QRP'ers!

      If the tuning speed is a real problem for you, you may want to give T*T a
      call and see what could be done about it, they may be able to offer
      information about an encoder that will slow down the rate, of course if
      the encoder is changed it will also effect the fast rate so it will be a
      compromise. I see by the photo on their web site the readout goes down to
      the 1hz resolution so perhaps there is (or will be) a way to slow the
      tuning rate down with a software upgrade.

      73 Jeff AA8VE


      On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 13:57:41 -0000 "Bill - K2UFC" <k2ufc@... writes:
      | 318|318|2003-09-01 01:29:49|George|PSK 31 on ORION|
      I recently acquired an ORION xcvr. I have a problem getting it to
      transmit on PSK31.

      I have tried Digipan and WinPSK. I have excellent reception with both
      programs, but when it comes to keying the xcvr, it will not cooperate.

      I am using the 5 connector accessory cable furnished with the radio, a
      Dell laptop with its built-in soundcard, and a homebrew serial cable
      for hooking up the computer's DTR to the PTT accessory cable
      connection. The serial cable has a NPN switching transistor as
      recommended by Digipan setup. I tried to xmit with and without VOX,
      but all I get is the Digipan software. I have switched the xcvr's
      input source to BOTH or AUX without success.

      As a last resort I just ordered the Rascal interface. I don't know
      what I'm doing wrong, and it bugs me. I have used a similar setup on
      other brand xcvr's without a problem, and have done so on TenTec Omni
      VI Plus, which I traded in.

      I am ready to hear the "experts" :-)

      George, KE4HW
      | 319|314|2003-09-02 22:51:39|Beischel|Re: Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      I have not noticed the tuning to be a problem for me on CW, but the
      N4PY software does work well with the Argonaut V and I believe you can
      take the tuning (via the software) down to 1 hz steps as I recall. If
      you get the software, the interface speed is 1200 baud. Went through
      much frustration before N4PY pointed that out to me.

      | 320|314|2003-09-03 18:25:58|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Argo slow tuning still too fast on CW...|
      I heard an Argo V running CW the other day, it was one of the cleanest
      keying new rigs I've heard in a long time. Crisp light keying with no
      clicks or thumps like many rigs have.

      73 Jeff AA8VE

      On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 20:49:08 -0000 "Beischel" <wb8nut@...
      | 321|321|2003-09-09 15:40:53|gee3yrq|argonaut 2, verses the Paragon ? + what happened to the Paragon II ?|
      Hi there, apart from seeing a private ad of someone getting shut of
      an Paragon, I've heard no bad reports about one, is the dynamic range
      of 90 db due the use of the CW filters or is this the stand alone use
      with the ssb filters ??
      sorry to be asking again about the argonaut II, but theres one going
      about the same price as the Paragon ( MK1 ???)
      I was looking through an old QST and came across a tt ad for the
      Paragon II with a S.P.O.R.T. computer control, I'm only asking about
      this rig as a matter of interest.

      I won't be getting one of the jupiters, they cost 1180 UK pounds, and
      the Orion is way above my price range, don't think we can buy one in
      the UK yet ??
      73 de ian g3yrq
      | 322|321|2003-09-09 21:23:39|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: argonaut 2, verses the Paragon ? + what happened to the Paragon|
      Hi Ian, I believe the Argonaut II is the same rx design as the Delta II
      but the Argo II is a QRP, I don't know why the QRP versions of T*T rigs
      are so desirable but I'm not a QRP'er. For example the 515 is the same
      as a Triton but the 515 is QRP only and the 515 will generally sell for
      more money. All the T*T QRP rigs are very desirable for the QRP'ers, I
      guess they like the rx quality of them.

      The Paragon II would be my choice between the I and II, I don't know all
      the changes but I know the II has a different key board and better
      functions. I've heard both good and bad about the Paragons, some hams
      love them and others don't care for them. I would think if they are
      aligned properly they would be as good as any other general coverage rx
      rig of that period, and maybe a bit better. The Paragon has the same
      audio level filtering system as the Omni V, and can use the same 6.3 Mhz
      filters. All the Paragon's I've heard on the air sounded great and I've
      always wanted to give a Paragon II a try, I don't have any rigs with
      general coverage rx so I don't know what I'm missing, for ham radio I
      really don't have much use for general coverage rx.

      In the May 1988 QST they gave the Paragon a IMD of 101.0, I don't know
      why it's so high, the Omni V was 97 and only the new Orion is said to be
      101.0 and claim it's the highest ever built so if the review is right the
      Paragon has great IMD range, I always thught this OST number for the
      Paragon was a miss print or something was wrong with this report. I
      don't know of any other ham transceiver that has an IMD over 100 except
      for the claim of T*T with the Orion. I don't know anyone locally that
      has a Paragon and have never had a chance to ask owners how the Paragon
      stands up to near by strong signals.

      Where did you get the 90 dB dynamic range for the Paragon? 90 dB sounds
      more realistic for a rig of this design, I would think with the added 75
      Mhz IF the IMD in the Paragon would be a bit less than the Omni V but the
      QST lab numbers show the Paragon at 101. Of course the IMD isn't
      everything in a rig, with the extra PLL phase noise could be a problem,
      and in the review they had T*T modify the PLL twice before the phase
      noise was acceptable and the new design PLL was used in all the Paragon's
      built after that review. Could be the ham's that don't like the Paragon
      had one of the first ones that was not upgraded to the new PLL board and
      they were having phase noise problems.

      73 Jeff AA8VE




      On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 13:39:14 -0000 "gee3yrq" <g3yrq@...
      | 323|323|2003-09-11 18:10:53|nz7c|Looking for 9+ Corsair II|
      I am looking for a near mint Corsair II. It should be cosmetically
      and electronically a 9+ out of 10 and preferably been to Ten Tec for
      a checkup within the last 12 months. Please let me know what you have
      and thank you for reading. 73/Tim NZ7C
      | 324|323|2003-09-11 21:22:17|Jim Dunstan|Re: Looking for 9+ Corsair II|
      At 04:10 PM 9/11/03 +0000, you wrote:
      You forgot to mention, "and real cheap'" Hi

      Jim Dunstan VE3CI
      Thunder Bay, ON
      | 325|325|2003-09-12 00:28:27|mvastart|Problems with Omni VI |
      I have a couple of minor faults on my Omni VI and wonder if anyone
      has any experience of these or suggestions.

      (1) When using the in-built el-keyer with my iambic paddles the morse
      speed has a tendency to speed up and slow down while I am sending,
      even from one letter to another. The speed pot behind the front panel
      seems OK.

      (2) The Noise Blanker does nothing. The NB controls have no effect at
      all. I have been told the NB in the Omni VI is poor, but this is
      worse than poor. I have tested all the transistors in the NB circuit,
      but not the two 8-pin ICs. I have never been a great user of a noise
      blanker in any rig but if something is there I like it to work!

      Any comments appreciated.

      73
      John G3OOK
      | 326|326|2003-09-12 15:43:36|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Problems with Omni VI|
      Hi John,

      I don't have the Omni VI, mine is the Omni V but after it was sent in for
      service once T*T installed a newer style N.B./ low level driver board
      which is much like the one in the Omni VI, may even be the same one.
      These noise blankers work on some types of pulse noise better than
      others. I believe the main design is for ignition noise from a car motor
      or something, mine worked very well when I used it mobile to knock out
      the ignition noise. Some other type of noise like an arcing power line I
      see an improvement on some bands but not on others. Give a look in the
      manual to see if they explain how to align the noise blanker, on my board
      there are two small IF type inductors with a slug on the top to tune
      them, these need to be set just right for the noise blanker to work
      right. If you bought your Omni VI used anything is possible, some even
      have the pot disconnected to use it for something else and the noise
      blanker is not even on, or it may just need alignment. If you can call
      T*T on the phone sometime they may be able to help you determine if yours
      is working or not. On my Omni V some types of noise is completely
      knocked out from S9 or more to nothing while another type noise is not
      really effected by the blanker. I find the blanker is most effective on
      the lower bands 40, 80 and 160 for power line type static noise and good
      on all bands for ignition noise and the width adjustment has only a
      subtle effect on some noise. I think on the Omni VI they did away with
      the on/off NB switch and have the NB running all the time but with the
      adjustment pot in the full counter clockwise position it's pretty much
      off. To check your's I would find a static noise or power line noise on
      a low band and very slowly turn the NB adjustment to see if there is any
      change. If there's no change at all, make sure all the wires are
      connected properly and call T*T service to see if they can help. To
      check for ignition noise blanking you could either mount the Omni in your
      mobile or just run an antenna type wire near the running motor and then
      check the Omni while it's in the shack.

      I don't know anything about the internal keyers, but if there are any
      plug in jumpers from the speed control to a keyer board you may want to
      make sure the plug and pins are tight and clean. Sometimes on the small
      plugs T*T uses to inner connect the boards the pins become oxidized and
      may need a little contact cleaner wiped on them. I think it's a good
      idea every few years to unplug each connector one at a time and clean all
      the inner plugs in the whole rig and at the same time make sure all the
      board mounting screws are tight just to keep the T*T's in good condition.
      This whole job can be done in about an hour and will assure all the
      connections are clean and tight. Just do one plug at a time and double
      check to be sure they are plugged back in the right way, if they are one
      pin off it can cause all kinds of problems and may be hard to track down
      the cause.

      73 Jeff AA8VE

      On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 22:28:24 -0000 "mvastart" <g3ook@...
      | 327|327|2003-09-12 20:52:03|Dave Bernstein|DXLab freeware now supports the TenTec Pegasus|
      DXLab is a Suite of free applications whose goal is to improve one's
      DXing performance. The Suite includes transceiver control, rotator
      control, logging, award tracking, QSL card/label generation, DX spot
      capture and analysis, propagation prediction and monitoring, and QSL
      route discovery. If you're using Pathfinder to locate QSL
      information, then you're already using a part of DXLab. Each
      application in the suite can be used independently, but when multiple
      applications are running simultaneously they automatically detect
      each other's presence and interoperate appropriately. Thus one can
      start with any application, become comfortable with its operation,
      and then proceed on to any other application -- in any order.

      DXLab's support for TenTec radios has been limited to the Omni V.9
      and Omini VI, which utilize the Icom CI-V transceiver control
      protocol; this limit was imposed by Commander, DXLab's transceiver
      control appliction. With yesterday's release of Commander 4.5.6,
      DXLab now supports the Pegasus, using the interface described in
      http://www.rfsquared.com/pegasus/Pegasus%20Logging%20Software%
      20Interface.doc . TenTec radios that can emulate this Pegasus
      interface can also be used with Commander and DXLab. I am also
      planning to provide direct support for the Orion, Jupiter, and
      Argonaut.

      DXLab is driven by user critique and suggestions on a Yahoo reflector
      like this one; you are welcome to join and contribute.

      All DXLab applications are available via http://www.qsl.net/dxlab .
      Documentation for each application is available in HTML and can thus
      be reviewed without first downloading software. User reviews of DXLab
      and its components are available via the following URLs:

      http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2210
      http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3139
      http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2211
      http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2215

      While all DXLab applications are free, commercial use is expressly
      prohibited.

      73,

      Dave, AA6YQ
      | 329|329|2003-09-19 07:57:50|Dave Bernstein|DXLab freeware now supports the TenTec Jupiter and Argonaut V|
      DXLab is a Suite of free applications whose goal is to improve one's
      DXing performance. The Suite includes transceiver control, rotator
      control, logging, award tracking, QSL card/label generation, DX spot
      capture and analysis, propagation prediction and monitoring, and QSL
      route discovery.

      I have been extending Commander, DXLab's transceiver control
      application, to support TenTec radios. Last week, support for the
      Pegasus was added to Commander 4.5.6. This week, support for the
      Jupiter and Argonaut V has been added to Commander 4.6.4. Many thanks
      to Brian W8BYH for his help in debugging and validating this support.

      DXLab is driven by user critique and suggestions on a Yahoo reflector
      like this one; you are welcome to join and contribute.

      All DXLab applications are available via http://www.qsl.net/dxlab .
      Documentation for each application is available in HTML and can thus
      be reviewed without first downloading software.

      Additional information, including links to user reviews of DXLab
      applications, is available via
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TenTec/message/327 .

      73,

      Dave, AA6YQ
      | 330|321|2003-09-25 18:14:57|Puck|Re: argonaut 2, verses the Paragon ? + what happened to the Paragon|
      Argonaut II is basically a Delta II without the 100W amp so it's a
      QRP rig.

      The Paragon II only lasted a short while. The main difference
      between it and the Paragon was the function of the key pad. Ten Tec
      added very similiar feaures to the "Giehl Chip" which had been
      available for the Paragon, such as single button band selection and
      band stacking registers. Also the Paragon II would transmit in AM.
      I have a Paragon to which I had added the "Giehl Chip" so could see
      no reason to upgrade (who needs AM). Most must have thought the
      same way because the Paragon II evidently didn't sell well and was
      quickly discontinued. Also, the Paragon design was getting a bit
      long in the tooth by the time the Paragon II came out.

      As for the Jupiter, I played with one for a week. Not a bad rig for
      the money but not in the Paragon's class (even at it's advanced
      age). I like the xtal filters in my Paragon a lot better than the
      DSP in the Jupiter.

      Puck, W4PM
      | 332|321|2003-09-26 12:39:46|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: argonaut 2, verses the Paragon ? + what happened to the Paragon|
      Hi Puck, I don't recall where I've met you before, some ham group in the
      web I guess but I do remember working you on 40 meters CW a few years
      ago. Your name and call sound familiar, do you still use 40 meter CW?
      I'll have to listen for your call when I'm going through the band and say
      hello some time. My shack is in transition I'm starting to put it back
      together after building a new room on our house but in another month or
      so I should be all set up again and be a bit more regular on the CW
      bands.

      73 Jeff AA8VE

      On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 16:14:46 -0000 "Puck" <hmmjr@...
      | 333|333|2003-09-28 12:36:49|Joe|TX mod for Orion|
      Does anyone have a TX mod for the new Orion for "general coverage"
      TX?
      | 334|334|2003-09-29 03:39:00|otakebi@aol.com|Want to Trade Filters???|
      I have a #217, 9mghz, 500hz CW filter.
      I want to trade it for a number #285, 6.3mghz, 500hz CW filter.
      I can't use the #217 in my Corsair II,  9mghs, wrong filter for my radio, and
      I am sure someone can put it to good use in their rig.
      I know I could sure use a #285, which is the 6.3mghz filter for the Corsair
      II, that might not doing anyone any good on a shelf.
      Thanks,
      Dan N4VET
      otakebi@...
      | 335|334|2003-09-29 11:22:46|g3yrq@ntlworld.com|Re: Want to Trade Filters???|
      Attachments :
        I have a #217, 9mghz, 500hz CW filter.
        I want to trade it for a number #285, 6.3mghz, 500hz CW filter.
        I can't use the #217 in my Corsair II,  9mghs, wrong filter for my radio, and
        I am sure someone can put it to good use in their rig.
        I know I could sure use a #285, which is the 6.3mghz filter for the Corsair
        II, that might not doing anyone any good on a shelf.
        Thanks,
        Dan N4VET
        otakebi@...

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        | 336|336|2003-09-29 21:20:14|otakebi@aol.com|Ten Tec #217 filter has been sold|
        Thanks for your interest.
        Dan N4VET
        | 337|337|2003-10-03 17:45:26|Joe|Orion (565) owners read...|
        A Yahoo! group has been created for the Ten-Tec Orion (model 565)
        users at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orion565
        | 339|339|2003-10-06 00:01:35|rowls55|RX-340 Ten-Tec|
        Is their software for the RX-340 which would permit the receiving
        of: RTTY,PSK31, ACARS, and other digital modes?
        Rowland
        | 340|340|2003-10-06 01:06:39|rowls55|DXTRA Worldstation software|
        Has anyone tried this software with the Ten-Tec radios? Any
        comments?
        Rowland
        | 341|341|2003-10-09 19:23:27|Kevin Rea|Looking for Noise Blanker Module|
        for a ten tec 580 delta transceiver.

        thanks,
        Kevin Rea
        krea@...
        | 342|342|2003-10-12 01:19:21|Joe|Titan III or ?|
        I'm looking at the Titan III amp and comparing it to the QRO
        Technologies HF-2500DX w/QSK. Price is close. Quality?? Can anyone
        shed some light on the differences?
        TNX es 73
        Joe-N4ARI
        | 343|321|2003-10-15 21:52:27|Puck|Re: argonaut 2, verses the Paragon ? + what happened to the Paragon|
        --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Jeffrey S Johnson I SURE DO! The other bands as well. I'll look for you on CW.
        73,
        Puck, W4PM
        | 344|344|2003-10-16 20:26:28|Larry Riley|Model 236 Cable|
        I have been making up as needed the Ten Tec Model 236 cable.  I have one DB25 a four foot cable and the Molex that will fit the 253 Tuner or the HercII amp.  If you want computer control also you will need to purchase a DB25 Y cable.  If you have a need or want to contact me feel free.  I can send a pic if you wish of the cable.  Riley


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        | 345|345|2003-10-27 04:30:41|Richard Jenkins|Connectors|
        I am about to resurrect an old Corsair Mark I ... and I think that some/all
        of the pcb connectors are a bit 'sus'! Are there simple cures for this?
        There are soooo many connectors from board to board inside the radio ... will
        I have to replace them all?? Is it only the female plugs that are failing??


        Richard
        --
        --
        +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        Irena and Richard Jenkins VK1NDV & VK1RJ
        Canberra, AUSTRALIA
        +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        | 346|346|2003-10-27 15:37:52|traclark2003|Corsair frequency display problem|
        Hi all,

        I have a Corsair that has been packed away for 5 years.
        Opened it up yesterday,got it running and the frequency meter lights
        up ok, but the numbers all over the place.
        On SB-N every digit is a rapidly changing number (mostly 0's), but on
        SB-R it's much more stable (changing much slower and sometimes
        perfectly ok for a few seconds).
        This I find strange and it leads me to think the problem is not with
        the frequency display itself.
        The good news is it's still a fine receiver and everything else seems
        ok (slight drift on warmup but no worse than I remember).
        I suspected bad/oxidised connections or dry joints straight away,but
        I'm not too sure where the best place to look is.
        I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem or are there any
        experts out there who could give me a few pointers.

        TIA

        Steve (ex G0KJO )
        | 347|345|2003-10-27 18:30:44|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Connectors|
        I've used something like "De-Oxit" or any contact cleaner that will not
        harm the plastic connectors. I use a swab to clean the pins and then
        while it's wet plug in the connector a few times to work the cleaner up
        into the plug and then give the pins a final wipe. This is about all
        I've ever needed to do in T*T rigs to keep everything working. I know it
        looks like a lot of plugs and pins but just take them one board at a time
        and be sure to put the plugs on the right way, be sure you don't get any
        one pin off center, which is easy to do if your not careful and can be
        very hard to track down if something doesn't work right. Just take your
        time and you should be able to get them all in one evening, it will make
        the rig work better and you may even notice a lower noise floor in the
        receiver when your done. While your in there make sure all the mounting
        screws are tight, over time they can work loose and cause ground problems
        which can also bring up the internal noise and cause other problems. The
        good thing about T*T rigs is everything is pretty easy to get to and work
        on to clean the plugs. Take a look in a Jap rig sometime, that's a real
        nightmare!

        TV tuner cleaner is good for rotary switches if you need to clean them
        because tuner cleaner has a lubricant in it, I wouldn't clean the
        rotating switches unless you have a way to keep lubrication on them.
        Most manuals recommend never cleaning rotating switches and many times
        they just need to be worked back and forth a few times to keep them in
        good order. The lubricant that comes on rotating switches also acts like
        an anti oxidizing compound so they generally stay cleaner than the plugs
        as far as oxidation goes but if the lubrication is cleaned off the
        contacts can become oxidized in a short time. Cleaning the switch
        contacts may seem like a good thing at first but can cause many problems
        down the road. It's best to not clean them at all but if you must, be
        sure to use a cleaner with a lubricant and use it very lightly so you
        don't end up with a dust trap.

        73 Jeff aa8ve

        On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 13:28:35 +1100 Richard Jenkins
        <rjenkins@...
        | 348|346|2003-10-27 18:30:47|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Corsair frequency display problem|
        Sounds like you may need to clean some of the internal plugs and make
        sure the grounding screws are tight. I would work the mode switch back
        and forth several times but not use cleaner on the switch unless it's a
        last resort. Remember T*T has a great service department and many times
        it's worth sending a rig in to them and have them check it out and align
        everything. If your Corsair seems to be holding steady on frequency but
        the numbers keep jumping I would thing it's just a loose or dirty plug.
        Some shift in the digits is normal if your close to the point between two
        numbers, the Corsair has a real time freq counter not just a digital
        scale like most modern digital rigs.

        73 Jeff aa8ve


        On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 13:37:31 -0000 "traclark2003"
        <tcbg25185@...
        | 349|346|2003-10-28 01:44:10|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair frequency display problem|
        At 01:37 PM 10/27/03 +0000, you wrote:
        Do you have the external VFO? I would check the connector (accessory
        socket) .... jiggle it around .... unlug it and plug it in again.



        Jim Dunstan
        Thunder Bay, ON
        | 350|350|2003-10-28 13:58:57|gee3yrq|display problems Corsair or Corsair 2 ??|
        For a start which version of the Corsair are we talking about, there
        2 different types of logic chips used.
        If its down to corroded pin connections, they just need a clean up.
        de ian g3yrq
        | 351|350|2003-10-28 22:26:21|traclark2003|Re: display problems Corsair or Corsair 2 ??|
        --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "gee3yrq" de ian g3yrq

        Hi Ian
        It's a Corsair (1)

        Steve
        | 352|350|2003-10-28 22:39:24|traclark2003|Re: display problems Corsair or Corsair 2 ??|
        --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "gee3yrq" de ian g3yrq

        Hi Ian
        It's a Corsair (1)

        Steve
        | 354|354|2003-11-10 04:07:31|orion|Problem with DX4WIN and Orion rig control|
        Has anyone had success with using their Orion with DX4WIN?  I got the Ten Tec Orion.rig file from Paul at DX4WIN and have been unsuccessful getting it to work. 
         
        I can click on the DX Spot, there is a delay, the radio switches band/frequency, then 10-20 seconds later the radio times out.  I have tried switching the rig parameters and have set the comport to 57,600 Baud to no avail.  Any help would be appreciated.  There is no help offered from DX4WIN much to my disappointment.
         
        All works well with WriteLog so I think it is the DX4WIN at fault.
         
        73,
         
        Jim Kauten, MD, W4TE
        | 357|357|2003-11-10 04:19:08|Kevin Rea|Ten-Tec 580 Delta Transceiver and Matching Pwr Supply For Sale|
        hi guys,

        i have bought another ten-tec rig, so i am selling my existing one..
        It is a 580 delta with matching 20 amp power supply.
        it is up on ebay..
        check it out for a good deal..

        Kevin Rea
        K6REA

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
        Viem&item=3058131945&category=4674
        | 358|358|2003-11-10 16:17:04|John Wiseman|Power Mite Odyssey|
        Thought some of you Ten Tec QRP fans might enjoy this story -

        Back in '69 and '70, my dad used to go to the local radio store in
        Peoria to get crystals for his police radio. While there, I fell in
        love with a Midland 11-500 SW/AM table radio. That radio got me
        going into the hobby of radio, and later, electronics in general.
        After discovering "hams" on both of our radios, I started to
        investigate that hobby. "Too expensive", said Dad. "Too weird",
        said Mom. But I found an ad in the back of one of the ARRL
        publications that Dad bought me at the radio store for a Ten Tec
        Power Mite.

        Man, I loved the looks of that radio. Simple, elegant lines. It
        didn't do phone, but hey, I could live with that for a while. After
        all, the price was right. So I sent away for the catalog. Even
        today, I still have the booklet with the torn out coupon missing.
        But it never happened. Unfortunately, I had no Elmer. I had no idea
        what the theory questions were asking for, and I was unable to learn
        more than a few morse characters from the series of vinyl records
        that Dad had bought me during his latest trip to the radio store.
        Eventually, motorcycles and girls came on the scene, and the ham
        radio dream got put on hold for a while. About 15 years, actually.

        Fast forward to 2003. After being fairly inactive for several years,
        I started getting into QRP homebrewing. What a thrill it was to work
        stations with a radio of my own design and construction! Then the
        nostalgia bug hit. I still had my original Midland, but it hadn't
        worked in years. Changing all the electrolytics, realigning the
        tuned inputs, and changing the dial lights brought the old radio back
        to life, in full splendor.

        At the same time, I had been looking on Ebay for some parts for my
        son's minibike. Glancing around in the amateur radio section, I saw
        a new listing for a mint Ten Tec Power Mite 2. There were 6 days
        left in the auction, but I decided right then that this radio was
        meant to live in my shack. 6 days later, after a final flurry of
        last-second bidding, it was mine for $142.50.

        It was in better shape than I hoped for when it finally came, in it's
        original box, with the original manual and schematic. Like an
        episode from the Twilight Zone, I thought for a moment that I was 15
        years old again. Over the next few days, I cleaned it up, fixed a
        few crusted over switches and aligned the oscillator with my scope
        and frequency counter. Hey, this thing might just work after all. I
        even got it putting out a whole 1 watt peak power on 40 meters. Then
        reality hit me. I had never used a direct conversion receiver
        before! What's a "zero beat"? Receive on the upper sideband? Hey,
        I'm a superhet guy...

        So I practiced zeroing in on strong signals, and again tuned the
        oscillator so I could hear the receiver and transmitter oscillator on
        a close-by Icom rig. It seemed to me that this thing was alive. But
        I turned it on at night, and Whoaaaa, baby! Every SW station on 40
        meters came blaring through. I could hardly hear any CW. Obviously,
        this receiver is not of the quality of even my first homebrew. OK,
        daytime might be the ticket here.

        And of course on Saturday afternoon, things were much better. The
        band was fairly active with lots of east coast stations on, so I
        figured it's now or never. I started calling CQ. After the 2nd try,
        I was stunned to hear W2BVH return to me. I was so floored that this
        thing had actually worked, that my code copy speed instantly lost
        over 5wpm, and I barely got his call! He patiently explained to me
        that other than a 100 Hz. random frequency shift, all else was well.
        Thanks Lenny for putting up with my nervous fist on a straight key!

        After tuning around a bit I came across a very interesting sounding
        CW signal that had quite a bit of chirp in it. I got the call as
        NX2ND, and looked it up. Interesting - a WWII submarine now a
        permanent museum, and with all restored original radio equipment. I
        had to work this one on the little Power Mite, so I called him when
        he finished his current QSO. Again, success! He came right back to
        me and I found it quite appropriate that our two aging radios were
        managing to do quite well together.

        But what a thrill! So many years later, to actually get my Power
        Mite, and to successfully put it on the air has been one of the
        highlights of my radio days. But as I thought about it, I realized
        that there was NO WAY that I could have used this radio as a kid! I
        never would have figured out the nuances of direct conversion, or how
        to tune the oscillator. It's probably just as well that I never did
        mow enough lawns to afford it back in '70.

        But I finally have it, and now it resides in a place of honor in my
        shack, right next to my fully restored, original Midland radio. Life
        is good.

        Who says you can never go home again?

        john
        KE3QG
        | 359|358|2003-11-10 16:50:11|writer1stus|Re: Power Mite Odyssey|
        Great story, John! Thanks for sharing it. You really
        ought to submit it to ARRL or ??? for publication.

        James Gornto
        N4EKZ
        | 360|358|2003-11-10 19:55:31|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Power Mite Odyssey|
        Oh yes I remember when I was a young boy I had a Heathkit catalog from
        someplace and a great interest in electronics but my parents always said
        that ham radio stuff is too expensive and the testing is so hard, how
        they knew this is beyond me but they didn't do much to encourage me into
        radio. Wasn't till I was in my mid 30's that I finally got a ham
        licence, too bad really when I know see how easy it really is and how
        much can be done without putting in too much money. I've never used a
        Power-Mite but have several old T*T rigs plus the new 20 meter QRP kit
        which is a great performer, I'm thinking about building another T-kit for
        a lower band some day. QRP is really a lot of fun, I've sort of wanted a
        Power-Mite but other things keep coming up, once I saw the performance in
        the T-Kit it made me want to build another one. I've never been much for
        homebrewing but kit building is very rewarding and may lead to a HB rig
        one day for me. I learned a lot about radio design while building this
        kit, it's just about like having an Elmer help build something as long as
        I take the time to really understand each step and learn what's
        happening.

        73 Jeff aa8ve


        On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 14:17:02 -0000 "John Wiseman"
        <johnwiseman@...
        | 361|358|2003-11-11 04:34:12|G Bay|Re: Power Mite Odyssey|
        Thanks for a great story.
        makes me proud to lurk on this group. ;-)
        wb3dsj

        John Wiseman | 362|362|2003-11-11 07:48:19|otakebi@aol.com|Want to buy 263G VFO|
        Want to buy a 263G VFO for Corsair II.
        Thanks,
        Dan N4VET
        | 363|362|2003-11-11 07:58:21|punchman882000|Want to buy 263G VFO|
        Want to buy a 263G VFO for my Corsair II.
        Thanks,
        Dan N4VET
        | 364|364|2003-11-12 13:53:09|gee3yrq|PM 2, OLD qst's, motorbykes, hamfests& Corsair remote VFO|
        HI, yes that story about the PM2 ought to appear in QST, I had the
        motorbykes mainly the bsa bantam used alot by the GPO telegramme
        delivery boys, my bykes used to break down alot due to the lack of
        insulation of the mag coil ignition. On bykes you couldn't carry
        much,
        my pannier got a few years of QST's from about 1966 to 1968, thats
        when i had the triumph 650 single carb job. ( wonder what happened to
        the guy who invented the flying submarine some QST 1966 ??)
        Apart from the PM 1? the one with phones, not L.S. audio O/P, the
        only other PM set I've seen was at Elvaston Castle mobile rally, it
        had what looked liked the handbook taped down over the top. Bill
        Lowe used to sell the PM series of rigs at a time when the FT101
        rigs were being made. I remember the PM 2 sounded good on 40 CW.
        My PM1 I need the circuit..
        Rather than look for a remote VFO for the Corair, if you can get some
        of the early Trio/Kenwood TS 510 or TS 520, in junk condition and
        just use its internal vfo, the 520 SE has 4 xtal positions just in
        case you need stabilty for psk 31` use ??
        Ten Tec gear in the UK is few and far between, you either get a
        hamfest where you are snowed out with t t rigs or at another theres
        just the odd one. Seems t t gear gets sold to dealers more often,
        also its seems a modern falicy to get rid of the larger
        t t rigs for smaller modern made jap gear( in the UK)
        I have WANTED ten tec ads in G3CWI's web site, they have about a 17
        day life span..73 501 de ian g3yrq
        | 365|365|2003-11-13 17:12:31|Larry|scout question|
        Attachments :
          Clear Day
          How does one go about zero beating another cw signal on the scout ? As I remember, the transmitted sig is 750hz above or below the dial reading according to the band.
          Thanks
          W5wlb

           

          | 366|366|2003-11-14 03:25:58|William Lee|WTB: TT 405 amplifier|
          I am looking for a working Ten-Tec 405 amp to go with my Argonaut 509
          transciever. Please email me if you have one for sale.

          William Lee
          n5wrx@...
          | 367|79|2003-11-14 05:34:09|tnhamop|Scout 555|
          I have the Scout 555. I am interested in making it QRP. I understand
          I can just turn the ALC on the bottom of the rig to make it 5 watts,
          but I am interested in disabling the 50 watt amp module. I am
          wanting to do this because the book says that the Scout 556 actually
          draws less current at 5 watts than the 555 at 5 watts (almost 1/2).
          So, I want to disable the module, assuming this all I need to do to
          allow me to consume less battery life.
          Can you tell me what connections I need to remove or reroute? Will
          the SWR/Power meter need retuning (or anything else)?

          Thanks!
          | 368|368|2003-11-14 05:47:17|Mike|Computer Rig Control Omni VI|
          Can anyone point me to Software for Controlling the Omni VI?
          TNX KF8ZN
          | 369|368|2003-11-14 05:58:13|Dave Bernstein|Re: Computer Rig Control Omni VI|
          Message
          Commander supports the Omni VI; its free, and available via www.qsl.net/dxlab .
           
              73,
           
                 Dave, AA6YQ
          | 370|79|2003-11-14 08:39:49|Ben K8DIT|Re: Scout 555|
          dr tnhamop, hlo dr. In response to your inquiry revising the Scout. The
          current you want to eliminate, is the bias to the finals. IOW if you turn it
          off the finals go poof. Once you lower the b+ to the finals the bias is also
          reduced in proportion. W/O the final amp in line, all you have is your
          driver output, going looking for a load. The energy you seek to reduce would
          not be possible w/o a major substitution of the driver/final schema. ie, the
          556. The Scout manual eliminates the PA board in the 556 schematic.
          Since Im not an RF tech, I cannot recommend any solutions. As a fellow ham
          with a bunch of gear, I can empathize with your want/need to redo a part of
          the radio w/o degrading it. If you disconnect the board, you're only
          disconnecting 4 wires. The in/out signal is 2 of those, the 13v and t line
          are the other two. So, if you connect the in/out rf cable together, only the
          voltage and the t line are unconnected. They are unneeded at this point.
          Whether connecting the in/out signal will allow the driver energy to proceed
          w/o further intervention is how the 556 schematic displays it. So I would
          say that the only difference is the PA board. Your power consumption will
          drop. Your output should be consistant with the 556, as should the standby
          power consumption. You could disconnect the lamp in the s meter, if it
          already isnt burned out. The SWR meter there is a note on the LLD/ALC board
          schematic to snip a diode here and there along with a resistor. See the
          manual. You do have one, dont you? Pls say you do.
          You could sell the PA board, leave it in place, put it in a frame, or just
          store it. To think they charged as much for the Argo as the Scout. Man!
          I have a Scout in the car and it drives a Metron amp to 600 W. on ssb, the
          Metron's relay wont do QSK, so I dont use it when in CW. Dont really need it
          on CW. I do like the Scout however. Have fun.
          | 371|371|2003-11-15 07:50:18|ve7ggj|302 Pod on Vancouver Island?|
          I am looking for someone on southern Vancouver Island (Canada)
          that has a 302 tuning pod. Mine is doing odd things when running
          with N4PY software on the PC. I'd like to swap another in for
          a test but don't know anyone nearby that has one.

          73 de Gary
          VE7GGJ
          | 372|358|2003-11-16 18:30:49|Richy|Re: Power Mite Odyssey|
          That was an awesome story! I am sure it reminds most of us how it
          was when we were kids. I am certain most of us grew up with hams as
          Dads and Moms or some way of us to be drawn to the hobby.

          My dad was a WWII Navy guy who liked to swl, he had this big
          Zenith sw Radio in the basement and we used to listen to it. He could
          copy code real well and he said he had a ticket (although I never saw
          him operate). One day, while cleaning out my garage I stumbled across
          his Ham call on a brochure for radio equipment circa 1975. I have the
          paper but I cant find it right now as I packed it away after I moved.
          I wish I could locate a way to find him in the call book from back
          then.. That was how I got hooked into radio always fascinated me.

          Its a shame these days as most kids see the things we once ogled at
          as mere "appliances" (what marvels we enjoyed as kids) , they dont
          know of B+W TV,AM Radio and SWLing and what entertainment and joy it
          brought us back then. In fact, I can still feel that fire it stirred
          in my soul, to hear voices from around the world in my house and the
          memories of being glued to that radio for hours on end with my dad or
          touring radio row in NYC.

          Radio was like traveling around the world by supersonic plane
          visiting lands you could only dream about. Even if I could get my 9
          year old to drop the Playstation controller long enough to get a
          ticket, he will never experience the "fire" like we did as
          youngsters..

          BTW, It also took me some time to actually get my license. I
          remember getting my call right after he passed, I was 22 then. It
          would have been cool to work him but as fate would have it, that day
          will never come.

          Be forever thankful for the memories.. Richy N2ZD





          | 373|373|2003-11-17 22:06:31|dlsteele78|Omni VI+|
          I would like some input from some Ten Tec users.I have an Omni V
          now,and really like the rig.I am considering moving up to the Omni
          VI+.Is this a good move?I have read all the reviews on
          contesting.com and I read a lot about the SSB receive on the Omni
          VI+ being very narrow and not sounding good.I like the way the Omni
          V works and sounds with Ten Tec's new external speaker.99% of my
          operating is SSB,so this is a concern for me.Any input would be
          appreciated.Thanks
          Don
          KB0BUV
          | 374|373|2003-11-18 01:50:09|Ben K8DIT|Re: Omni VI+|
          I have had several comments over the years that reflected on the upgrade
          from the 5 to the 6/plus as unnecessary. But, having had the Omni 6+ only, I
          cant imagine why. You get quite a few add-ons. Im told the Omni 5 s
          receiver is sublime, and the rig is solid. Now that the Jupiter is here I
          think that it is the one to have, unless you want to go all the way to the
          Orion.
          | 376|373|2003-11-19 03:40:03|Michael Kelly|Re: Omni VI+|
          Hey Don,
           
          I have an Omni VI Plus I bought new from Ten Tec in 2000.  It works great and I love it.  I wished I had more time to use it here lately, but honestly do not.  All I ever do anymore is enjoy shortwave listening as I drop off to sleep on a Drake R-8.
           
          I have heard, but not really used but on one occasion an Omni V.  I liked it a lot and it was the reason I was interested in buying an Omni VI Plus. The DSP works great and I bought 5 filters and use them all.  It is a great Ham Bands only rig.  I think you would love it.  The question is, is it worth the extra cash to go from a V to a VI.  Good question.  I honestly do not know, as I remember the V being darn good.
           
          Too bad you do not have a RX 340 to trade.  I would work a deal with ya.
           
          Hope this helps some.... questions welcome.
           
          Michael, K5AWI
           
           
          | 377|377|2003-11-19 16:42:07|Jesse Folk|Corsair II & matching supply|
          I have a really nice Ten Tec Corsair II with the
          matching supply that I wish to sell. It has the 500Hz
          CW filter installed. I purchsed it from and individual
          in Kentucky about two years ago and have used until I
          had to dismantle my station recently for new capret
          installation in the house. I have decided to repalce
          it with some smaller gear when the time is right. I am
          now using a TT540 on 20 & 40 CW from my outside shop
          and having a ball. Reminds me of my days as a new ham.
          The Corsair II has a few very minor scratches and the
          PS has a small circular spot on the top left smaller
          than a pencil eraser. Astetically you will not be
          diasppointed.
          Drop me an e-mail and I'll answer any questions you
          may have.
          | 378|373|2003-11-20 01:25:23|Richy|Re: Omni VI+|
          I have had both, my preference was the original Omni 6.. Why?
          although I enjoyed both rigs (factory original Omni 6 plus) with a
          full compliment of filters. I found the Original Omni 6 to have a
          much better RX quality. The reason was the DSP introduced in the plus
          model. It seemed that the add on DSP they incorporated into the plus
          has introduced cpu noise into the radio. The noise drove me crazy as
          I was used to my original,quiet Omni 6.
          Since it was an afterthought, the dsp add on was not as clean as if
          the radio were designed from the ground up with it. This may have
          been just my radio but I didnt care for it and found the original
          Omni 6 to be a keeper.. Too bad I didnt keep it... But thats another
          story for another day... :-) Regards.. Richy N2ZD


          | 379|373|2003-11-20 01:49:38|Richy|Re: Omni VI+|
          Oops, I dont know why I read it as a VI.. I will leave the review
          anyway..
          I did have the Omni V as well, if you have all of the coveted
          options for it, I would keep it. Your money is better spent on an
          outboard DSP unit as this is the easiest way to obtain the latest
          technology available DSP wise.. There is very little difference
          electrically between the two besides the options and DSP..

          Many who purchase the Omni VI+ prefer the factory model and not an
          upgraded version. I guess this is an anal ham thing as the add on is
          probably better that the way I had it, factory original.. As you know
          they upgrade these rigs when factory serviced so the one thats been
          back to TT the latest will be the best example..

          If you decide to keep the V, there are some mods you can do to
          make it better.. I personally like the V's clean rx and minimal
          artifact noise.. The VI wasnt much of an improvement as you are
          comaparing two great radios to begin with, the exception is some
          options being standard and the auto notch on the VI. Like I said,
          the plus is a great rig but hardly worth the $$ to upgrade to. You
          can probably score a VI for less cash outlay and be very happy with
          its "V like" rx and some DSP thrown in for the difference in change.
          If your V is clean, you can get good $$ for it and move up for less
          than $400 on the VI if you shop around, expect to add another $200 on
          top of that for the + (give or take) depending on how hot the seller
          is and what accessories/filters come with it.
          Dont get me wrong, they are all super radios, I simply had my
          preference when comparing the three.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD

          | 380|380|2003-11-20 01:55:54|Richy|TT user update|
          To all Users,

          I strive to check the board every day to weed out spam.. With that
          said, I also try to keep the group open so new users can just jump
          right in and post.. I would hate to have to make new users "pending"
          as it slows the process somewhat..
          Its a delicate balance as keeping the group open will allow some
          spam to bleed thru and into posts and digests.. Keep in mind that if
          you are sensitive to this stuff, several options are available to you
          as far as rx'ing the material presented here..
          Some of the spam can be downright nasty.. I can only delete it as
          I see it so it still may make its way to your mailbox or digest..
          Just a heads up.. Tnx Richy
          | 381|381|2003-11-21 01:31:15|Mike|TT Keyer Model 604|
          I don't suppose anyone could scan in the SCHEMATIC for the Model 604
          Keyer and email me?
          I know it needs two resistors, but they are hard to read once the
          Smoke has been let out and they are blackened and Crispy!!!

          Thanks!!
          | 382|382|2003-11-21 06:28:01|Keith Calligan|Dimensions of Scout 555|
          I just purchased a TenTec Scout 555 on Ebay and was wondering what
          the dimensions of the radio are. Length/Width/Height. Was thinking
          about using it mobile when I get it.

          73's

          Keith, KE3RT
          | 383|382|2003-11-21 21:27:07|kq4by|Re: Dimensions of Scout 555|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Calligan" thinking
          Hi..

          Dimensions are: HWD 2.5 x 7.25 x 9.75 inches
          Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz, with module..

          I use mine as a mobile rig in an '02 F150.. It sure fits, there!


          73,


          Larry Keith

          KQ4BY
          | 384|384|2003-11-22 01:53:25|ko4qc1|value of TT580 Delta??|
          Does anyone know the appx value of a TT 580 Delta with all options
          and original mic?...supposed to be an 8 cosmetically and a 10
          functionally...also,how well does this rig perform on digital modes???
          tnx,Joel
          | 385|23|2003-11-26 02:33:26|w7zac2004|Re: Pegasus/Jupiter|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "James McCullough"
          here have these tranceivers, and can tell me what you think of the
          receiver.
          I have a Pegasus. I am assuming you have a ham radio licence, which
          will be required to use one. I am very happy with mine, although at
          times I really do miss the knobs that are on the Jupiter and other
          high end tentec ham radio transceivers.
          Keith
          W7ZAC
          | 386|23|2003-11-26 02:42:23|Bill W|Re: Pegasus/Jupiter|
          Hi
          The TenTec Pegasus is a fine radio.
          I have been running one for two years + and would recommend it to anyone.
          Good luck
          Bill KE4KRN
          | 387|23|2003-11-27 02:29:48|jeraldvolpe|Re: Pegasus/Jupiter|
          been
          anyone
          the
          I am a former ham who just listens now (thinking about getting my
          ticket back). I have owned an RX-350 for a year now along with some
          other receivers including a JRC NRD-525 and an NRD-545. By far the
          RX-350 is my favorite. It has its issues but it is so immensely
          listenable I just find it easy to forgive.

          I started listening 42 years ago and got my first ham license a few
          years later. Both are great hobbies and today's receivers have great
          potential.

          Jerald
          | 388|23|2003-11-27 02:37:31|KO4QC|Re: Pegasus/Jupiter|
          What was your call?..:
          | 389|23|2003-11-27 04:38:32|jeraldvolpe|Re: Pegasus/Jupiter|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "KO4QC" moved across the country (ex Air Force).

          Jerald

          few
          | 391|391|2003-11-27 17:59:21|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Paragon 585 HF xcvr and accessories FS|
          For Sale:

          TenTec model 585 Paragon

          This rig covers 160 thru 10 meters, including the
          WARC bands, and the new 5 MHz band. It has a
          general coverage receiver, so also makes a great
          short wave receiver. It transmits SSB and CW, and
          also has an AM receive mode. The receiver is fantastic,
          and the transmitter is great also, with terrific audio.

          Of course it has memories, scanning, and all of the
          "bells and whistles" one expects. A speech processor
          is built in, and it has full QSK on CW.

          This particular unit is immaculate. I can not find a scratch
          on it, although there is some wear (not scratches) on a
          couple of the push button keypad switches, from use.
          Of course it works 100%.

          The original box, and original manual (with service
          information) is included for $700.


          TenTec model 961 power supply
          This is a 20 amp, 13 V DC power supply, with speaker,
          that matches the Paragon (above), plus other TenTec
          rigs. It works great, and looks great also. No scratches
          or wear that I can find. With paper work for $150.

          TenTec 288 SSB filter.
          1800 Hz, used for narrow SSB, or wide CW, for the 6 MHz IF.
          Used in the Paragon, newer Omnis, and others.
          Like new, with paper work for $69.

          TenTec hand microphone
          I think it is model 700, although it is not written on the
          mic. It is an electret condenser mic, with 4 pin plug
          that matches any of the TenTec rigs using the 4 pin
          plug. Works great, and looks like new. $ 30


          Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

          Thanks.

          73,

          Ken, W8EK

          Ken Simpson
          E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
          Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
          | 392|392|2003-11-30 01:09:21|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 288 crystal filter FS|
          TenTec Crystal Filters For Sale:

          TenTec 288 SSB filter.

          1800 Hz, used for narrow SSB, or wide CW, for the 6 MHz IF.
          Used in the Corsair, Paragon, newer Omnis, and others.
          Like new, with paper work for $69 plus shipping from Florida.

          Thanks.

          73,

          Ken, W8EK

          Ken Simpson
          E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
          Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
          | 397|149|2003-12-06 22:22:29|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec accessories FS|
          TenTec accessory items For Sale:

          TenTec 244 Digital Readout
          This is the accessory unit that can be added to many
          TenTec analog rigs, to give a digital readout. It is styled
          to match the Triton 540, but can be used with other rigs
          as well. It has large (approx 3/4 inch high) digits. Paper
          work is included for $100.

          TenTec 245 CW filter.
          Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
          has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
          With the paper work for $50

          TenTec 249 noise blanker.
          This is the noise blanker that goes in the Triton 540 or 544.
          This one works fine, and has all the paper work with it,
          for $50.

          TenTec 1150 "Over Voltage Protection"
          Made to plug into the 252 series of TenTec power supplies,
          and provide protection in case the pass transistor on the
          supply would short out. With paper work for $ 18.

          TenTec 207 ammeter
          This unit add current measuring capabilities to some of the
          earlier TenTec power supplies that did not have this capability,
          such as the 252 and 262 supplies, and others. $ 20

          TenTec 215 P Microphone (same as EV mic used on Drakes)
          This mic is the "banana" style, with a separate base, and
          has a Hi Z crystal element. It was used on the earlier
          Argonauts, Tritons, Omnis, etc. and has a 1/4 inch stereo plug
          for a connector. This is the TenTec version of the EV mic that
          was also used on the Drake "4" line. This one looks very
          good, with only minor scratching. Most of these lost their
          paint around the PTT switch, but this one looks great in
          that area. Paperwork and base are included for $ 55.

          TenTec model 212 and 213 crystals
          These crystals go in the Triton or the Argonaut the give the
          top portion of ten meters. The 212 xtal adds 29 to 29.5 MHz,
          while the 213 adds 29.5 to 30 Mhz. I would like to sell these
          as a set. $20

          TenTec 288 SSB crystal filter.
          1800 Hz, used for narrow SSB, or wide CW, for the 6 MHz IF.
          Used in the Paragon, newer Omnis, and others.
          Like new, with paper work for $69.

          Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

          Thanks.

          73,
          | 398|149|2003-12-06 23:11:07|KQ6XY|Re: TenTec accessories FS|
          Hi Ken:

          I am interested in the following:

          73, de Larry kq6xy
          | 399|399|2003-12-07 21:07:27|overthepole|Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Howdy Group,

          I'm new to the group and have become a member because
          although I don't currently own a Ten Tec rig, I am seriously
          considering it.

          My HF elmer had a Delta and a Delta II that he ran through a
          Hercules amp. Great set up! He absolutley swore by the
          receivers in those rigs. He was primarily a CW guy and was
          close to the 300 mark for DXCC.

          I used the Delta II a lot and was impressed with it, but that was
          10 years or so ago now. I currently use my first and primary HF
          rig which is a TS-820 and have almost 150 countries confirmed
          on it alone. I have an affection for the older stuff and enjoy the
          ritual of tuning up, etc. Recently though, I've been thinking of up
          grading to something with a bit more performance on CW. The
          old Delta II came to mind and that's why I'm writing to all of you.

          As Ten Tec affectionados, could you briefly describe what it is
          that sets the Ten Tecs apart? I'm assuming that there really is
          something to the receiver performance. True? Anything else?
          Bang for the buck?

          I'd appreciate any and all input and would enjoy learning more
          about this line of rigs. And who knows, if one of you has an old
          Delta II they'd part with, it might find a good home!

          TNX es 73 de Jeffrey, N6QYS
          | 400|399|2003-12-07 22:19:43|George Liepins|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Right on!

          I have had Ten Tec rigs since the early 80's. Last May I traded in my Omni
          VI Plus for an Orion. As you mentioned, their VFO's are very good, and
          help in receiving weak signal stations. They also are very well adapted to
          CW operations. I have owned IC 781, which I also recently sold, and its
          reception was no match for the Ten Tec.

          I suggest you take a look at their web page and look over what is being
          offered. They also refurbish trade-ins and resell them..

          73, George


          At 02:07 PM 12/7/2003, you wrote:
          George Liepins, KE4HW
          Amateur Radio Operator
          and Professional Retiree
          | 401|399|2003-12-07 22:58:51|Ben K8DIT|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Jeff,

          Anything with a Ten Tec badge on it will no doubt suit your wants and needs.
          Pick a starting point, like the Corsair series, and go for it.
          The Paragon and Omni series are also possibilities, but will cost a tad
          more, unless you choose the early Omni series, which have a single I.F.
          conversion.
          Beginning with the Paragon, your need for an external VFO is negated by
          internal duplication. Keep that in mind because any pre Paragon rigs will
          cost ~$100 more if you want an external VFO such as the Delta series.

          There are alot of happy campers with all the older rigs series, some have
          favorites, others collect. While others want to try whatever is currently
          being sold, many are just as happy to settle in for the longhaul with what
          looks and works best for them. Chances are that which ever model you choose
          will hold its value for some time, so that moving up will not be impossible
          should you want to. The common characteristics for all the above is the
          inimitable QSK feature and quiet reciever performance.
          After that its all design upchanging using more IC technology and phase lock
          technique and then processor control and DSP use.

          Careful perusal of this reflector's archives will answer many questions you
          may have about the individual rigs and their characteristics, just keep in
          mind the people who have experienced problems will seem to be prominent
          here.
          | 403|403|2003-12-08 03:26:29|kf4rpe|Erotic mailings|
          Until you all get this taken care of I am going to disable my
          account. If someone will let me know when they have taken care of
          the problem then and only then will I come back.


          Keith Wood KF4RPE
          | 404|404|2003-12-08 04:24:02|Irena and Richard Jenkins|Scout Modules ???|
          I am looking to extend the range of Scout modules by buying a 40 metre and an
          80 metre one. Any suggestions as to where I might find these ... and what I
          should expect to pay? Also please do they wear out ? I mean to the
          contacts/ sockets wear ... and make them unreliable??


          Richard
          --
          --
          Irena & Richard Jenkins VK1NDV & VK1RJ
          Canberra, AUSTRALIA
          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
          | 405|404|2003-12-08 08:36:39|Clair Truax|Re: Scout Modules ???|
          The Scout modules are still available from Ten Tec new, or are a fairly common item on eBay. They are listed on the Ten Tec website for $39 each.
           
          Clair  KJ6NJ


           
          | 406|403|2003-12-08 12:44:24|Richy|Re: Erotic mailings|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "kf4rpe" usership. I can do that but it would limit new users from accessing
          the board until it is approved to do so. I dont like it either, and I
          made this Yahoo groups problem known to the users. I will commence
          limiting the users until they are checked out. As far as threatening
          your self removal from the group, you simply spite yourself.. Its
          been a pleasure.. Richy
          | 407|404|2003-12-08 13:49:31|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Scout Modules ???|
          I 'd like to add that I used a Scout as a mobile in my everyday work van for several years and found the modules to be very durable, I never had a problem with a module and they never seemed to show any wear along the leading edge.  It's a simple matter of keeping them reasonably clean.  After several years in a pretty hard environment the Scout still looked and worked like new, the only noticeable  wear was the front of the tuning knob was shiny from spinning it so much.   I would compare the contacts and sockets to the band switches of older rigs, the Scout modules and socket is more durable than the band switch contacts on older rigs and even the band switch systems last a very long time.  The boards and components in the T*T Scout are the best quality there is, it's one of the most solid built ham radios I've ever seen.
           
          If the sockets or a band module ever did wear out it would be very easy to replace the worn parts or just buy a new module.  This would cost less than getting any other brand radio or model T*T sent in for service.  That Scout is a very clever design in this regard, if a band module ever fails... just plug in a new one!   Another good point about the Scout and all T*T rigs is the components used are standard electronic components for the most part so if something ever fails a replacement component is easy to find at any electronic supply. 
           
          The only thing I did that seemed to be an improvement was to install small ground straps to connect all the board ground planes together.  This helped keep drift to a minimum and the noise floor low.  Once a year I would open the Scout and check all the board mounting screws and the chassis screws to make sure they were tight.  This is good for any rig but even more important in the Scout due to it's PTO type tuning, a solid ground plane throughout is important. 
           
          For me the Scout was the perfect mobile HF rig, small and easy to operate without having to look at it.  I could switch from SSB to CW without hitting any buttons which made it real nice for times on SSB when I had QSB and needed CW to get through.  No multi-disfunctional menus to run through which plagues every other mobile HF rig made.  Even today if I wanted a mobile HF rig it would have to be a T*T Scout.
           
          73 Jeff  aa8ve
           
           
           
          On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 22:36:33 -0800 "Clair Truax" <cetruax@...
          | 408|403|2003-12-08 14:11:52|Joel G|Re: Erotic mailings|
          There is always the DELETE option...it works well here...:
          | 409|409|2003-12-09 23:03:36|Michael Blake|Problems programming an FM Split with N4PY software into Argonaut V|
          Hi gang.  I have been having a ball interfacing the TT-516 with both MixW and Carl's software.  I have been able to master everything except creating a file with a split frequency in it.
           
          I also have a problem if I manually create a working split (29.620/29.520 FM), save the memories to a .cfd file and then re-load the file.  The VFO A frequency is loaded but not VFO B nor is the split indicator turned on.  If I look at the comma seperated .cdf file there are no entries in the 7th field.  If I manually enter the split frequency into the 7th field it still does not populate VFO B nor does the split indicator come on.
           
          The .cfd file looks like:
           
          Memory 100,29.680000,FM,3000,,,29.580000

          Can anyone point me in the right direction so that I can correct the error in my ways?

           

           

          73 - Mike - K9JRI

           

          | 410|399|2003-12-10 00:41:18|overthepole|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Thank you both for your replies! I appreciate it.

          Currently, I have my eye on an Omni V. It seems to be well liked by
          TT enthusiasts and reportedly has a wonderful receiver in it. It also
          matches my current budget fairly well.

          So what do you think? Great rig? Great starting point for TT gear?

          I also wanted to ask you both about filters. I operate both SSB and
          am honing my CW skills in preparation for doing a lot more of that.
          Will the Omni V perform out of the box, or would you recommend an
          optional filter or two and if so which ones?

          Many thanks for the help. We'll see where this leads...

          Jeffrey.






          and needs.
          tad
          I.F.
          negated by
          rigs will
          series.
          some have
          currently
          with what
          you choose
          impossible
          is the
          phase lock
          questions you
          keep in
          prominent
          | 411|399|2003-12-10 03:17:32|Ben K8DIT|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Jefferey,

          Here's what I learned by immersing myself in Ten Tec rigs. Pick one. Read
          the manual. Do the learning curve. Enjoy the rig.

          Should problems arise with your Omni V, and they most likely will, a reading
          of the TT reflector archives are in order. Chances are its been discussed.
          Should you experience a component failure or some other malfunction, dont
          react emotionally. Back away from the rig and think about what happened
          until you've got a logical reference. Call TT and discuss the problem. Use
          the reflector. Seek local expertise. Unless you are trained in electronics
          and have certified test equipment, dont do anything you arent confident
          doing.

          Usually there are startup issues with rf feedback or some other minor
          annoyances that you will have to solve. Maybe not, but they go with the
          hf territory. Reread the manual. Try to find local qsos that deal with these
          issues and just get a general base of info to rely on. There are no magic
          bullets or patented cures. Information is key. The ARRL manual, QSTs, CQs,
          tuned in qsos with people discussing real life rf problems. CW afficianados
          can often dodge this by never doing SSB. As you gain experience you will
          understand the fine points, the truth from fiction.
          You can bet that if some ham gives you an easy solution, it is going to be
          incomplete info, you need to give your understanding of these things some
          time and dimension.

          As it pertains to the specific transciever you've picked, it's a winner.
          Just slightly fewer features than the Omni 6 or 6plus. Pretty much the same
          design and technology. Lots less money. Ive had all the models except the
          Omni 5 and the Paragon. I wanted to clolsely examine Ten Tec commonality and
          progression. My faves are the Omni 6/opt1, the Scout and the Jupiter. Ive
          also owned mid range Kenwoods, Icoms and Yaesu.
          I now prefer Ten Tec. Why? functionality and utilitarian controls. You can
          work on them alot moreso than the imported competition. And isnt that what
          ham radio is all about? If you really get stuck, you can send the rig to
          TT. The manuals explain the circuit, if you dont understand it, you can find
          out
          by asking others.
          | 412|399|2003-12-10 04:38:54|Ben K8DIT|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Jeff,

          In the four years I've had my TT equipment there have been a number of
          interesting issues arise. One was a failure of an IC. No forewarning or any
          sign of trouble, just a failure. No way to anticipate it, no way to know
          about it prior to having it looked at.
          I have a ham friend, a retired RF engineer who has seen and done it all, but
          never worked on Ten Tec gear. He has certified test gear and knows how to
          use it. He found the faulty IC by tracing the voltages in and out of various
          stages, narrowing it down to one component. He replaced it by unsoldering
          it, then waiting for TT to send a fresh one.
          I have never had to send any of my rigs to TT because of my friend. He
          learned something that day, and he told me that of the ham gear he's worked
          on, he was impressed by Ten Tec's design, materials used, the resulting
          performance and only once critical of the documentation available in the
          manual. In that instance we called TT who supplied the necessary info.
          Other problems I have had were a lifted trace that was found by diddling the
          circuit boards while the cover was off and the rig on. The problem was in
          and out with movement of the board. A cold solder joint on the same board,
          and at another time a crystal in the local oscillator had failed. All
          problems were easily traced and repairs made by having the required parts
          sent from Ten Tec. I learned alot by being able to watch all this, and have
          repaired a number of problems relating to molex connectors coming off either
          partially, or needing reseating, on my own.
          Since those early repairs, nothing has occurred to warrant concern and the
          longevity of the rig is now pretty much assured. It is an Omni 6 built in 95
          and modified to a plus in 97. The people who dont seem to get Ten Tec gear
          seem to be of the mind that electronic appliances have no business having
          failures, or dont understand the variances in design, and dont want to.
          | 413|399|2003-12-10 16:54:36|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Take a look at any of the Omni's, or a Corsair II along with the Paragon
          and the newer computer compatible models. Most of the T*T rigs built
          after and including the Paragon and Omni V have the same type of keypad
          band control like the Delta II, but they also have more crystal filtering
          and bandpass tuning. The Delta II was a good rig but T*T put all their
          true high performance design in the Omni V and VI for the better rx
          design and performance, if you can do with a ham band only rig one of the
          latter Omni's would be my choice, I think the Omni V is the better rig in
          some ways but of course the Omni VI and VI+ are a bit newer and have more
          features to offer. The TS-820 was one of Kenwoods better rigs as far as
          I'm concerned, after that they really started to cut corners with lower
          quality components. Just about any T*T will do as well or better on
          performance signal quality plus have the solid state final and much
          faster QSY to different bands.

          Tube rigs are fun, I have a few all tube rigs but for solid state radio
          there's nothing like Ten Tec, they are the only ones who really got it
          right.

          Good luck finding a rig, here's a web page with several T*T links for
          more information on all the models:

          http://www.qsl.net/k8zt/tentec.html


          73 Jeff aa8ve


          On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 19:07:24 -0000 "overthepole" <overthepole@... writes:
          | 414|399|2003-12-10 18:32:04|Bill W|Re: Ten Tec vs. The Rest|
          Hi
          I have been following this thread and find it very informative. You might
          want to also consider the Pegasus or Jupitor. I have been runing a Pegasus
          for over two years and find it a real joy. I am consider a Jupitor as an
          addition to the Pegasus.
          That's my two cents worth.
          Enjoy. Bill
          KE4KRN
          | 415|415|2003-12-14 03:06:41|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Triton IV (Model 540) HF xcvr and PS FS|
          For Sale:

          TenTec Triton IV ( Model 540) HF transceiver
          Covers 80 thru 10 meters, but not the WARC bands.
          Fully solid state, with approximately 100 Watts output power.
          Of course it has the great QSK on CW that TenTec is famous for,
          along with really great audio.
          This one is in good shape. It works 100% as best I can tell.
          Cosmetically, it is good, but not mint. There is some wear on the
          front panel, especially around the band switch and mode switch.
          All original knobs, as well as the tilt up front feet.
          With paper work for $ 200

          TenTec 262 G power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
          Cosmetics match the Triton IV (Models 540 and 544), but
          it can be used with almost any HF rig. It has a speaker and
          VOX built in to it. It works fine, and looks fine.
          With paper work for $100

          Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

          Thanks.

          73,

          Ken, W8EK

          Ken Simpson
          E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
          Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
          | 416|416|2003-12-24 22:48:57|jeraldvolpe|Seeking comments on Ten-Tec Corsair transceiver|
          I've been inactive for nearly 20 years so I haven't been following
          equipment very closely. I should have my license back soon (didn't
          renew in time.. sigh) and I'm looking for an HF transceiver. I owned
          a Ten-Tec Triton IV some years back and liked it a lot. I see what
          might be a nice condition Corsair for sale so wondering if anyone
          whould like to comment about reliability, repair issues, etc. I know
          it is about 20 years old which is pushing it I suppose.

          I am also considering a Pegasus. I have several receivers under
          computer control now, including a RX-350, so in some ways the
          Pegasus seems to make sense and it has a small foot print and I am
          short on space.

          Regards,

          Jerald
          | 417|417|2003-12-25 01:21:49|Duane Grotophorst|Re: Seeking comments on Ten-Tec Corsair|
          I have both a Corsair and Corsair II and also some
          Pegasus radios here. The Corsairs have cleaner local
          oscilators, no apreciable differences between the two
          Corsairs. The Pegasus has a bit noisier LO, it would
          however be directly comparable to the RX350 since they
          are so similar in their design. The Pegasus on the
          other hand has a much quieter and cleaner IF/AF chain.

          The Pegasus has the cleanest and most pleasant
          sounding audio of any the radios I have here in the
          shack. Again if your familiar with the way the RX350
          sounds expect that same kind of sound from the
          Pegasus. The Corsairs are a bit better for "close in"
          dynamic range in strong signal environments. But
          depending on your operating style this may not be an
          issue. But expect to see the same level of RX dynamic
          range performance as the RX350.

          Hard to say about the reliabilty of the Corsairs, but
          they would be comparable to the Triton since they are
          similar in design by being all through hole components
          vs. the surface mount of the RX350/Pegasus. But the
          Corsair is more complicated with more mixer stages to
          support features like PBT, so may require a bit more
          maintenance than a Triton would.

          The main advantage of a Pegasus for your situation is
          that it could be easily slaved together with the RX350
          for a really nice main/sub RX configuration by using
          N4PY's Pegasus control program. I do a similar thing
          by running a dual Pegasus configuration.

          Duane
          N9DG


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          | 418|416|2003-12-25 01:39:00|Jim Dunstan|Re: Seeking comments on Ten-Tec Corsair transceiver|
          At 08:48 PM 12/24/03 +0000, you wrote:


          Hi Jerald:

          I have the Corsair .... it is a nice rig. The weakness is the VFO
          stability .... have some drift. I also have the external VFO which is
          better than the internal unit. My current favorite mode is PSK and solved
          the problem with XTAL control. I can cover just about the whole PSK
          section of the band on 20m with one xtal. I notice some scratchy
          performance from a couple of potentiometers. I bought my Corsair used
          about 10-15 years ago and it has been good value.

          However Jerald .... given its vintage and the wonderful performance of the
          Pegasus there is no comparison. I use a RX320 and I have become impatient
          with other receivers. I have become spoiled with the ease of operation
          with computer control. There is no doubt in my mind that the Pegasus is
          the next rig for me. You indicate you have used computer controlled
          receivers so the Pegasus should not be a big adjustment for you.

          I will be getting a Pegasus sometime next year and plan to power it from
          the Corsair power supply hi.




          Jim Dunstan VE3CI
          Thunder Bay, ON
          | 419|417|2003-12-25 03:30:46|jeraldvolpe|Re: Seeking comments on Ten-Tec Corsair|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Duane Grotophorst I use N4PY's app now and thought the same thing. Of course the one
          aspect of the Pegasus that is worrysome is its total reliance on an
          external computer. My garage is full of obsolete computer systems
          and operating systems that are not all that old. You certainly would
          be hard pressed to find a 20 year old computer but you can get a
          Corair... I know you understand what I am getting at. On the other
          hand the Pegasus is a lot for a very reasonable sum. I suppose I
          could get the Jupiter and avoid part of that issue. Lots to consider.
          Thanks again.

          Jerald
          | 420|416|2003-12-25 03:33:17|jeraldvolpe|Re: Seeking comments on Ten-Tec Corsair transceiver|
          which is
          and solved
          PSK
          used
          performance of the
          impatient
          operation
          Pegasus is
          controlled
          it from
          Thanks Jim.... just before I deciced to make the plunge back into
          the hobby there were two Pegasus rigs on eBay for decent prices. In
          some ways, I think it was in looking at them that I decided why not.

          Jerald
          | 421|421|2003-12-26 00:38:53|jeraldvolpe|Anyone use Ten-Tec transceiver with external receiver?|
          Going to test for my license week. Let my advanced drop and have to
          start over, but biggest problem is no ham specific equipment.

          I almost bought the Corsair that was on eBay yesterday, but I was
          too slow. I like to sleep on purchases and someone bought it during
          the night (sigh). There are other used Ten-Tecs on eBay but others
          are either too expensive for me now or really beat up. I do like the
          utility, practicality, and serviceability of Ten-Tec (Had many years
          ago).

          As I sit here at my desk I wonder... I have two really nice
          receivers already... Ten-Tec RX-350 and a JRC NRD-545. Both are
          excellent and the 545 astonishing at pulling out weak signals. So it
          seems almost a shame to not use either of these receivers as the
          receiving front end of my future .... modest... HF station. So
          wondering if anyone out there has modified a Ten-Tec transceiver to
          interface with an external receiver... with full QSK an obtainable
          goal?

          Jerald
          | 422|422|2003-12-26 14:21:39|Tom Arvo|Orion - Internal Tuner or Not|
          Group, I had the great fortune of receiving an extraordinary Christmas gift
          from my wonderful wife (aka Santa) of a brand new Ten-Tec Orion. This radio
          is the one without the built-in antenna tuner. My question is from those of
          you who own this rig, with or without the tuner, do have any comments on
          preference. If you have the internal tuner, does it work well. I own the
          Ten-Tec Jupiter with the internal tuner and have been very satisfied with
          it. With the price of the Orion being what it is, the bit extra for the rig
          with the tuner is not an issue. I'm chomping at the bit to open the box,
          but the morning after Christmas the rig is still in its shipping carton
          should I decide to return for "upgrade" for the internal tuner. Still too
          early to contact Ten-Tec so meanwhile thought I'd ask for any advice from
          this sage group.

          Thanks, and all the best of the Holidays to you. . .

          Tom WA8DXD
          | 423|421|2003-12-26 16:52:05|Ben K8DIT|Re: Anyone use Ten-Tec transceiver with external receiver?|
          Jerold,

          If you purchase either a Pegasus or Jupiter, you can use the RX-350 as a
          dual reciever using N4PY's software.
          What benefit this may be, how it's done or if you can do anything unique
          like diversity sound is an unknown to me as I have not tried this, nor have
          I used the RX-350.
          My experience with Ten Tec radios is that the more recent they are the more
          featureful they are, the better I like them. And so far I like them all from
          the Omni D thru the Jupiter.
          | 424|421|2003-12-26 19:29:26|jeraldvolpe|Re: Anyone use Ten-Tec transceiver with external receiver?|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Ben K8DIT" unique
          nor have
          the more
          them all from
          I am pretty sure I am going to buy a Pegasus. I'd prefer the Jupiter
          but not for the extra dollars. As you indicated I already have an RX-
          350, which is a fine receiver... althouth the NRD-545 is several
          notches better and would be great for reception if there is someway
          I could devise a QSK interface for it.

          I use N4PY's software now on the RX-350 and see great potential with
          the Pegaus.

          Jerald
          | 425|425|2003-12-26 19:32:21|jeraldvolpe|Anyone have digital copy of Pegasus user manual?|
          Wish they had this on the Ten-Tec site. The info on Pegasus is
          really thin and I'd like to read more before buying it.

          I am also interesting if anyone has a Pegasus with the optional
          internal auto tuner. Feedback? I see Ten-Tec no longer offeres that
          as a Pegasus option but you can get it from LDG Electronics as a kit
          for the Pegasus. Ten-Tec does offer it with the Jupiter. Wonder if
          they are getting ready to toss the Pegasus?

          Jerald
          | 426|421|2003-12-26 19:49:40|Ben K8DIT|Re: Anyone use Ten-Tec transceiver with external receiver?|
          Jerald,

          The Pegasus is probably a no brainer anyway. Why duplicate the face of the
          RX-350 especially when you'll have to run the software and use the mouse to
          conrol the rigs anyway. The face of the 350 will be unavailable during dual
          use, or so I would suppose. The same would be true if you bought the
          Jupiter.
          | 427|422|2003-12-26 20:09:46|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Orion - Internal Tuner or Not|
          Wow, that's great! The T*T finals are so tolerant of a wide range of
          loads I never thought an internal tuner was really needed and in fact if
          I ordered an Orion I would not get the tuner. The tuner would be an easy
          thing to install in the future so I would just use the rig the way it is
          and get the tuner later if wanted. I believe the tuner in the Orion is
          the same one they use in the Jupiter so if you like that one then you'll
          like the Orion's tuner too. If your just using the tuner for a flat match
          over a whole band with a narrow antenna I don't think the internal tuner
          is going to make any difference in a T*T rig. For example if a dipole
          antenna is matched to the center of a band, you should be able to use the
          whole band with a T*T and no tuner at all, where as a Jap rig will fold
          back so much a tuner has to be used to get full power out.

          T*T once sent out a FAQ sheet about their rigs here's question #3 and
          their answer:

          Why no Built-in Antenna Tuner?

          T*T's response,

          "Our competitors' final amplifier designs can not tolerate anything but
          a near perfect SWR. They incorporate a SWR fold-back circuit for
          protection. Ten-Tec's final amplifier uses only a current limiting
          circuit to protect the transistors. As a result, we don't require "load
          trimming" and are quite happy with a load impedance in the 25 - 100 ohm
          range. The built-in tuners will match a typical impedance range of 15 -
          130 ohm. If you are using a non-resonant antenna for multi-band
          operation, the built-in tuner is of little value. Separate tuners will
          match practically any load impedance, wether single wire, balanced line
          or coax fed. The circuitry required to do this is best utilized when
          packaged as a "stand-alone" station accessory."

          Now grant it the LDG tuner board that T*T uses will handle a wider range
          than any other internal tuner but how much is really needed is hard to
          say. If you like to see the SWR meter read zero all the time then you
          should get the tuner, the Orion won't be damaged by operating without one
          and there will probably be very little gained on the final signal or
          output with the tuner. If your using an antenna with a real broad range
          or fed with different line than coax you may need an outboard tuner
          anyway, or if you use an amp and need the tuner on the output of the amp
          where there would be no need of the internal tuner at all.

          I think you would do well to open the box and use the Orion a few weeks
          before you think about the auto tuner, make sure there's nothing else
          wrong or some other reason to send it back. The tuner can be installed
          anytime, you could put one in just for peace of mind even if you don't
          use it but still I would get the rig on the air as it is for a while.
          You'll not harm the "new" value of the Orion by using it for up to a
          month so get it out and get on the air with it! It may be best to call
          T*T and ask them what would be gained with the internal tuner to make
          your decision. I've always thought the only reason they offer an
          internal tuner is due to consumer demand not because the rigs need them.
          So many hams won't buy a rig without the internal tuner, it's easier to
          offer one than try to explain why one it not needed.

          73 Jeff aa8ve


          On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 07:21:35 -0500 Tom Arvo <wa8dxd@...
          | 428|428|2003-12-27 03:11:42|Waldo Pepper|Re: Digest Number 236|
          Orion, Internal Tuner or Not
           

          I recently purchased an SGC Smart-Tuner and am quite pleased, these have the advantage of putting the tuner at the antenna feed point, so the feedline is completely flat, and NO RF in the shack, a first for me!
          They are avalable from R&L Electrinics for $180, will handle 200 watts, I placed mine inside a tupperware container and buried it in a flowerbed at the base of the tree where my hidden wire verticle resides, I live in a "No Antennas" Neighborhood.
          I would recommend it highly!!
          Mike Haydon   KF8ZN

          TenTec@yahoogroups.com wrote:
          | 429|429|2003-12-28 03:53:25|Irena and Richard Jenkins|TenTec Scout Modules Wanted|
          A watcher from Australia wants to buy modules for 80 and 40 metres for the
          Scout. Can you assist??

          73

          Richard
          --
          --
          Irena & Richard Jenkins VK1NDV & VK1RJ
          Canberra, AUSTRALIA
          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
          | 430|430|2003-12-28 08:18:39|jeraldvolpe|Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          I just bought an Omni series C, external VFO and power supply. I
          have been inactive for nearly 20 years but the bug finally found me
          and bit and hard. I was very tempted to get a Pegasus (already have
          a RX-350) but decided to put that on hold till next year. I got rid
          of everything ham oriented many years ago so have a lot of buying to
          do. The Omni was priced right and I had a Triton IV with remote VFO
          back in the 70's and it was great.

          Question: I want to properly interface the Omni to my station
          computer... primarily for digital communications/cw.... was
          wondering what others are using for the interface and what software
          you all might recommend. West Mountain Radio and MFJ have interfaces
          but there are probably others as well. Looking for suggestions from
          those who have successfully gone there before me with a Ten-Tec
          transceiver.

          Thanks in advance.
          Jerald
          | 431|430|2003-12-28 15:01:24|Tom Curtola|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          Hi,
           
          I too just recently (2 months ago) bought an Omni-C.  To interface it, I just hooked up directly from the sound card's 1/8" input/output jacks to the RCA input/output phone patch plugs. 
           
          If you want to save money, there is no need for an interface.  Just use your level controls in the Windows O/S or whatever you are using to adjust the levels so you aren't 1) overmodulating the rig and 2) overdriving the sound card.
           
          My set-up with out the interface can do all the MixW modes as the Omni-C's VOX trips upon rx'ing the audio modulation from the sound card.  I've been using PSK31, MFSK, SSTV, CW, RTTY, MT63, MFSK, etc. all with no problems.
           
          Hope that helps,
           
          Tom
           
          | 432|430|2003-12-28 19:30:23|Jim Dunstan|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          At 08:01 AM 12/28/03 -0500, you wrote:
          Hello Tom & Jerald

          I started PSK with my Corsair about a year ago. Until then I had always
          used external TNC's to operate various digital modes. I never gave the
          sound card much credence in this connection. I tried it and was truly
          amazed with the result my last TNC, the PACKRATT 232, is now in
          retirement. I use either Digipan (my favourite) and TrueTTY. I started
          out with a makeshift connection to the Corsair es used the VOX to key the
          rig. After I was sold I started putting together a plan to build a decent
          interface .... eg. cables and connectors for AF in/out, isolation xformers,
          RS232 keying, a box to contain everyting, etc. I then saw the 'Rascal'
          interface on the internet with a customized version for just about every
          rig ever built http://www.packetradio.com/psk31.htm . The price was just
          about the same or less than buying the parts (once I found them all). I
          ordered it and it came in a week or so. It is just great and works perfectly.

          Just as a side note: My Corsair VFO's ( I have the external VFO) leave a
          little to be desired vis-a-vis stability .... especially from a cold start
          (best not to turn it off). However, a brain storm came to me and I bought
          the appropriate xtal to put me on 14.070 and found that I could cover the
          whole PSK band without the VFO. The wonderful sound card software will
          modulate/demodulate any audio frequency between about 300cps and
          3500cps. I now turn on the Corsair 5 min before operation and the old
          signal is as stable as a xtal hi hi.

          The Corsair is wonderful in that the narrow 500hz filter is available in
          SSB and can be shifted across the passband. If I was to improve on this
          arrangement I would install a 3.5khz, 9mhz first filter and a narrower
          250hz second filter. I don't know where I could find such a wide first
          filter. I also tap off the audio at a low level before the audio
          control. I feed it to a small LM386 AF amp which in turn feeds the audio
          in to the computer (adjustable and separate from the main audio control).

          I haven't had so much fun on the bands for a long time since these new
          digital modes.



          Jim Dunstan VE3CI
          Thunder Bay, ON
          | 433|430|2003-12-28 19:37:55|Jim Dunstan|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          At 06:18 AM 12/28/03 +0000, you wrote:

          By the way Jerald I forgot to mention in my first post that the 'Rascal'
          interface is a Kit. It took me about an hour to hook it all up. They
          carry specific hardware for just about every rig ever built. I'm not sure
          about your Omni, but it may well have the separate RCA connectors for AF
          in/out and PTT as my Corsair.


          Jim Dunstan VE3CI
          Thunder Bay, ON
          | 434|430|2003-12-28 19:53:06|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          Nice rig to get back on air with Jerald! If you have a good working Omni
          C then you may not want to get a Pegasus or any other rig for that
          matter. The Omni version C was the final result for T*T's single
          conversion rigs with 100 watt output finals and I really think they built
          them with the best design gathered from all the older rigs. The Triton
          is very much the same as that Omni C as the basic design so it should
          have the same quite rx plus with the crystal filters in the Omni it's a
          real fine CW rig. They didn't have pass band tuning like the Corsair's
          or later rigs but I think the extra IF stage adds more internal noise so
          in some ways it's better off without the IF shift network. I had a
          chance to run an Omni D here for a while from a friend and I recall it
          had a very good notch filter that was near as good as IF shift for CW
          work.

          I would think it wouldn't be to difficult to use the Omni for transmit
          and your RX-350 as the receiver if you wanted the extra features the
          RX-350 has for computer control in receive. Don't know if you'd gain
          much but you could use the DSP and what ever else that rx can do.

          I've not ran any digital modes other than the original digital mode of CW
          but I've heard that some of them are very sensitive to drift since they
          are detecting the audio tone to communicate but probably if you used the
          remote VFO as the main one in a digital mode there will be little or no
          drift and it should work very well. This friend of mine KI8JL uses his
          Omni D with a PK232 interface for digital modes and I had a chance to
          watch it run on RTTY or something one time. It was pretty amazing to
          watch it zip along without a hitch, I never saw a rig work so fast! He
          also uses it for PSK 31 and SSTV directly with the audio in and out of
          the sound board in his computer and it works great that way too. You may
          want to mount a small fan on the heat sink of the PA just to keep it cool
          if you do a lot of digital work, they can get mighty hot during a long tx
          cycle.

          I've got an MFJ CW/RTTY interface unit but have never used it so I'd be
          interested to know what you end up doing and how well it works out for
          you. My main HF rig is the Omni V but I had to send it in to T*T for
          repair after I did a stupid thing and damaged the audio board. I had a
          cable plugged into the low level audio output jack which is the audio
          stage just before the final audio amp. Word of warning here, I left the
          cable plugged in and the other end was open, rather than unplug it I left
          it laying behind the rig and one day it fell down and hit the case of an
          old monitor scope that wasn't grounded so it spiked about 60 volts AC
          into that audio stage and blew out the notch filter IC plus some other
          thing that I just couldn't find so I had to send it in. I think the
          audio in and out jacks on the rear of the Omni V would work well for a
          digital interface but I'll be very careful about connecting it in future!

          I wasn't having any problems other than the audio problem but T*T does a
          good job when it comes to checking out a rig and it's always good to have
          a recent service report from them on a rig for resale value. No, I'm not
          thinking of selling it but one never knows what the future holds. In the
          mean time I've put my Triton in as my main rig and it gives me some time
          to get familiar with it again, wow what a nice rig that is. I bought the
          544 several years ago as a back up rig and for mobile if I ever want to
          do that but I never really spent much time running it in the shack to
          enjoy it's performance, it has to be one of the most comfortable sounding
          receivers I've ever heard, smooth audio with plenty of depth for weak
          signal work, much the same type audio as the older Omni's have and the
          rejection for signals out of the filter skirts is really something. Oh
          sure the AGC isn't all that great and it lacks some of the newer features
          and bands but once I ran it a while and got the RF gain adjusted I really
          didn't have any problem with the AGC. I've read some have had problems
          with RFI when running a Triton through an amp, last week just to check it
          I put it inline with my Centurion and ran it up to 1 KW and had no
          distortion at all in SSB or CW, it was smooth as silk and that was even
          with the external VOX unit in the power supply that even T*T says never
          worked very well!

          Your Omni C would be a very hard rig to beat as far as performance and I
          wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to get anything different like a
          Pegasus or Jupiter unless you just want the computer control for
          everything. In fact if you put the Omni C side by side with headphones
          to any other rig ever made I'd be very surprised if any of them would be
          much better or even as good. The Q of the preselector or "Resonate"
          control is quite a bit better than the broadband networks most solid
          state rigs have for the front end and I think that's one reason they work
          so well. The Omni C as all the older T*T's are built so well that they
          will be here till the cow's come home and the cat's in pajama's plus with
          T*T service there's nothing about them that can't be fixed if needed.

          If anyone has been thinking about a backup or even a main HF rig for a
          good price, take a look at the T*T Tritons or older Omni's they can hold
          their own against just about anything else. I think T*T was way ahead of
          the curve back when they built these rigs. Even with the Corsair when
          every one else was going into digital tuning and CPU's T*T held out with
          the PTO tuning and solid RF design ham radios. It's amazing how good the
          Triton sounds with just the internal speaker. Very simple basic looking
          with no keypad or fancy controls but it sure works well and for radio
          that's the bottom line.

          Have fun and welcome back to radio!
          73 Jeff aa8ve


          On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:18:36 -0000 "jeraldvolpe" <jervolpe@... writes:
          | 435|430|2003-12-28 21:39:49|Joel G|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          I ran a Yaesu FT-757GXII like this also.The set-up worked fine with some 'tweaking' of the Mic Gain,soundcard in/output levels etc......only problem was switching between PSK and phone...had to swap cables etc...I now use an MFJ 1279 and the 'hassle' is history...Good luck..:
          | 436|430|2003-12-29 00:31:12|jeraldvolpe|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Curtola" jacks to the
          Just use your
          adjust the
          the sound
          Omni-C's
          I've been
          problems.
          Thanks Tom!
          I am hoping the rf and ground loop demons don't find me but know
          they will (too far from earth ground and too much stuff). Curious
          how you are handling CW transmit. I haven't made a commitment to a
          nice external keyer or via computer keyboard. I'm certainly not
          computer poor (my job). Currently I have my station computer
          interconnected to my two receivers (RX-350, NRD-545). I was thinking
          that I might use an isolating type interface between that computer
          and the Omni just to limit demon entry points. I could use a
          different computer (hmmmm, HP Omnibook not doing anything at the
          moment) but that takes up a bit more space.... could switchbox em...

          Anyway, you don't have any issues with a direct connect. That is
          good to know. Thanks again!

          Jerald
          | 437|430|2003-12-29 00:56:48|jeraldvolpe|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Jeffrey S Johnson they built
          think T*T was way ahead of
          when
          out with
          good the
          looking
          radio
          Thanks Jeff:

          Of course buying a used piece of equipment 'sight unseen' is a bit
          nerve racking. eBay is a fine double-edged sword. I have gotten some
          treasures and some not so treasured. I am crossing my fingers on the
          Omni... owner gave it and its accessories a 9 and claimed TT rebuild
          them within the last year. So maybe I will have good fortune.

          Off subject slightly for a moment. A big reason why I decided to re-
          enter with another Ten-Tec is the loyalty and community spirit of
          Ten-Tec owners. Myself for one. I remember driving half-way across
          the country to Severville to pick up my new Triton IV. I got a
          wonderful tour of the plant and met most of the engineering and
          sales staff (at that time... hmmmm... 1976 I think). Today, I can't
          remember why I sold my Triton. I was still in the Air Force in those
          days and moving around a lot. I know I ended up working for Heath
          after the AF and build several Heath stations and then ended up with
          a Yeasu FT109 series before I went inactive. Nothing I ever had
          before or after the Triton IV had the same simple/direct feel and
          clean audio. I did have some RF feedback trouble (phased multi-band
          verticals on roof didn't help) and the front-end reed-relay failed
          once.... but TT service was and is great.

          Jerald
          | 438|430|2003-12-29 01:17:10|Lew King|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          Jerald,
           
          I'm the proud owner of a nice Ten-Tec Omni C - bought it off eBay just like you about two and a half years ago and am still delighted with it.  Since you've owned a Triton before, you won't be disappointed.  It's nice to hear the other good comments about the rig from other T*T owners.
           
          I was wondering about a computer interface to use so the replies to your question have been very helpful to me, too. 
           
          Especially want to link up with my Logger 32 program, if anyone has any experience doing that with the Omni C, I would appreciate your comments.
           
          Wishing everyone a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
           
          73 de Lew W5LEW
          | 439|430|2003-12-29 03:54:33|Tom Curtola|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          +++++++
          Thanks Tom!
          I am hoping the rf and ground loop demons don't find me but know
          they will (too far from earth ground and too much stuff).
          ++++++

          My shack is on the second floor and I too have a poor ground. Since I
          started using a vertical antenna, I haven't had any problems with rf getting
          back. On my old zepp I did have some high swr and rf problems but it was
          still manageable.


          +++++++
          Curious how you are handling CW transmit. I haven't made a commitment to a
          nice external keyer or via computer keyboard. I'm certainly not
          computer poor (my job). Currently I have my station computer
          interconnected to my two receivers (RX-350, NRD-545). I was thinking
          that I might use an isolating type interface between that computer
          and the Omni just to limit demon entry points. I could use a
          different computer (hmmmm, HP Omnibook not doing anything at the
          moment) but that takes up a bit more space.... could switchbox em...
          +++++++

          I've only used the CW feature a couple of times and even then I didn't use
          the serial port as the keying signal. Instead I used the sound card again
          to generate a pure audio sine wave to modulate the Omni C in SSB. So here
          again, the VOX would trip the rig. I know this isn't true Continuous Wave
          (A1) by ITU standards but the end listener isn't going to know that unless
          you are producing spurs and harmonics. Myself, I prefer a good old
          vibroplex and my ears for that particular mode. I have yet to see a
          computer decode as good as a human.

          Hope this helps,

          Tom
          | 440|430|2003-12-29 14:16:24|jeraldvolpe|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Curtola" card again
          So here
          Continuous Wave
          that unless
          a
          Thanks Tom. Spent most of the day net searching and reading on cw
          interfaces. I like the combination of UA9OSV's CwType v1.2
          application for sending CW and CWGet v1.37 application for
          receiving it. The CwType program appears to be increadibly
          configurable... basically uses a signal line form either the
          computers parallel or serial port as a key out line to the
          transmitter and two other lines from the parallel port version as
          inputs to the computer from an iambic paddle. Some slight signal
          conditioning is called for and then you have you keyboard
          application with split store and send screens and a multitude of
          macros to choose from and if you wish you can take your hands off
          the keyboard and make music with your paddles without changing a
          thing (you don't need an external keyer as CwType has the keying
          logic build in with lots of memories. I think it is pretty much the
          directio I will go. Checking out a couple vendor choices for
          interface as may be easier to buy than build. And and manking this
          even neeter CwType is freeware!

          Jerald
          | 441|430|2003-12-29 20:24:20|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Computer interface suggestions for Omni series C?|
          Jerald, I've read some talk about the reed relay in the older T*T's and
          how they 'may' be a problem in the faster digital modes, I don't know if
          they are or not. Some feel that just due to the size of them the faster
          modes may be limited but I have the same relay in a T*T KR-50 keyer and
          it's never had a problem with it or the one in my Triton. If the digital
          is done through all audio and the rig keyed with VOX then it would be no
          worry. It wouldn't be too much work to replace the reed relay with a
          solid state relay or build a transistor switching circuit like T*T put in
          the later rigs if this reed relay is any problem, I think I've read about
          some hams doing this and there was even a recommended solid state unit to
          put in there but that was quite a while ago and I've lost the info.

          I would use isolation transformers and maybe even common mode choke the
          cables to prevent interference from either direction. Some stations
          have no interference and others can't get rid of it so you can never know
          what to expect till you get it going.

          Hope everything gets to you in good shape and the Omni works out okay,
          since you've had a similar rig you know what to expect. I've not been to
          T*T but maybe one day I'll be driving through and stop in, I bet if you
          went there today you'd probably see a lot of the same people that were
          there in the 70's, I've been dealing with them for about 10 years and
          it's always nice to get the same people on the phone now as I did then
          for service questions.

          73 Jeff aa8ve

          | 442|442|2004-01-04 22:18:37|Larry|If mode|
          Attachments :
            Clear Day
            Turned the gain pot wide open today. Will have to use it a while to see if I like it. It did increase the rf gain, for sure.
            w5wlb

             

            | 443|443|2004-01-05 13:28:35|Waldo Pepper|Re: If Mode, Hello Larry??|
            You Opened my Eyes larry, Turning up the AF gain made folks much easier to hear as well!
            Mike KF8ZN

            Message: 1
            Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 14:18:28 -0600
            From: "Larry"
            Subject: If mode

            Clear DayTurned the gain pot wide open today. Will have to use it a while to see if I like it. It did increase the rf gain, for sure.
            w5wlb




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            | 444|444|2004-01-10 04:25:02|alembichead|Sidetone Tonality|
            Hi Everyone,
            I was once a proud owner of a Corsair 2(had a Scout too).I was
            forced to sell due to a divorce.
            Soon I will be in the market for another Ten Tec.Not sure what model
            I'll end up with but really love what I have operated so far.
            I have seen quite a few Paragons lately on E-Bay. I am not sure if I
            can do without a PTO.
            The one thing I did not like about the Corsair 2 was it's
            sidetone....It was horrible.....sounded much like a piezo "buzzer".I
            am wondering about other models and what others have experienced.
            73
            Pete N2PG
            | 445|444|2004-01-10 19:40:14|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Sidetone Tonality|
            Hi Pete,
            Yes the PTO rigs have that smooth tuning that the newer rigs lack and
            Corsair II is probably the best one T*T made with this design but really
            I think all the older T*T's are fine rigs. The Corsair II will give you
            the most features of all the PTO type rigs but the older Omni's and
            Triton's are fine rigs too. You've had a Scout so you know their
            performance plus they have the nice side tone and internal keyer. There
            is a mod for the older side tones to allow them to sound smooth with a
            sine wave, it's really just a copy of the circuit in the Omni V that is
            added to the components in the older rigs and I've heard it works quite
            well. Look for the unofficial Ten Tec website [
            http://www.qsl.net/tentec/ ] and look under Mods for this side tone mod.

            The Omni V is probably the next step up from a Corsair II in it's design
            as a ham band only high performance rig and is a very good HF rig plus
            has the extra features from the CPU like memories and keypad band
            switching. The Omni V has a sine wave side tone but no internal keyer.
            It's a tough call of which is better between the Omni V and Corsair II, I
            would expect the Corsair II would have a bit better sound audio for CW
            work and a lower noise floor since the Omni V has a PLL and CPU running
            and the Corsair II is more analog design. Corsair II can dual rx with a
            remote VFO but the Omni V has dual VFO built in and no dual rx. The Omni
            V may have a slight edge for weak signal CW work but it would be very
            slight. I don't think there's such a thing as a bad Ten Tec so if your
            looking to get another just choose the model you like. If you prefer PTO
            tuning, the Corsair II or an Omni version C would be a couple of the more
            popular rigs. Many T*T fans will say the Triton rigs have the quietest
            rx and lowest internal noise floor, I have the 544 and must agree that is
            one great receiver hard to believe they could get this type of
            performance from a single conversion design but the Triton IV surprises
            me every time I use it. The Triton's have the same basic design as the
            older Omni's which have more features but also excellent rx performance.
            I tend to prefer the analog versions because the digital readouts tend to
            cause a whine noise in the rx audio. Perhaps an analog rig with the
            remote digital display would be the best combo. In any event it would be
            very tough to find any Jap rig old or new that will sound better than the
            old T*T's.

            The older T*T's were built in a very solid way and seem to have very few
            problems, I have no worry buying an old T*T because they are built so
            well plus T*T will still service everything they ever built. You can
            also call T*T and ask them what the have for sale as used rigs, their
            used gear is all checked out and sold with a warranty, probably the best
            way to buy an older model T*T. If you do buy a T*T with PTO and it seems
            to slip or has a very stiff tuning knob there is a rebuild kit T*T sells
            for the PTO's that will bring them back to new condition so that should
            be little concern really but may bring the price down quite a bit if the
            seller doesn't know how easy it is to rebuild the PTO.

            One other thing to look for in the older T*T's is the internal wiring,
            most of them have a rather large round hole on the bottom to adjust the
            side tone. This hole is also a perfect size for mice to climb in for a
            warm winter nap, my Triton had several wires inside that were striped
            clean of insulation from a mouse that got in while the rig was used as a
            mobile. It didn't cause any damage and the rig still worked fine but if
            the wires had been moved they would have shorted to ground. This was an
            easy repair but something to remember when looking at an old T*T to buy,
            I would also recommend putting tape or a cap of some sort over these
            holes to prevent anything from climbing in on the older T*T's.

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 02:24:52 -0000 "alembichead" <alembichead@... writes:
            | 446|444|2004-01-11 03:28:07|alembichead|Re: Sidetone Tonality|
            Thanks Jeff for all the info!!
            I agree on the jap rigs having tried a few out in the past.There is
            just something Ten Tec's have that the other's lack.
            I'm glad there is a mod to smooth out the Corsiar II's side tone.I
            will consider owning one again should I come across one.
            Which model I end up with will be determined by:what's available and
            what I can afford.I would like an internal keyer but,have an outboard
            Tick4 that I built.I will definately check in with Ten Tec first.They
            were wonderful when I needed a quick repair(before I tried my own
            hand at building) on my Corsair II once.
            I am still drawn to the PTO.I love working Qrp and digging out the
            ones that the PLL's miss.Will just have to wait and see.
            Thanks again for all the information.
            73
            Pete N2PG
            | 447|444|2004-01-11 06:21:44|Richy|Re: Sidetone Tonality|
            Get the Orion, its only 3k.. The wife wont mind.. Heck, you can
            get it divided into 4 easy payments like the Bowflex machine on TV!!
            You may land in divorce court but whats more important? A good signal
            and an excellent rx are paramount to a good marriage I say!
            The Corsair II is a good choice, best to find one locally that you
            can fiddle with so you can check the PTO, switches and filter
            assessment. I loved mine. The Best PTO driven model they made. If you
            cant locate one, get an Omni V. Although I hold all of their rigs in
            high regard and consider those two equal, they are both excellent
            money minded choices. The Paragon is a super rig if you prefer gen
            coverage. All of which can be had for super deals from reputable
            sellers, if you find one cheap enough, you can have it souped up by
            TenTec and be assured its working FB for a while after your purchase.
            Regards Richy N2ZD



            | 448|444|2004-01-11 19:30:34|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Sidetone Tonality|
            Internal keyers are convenient but really I've found more benefit from an
            external keyer because they have more adjustment and changing from one
            rig to another is easier if the keyer is always the same. I use the T*T
            KR-50 Ultramatic keyer and paddle which also has it's own side tone if
            needed. The Ultramatic is really a fine keyer, I really like the feel of
            the electromagnetic tensioning and to be able to adjust the tension on
            the fly with no tools. Plus the way they have the paddles mounted with
            the axis on the bottom allows the paddles to be tilted for a perfect
            angle and the most comfortable sending. They don't have extra memories
            or anything but I really like the KR-50 keyer and I'd use it even if my
            rigs did have internal keyers.

            The side tone in the older rigs does sound a but harsh but I've found
            that after a short while I don't even notice it any more, I just set the
            volume of the side tone down to a comfortable level and don't pay any
            attention to it. One of the best side tones I've heard is from the T*T
            QRP kits where they take a sample of the transmit carrier and put it into
            the product detector so you hear the actual transmit carrier as the side
            tone. This also makes it easy to zero beat because the side tone is
            always the same as the CW offset. If there were a way to do this in the
            other rigs it sure would be nice but it would only work in rigs that can
            have both tx and rx BFO's and mixers etc. running at the same time.

            I've had an Omni V for about 9 years and it still impresses me with what
            it can hear, the Corsair II has been a rig I've always wanted to try and
            maybe one day I'll get one but it's hard to justify another high end rig
            as long as I have the Omni V. I do like to keep a back up rig around if
            needed plus it's nice to have something to travel with so I have a Triton
            544. I think one of the best deals going for quality rig at low cost
            would be the Triton 540 analog or an Omni A, either of which I've seen
            sell for about $200, the analog tend to sell for less than digital
            display versions but probably have better rx because there would be no
            internal noise from the digital display. Once I get going on CW I really
            don't need a digital display anyway. I've always thought it would be fun
            to try a Corsair II with the digital display turned off to see how well
            it would hear weak signals, with the Omni V I'd need to turn off the CPU
            as well to get rid of the digital noise so it just won't work but I use
            to do it with my Scout and the difference was amazing.

            73 Jeff aa8ve




            On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 01:28:04 -0000 "alembichead" <alembichead@... writes:
            | 449|429|2004-01-13 12:38:50|Ian|Re: TenTec Scout Modules Wanted|
            The band modules for the Scout are still available direct from Ten-
            Tec. $35 new or $25 secondhand. I recently bought 2 secondhand
            units - for all I could tell, they could have been new.

            It still amazes me when I see them going for $35+ on eBay!

            73 Ian G4FSU


            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Irena and Richard Jenkins
            VK1NDV & VK1RJ
            | 450|450|2004-01-13 23:53:22|Ken Simpson, W8EK|FM modules FS|
            I have not used FM on HF for ages, so the FM modules
            might as well go to someone who will use them.

            TenTec 256 FM module
            This module adds FM to the Paragon 585 and the
            Omni V 562, and maybe others. It works fine, and
            includes all paper work for $75

            Kenwood FM-430
            This module adds FM to the TS-430, TS-670, and
            maybe other units. It works fine, and includes
            paper work for $75.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 451|429|2004-01-14 02:04:06|Irena and Richard Jenkins|Re: TenTec Scout Modules Wanted|
            On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 09:38 pm, Ian wrote:
            +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

            Ian

            Thanks for your email. I have contacted tenTec and arranged to purchase the
            two needed items. The postage cost was only $8!! Great value from an
            excellent company. All my dealings with them have been most positive!!

            Cheers, 73 and best wishes

            Richard
            (VK1RJ)

            --
            Irena and Richard Jenkins
            'on the road/portable'
            +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
            | 452|429|2004-01-16 00:50:56|Richy|Re: TenTec Scout Modules Wanted|
            Alot of things on Ebay amaze me, I often deal there and its a good
            thing if you use your noggin (as both a buyer and a seller). I've
            seen a few rigs that were getting top dollar while the same rig new
            with a warranty could be had for 150 bucks less on sale (ie FT857 and
            FT817). The saying "There is an A$$ for every seat" certainly applies
            there. OTOH I've purchased there just to get the item I was looking
            for regardless of cost. I simply wanted it and it wasnt to be had
            anywhere else.
            Sometimes there are good deals and sometimes there arent. Ten Tec
            has a large supply of items for the asking, sometimes only slightly
            more than ebay, but a warranty is included as opposed to buying "as
            is". I like the tech specials as I like to tinker and its always fun
            to get an old radio working again. Regards.. Richy N2ZD



            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Irena and Richard Jenkins
            | 453|453|2004-01-20 01:30:29|coupcorp|FS: Near Collector Quality 405 & Matching 251|
            Have a matching pair of 509 accessories: the 405, a 50 Watt solid
            state amp, and 251 power supply for the amp, with cables and manuals
            for both items.

            Both are in beautiful condition, perfect creme finish on the front.
            Very slight blemishes on tops.

            Price is $279.95 for both units with FREE SHIPPING in the continental
            US.
            | 454|454|2004-01-24 23:34:04|dlsteele78|For Sale:Excellent Omni V|
            I have for sale an excellent Omni V.Includes original manual,DC
            power cable,217 5oo hz. filter in the first IF and an Omni V.9
            upgrade kit(not installed).This rig is in excellent condition,only 1
            or 2 small marks on the top of the case.Appear to be from the rubber
            feet on another piece of equipment.This rig was repaired and aligned
            at the Ten Tec factory in September 2003.Works fine with no problems
            I am aware of.Price is $895.00 which includes UPS Ground shipping
            and insurance to the continental US.I will accept cashiers check or
            money order.If interested please E-Mail dsteele@....

            Don Steele
            KB0BUV
            | 455|455|2004-01-25 21:58:20|J. Morris Prosser|Omni-A, QRP?|
            I have a chance to obtain an Omni-A 545, but I like QRP. Can that rig be turned down
            to QRP levels?

            TIA,

            Morris KB6QR
            | 456|456|2004-01-26 05:48:39|k5xtx|Centaur drive|
            I would like to increase the drive on my Centaur so it will run more
            than 80 watts with my K2. The Centaur has 572Bs and the K2 runs 13-
            14 watts.
            John K5XTX
            | 457|456|2004-01-26 08:02:51|Ben K8DIT|Re: Centaur drive|
            John,

            No way to make the Centaur take less drive, so your only option within
            reason is to acquire the 100W upgrade for the K2.
            | 458|456|2004-01-26 17:36:25|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Centaur drive|
            I think what you mean is you'd like more drive from your K2... You may
            be able to get more power out if you completely wire the Centaur, like
            grid drive rather than grounded grid, if that's what it is, or use one
            tube as a primary to drive the others, if you can get with an amp builder
            they can probably help you but it will pretty much destroy a good T*T
            amp. A lot of work goes into designing an amp for clean output and to
            run with in spec, if you go in and start changing things it could go down
            hill very fast and you'll end up with a parts box.

            I would never take an amp like the Centaur and make these type of
            changes, better off to buy an old amp to use the parts to build another.
            The Centaur is meant to use 811 tubes, it never will drive 572B's to
            their full potential. The best thing would be to pick up the little 50
            watt amp that went with the Argonaut 509 and put that in front of the
            Centaur, it would be a very clean system without any mods. Or get the
            100 watt PA for your K2.


            Even better, just buy an older model T*T with 100 watt output to use with
            the Centaur and keep the K2 as a QRP only rig.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 03:48:34 -0000 "k5xtx" <k5xtx@...
            | 459|455|2004-01-26 17:36:35|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Omni-A, QRP?|
            Yes the Omni A can be set back to QRP very easy by turning back the ALC and Drive controls on the front panel.  For true QRP I think there's an easy mod that will take the final PA completely out of the circuit and run straight off the low level driver board for 2 or 3 watts out which would still be controlled by the Drive control for even less output.    You'll really like the Omni A, very quite receiver, comfortable to listen to with headphones for long periods of time.
             
            73 Jeff aa8ve
             
            On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 19:56:54 -0000 "J. Morris Prosser" <jmprosserrvm@... writes:
            that rig
            TIA,
            | 460|456|2004-01-26 18:19:53|k5xtx|Re: Centaur drive|
            Ben and Jeff,
            The K2 is my QRP rig and and I thought it would be nice to be able
            to hook it up to my amp and run 100-200 watts, provided it is easily
            accomplished. You're right I don't want to make physical changes to
            the amp. I was hoping that the drive biasing could be adjusted with
            a pot or small component change.
            Thanks,
            John K5XTX
            | 461|456|2004-01-26 22:26:35|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Centaur drive|
            I think your doing good with the 80 watts. Even going from 80 to 160
            watts would only be a 3dB gain which would only be about 1/2 an S unit at
            the receive end. To make a usable increase in your signal you should
            look for about 500 to 600 watts out over your 80 watts, going to 200
            watts will probably not even be noticed.

            I think your best solution would be the 100 watt upgrade for the K2,
            using any other driver amp in line could lead to problems with QSK on CW,
            too many steps to key up. You may also do well to take a look at the K2
            reflectors for more ideas.

            If you can build an amp yourself there are several designs which will
            allow high output from the K2's QRP type drive level but the Centaur is
            just not designed for this. In any event you'll have the best signal
            quality if you don't have to drive your amp stages at full power, leave
            your amps with a bit of head room which you could easily do with the 100
            watt K2 PA kit and run it at about 80 watts in to the Centaur and let it
            run along at about 500 watts, this is what I would do. In the mean time
            just have fun with it the way it is, think of how many contacts would be
            that much better with 3 dB gain, I would expect there would be little
            difference over what you now have.

            The Centaur is a fine medium power amp and I keep thinking T*T will come
            out with something to replace it in their new lineup.

            73 Jeff aa8ve



            On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 16:18:42 -0000 "k5xtx" <k5xtx@...
            | 462|462|2004-02-02 11:08:06|jeraldvolpe|Opinions sought: Omni VI plus or Jupiter?|
            I am at a junction here. My Omni C w/remote VF) is a very fine
            transceiver setup (all filters installed)... a little drifty at
            first, but pretty nice after about 30 minutes. I have no plan to get
            rid of it. Nevertheless, I think I want to add another HF
            transceiver so I can gain some direct computer control. I have been
            looking at the various Ten-Tec models post Omni C and believe I
            would be best served if I could find a really nice, filter equipped,
            Omni VI Plus (still researching how the plus differs from the VI)
            but I am also considering a new Jupiter. The prices of these are
            about the max I can justify so the Orion is out. (I thought about
            the Pegasus... even with TT discontinuing it... but really don't
            want to be slaved to having a computer on all the time.... although
            I do have the Omni C...) I have an RX-350 now and really like the
            way the receiver works in my extremely noisy environment. Anyway, I
            am a mix of modes... CW.. PSK-31 and SSB mostly. I have pretty
            simple antennas (multiband vertical and folded dipole) and run
            barefoot to keep piece with neighbors. Suggestions? Impressions?

            Jerald
            AE6PK
            | 463|462|2004-02-02 18:01:10|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Opinions sought: Omni VI plus or Jupiter?|
            You could call T*T and ask about the Omni VI+ difference over the Omni
            VI, I believe the Omni VI + has more crystal filter slots on the 9 Mhz
            filter board and an advanced DSP and noise reduction system over the Omni
            VI. If you want computer control for everything the Jupiter would be a
            better choice, the Omni VI's would have a higher performance receiver but
            the computer won't control everything like in the Jupiter. I guess it
            will depend on how your going to use the rig, if you like CW and weak
            signal work the Omni VI + would be my choice, if you want more flexible
            options, general coverage rx, DSP filtering on rx and tx, 60 meter
            compatible, etc then it would be the Jupiter. The Omni VI should hold up
            better in crowded band conditions with better dynamic range and less
            blocking from near by strong sigs.

            I don't have either of these rigs so I'm not a very good source really
            but since I run mostly CW and like getting weak signals with a higher
            performance rx I would choose the Omni VI +. I've been running an Omni
            V for a long time and it seems to be all I need, the Omni VI + would just
            be the same with added features and I really like the Omni V design and
            performance and really can't see any need to upgrade or change to
            anything else but then again I don't use any computer in my shack. From
            a design stand point the Omni VI with it's crystal local oscillators,
            BFO's and crystal filters is a better radio design for basic
            performance.

            You could buy a Jupiter and try it for 30 days and if it isn't quite what
            you want you can return it and then look for an Omni VI. I've heard
            plenty of Jupiter owners who are very satisfied and sound great on the
            air so I've no doubt it's a fine rig. The only way to really know what
            you'd be most happy with would be to try each of them and side by side
            would be even better. The Omni C is a very fine rig too and probably a
            quieter receiver than anything they built since, I know a few CW ops who
            wouldn't want anything more than that, in the Omni VI + you'll have pass
            band tuning, more crystal filters, DSP, some computer control, same type
            rig as the Omni C but loaded with more features. The Jupiter is a
            completely different design and may be upgraded in the future for
            different things so it sure is much more flexible. If you'd like to have
            complete control from the computer you'd have to go with the Jupiter so
            the only question remaining is if the Jupiter has a good enough rx
            performance for your needs and you'll only know that by trying one.

            As far as computer control on the Omni VI +, the computer will only
            control the features that are controlled by the keypad on the rig, the
            analog controls on the left side will still need to be controlled on the
            rig. On the Jupiter I believe all the controls can be used from the
            computer so it's much more advanced in that regard. I must admit the
            Jupiter with all it's features and unlimited upgrade potential is a very
            tempting rig. The Omni VI is a pure high performance rig with fixed
            features, great for what it does but not much change in it's future.

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 09:06:50 -0000 "jeraldvolpe" <jervolpe@... writes:
            | 464|462|2004-02-02 23:35:55|Ben K8DIT|Re: Opinions sought: Omni VI plus or Jupiter?|
            jerold,

            If you havent had an Omni 6 or 6+, I would recommend it as your next choice.
            I have both the Jupiter and the 6+/opt1. The Omni 6 retains none of the
            problems your Omni C has like drifting, PTO, preselector, output control,
            and adds refinements like an external tuning knob (optional), computer
            logging, timestamp, DSP on audio, internal keyer, dual IF conversion, PLL,
            autonotch, seperate rcvr antenna, memories, narrow roofing filter and
            discreet componentry.
            The Jupiter has already been updated vis a vis the Orion and there will
            likely be refinements from thereon rendering the older offerings yesterday's
            news. If you didnt have the RX350, I'd say that you could skip the Omni 6
            and go for the newer rig simply because the Jupiter plays by an entirely
            different set of rules.
            But you like the Omni C and the Omni 6 is a refreshing paralell universe,
            now a bargain. Im not sure there's a way to use the RX350 as a mating rcvr
            for the Omni 6, but its a thought, albeit a passing thought.
            What youll miss by not having the Jupiter is variable transmit bandwidth and
            AM capability, along with no 60 meter capability. Not a whole lot in the big
            picture.
            I understand your quandry but dont think its a dilemna until you find an
            enigma that puts you into paradox territory. So just have fun, ok?
            | 465|462|2004-02-03 08:00:15|jeraldvolpe|Re: Opinions sought: Omni VI plus or Jupiter?|
            find an
            Thank you both for your input. More or less what I was thinking.
            Probably 'opportunity' will be a deciding factor. Should a truly
            mint VI Plus become available in the near future I will have a very
            hard time resisting. One of the advantages of the Orion's success is
            that hams with the resources for such a fine performer may let go a
            few Omni VI plus machines and I could get lucky! The Orion has
            certainly opened my eyes. What an impressive achievement. Clarly
            outside what I will budget for my hobby... nevertheless I applaud
            Ten-Tec on their vision. But back to Earth....

            There was an Omni VI on eBay this past week and I almost went for it
            but I thought I should hold out for a Plus version for the improved
            DSP functionality. My location suffers from an intense and
            disappointing level of man-made-noise that my RX-350 does a very
            good job of minimizing but my other receivers don't. In many ways my
            noise situation defines what I can do on HF. However there are days
            in which it goes away (not many) and although I am very computer
            literate I think the VI plus would give me all the computer control
            that I really seek with a minimum of degredation due to phase-locked
            loops, etc. And I genuinely prefer the discrete design of the Omni
            series.... and appreciate the later Omni series transceiver's
            efforts to maximize reception quality.

            Lastly, it has been very interesting comparing the reception
            abilities of my Omni C (has all three crystal filters) and my RX-350
            (and my NRD-545 for that matter... a great purchase mistake). There
            are conditions where each is truly superior to the other... Overall
            the Omni C... although 20 years old... does little to dissapoint...
            or maybe I am easy to please... just give me quality.

            Thanks again. I am always ready the mail on this group.

            73,
            Jerald
            AE6PK
            | 466|462|2004-02-04 01:15:25|Don Steele|Re: Opinions sought: Omni VI plus or Jupiter?|
            I really don't know much about the Jupiter,other than what I have read.As far as the Omni VI+,it is hard to beat.My first Ten Tec was an Omni-D.I then upgraded to an Omvi-V and was really amazed with the change.I just purchased an Omni VI+,and it is just that much better.I really like the rig,and the DSP does help.In researching before I bought the Omni VI+,Ten Tec says if you can find an Omni VI Opt 3,it is electrically identical to the 6+,with some very minor front panel difference.Hope this Helps.
             
            Don
            KB0BUV
            | 467|467|2004-02-05 17:50:36|k8tdj|Parts for older ten-tecs|
            I am a new group member, so hello. Like most of us, I've owned a few
            ten-tecs over the years. Now I've picked up a Delta I station, and
            am encountering a problem getting replacement components, pots,
            resistors and the like. Are we at the point where I should be
            looking for a "junker" radio to cannabilize or is their a semi-
            reliable source for the components ten-tec itself doesn't have? I've
            been at this hobby for 43 years, and one thing I liked about older
            ten-tec stuff was that I wasn't afraid to dig into it( i.e. rebuild
            an Argosy, Omni-D agc, rf/af contols,etc.) Is it my particular
            experience, or a sign of the times? 73, Jim K8TDJ
            | 468|467|2004-02-05 21:05:09|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Parts for older ten-tecs|
            I'd be surprised if T*T didn't have something that would work or an idea
            for replacement. It's true some things like the push pull switches in
            the pots are no longer available and some of the rotary switches are long
            gone so maybe a parts rig would be an answer but since they would be just
            as old I wonder how good they would be? I've never met up with a problem
            in a T*T that couldn't be repaired but I guess it's possible. Maybe
            looking through a parts catalog like Mouser or Digikey would offer some
            ideas. T*T used the same type components in many models of the same
            vintage so any of the older rigs would be good for parts, problem is
            trying to find a rig that would be good to take apart since it may as
            well be repaired. For the most part T*T has always used standard
            electronic components that can be found just about any where but there
            are probably a few things that have been discontinued. At least they are
            not as bad as other brands who built their own components and were
            obsolete almost as soon as they were on the market. Some things can be
            replaced in T*T's that are actually better than the original parts like
            the rotary encoders in the Omni V which are much better now then the
            original ones they used, the newer ones are smoother and have a better
            feel and last longer than the original ones.

            T*T used pretty good components on their older gear but I'm sure if one
            knew their stuff they could find higher quality replacement parts for
            just about anything, may not look original or fit quite right but would
            work. I'd rather mount some bat switches on the front panel than send a
            rig to the parts heap but if it meant getting one good rig out of two
            that had problems it may be a different story. At least we T*T users
            should make known any rigs that are going to be parted out, the total
            value of parts would probably be more than a working rig. I have seen
            some rigs on eBay being sold in parts like the old Swan's and Atlas rigs,
            they sell them as boards or sections and seem to sell very well. Since
            T*T built their rigs with separate boards they would be easy to part out
            and sell just the boards or the PA etc.

            I always thought it would be fun to use parts of one T*T to add features
            to another. Like take the 6.3 Mhz board from an Omni V and put it in a
            Triton to give the rig more crystal filters and PBT. It will probably be
            a long time till rigs are available for this type of thing but it should
            be fun if they do.

            There are some things like the VOX board in the Triton power supply that
            T*T just won't work on anymore since they didn't think they worked very
            good in the first place. I had one that was having problems and T*T said
            to just forget about it, I kept at it and replaced all the poly caps and
            it came back to life and works fine now so don't give up on something
            just because T*T says it's not worth fixing. Now that we have the web
            it's easier than ever to find components, just get a little creative and
            find something that will work, it's part of the fun of owning old ham
            rigs!

            One known weak spot in the older T*T's is the power switch in the AF pot
            that turned on the power supply. I wouldn't use that switch on any older
            T*T because it's going to fail some time and they can't be replaced, it's
            better to always use the switch on the power supply to turn the rig off
            and on. On the newer rigs it's not such a problem because the internal
            switch only turns the rigs power board on plus they used a much higher
            duty switch. Many hams have lots of old parts too so sometimes if you
            just get word out what you need someone will have it. I once needed some
            obsolete IC's for a Drake rig and I just send an e-mail out on their
            reflector and had the parts in a few days from a ham who just had them in
            a box and didn't even want them anymore.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            I am a new group member, so hello. Like most of us, I've owned a few
            ten-tecs over the years. Now I've picked up a Delta I station, and
            am encountering a problem getting replacement components, pots,
            resistors and the like. Are we at the point where I should be
            looking for a "junker" radio to cannabilize or is their a semi-
            reliable source for the components ten-tec itself doesn't have? I've
            been at this hobby for 43 years, and one thing I liked about older
            ten-tec stuff was that I wasn't afraid to dig into it( i.e. rebuild
            an Argosy, Omni-D agc, rf/af contols,etc.) Is it my particular
            experience, or a sign of the times? 73, Jim K8TDJ
            | 469|469|2004-02-08 19:39:26|Jeffrey S Johnson|Parts|
            I thought it might be of interest to some that on eBay there's one
            listing of a set of boards for the Triton 544. I don't know if it
            includes the CW filter or noise blanker but looks like all the original
            boards are there. May come in handy for someone with the Triton and
            there are components that could be used in many other older T*T rigs
            which may no longer be available.

            73 Jeff aa8ve
            | 470|470|2004-02-10 02:03:55|Richy|new members|
            Apologies to new members, I was out of town and couldnt log on to
            add you.. Regards.. Richy
            | 471|471|2004-02-14 21:05:47|jeraldvolpe|Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            Well darn... something fell in my shack and managed to land on my
            Omni C's main tuning knob taking a nastly slice out of it. Tuning is
            still fine but knob is a mess. So I am looking for a replacement if
            anyone has one of these please let me know.

            73,

            Jerald
            KG6TT
            | 472|471|2004-02-14 23:35:22|Tom Curtola|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            I hope the skirt didn't come off too. That was a nasty job for me to put
            that back on.

            Call TenTec about the knob, I bet they still stock them. I ordered the
            replacement skirt a few months back. It was just a couple of bucks) and
            they seemed to have a lot of the hardware still available for that rig, or a
            very close match. The only thing I couldn't get was the pull-on power knob.
            No problem as I like the newer style that you find at radio shack better.
            Just hope I don't ever need one of the pull-on switches for the ALC/N.B. and
            RF/Atten.

            Tom Curtola
            VA3TY
            tcurtola@...
            Toronto, Ontario - Canada

            | 473|471|2004-02-15 07:08:59|jeraldvolpe|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            Tom,

            I sent Ten-Tec off an email earlier. I am hoping that they have the
            knob. They are really great folks to work with. I have owned many
            different rigs over the years but the Ten-Tecs, although usually a
            bit RF touchy, have always been my favorites... I have a new Jupiter
            on order now as a matter of fact. Anyway the Omni's main tuning dial
            skirt is ok but sure messed up the main knob. Fortunately it did not
            mess up the PTO, still tunes perfectly... so all in all I was very
            lucky. Now I have to convince my cat to not jump around (trying to
            lay blame on him... somehow. :).

            Jerald
            KG6TT

            | 474|471|2004-02-15 09:59:23|Richy|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Curtola" I have a hard time too with my hairy legs and all. Sometimes I use
            that static spray and it makes it easier. Or I simply wear
            comfortable pants in the shack. Oh... you mean the skirt on the
            VFO/pto knob, ok never mind.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD
            | 475|475|2004-02-15 20:50:40|wa5jaw|TRITON IV (540) Missing Manual Pages|
            Hello,
            I recently purchased a Ten Tec 540 at the ham test and need some
            help. The manual I purchased from Ten Tec has missing pages. Page 3-
            9 is missing and is in the section for the RF Amp. I suspect there is
            a picture of the RF assembly and a schematic on this page either that
            or no picture and schematic have been included in the manual. Page 3-
            37 is also missing from my copy and is listed as the CW filter(??).
            Can anyone help me with a scanned copy of these pages. Or if there is
            nothing on these pages just respond to my question. My email address
            is... allensa03@... or horace.allen@....
            Thanks for your help,
            Sam WA5JAW
            | 476|475|2004-02-15 20:52:36|wa5jaw|TRITON IV (540) Missing Manual Pages|
            Hello,
            I recently purchased a Ten Tec 540 at the ham test and need some
            help. The manual I purchased from Ten Tec has missing pages. Page 3-
            9 is missing and is in the section for the RF Amp. I suspect there is
            a picture of the RF assembly and a schematic on this page either that
            or no picture and schematic have been included in the manual. Page 3-
            37 is also missing from my copy and is listed as the CW filter(??).
            Can anyone help me with a scanned copy of these pages. Or if there is
            nothing on these pages just respond to my question. My email address
            is... allensa03@... or horace.allen@....
            Thanks for your help,
            Sam WA5JAW
            | 477|471|2004-02-16 17:19:33|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            There is a simple trick to mount the dial skirt.  Use a piece of dental floss or fine thread and wrap it round the spring, pull the string to get the spring clip to pull down and slip it over the shaft while sliding the skirt on and then just pull the string out. 
             
             I bought a new tuning knob for a Triton just a couple years ago so I'm pretty sure they still have that type.  I think the older Omni has a gold colored center so that would be different but I have seen some Omni's with all silver knobs and that look pretty good to so perhaps they all could be changed if the gold is no longer available.
             
            73 Jeff aa8ve
             
             
            On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:35:19 -0500 "Tom Curtola" <tcurtola@...
            I bet they still stock them.  I ordered
            skirt a few months back.  It was just a couple of bucks)
            and
            was the pull-on
            style that you find at radio shack
            ever need one of the pull-on switches for the
            RF/Atten.
            href="mailto:tcurtola@..."| 478|471|2004-02-16 22:01:04|jeraldvolpe|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            Jeff:

            I have the Omni C which has the silver knob inserts.

            Jerald
            KG6TT
            | 479|471|2004-02-16 23:40:23|Tom Curtola|Re: Need replacement tuning knob for Omni series|
            Yup a TenTec fan told me about that trick. Even with the dental floss it
            was pretty darn difficult.

            A one point I was just going to give up and live without the skirt but I'm
            stubborn and after a few more tries, it took.
            | 480|480|2004-02-19 06:11:07|larrynaumann|Corsair CW filter question|
            I just purchased a Corsair. It had a 250 hz CW filter in it when I
            got it. I did a tune up of the radio and I find that with the narrow
            CW filter inline the signal strength is greatly degraded. I am not
            sure if the filter is installed in the corrct direction or if it
            even makes a difference. There are three capacitors on one end and
            four on the other. I find out that if I put it in with the four
            capcitor end to the back of the set and lift the ground pin in the
            back that the signal comes up to were it should be and the filter
            still works very well, very sharp selectivity. Has anyone else heard
            of this or have a clue as to why this is? I checked the switching
            diodes and they are all fine.
            Larry Naumann N0SA
            | 481|480|2004-02-19 17:10:15|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Corsair CW filter question|
            Larry, I once got a crystal filter from T*T that was not acting right,
            somewhat like yours is. If it seems to act normal with a ground pin
            disconnected there may be a shorted crystal so the crystal element it
            shorted to the can round the crystal. If the crystal cans are grounded
            with a jumper, try removing the jumpers and ground each crystal can one
            at a time to see if one of them causes the filter to not work right. If
            you find one that's shorted you can either replace it or leave it
            ungrounded, I don't know if it would be a problem to replace one crystal
            or not, it may need to be done where it can be tuned for proper band
            pass. Also check it by listening to a strong carrier with the filter on
            and slowly sweep the PBT and the VFO up and down to see if there's an
            open pass somewhere other than the proper CW offset pitch. A shorted
            crystal can also cause a shift in the band pass or change it's design
            characteristics. As long as it works okay with the ground disconnected I
            would just leave it off and use it, or call T*T to see if they can help
            by swapping you for a good one. The filters can be plugged in either way
            and still work right, you can also swap the 250 with another filter on
            that board to check the socket or board, put the 2.4 in the narrow slot
            and check the socket that way.

            73 Jeff aa8ve
            | 482|482|2004-02-19 18:46:13|overthepole|Speaking of Filters...|
            I've have a couple of questions regarding the placement of the
            optional filters in my Omni V.

            First, can anyone speak to the real difference between placing
            filters in the first and second IF? The manual explains the actual
            installation fine, but there's no discussion on why you'd choose one
            slot over the other. Any insight?

            Secondly, my Omni V still has just the stock 2.4 filter and I'd like
            to add a 1.8 for SSB. (CW filters in future) I don't know which one
            to look for, hence the question above. (I know it's either the 288
            or 218 depending on the slot) Would any of you happen to have a 1.8
            filter around the shack they'd be willing to part with? (Nothing on
            eBay lately, thought I'd ask the group in hopes that things
            accumulate in your shacks as they do mine!)

            Many thanks in advance for any and all input. I'm thoroughly enjoying
            using my "new" Omni V and learning more and more about it.

            73 de Jeffrey, N6QYS
            | 483|482|2004-02-19 22:09:12|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Speaking of Filters...|
            Filters in the second IF are centered with the pass band tuning
            oscillator so when the PBT is moved up or down the filter will move with
            it, the filters in the first IF will remain still. I run a 500 CW filter
            in the narrow 9 Mhz position and keep the 1.8 in the second IF, the 1.8
            is quite narrow for SSB and I like to be able to move the PBT to get the
            right filter pass, if it were fixed on the 9 Mhz slot it would not have
            near as much possibilities for use. I wouldn't want anything narrower
            than 500 in the first IF narrow slot because I would have very little to
            work with for PBT use, with 500 in the first and 250 in the second I can
            move the 250 window round a bit with PBT and still use the 500 narrow in
            front of it. The more filters in line the stronger the walls will be to
            reject unwanted signals. For best CW performance the 500 and 250 in line
            are great and if I had a choice I'd get the first IF and second IF 500
            filters before I got only the 500 and 250 in the second IF, the two 500's
            have more rejection and are plenty tight for most things. I find the 1.8
            SSB filter in just the second IF to be plenty good for narrow SSB and
            would probably find the 1.8 in the first to be too tight since it can not
            move with the PBT to place the signal at the right spot in the filter
            window. It may be interesting to put another 2.4 in the first IF narrow
            slot and then the 1.8 or 2.4 in the second for great rejection and 32
            poles of filtering in SSB but may start to sound a bit hollow!

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 16:45:43 -0000 "overthepole" <overthepole@... writes:
            | 484|482|2004-02-19 22:48:31|overthepole|Re: Speaking of Filters...|
            Jeff,

            Thanks for the reply. Ton of good info. I need to get what might be
            considered a little "Filters 101" on you here for a second.

            I just want to make sure I have this correct:

            On the Omni V I've got 4 slots. One comes filled with the 2.4. These
            four slots are for the first IF and remain stationary with regards to
            the PBT.

            There's one slot on the Omni V for a second IF filter, activated by
            the Narrow key. Whatever filter is placed in this slot will move with
            the PBT.

            Have I got this right?

            If so, your point about being able to move the filter with the PBT
            for the 1.8 on SSB is a good one. That means that the correct filter
            for the second IF slot (activated by the narrow key) would be the 218.

            Correct?

            Thanks for your patience Jeff, I just want to get this clear once and
            for all and when I read the manual it gets a bit fuzzy. I appreciate
            the assist.

            73 de Jeffrey, N6QYS



            with
            filter
            1.8
            get the
            have
            | 485|485|2004-02-20 03:33:14|Waldo Pepper|Omni VI RTTY Question|

            My VI has the RTTY Filter Installed, my question is, is it Normal to have to set the Pass Band Tuning at about 3 o' clock in order to receive RTTY when the 500 or 250 Cycles Bandwidth is selected?

            Mike KF8ZN


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            | 486|485|2004-02-20 16:54:15|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Omni VI RTTY Question|
            Yes. I've read that the PBT should be set to the 3:00 position for the RTTY, I've never used one but the manual should be right.  I believe they have a 9 Mhz filter for RTTY in the narrow slot which also has the offset for the PBT to be set at that point.
             
            73 Jeff aa8ve
             
            On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:33:12 -0800 (PST) Waldo Pepper <malcyor@...
            | 487|482|2004-02-20 16:54:19|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Speaking of Filters...|
            Close Jeffrey, but you've got the IF's a bit backwards, I think if your
            going to start adding filters to an Omni V you'd best start by putting
            them in the PBT board which is the second IF at 6.3Mhz. For the time
            being just forget about the extra filter slot on the 9 Mhz filter board
            unless you find a real good deal on one. I think there are only 3
            filters to choose from for the second 6.3 IF, 282 is the 250 Hz, 285 is
            500 Hz and 288 is the 1.8 Kc SSb filter. There are five different
            filters that can be used in the 9 Mhz "Narrow" slot, 216 is 500 digital,
            217 is 500 CW, 218 is 1.8 SSB, 219 is 250 CW and 220 is 2.4 SSB. For the
            best SSB performance I would add the 220 filter in the 9 Mhz slot and the
            1.8 in the PBT board, this would put two 2.4 filters in line at 9 Mhz and
            then you could choose between the 2.4 or 1.8 filters on the PBT board,
            not many rigs can offer 24 poles of crystal filtering at 2.4 Kc for SSB,
            I've never tried it but thought about it.

            The PBT board with the four filters is the second 6.3 Mhz IF so they are
            the filters which will move with the PBT knob. The main IF is at 9 Mhz
            and only has the main 2.4 Kc and one extra slot that is controlled with
            the Narrow button on the Omni V. On the front panel all the filter LED's
            on the top represent the four filters in the 6.3 IF except for the Narrow
            one which is the second filter slot next to the main 2.4Kc 9 Mhz filter.
            Any filter used in the Narrow slot will be fixed or centered so the PBT
            must be centered to use them. The filters in the 6.3 second IF are
            centered on the 6.3 Mhz IF which will allow them to move as the PBT is
            moved and they will stay aligned with the PBT. For example if I want to
            use the 250 Hz filter in the second IF and need to move my window up a
            little to get away from QRM the pitch of the rx carrier will be higher
            and as I move the PBT up the filter window will move up and I will hear
            the higher pitch nice and strong. However if that 250 Hz filter was in
            the 9 Mhz Narrow slot it would stay centered and my new PBT setting at
            the higher point would be out of the first IF (Narrow) pass band so this
            would be of no use at all. I like to rx CW at low pitch most times like
            400 Hz for weak signal work when the QRN is high so I run split and set
            the rx for the 400 Hz pitch and then move the PBT down so the filter is
            centered at the 400 Hz point or where the signal is strongest. I can use
            the 250 Hz filter that is on the PBT board and it moves with the PBT or
            what ever filter I want with the same result but any filter that is in
            the Narrow slot on the 9 Mhz board will not move so for me the 500 Hz
            filter there is as narrow as I would want. If I need to set the PBT too
            far away from center I need to turn the Narrow filter off and just use
            the 2.4 as the first filter.

            In SSB with the 1.8 Kc filter I generally find it works better if I can
            move it to favor the sideband in use, to the left for LSB and right for
            USB so I like it in the second IF and on the PBT board. If the 1.8
            filter was used in the Narrow slot on the 9 Mhz board it would be fixed
            in the center and have no adjustment. If you want to try a 1.8 filter I
            would suggest the one for the 6.3 Mhz IF where the four filters are so
            you can adjust the filter passband to align with the signal.

            For a short description the 9 Mhz IF enters the PBT board and is mixed
            with 15.3 Mhz which is adjustable with the PBT control. After the 9 Mhz
            is mixed with the 15.3 Mhz the result is 6.3 Mhz and that's the IF used.
            After the filters the IF is converted back to 9 Mhz as it leaves the PBT
            board and goes to the product detector on the IF/AF board. The second IF
            on the PBT board is only used in that board and the PBT system is sort of
            a self contained board, in fact I think the PBT board could be completely
            bypassed and the 9 Mhz could be run directly into the product detector so
            the Omni V would work more like the Omni D or any other single conversion
            T*T with a 9 Mhz IF. I've always thought the front panel on the Omni V
            should have had the Narrow filter on the left side so it would represent
            the first IF, as it is it seems backwards with the Narrow filter to the
            far right. Just remember the 2.4 main filter on the 9 Mhz IF is always in
            use but for FM, the Narrow filter is just added to the main filter and is
            a fixed filter. All the other filters which are represented on the front
            panel are in the second IF on the PBT board and will move with the PBT as
            it's adjusted. This system is probably the best filter and PBT design
            system I've ever used and when it's used with the audio level filter
            Fade/BP this rig is one great CW machine. Hope this info helps some.

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 20:48:27 -0000 "overthepole" <overthepole@... writes:
            | 488|482|2004-02-20 18:27:23|overthepole|Re: Speaking of Filters...|
            Hope this info helps some.
            Jeff,

            FB on all! That helped a lot Jeff, thanks very much. I agree, the
            order of the filter buttons does seem counter-intuitive and did add
            to my confusion. I kept wanting to think of the buttons on the left
            as "first". I also agree that they could have put the Narrow key on
            the left. Perhaps they could have called it "1st" or "9MHz" or
            something.

            Well, in any case, sounds like you've figured it out regardless.
            Thanks a lot for the demystification! I appreciate your contributions
            to the group.

            Keep me in mind if you come across a stray 288 filter!

            TNX es best 73 de Jeffrey, N6QYS
            | 489|489|2004-02-22 20:53:07|wa5jaw|TRITON IV AUDIO PROBLEM|
            Hello,
            Wonder if anyone can help me eliminate the extremely loud pop that
            occurs on the first character that a strong CW station sends. I have
            changed out the AGC capacitor to a 10 mf and that was some help but
            does not address the real problem. If there is a long delay between
            words the pop will occur over and over during a conversation.
            Thanks,
            Sam
            | 490|489|2004-02-23 02:14:27|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: TRITON IV AUDIO PROBLEM|
            This is a rather normal thing with the Triton, try setting the RF gain
            back to about half range when your working a strong station. The pop
            also swamps the rx audio till the AGC can recover but I've found if I
            turn the RF gain back the problem is near completely gone.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 18:53:05 -0000 "wa5jaw" <allensa03@... writes:
            | 491|491|2004-02-24 04:31:20|smokey1310465|FS ARGONAUT 509 and 208 Filter|
            Ever since I got my ARGOSY II, my ARGO 509 has been sitting on my
            shelf in the "off" position. Too many radios, so something needs to
            go. The rig is real clean and works well; the face panel has no
            visible marks. Comes with the 208 CW Filter and original manual.
            Serial number 02930. Asking $200.00 plus shipping UPS from 10465.
            Joe, WA2PJI. Please send all correspondence to rsalvo@....
            | 492|492|2004-02-26 19:37:49|km5wn|New Ten Tec Man Who Recently Made The Switch|
            Hello Everyone. I am glad a friend of mine told me about this
            group. I would like to relate my recent good fortune in a search for
            a better rig. But first let me give you my radio and operating
            background.

            I started out in ham radio as a No-code technician in 1996. My dad,
            who was an ex-marine radio op decided to study up for the test the
            night before and went with me to the examination. We both passed the
            test with flying colors althoug a was surpised my dad made so high on
            the test...guess a background in electronics really helps.

            I then enjoyed the usual 2-meter activity for over a year and became
            fascinated with the idea of CW. I stared listening to some tapes
            while mobile and went and took the CW 5 WMP test...and failed
            miserably. I did't give up....anything worth having is worth extra
            effort. about 3 months later and with a whole lot more listening I
            passed the 5 wpm tes...just barely. I went out and purchased the
            ICOM 706 MKII as a base rig with the hope of later purchasing an
            additional base rig and putting the 706 mobile. I finally got up the
            nerve and made my frist CW QSO with a nice FISTS member in CA.
            Needless to say, I am now FISTS NR 5143 and my first experience
            hooked me on CW. I never listended to another code tape again.
            After being on the air for a while I went and took the 13 WPM test
            and passed with ease along with the written to get my General Class
            License. 3 months later I was an Advanced class operator. After
            many more QSO's I went and failed the 20 WMP test and passed the
            Extra written. 2 weeks later I passed the 20 WPM test and was
            rewared with the Extra class lic.

            I still enjoy local 2m QSOs and talking with friends on the 75M 3.862
            MS phone net frequency. But my favorite mode is definately CW.

            I purchased a knwd TS-850 on ebay and got lucky..it was in mint
            condition and used it about 2 years and started using the 706
            mobile. The 850 is a great rig and worked well on SSB and CW. But
            so many of my CW friends kept telling me about how much they enjoyed
            their Ten-Tecs. So I decided I would try and sell the 850 at the
            Jackson, MS Ham Fest. I had the rig out on the table for a short
            time when a fellow MS transplant from MN stopped by (W0XV). He told
            me he was looking for a mint codition 850 for his radio collection
            and wanted to know what I was planning on upgrading with. I told him
            I was interested in a Ten Tec rig of equal or better performance so
            he invited me to his home the following Sunday to make my selection
            and trade with him. By the way, I met this guy on CW 4 years
            earliear when he was living in MN. I made the 1 hour trip down to
            Brookhaven, MS and was treated to a steak dinner and the pleasure of
            meeting another ham from OK. We then went out back to what I call
            the radio museum. I was amazed at all the different rigs on display
            and most hooked to an antenna for operation. His Collins collection
            is extensive. Yaseu, Kenwood, Ten-Tec, Icom...they were all
            represented here dating back to the vintage rigs. I was directed to
            the Ten Tec side where sat a Corseair, Corsaair II, Omni 5, and a
            Paragon II. My choice was between a Omni 5 and a Paragon II. Both
            were loaded with filters and I had a hard time deciding whih one for
            me. After playing around with both for a bit I decided on the
            Paragon II. I took it home and operated it for a week and really
            loved it. I was a little dissapointed at some of the comments on the
            way my audio sounded with the Paragon II, but folks who were
            unfamilar with my voice said it sounded fine. After talking with a
            few friends and with Ten-Tec I stared thinking that maybe the Omni V
            would have been a better sellection. So I called my buddy up and
            told him I wanted to try the V. We traded out and after using the
            five for 3 weeks now I know I found the rig for me. I love the big
            display, and genreal coverage was something I never used. I missed
            the RIT from the Paragon II but once I got used to using SPLIT as an
            alternative it was no big deal. The other deciding factor was that
            the Paraon II has all of its filters in the 6MHz IF, but the OMNI V
            allows for a filter in the 9MHz IF as well. So after operating a few
            crowed areas and witching the 250Hz 6MHz filter on along with the
            250Hz 9MHz NAR Filter I could really see a big difference. I am
            really pleased with the performance of the OMNI V.

            Comparing the Paragon II with the 850 I would have to say the Paragon
            II is a better rig, especially on CW. The Omni V is in a class by
            itself, seems to have a much better receiver than the 850 or even the
            Paragon II. The smooth QSK on CW is what I really love about both
            Ten-Tecs. The audio reports I recieved on the Omni 5 with the
            standard hand-mike were much better than the Paragon II and folks
            said that is was either equal or better than my 850 audio. I was
            using the same micraphone for the Paragon II and the Omni V.

            Both the Paragon II and the Omni V are works of art. I would have to
            say that for what I intend to do with the rig...lots of CW and decent
            good sounding audio in SSB for occasional rag chews... the Omni V is
            the better rig for me. The 2 things that really stand out compared to
            the 850 are the operating manual and the folks at Ten Tec. The
            operating manual was like having a service manual built in. I
            couldn't get over how much detail and explanation went into each
            individual circuit. I started thinking that these folks must
            actually want you to work on your own rig...something the Jap Mnfctr
            seem to be secretive about. The 850 operating manual was just that a
            simple operating manual. The other surprise was when I called up to
            Ten Tec to ask a question, a real service man answered the phone. He
            answered all of my questions and helpd me to choose between the
            Paragon II and the Omni V. Try to call Kenwood and get that kind of
            service.

            I have recently acquired a little Ten Tec Scout 555 with all the band
            modules except 12M. I was really surprised at how well the receiver
            works on it as well as the good audio reports on SSB. The Jones
            filter really works great on CW. Perfect little rig for my portable
            excursions such as the MS QSO Party coming up this weekend..the first
            MS QSO party since 1965. I will be operating portable in a rare MS
            county..Claiborne County...mostly CW..along with a friend who will be
            on SSB.

            I must admit that I am now a real Ten-Tec man. I have a Ten Tec
            coffee mug and a ten tec cap. I am the proud owner of a OMNI V and a
            Scout 555. I guess eventually I might try the OMNI VI or VI+ but it
            is hard to see how they could improve on the OMNI V performance..but
            I know thay have added many other features to the newer models.

            Hope I haven't bored anyone to death with this hope some folks will
            find it interesting to read..take care and best 73..hope to see you
            on CW or SSB

            Brad KM5WN
            | 493|492|2004-02-26 21:16:15|overthepole|Re: New Ten Tec Man Who Recently Made The Switch|
            to
            decent
            is
            Welcome aboard Brad!

            I have a similar story to yours. I picked up an Omni V a few months
            ago and haven't looked back since. It was different to use at first,
            not difficult, just different from my TS-820 that it replaced. (And I
            loved the 820. Great solid rig, still in the shack in back-up mode.)
            But the more I use the Omni V, the more I like it. Signal and audio
            reports are always very good and I'm amazed at how well I can hear. I
            always had a pretty good idea of who could hear me, and how well,
            based on how well I was hearing them on the 820. The V totally
            changed that, I can now hear people that won't neccesarily hear me.
            Never like that with the 820. Great receiver. And I'm told that the
            ham bands only receivers perform a bit better than the general
            coverage type.

            Being solid state, it's more choosy about what it sees at the output
            than the 820 was, so I'm through the tuner a little more often. But
            no big deal there. I'm also impressed with the amount of manipulating
            you can do to the receive with the PBT and Notch etc. It's amazing
            what I can steer away from QRM wise. Great stuff.

            There are some really knowledgable ops in this group. They're
            difficult to stump and they've been a great help to me. So I would
            encourage you to post whenever you need an assist.

            I consider myself a convert as well and am having a difficult time
            resisting the urge to start *collecting* these rigs!

            73 and enjoy the new rig,

            Jeffrey, N6QYS
            | 494|494|2004-02-27 08:02:13|TenTec@yahoogroups.com|Reminder - Mississippi QSO Party |
            We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

            Mississippi QSO Party

            Date: Saturday, February 28, 2004
            Time: All Day

            First MS QSO Party Since 1965
            | 495|495|2004-02-28 15:12:26|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 229 antenna tuner FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 229 antenna tuner

            This tuner will handle full legal power, and features a
            roller inductor, so you can get an exact match.
            There is also a built in wattmeter and SWR bridge,
            plus a 4 position antenna switch. It can be used
            on any HF frequency, since it is continuously
            adjustable. It includes an internal balun.

            This particular unit is different than most in its
            cosmetics. This one matches the color of the Paragon
            or Omni V. It is NOT the color of the earlier Omni
            series, like most 229 tuners. To put it another way,
            this one is the color of the 238 tuner, and is electrically
            exactly the same as the 238 tuner. Basically, this one
            is a cross between a 229 and a 238. It functions 100%,
            and looks the same. I can not find a scratch or defect
            of any sort on it. Paper work is included for $250
            plus shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 496|496|2004-03-03 02:41:07|py2mrd|Balun HELP !|
            Folks, I am looking for a TT balun for using in my tuner 229B. Is it
            possible finding one ?

            Regards
            Luiz
            PY2KD
            | 497|497|2004-03-05 23:17:32|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Digital Triton plus accessories FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec Triton IV ( Model 544) Digital HF transceiver
            Covers 80 thru 10 meters, but not the WARC bands.
            Fully solid state, with approximately 100 Watts output power.
            Of course it has the great QSK on CW that TenTec is famous for,
            along with really great audio. Digital readout.
            This one is in good shape. It works 100% as best I can tell.
            Cosmetically, it is very, very good. No scratches that I can
            find. All original knobs, as well as the tilt up front feet.
            With paper work for $ 250

            TenTec 262 G power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
            Cosmetics match the Triton IV (Models 540 and 544), but
            it can be used with almost any HF rig. It has a speaker and
            VOX built in to it. It works fine, and looks fine.
            With paper work for $100

            TenTec 245 CW filter.
            Fits any of the Triton series (I, II, IV, 540, and 544), and
            has up to 3 levels of filtering (as narrow as 150 Hz).
            With the paper work for $50

            TenTec 700 C hand microphone
            This is the TenTec hand microphone that can use a 9 V
            battery inside, to power the electret condenser microphone
            element. This permits it to be used with the rigs that take
            the 1/4 inch stereo plug (which is on it now), such as the
            Argonaut, Triton, Argosy, early Omnis, etc. It works 100 %
            and looks close to new. With paper work for $ 35

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 498|498|2004-03-07 23:07:36|Edouard Bruchac|Delta II Info?|
            Hi to the group from a new member.I just acquired a Delta II,and am
            slowly learning to appreciate the TT mystique.No manual,but most of
            the controls are intuitive,except for the,"S.T.VOL" switch.

            I haven't found any D2 references on this list,and wonder if any of
            you would care to comment on the rig? My first impressions are a very
            quite reciever,and supprisingly good selectivity,using the PBT and IF
            BW.

            73 de Ed N4ZUM
            Springville,AL
            EM-63
            | 499|499|2004-03-10 18:44:27|Alec|[Paragon585] RS232 Codes, please|
            Hi Guys,
             
            please, could you be so kind, copy the command chart from
            RS232 Interface Manual of Paragon585, and e-mail me such?
             
            I badly need the chart for computer controlling software...
             
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
            | 500|500|2004-03-11 05:20:59|taephono|Need Hiss Mod. for Scout 555|
            This link on the unofficial TenTec page takes me to a dead link,
            does anyone have the instructions for this mod they can send me.

            thanks
            73,
            Clint
            WS1V
            | 501|501|2004-03-11 19:01:44|Alec|Paragon585 - RS232 Interface codes, please...|
            Hi Guys,
             
            please,
            can anyone find the code chart of Paragon 585's RS232 Interface,
            and, please, e-mail me such?
             
            Very obliged,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
            | 502|501|2004-03-12 21:41:31|Arne Andersson|Re: Paragon585 - RS232 Interface codes, please...|
            Hello Alec!
            Have an Paragon585 also and the command code chart is as following.
             
            KEY FUNCTION                    CHARACTER                    ASCII CODE
            0                                                        0                                            30
            1                                                        1                                            31
            2                                                        2                                            32
            3                                                        3                                            33
            4                                                        4                                            34
            5                                                        5                                            35
            6                                                        6                                            36
            7                                                        7                                            37
            8                                                        8                                            38
            9                                                        9                                            39
            RCL/GLC                                          :                                            3A
            MLC/SET                                          ;                                            3B 
            STO/GL                                            <                                            3C
            CLEAR                                             =                                            3D
            VOICE                                                3E
            SPOT                                                ?                                            3F
            ENTER                                              @                                           40  
            MT/10 HZ                                            A                                            41
            DISP.                                         B                                            42
            LCK                                                    C                                            43
            ML/MC                                                D                                            44
            A=B                                                    E                                             45
            A/B                                                        F                                            46
            FAST                                                    G                                            47
            RX OFF.                                                H                                            48
            TX OFF.                                                I                                            49
            SPLIT                                                    J                                            4A
            MS/RATE                                            K                                            4B
            FM                                                        L                                            4C
            AM                                                        M                                            4D
            LSB                                                        N                                            4E
            USB                                                        O                                            4F
            CW                                                        P                                            50
            TUNE                                                    Q                                            51
            6.0 FILTER                                            R                                            52
            2.4 FILTER                                            S                                            53
            1.8 FILTER                                            T                                            54
            .50 FILTER                                            U                                            55
            .25 FILTER                                            V                                            56
            . (DEC. PT.)                                            W                                            57
            SHIFT                                                    X                                            58
            DOWN/HBD                                        Y                                                59
            UP/HBU                                                    Z                                            5A
            TUNE UP                                                [                                                5B
            STATUS                                                \                                                5C
            TUNE DOWN                                        ]                                                5D
             
            73 de Arne
            SM5CNQ
            | 503|503|2004-03-13 21:56:23|Phono-Guy|Scout 555 mobile bracket|

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            | 504|504|2004-03-14 23:31:49|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec power supplies FS|
            TenTec power supplies FS

            TenTec 280 power supply
            This supply will power most any of the TenTec rigs,
            or any other rig needing up to 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            It is quite heavy duty, and includes an ammeter on
            the front panel. It is the chocolate brown color that
            matches the early Omni or Delta rigs, but will work
            with most HF rigs. This one works 100%, and
            looks very nice as well. With paper work and
            original box for $130.

            TenTec 262 G power supply
            This supply is made to match the Triton IV series
            (Model 540 and 544) of rigs, but will work with most
            HF rigs. It will supply 13 V DC at up to 20 amps. It
            has a speaker built in, as well as VOX. It works fine
            and looks fine also. With paper work for $100.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 505|501|2004-03-15 18:56:00|Alec|Re: Paragon585 - RS232 Interface codes, please...|
            Great thanks Arne,
             
            your kindness is really appreciated.
            Having red the info, I found the '+' has no assignable function in the chart
            it means one of my friends had been right about that. I must apologize to him then...
             
            73,
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
            | 506|501|2004-03-18 18:26:37|Alec|Re: Paragon585 - RS232 Interface codes, please...|
            Arne,
             
            please, one more question...
             
            What about rig hex address? Do you have any suggestions in the matter?
             
            Yours,
             
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
             
            | 507|501|2004-03-18 20:56:54|Arne Andersson|Re: Paragon585 - RS232 Interface codes, please...|
            Hello Alec!
             
            Nothing in the manual abt any rig hex adress. Only to use on COM1 or COM2
            Have you tried with different polling intervals 1000ms is default in Logger32.
            Sorry I cant help because my interface is broken.
             
            73 de Arne/SM5CNQ
            | 508|508|2004-03-23 10:20:16|nj3f_ed|wanted 1340 qrp rig|
            looking for a 1340 40 meter qrp ten tec rig. Built or still in kit
            form. thanks.
            | 509|509|2004-03-24 22:15:29|Michael Freedman|Orion Available|
            I have an Orion  ( serial # 09C1052) with the autotuner, fan, 217 (500hz) and 218 (1.8Khz) filters, Remote Tuning Knob #302.  Unit is in perfect working order, as new cosmetically with manual and original carton.   $3300.00 US plus  1/2 shipping charges. ( i.e will split Fedex 2nd day air to make sure unit arrives safely) -   Mike VE3BGE
            | 510|510|2004-03-28 11:41:52|Aleksander Otulak|Help, please|
            Dears,

            please, be so kind, and put your vote at our school site
            http://eduseek.interklasa.pl/urn/konkurs/index.php

            to our school name:
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            (presently position No.11)

            The site is in Polish, so you might be a bit confused,
            but it is about putting statistically a number of possible
            reaches through the Internet.
            One vote - each day - please...

            Yours,
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            | 511|511|2004-03-29 20:42:09|jerloch|Omni C and PSK31|
            Is anyone using the Omni C for PSK31 and how is it working for you, I
            cant seem to turn down the drive enough even if I lower the drive to
            the mic input so that it barely picks up the VOX.

            Thanks
            Jerry AC5WE
            | 512|511|2004-03-29 21:03:11|Tom Curtola|Re: Omni C and PSK31|
            I use all the digital modes on my Omni C. PSK31, RTTY, FELD HELL. I use
            the phone patch RCA plugs at the back of the set directly to the sound card.

            SOUNDCARD
            line out line in
            | |
            phone in phone out
            OMNI C

            No need for even an interface. Keep the volume levels very very low on the
            computer, just barely on and it provides about the right amount of drive.
            Or use a 20K / 4K ohm signal divider.

            | 513|513|2004-03-30 04:11:02|edn4zum|Delta II "J3" Jack on back of rig? PSK31?|
            Couple of quick questions about the Delta II.(Newly acquired rig--waiting on
            a manual to come in).
            (1) What is the "J3" jack,on the back of the rig?
            (2) Any of you using the Delta II for PSK31 or RTTY? There isn't an
            indication on the meter for ALC, and you normally adjust the soundcard
            output until there is no ALC indication,for a correctly modulated signal.
            There is an,"ALC",marking,on the front panel,between the pwr and AF/RF
            knobs,and I'm guessing that when
            the light goes out,the ALC is minimized?
            Thanks in advance,
            73 de Ed N4ZUM
            | 514|511|2004-03-30 08:05:50|jeraldvolpe|Re: Omni C and PSK31|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "jerloch" to
            I use PSK-31 on both my Omni-C and my Jupiter. I have a home-brew
            interface that is basically transformer isolation in the audio
            circuits and opto-isolators in keying circuits for com and lpt
            ports... but that is another story. I use a swithbox full of low
            power relays to change the direction of all signal lines and their
            associated shields from one transceiver to the other. Does this
            work? Yes, very nicely. The Omni-C is far less 'rf feedback'
            sensitive and receives nicely. The audio out from the rear connector
            is still a bit too hot and needed a simple resistive attenuator. I
            prefer to not run the computer input level control at the bottom nor
            the Omni's volume control much below the 2 position in order to
            maintain better audio signal-to-noise ratio. Anyway, after
            experimenting with a few resistors I got the amount of attenuation I
            was after.

            Once the Omni-C's PTO settles down it is just fine in the digital
            modes.

            73,
            Jerald
            KG6TT
            | 515|515|2004-03-31 03:47:43|Bill Hodgson|Scout Manual|
            I am new to this group and would like to ask a question.  If it has already been asked, please accept my apology for duplicating.
             
            I am becoming the proud owner of my first TenTec radio.  I have purchased a complete Scout 555 transceiver.  It is complete with all the modules that I want, but does not have an owner's manual.
             
            Does anyone know of a source for one of these manuals?  I am willing to buy one if anyone knows of a source.  I want to make sure I operate my new radio properly.
             
            Thank you for your responses.
             
            Radioman42001


            radioman42001@...


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            | 516|515|2004-03-31 17:58:40|Richy|Re: Scout Manual|
            I am obtaining a scout in about a week, if your request goes
            unanswered I will copy mine and get it out to you. Tnx Richy N2ZD


            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Bill Hodgson already been asked, please accept my apology for duplicating.
            purchased a complete Scout 555 transceiver. It is complete with all
            the modules that I want, but does not have an owner's manual.
            willing to buy one if anyone knows of a source. I want to make sure
            I operate my new radio properly.
            | 517|517|2004-04-03 13:53:20|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 262 G power supply FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 262 G, 20 amp power supply

            TenTec 262 G power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC
            Cosmetics match the Triton IV (Models 540 and 544), but
            it can be used with almost any HF rig. It has a speaker and
            VOX built in to it. It works fine, and looks fine.
            With paper work for $100

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 518|518|2004-04-03 16:03:55|py2mrd|W2IHY EQ and Pegasus|
            ALL, I am trying using the W@IHY with the PEG and I get a kind of "RF
            FEEDBACK" or a overloaded signal. Is there any experience in that
            case you could share with me ?
            Tks
            Luiz
            | 519|519|2004-04-05 15:15:36|bill|Ten Tec 405 Amplifier|
            Has anyone fixed a 405 that has had to much RF put throught it? I
            have a broken 405 that the previous owner tried to use with 15 watts
            input.... needless to say it no longer works. Any tips would be
            appreciated.

            Thanks

            Bill, VA3OL
            | 520|519|2004-04-05 18:55:22|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Ten Tec 405 Amplifier|
            Check the transistors, If that's the same amp design as their other rigs
            I'd say the driver pair are probably blown but the finals may have gone
            as well. I think they are all about $5 to $10 each if you order them
            from T*T direct. Also check the resistors and the circuit traces on the
            boards to see if any have burned. They are a pretty basic amp design so
            doing a static component check is pretty straight forward. The
            transistors should be easy to remove with a little solder wick and an
            iron.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 13:14:29 -0000 "bill" <willy2it2001@...
            | 521|521|2004-04-09 17:29:53|overthepole|961 Power Supply Question|
            Greetings Group,

            I've got a 961 power supply for my Omni V and it recently started
            to "miss fire" when starting. That's the best way to describe it I
            suppose. It tries to turn on, the LED flickers but it
            doesn't "catch". It took me 4 or 5 tries to get it to stay on this
            morning. It started to do this last night when it took me 3 tries to
            get it started.

            Has anybody experienced this? I'm tempted to just leave it on in the
            meantime.

            Any and all insight appreciated!

            73 de Jeffrey.
            | 522|521|2004-04-09 22:21:51|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: 961 Power Supply Question|
            How is it once it's on, does it drive the rig okay? There is a high
            current trip that may be a little sensitive, they suggest always turning
            the power supply on first and then the rig. I leave mine on all the time
            but if it ever trips off it takes a few tries to get it on. You may need
            to set the current trip point up a bit.

            Jeff aa8ve


            On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 15:28:54 -0000 "overthepole" <overthepole@... writes:
            | 523|521|2004-04-09 23:02:13|overthepole|Re: 961 Power Supply Question|
            Hey Jeff,

            Thanks for the insight. Yes, it does drive the rig ok. I've come
            upon a theory here. There is another large power supply on the
            same AC power strip, if I turn that on first, (and when I do it
            causes a huge surge, you can hear it), and then try the 961, it
            won't start. However, if I start the 961 first there's no problem. So,
            it appears as if the high current trip can be activated by a large
            enough surge on the AC side, even in the off position.

            So far, it has never tripped off during operation, so for now I'll
            assume that the over-current protection is set high enough.

            Thanks for the assist!

            Jeffrey.


            high
            turning
            the time
            need
            I
            to
            in the
            | 524|521|2004-04-10 17:08:14|G Bay|Re: 961 Power Supply Question|
              Just for laughs
             check the voltage with the other supply on.
            May be pulling down ac due to resistance in the power strip.
            Doesn't cost anything to check.
            good luck
            Gary

            overthepole | 526|526|2004-04-18 17:41:14|Tom Thomas|Scout Speaker|
            New to the list but have had my Scout for more than 10 years. Thought
            I had a receiver problem but the TEN-TEC folks correctly told me it
            sounded like a speaker problem and it was. They no longer carry the
            speaker in their inventory. Currently have an external speaker and
            head phones so I am still on the air. Looked for speaker on the net
            and could not find a match. Looking for a 3 inch, 4 ohm, 1 watt
            speaker.

            Any Ideas?

            Thanks

            Tom, WA6WPG
            | 527|526|2004-04-18 18:12:29|Rick Robinson|Re: Scout Speaker|
            The other day I was in a RS store and they had on closeout a speaker that
            was the type to be mounted in a radio on the shelf. You might check there
            and see if your store has one. I will look at our store if i get by there
            today and get the specs and price. Another source might be the salvage of a
            junk cb transceiver speaker. GL, Rick. K8DXN
            | 528|526|2004-04-18 19:51:17|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Scout Speaker|
            Tom I reckon an 8 ohm would also work which may help widen your search.
            Speaker failure often is a break in one of the small wires running into
            the coil. It's a very delicate job but I have been able to solder those
            and repair a speaker in the past which turned out to be a permanent
            repair.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:41:11 -0000 "Tom Thomas" <wa6wpg@...
            | 529|529|2004-04-19 13:42:30|Dave Moorman|Corsair questions|
            I just bought a Corsair 2 (eBay) and am selling an Argonaut 509. Also
            have a Triton 4 digital, which the Corsair will eventually replace.

            The question is - can the Triton 4 power supply be used to power the
            Corsair 2? They use the same voltage and connector so it should work,
            but it would be reassuring to know if there are any pitfalls.

            How about the outboard Triton VFO? Can it be used with the Corsair?

            It looks like Corsair 2 manuals are hard to find. Anyone have an extra?

            Many thanks,

            Dave K9SW
            | 530|529|2004-04-21 20:54:57|Richy|Re: Corsair questions|
            The power supply can be used on your Corsair II. The VFO I dont
            know. The manual is available thru Ten Tec or ham manual suppliers.
            Congrads on buying one of the finest radios ever made by Ten Tec. If
            you bought the one listed in the NY area, congrads it was mine at one
            time. :-) Richy N2ZD

            | 531|529|2004-04-22 03:51:55|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair questions|
            On Apr 21, 2004, at 1:53 PM, Richy wrote:

            This one is actually from California, Richy, so it probably has a nice
            suntan. :-) The Corsair looks like a very nice radio, but I don't
            know what filters this one has in it.

            After the Corsair arrives and is working well, I'll have a Triton IV
            digital on the market, with PS, VFO, and ammeter, if anyone is
            interested.

            Dave
            | 532|529|2004-04-22 18:07:29|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair questions|
            At 08:46 PM 4/21/04 -0500, you wrote:

            The stock xtal filter arrangement for Corsair is a 4 pole 9mhz filter with
            an 8 pole 6mhz filter @ 2.4khz. The optional arrangements are changing the
            9 mhz fl. from a 4 pole to an 8 pole and adding up to 3 additional 6mhz fls
            eg. 1.8khz, .5khz, and .25khz. The 6mhz fls. can be moved anywhere across
            the 9mhz IF bandpass and any fl can be used in any mode! Great
            flexibility! By the way, I believe all of the fls are still available from
            TenTec.

            I bought mine used 10 or 12 years ago and it still operates very well. The
            performance is equal to or better than anything made today. I use mine a
            lot for digital type work .... PSK31 is now my favorite mode. I run this
            mode using crystal control from the external VFO. Since the narrow cw fl
            is available in SSB it can be moved across the pass band for wonderful
            performance. I have been thinking of ordering the 250 hz fl for this purpose.

            I'm sure you will enjoy your Corsair.

            Jim Dunstan VE3CI
            Thunder Bay, ON
            | 533|529|2004-04-23 03:26:59|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair questions|
            Very interesting, Jim. That's a very flexible arrangement. I imagine
            changing the 9 MHz filter from 4 pole to 8 pole makes the sides steeper
            and the corners sharper.

            Haven't been to Thunder Bay for several years but did enjoy our visits.
            Nice place during the summer!

            Dave



            | 534|529|2004-04-23 14:53:55|Richy|Re: Corsair questions|
            You will love that rig, it's the prior high end rig to the Omni V.
            I sold mine on Ebay and the guy just sold it again last week. It had
            lots of optional filters and worked FB. Had lots of fun with it. Let
            us know when she arrives and how you like it. Tnx Richy N2ZD


            | 535|535|2004-04-23 15:04:01|Richy|FS: Scout (not working) special deal|
            Hi Rich here,

            I currently have a Scout 555 on Ebay in "not working" condition.
            It turns on but no TX or RX ( it does show tx but no power out or
            audio). The display stays locked on one freq.

            It comes with 3 band modules 10m,20m,40m, Power cord, manual, and a
            Ten Tec hand mic all in very clean condition, the optional noise
            blanker will be included for any group members here, but not on ebay.
            Its up for a "Buy it now" of $250 plus shipping.

            If anyone on the list is interested in the above. I will take $225
            and ship it free to any member here. Paypal is accepted (cash
            transaction only please). Its a good deal for the tinkerer. Tnx Richy
            N2ZD ss409ss at a o l dot com
            | 536|536|2004-04-24 00:58:18|Dave Moorman|Corsair receive question|
            The Corsair 2 arrived this afternoon and looks very nice. It puts out
            RF, but does not receive. It's as if the antenna jacks are not
            connected to the radio - there isn't even random pops, etc., you get
            when connecting or disconnecting the antenna. Nada.

            I'd say either the RF stage or mixer (whichever comes first) is not
            working, or I'm missing something very basic.

            Controls are set:

            BP filter - out
            Notch - out
            Offset - off
            Crystal - any position
            Mode - CW
            Drive - 0
            NB controls - off
            QSK - fast
            RF/Atten - 10 (pushed in so attenuator LED is off)
            Volume - 10
            Bandswitch - 7 MHz

            There's internal from the receiver which goes up and down with the RF
            and AF gain controls.

            There is a jumper in the accessory plug.

            Nothing changes with the RX/TRX switch on the rear.

            Thanks for any suggestions!

            Dave K9SW
            | 537|536|2004-04-24 01:51:41|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair receive question|
            At 05:45 PM 4/23/04 -0500, you wrote:
            ?? no out position .... continuously variable

            Filter selection ??? select the broadest available

            ????? not sure what you mean.

            jiggle the connections .... sometimes they become intermittent. Is the
            digital frequency readout working? There should be a VFO jumper on the
            rear near the accessory plug (2 RCA connectors). When you rotate the
            frequency knob the readout should follow and show stable frequency
            change. If seems to be erratic you may have a problem with the VFO jumper
            at the rear.



            Jim Dunstan
            Thunder Bay, ON
            | 538|536|2004-04-24 02:09:11|Ben K8DIT|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Dave,

            This is a common oversight! The TX/EN and TX/OUT should have a shorting bar
            accross them unless you are using an amp and then there is a connection back
            and forth from any ten tec amp you might use, this is for qsk timing the
            amp. Many hams forget to replace this shorting bar that's supplied by the
            factory. So a short jumper with rca plugs on them will suffice if you dont
            have the shorting bar.
            | 539|536|2004-04-24 08:06:41|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Thanks for the suggestions, Jim. The BP Filter control on this one
            says "in" at the counter-clockwise end and "out" at the other. When
            it's rotated toward "in" the audio sounds like the bandpass is
            narrowing.

            Any receiver with no antenna on it produces some background noise.
            That's there with the Corsair, and the level goes up and down with the
            AF and RF gain controls.

            The PTO and readout are working fine. And the Corsair produces RF just
            fine - put it on lock, crank up the drive with the meter on forward,
            and the output climbs smoothly. Doesn't seem to be a problem with
            transmit, just receive.

            I pulled the case off and made sure all of the plugs were seated, but
            that made no difference. The person I bought it from says that it
            worked up until the time it was shipped, so it can't be a major
            problem.

            I've built quite a bit of gear, such as High Performance Communications
            Receiver which was featured in the ARRL Handbook for several years,
            frequency counters, keyers, etc. A manual is on its way from Ten Tec,
            so I'll just have to wait until it gets here and then troubleshoot it.

            This is a very impressive transceiver and I'm looking forward to
            getting it working!

            Dave K9SW


            | 540|536|2004-04-24 08:23:21|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair receive question|
            On Apr 23, 2004, at 7:09 PM, Ben K8DIT wrote:

            Thanks for the suggestion, Ben, but I don't see anything labeled TX/EN
            and TX/OUT. Are they on the rear panel?

            I jumpered the keyer out and keyer jacks, so now the internal keyer
            works. The sidetone works, too, and the rig pumps out the RF with no
            problem - just doesn't hear a thing. The manual will arrive next week
            and that will help a great deal.

            Dave
            | 541|536|2004-04-24 08:31:39|Ben K8DIT|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Yes its on the rear panel. Is there a shorting bar connected between the
            two?
            | 542|536|2004-04-24 14:14:58|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair receive question|
            On Apr 24, 2004, at 1:31 AM, Ben K8DIT wrote:

            There's a shorting bar across the VFO in and out jacks, but that's it.

            I don't see anything labeled TX/EN and TX/OUT on the back panel. This
            is a Corsair 2. Are things labeled differently on a Corsair?

            Using a Kenwood R-2000 as a receiver, I worked K2BJ in New Jersey last
            night on 40 meter CW, so everything else seems to be working. It was
            almost like the good old days with a transmitter, receiver, and knife
            switch!

            Also did some signal injection this morning, and the filters seem to be
            passing RF at the appropriate frequencies. However, it took a whopping
            signal to even get anything out of the speaker - 10,000 microvolts.
            That's a signal from the RF generator that's strong in most receivers
            with the leads lying on the bench and not even hooked to the receiver
            at all. This level of signal injected into the Corsair produces a weak
            signal that's in the receiver-generated noise.

            If you could help identify help identify the TX/EN and TX/OUT jacks
            on the rear panel, Ben, I'd appreciate it. If that doesn't work, then
            I'll just wait for the manual to arrive next week.

            Dave
            | 543|536|2004-04-24 15:26:16|vhklein2003|Re: Corsair receive question|
            I have a Paragon, not a Corsair, but I think the control situation
            may be similar. See this rear photo from a recent eBay auction:

            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
            ViewItem&category=4674&item=3090678601&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

            Does your radio have a jumper on the accessory plug as shown? Also,
            and probably real obvious, but did you check the RX/TRX switch to see
            if the radio was set up with a separate receive antenna?

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 544|536|2004-04-24 16:34:57|Ben K8DIT|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Dave,

            Sorry, I havent had my corsair for awhile. I had to find a completed item on
            ebay to refresh my memory. The location on the back of the corsair is the
            lower right hand corner of the xcvr as you look at it.
            There are three rca receptacles there and the two marked VFO are the first
            two of the three there. There should be a shorting plug in those in/out rca
            plugs. If there is and has always been then you should wait for the manual.

            I have had the corsair and know that this item is a show stopper. Had you
            asked this question on the contesting.com reflector, you would have had so
            many answers by now you may already have been on your way. So Dave, the
            other thing is that most guys have their call displayed prominently on their
            emails, yours isnt. What is your call sign?

            The other possibility is that you may have had some sort of component
            failure. While unlikely, the manual will bring you along where nothing else
            will. GL es 73 de K8DIT
            | 545|536|2004-04-24 16:41:36|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Thanks for the suggestion, Vic. That's the _exact_ Corsair 2 I'm
            working on, so yes, it's set up that way. The TX/TRX switch is set
            right. The gain is so severely depressed that it could be an AGC
            malfunction.

            Ben had mentioned jumpering the TX/EN and TX/OUT jacks on the rear
            panel, but nothing is labeled that way. Do you know what he's
            referring to?

            Dave K9SW

            Downers Grove,
            Illinois USA






            | 546|536|2004-04-24 16:49:54|Ben K8DIT|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Dave, Sorry. I found your call. K9SW Its early here and Im still waking
            up.
            | 547|536|2004-04-24 16:59:59|Ben K8DIT|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Dave, Just to dot the Is and cross the ts, make sure the switch on the upper
            left of the rear panel is in trx.
            | 548|536|2004-04-24 17:40:48|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair receive question|
            On Apr 24, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Ben K8DIT wrote:

            That's been done, Ben. And the VFO jumper is there. I guess I'll wait
            for the manual.


            Dave K9SW

            Downers Grove,
            Illinois USA
            | 549|536|2004-04-24 18:58:37|Nigel ALLISON|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Not familiar with the Corsair, but my Delta 580 had a slide switch for an
            attennuator on the back near the aerial socket, I was forever catching this
            whilst coupling and uncoupling, and I used to think conditions were flat for
            days on end????????
            hard wired it out of circuit in the end.
            Hope you sort it soon

            Cheers
            Nige G0JOH
            | 550|536|2004-04-24 19:10:34|vhklein2003|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Those TX EN/TX/OUT jacks appear on Paragons and Omnis, I believe, and
            provide a keying loop for an external linear to allow the linear to
            have a say as to when the radio goes into transmit. When the TX OUT
            closes that signals the amp that the radio wants to transmit, and
            when the TX EN sees a closure to ground, the radio goes into transmit
            regardless of the mode selected. Normally they are just jumpered
            together. From your comments it does sound like there is a problem
            with the radio. Make sure you've selected the widest receiver FX to
            bypass any problems with the filters, that the PBT is set to the
            center range and BP is set to min CCW, and that RF gain is set to max
            with no attenuation. I think you already did all that, though. Good
            luck.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 551|536|2004-04-24 19:43:08|Rick Robinson|Re: Corsair receive question|
            Is it possible that a filter has popped loose during the shipment? Look for
            loose stuff all over, top and bottom. GL, Rick. K8DXN
            | 552|552|2004-04-26 14:02:48|Dave Moorman|Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            After pulling the filter in the 2.4 KHz slot out and moving it to the
            1.8 KHz slot and setting the crystal switch to 3, it received just
            fine.

            So that brings up the question - there are three positions on the xtal
            switch and four filter slots. Does it know to default to the 2.4 KHz
            filter slot if the three switch-selectable slots are empty? Or does
            there need to be a filter in at least one of the three
            switch-selectable slots?


            Dave K9SW

            Downers Grove,
            Illinois USA
            | 553|553|2004-04-26 15:03:48|Dave Moorman|Corsair 2 - missing the obvious!|
            I knew it had to be something simple - the 2.4 KHz filter is in use
            when the mode switch is in one of the two SSB positions. The other
            three positions are used when the mode switch is in CW. I had always
            kept the mode switch in CW (never operate SSB!) and had no idea that
            the Corsair would not receive CW with only the stock filter in it.
            Live and learn! All is well!

            Thanks again to everyone for all the replies and suggestions!

            Dave K9SW

            Downers Grove,
            Illinois USA
            | 554|554|2004-04-26 16:52:49|Dave Moorman|Inrad filters?|
            There are some International Radio filters available on eBay
            (#3093583890, for one). How do these compare with Ten Tec filters?

            Thanks,

            Dave K9SW
            | 555|552|2004-04-26 18:03:07|otakebi@aol.com|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            Dave, the 2.4 filter is standard and supplied with the radio.
            It goes in the slot that is closest to the PTO.
            With only that filter installed you must keep the switch in position number three at all times.
            Now you can buy a model #289 that goes in the next slot and that is the 1.8 SSB filter.
            You can also buy a model #288 CW 500hz that goes in slot 3 and a model #285 250 hz that goes in slot 4.
            If the fellow who had the radio before you added the 1.8 SSB filter he had to remove a jumper wire from the left center of the 1.8 filter slot.
            The 2.4 SSB filter should work in the first slot near the PTO but if you do not add a 1.8 filter you are going to have to put the jumper wire back in.
            The radio will not work right with the 2.4 in the 1.8 slot.
            If you do not want to replace the jumper buy a 1.8 SSB filter.
            You can find them for about $65.00 dollars.
            I would also suggest you buy the 500hz CW filter.
            The #285 250hz CW filter is great but, only if you do a lot of CW or want the radio complete.
            You don't need it.
            If you want to work SSB and you do not want to buy filters put the jumper wire back in the board and the 2.4 back in the proper slot.
            The jumper wire connection should be drawn on the board under the 2.4 filter.
            Good luck.
            Dan N4VET
            | 556|552|2004-04-26 21:10:14|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            Thanks, Dan. I ended up putting the 2.4 KHz filter in the 1.8 slot and
            jumpering the 2.4 KHz slot. I operate CW, and it seemed to make sense
            to have a filter in the signal path that would be used. It _seems_ to
            be working OK that way. I'm on the lookout for another filter or 2.

            Dave K9SW

            | 557|552|2004-04-27 01:01:57|Richy|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            Dave,

            Be aware that everything on that rig is manual. There is no "cpu
            operations" performed like the current crop of rigs. The guy before
            you may have cut the jumpers and installed filters in the rig. Upon
            selling the radio, some guys remove the filters and sell them
            separately to get the highest dollar amount back. If they dont
            reinstall the jumpers the slots will not pass the signal as there
            wont be any filters in the path or jumper to tell the rig to bypass
            the slots.. Richy

            | 558|554|2004-04-27 01:02:36|Don Steele|Re: Inrad filters?|
            Dave, I have the 4 INRAD filters for sale on E-Bay.I do not have any experience with the Corsair,but did have an Omni 5 and an Omni 6+.The 2.8 khz filters were made(so I understand)to open up the passband on SSB.These 4 filters were in my 6+ when I bought it.That rig sounded much better on SSB than the Omni 5 with the Ten Tec 2.4 standard filters.The 400 hz filters sounded better to my ear than the 500 hz Ten Tec which was in the Omni 5,but I am far from an expert.According to INRAD's website,they have steeper skirts than Ten Tec's filters.
             
            Hopefully some others will respond,don't take my word for it as I said I am no expert.The reserve is $50 for each filter.All 4 are in excellent codition.I removed them as I traded my Omni 6+ on a new Orion(which is fantastic)and Ten Tec does not give you any extra for the filters on a trade in.
             
            Good luck
            Don Steele
            KB0BUV
            | 559|552|2004-04-27 03:25:19|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            On Apr 26, 2004, at 6:01 PM, Richy wrote:

            That's probably what happened here. I jumpered it and the rig is
            working fine. This Corsair is the most contemporary rig I've owned -
            before it was a Triton 4 and before that a Ranger, so I'm used to
            non-CPU gear. The Corsair is very nice - the receiver compared to an
            SX-117 and an R-2000 is clearly superior.

            Dave K9SW
            | 560|554|2004-04-27 03:25:19|Dave Moorman|Re: Inrad filters?|
            Thanks, Don. According to the Inrad Web site, two are appropriate for
            a Corsair, and I'll probably bid on them. The 400 Hz filter sounds
            good - a little narrower than 500 Hz but not as narrow as 250 Hz. It
            looks like you're getting plenty of bids.

            73,

            Dave K9SW




            | 561|552|2004-04-27 04:51:21|otakebi@aol.com|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            It should sound better now with that 2.4 back in the right slot.
             
            Now when you get the 1.8 filter you will have:
            With Xtal position 3 and mode switch in SSB 2.4 of bandwidth 
            With Xtal position 2 and mode switch in SSB 1.8 of bandwidth.
            In SSB Xtal position 1 will not work.
             
            If you buy the .500 CW and the .250 CW filter you will have:
            With Xtal position 3 and mode switch in CW 1.8 of bandwidth.
            With Xtal position 2 and mode switch in CW .500 of bandwidth.
            With Xtal position 1 and mode switch in CW .250 of bandwidth.
            Without the .250 filter Xtal position 1 in CW will not work.
             
            You told me you were going to use the rig for CW.
            If that is the case you will love the .500 and the .250.
             
            I have a Corsair II with all the filters and with the .250 I can hear anybody.
            The Corsair II I have I use only for CW.
            I also have an Omni V and I use it for SSB.
            It has all the filters in it but I think that the Corsair II is a better rig.
            The Corsair II is a better rig in receive. Period.
             
            Go to eham.net and you will see somebody selling those filters for about $65.00 each.
            Or go to the Ten Tec reflector at Contesting.com sign up and put out a want E-mail.
            The reflector at Contesting.com is bigger and has more activity than the one you are on now.
             
            Also, if you are not using a Ten Tec power supply I would buy and place a Airpax breaker on the positive line for over voltage protection.
            They sell for about $15.00 dollars.
            Part number is T11-1-20.OA-01-10A-V.
            This is the fast breaker that Ten Tec uses.
            You can buy it from Poco Electronics.
            I would not run the radio without it.
            This rig does not know when to stop drawing amps with a high SWR and without the breaker you will fry the finals.
            If you have the TT power supply no problem the breaker is the on off switch on the TT power supply.
            I run mine off an Astron and the breaker is outboard and I use it to turn the rig on and off.
            I save the on off switch on the rig from wear.
            That switch is a bear to replace and I don't think TT has them anymore and they were not the most hefty switch made.
             
            So, have fun Dave. I hope to hear you on the Ten Tec SSB net this Sunday if you can make it.
            Dan N4VET
             
             
             
            | 562|562|2004-04-27 05:34:52|Steve Moore|FS: Ten Tec 262G power supply|
            This supply is 13v and 20 amps and has speaker and vox built in. It
            looks real good and everything works as it should. This matches
            Triton series and will work with most any Ten Tec. I can take some
            pics if you want them.

            $100 shipped [to lower48] may be more elsewhere.
            scm@... 785-272-6117

            73,
            Steve wd0ct
            | 563|552|2004-04-27 05:45:17|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            Thanks for all of the information, Dan. I'll probably pull the top off
            and put the filter back in the 2.4 slot.

            The Corsair receiver is very nice. I worked a few guys tonight on 40
            meter CW - Ohio, Texas, and Illinois. Ok signal reports. I live in a
            first floor condo and use a Hustler mobile antenna and counterpoise for
            an antenna. That’s not the most efficient radiator, but it does work.
            The Corsair seems to do a nice job with the urban/suburban noise level,
            too. Right now the power supply is a 262G, which goes with a Triton
            IV, and tripped very nicely when the SWR was too high this afternoon.
            Hope to have the Corsair PS fairly soon.

            The other thing I've noticed which seem a little odd is the keyer speed
            control. Speed stays very slow through about 2/3 of the pot rotation,
            then rises _very_ quickly. It's very touchy. It seems like they
            needed a pot with a different curve. Is that the usual with Corsairs?

            Dave


            | 564|552|2004-04-27 06:50:17|otakebi@aol.com|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            Dave, that is why I use an outboard keyer.
            I have a MorseMatic that I use.
            The Corsair II speed control is not very good.
            It is fine if you have nothing else.
            No fix for it. That's just the way it is.
            Would have been nice if they would have put some kind of WPM indication but they did not.
            It gets very touchy the faster you set it.
            Seems like you are all set.
            Just a note I picked up my MorseMatic for $2.00 bucks at a club Hamfest about 10 years ago.
            You can get good deals on keyers for CW.
            Not much interest anymore in that type of mode.
            The one I bought was not working but a little TLC and a fix of two broken wires and it was back in working order.
            It has never failed me.
            Good luck,
            Dan N4VET
            | 565|552|2004-04-27 21:29:40|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            At 06:12 AM 4/26/2004 -0500, you wrote:
            Hi Dave:

            I haven't read the manual in quite a while .... and I don't have it handy
            .... but it seems to me that somewhere there it mentioned that the 1.8 Khz
            filter position required either a filter of JUMPER. I suppose that filter
            socket must have had either a filter or jumper in that socket and it was
            removed before it was shipped. When I get to my manual I'll double check that.


            Jim Dunstan
            Thunder Bay, ON
            | 566|552|2004-04-28 02:20:09|Dave Moorman|Re: Corsair 2 - it receives.|
            On Apr 27, 2004, at 2:29 PM, Jim Dunstan wrote:

            You're exactly right, Jim. I jumpered the 1.8 KHz slot and got the
            Xtal switch in the proper position and the receiver sprang to life.
            It's working very well and does a nice job with the noisy RF
            environment in suburban Chicago. There is a manual on its way from
            Ten Tec, and I'm looking forward to having a greater understanding of
            how it all works - particularly passband tuning. From my modest
            first-floor condo location I've worked Ontario, Nj, Louisiana,
            Illinois, and Ohio, sometimes at low power levels. The power amp
            doesn't seem to be especially finicky about SWR levels, although it's
            usually 2:1 or less. Very nice radio!

            Dave K9SW

            Downers Grove,
            Illinois USA
            | 567|567|2004-05-02 03:10:07|k5fx|FOR SALE TT 208 Unbuilt|
            TENTEC 208 6, Meter transverter kit, UNBUILT, still in original
            plastic wrapper.
            $100

            BUYER PAYS SHIPPING FROM 78733

            Glen Reid
            k5fx@...
            | 568|568|2004-05-06 00:47:50|ve7ggj|Jupiter and Herc II|
            Is anyone out there using a Herc II amp with their Jupiter?

            I'm looking for tips on selecting an autotuner and interfacing
            the Jup with the HercII.

            73 de Gary
            VE7GGJ
            | 569|569|2004-05-06 23:32:25|WA4ISB@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 294|
            I'm using a Jupiter with the built-in autotuner and a Centaur amp with a TenTec tuner after the amp and they work great.
             
            Ed Allen
            WA4ISB
            | 570|570|2004-05-08 12:48:19|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 251 power supply FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 251 power supply

            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton II and II and
            others that are the walnut woodgrain and eggshell white.

            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $65 plus shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 572|572|2004-05-14 08:55:59|jeraldvolpe|Matching HF amp to Jupiter and Omni C|
            I am curious as to your experience. If you are using a linear on one
            of these transceivers (I own and use both) what have you experienced
            regarding performance, compatability, etc.

            I don't plan on buying an expensive amp. If history predicts my
            actual use will be infrequent and limited to 80,40,20 and perhaps 15
            meters. 500 or so watts output are sufficient and about all my
            shack's ac power can support. 572Bs or 811As or perhaps a single 3-
            500Z?

            I was focusing my search on finding a pristine Centaur but only seen
            a couple listed in past four months or so and pretty pricy. My
            second choice is a FL-2100Z but they are even harder to find. I'd
            probably do just as well with a FL-2100B.....

            Anyway... looking for some hints and suggestions here. Horror
            stories are as welcome as the successes.

            73,

            Jerald
            KG6TT
            | 573|573|2004-05-15 01:39:07|kf4vop2000|WTB: Ten-Tec #217 & #218 Filters|
            Ten-Tec Filters wanted for Omni D.

            Model #217- 500 Hz, 8 pole ladder CW filter.
            Model #218- 1.8 kHz, 8 pole SSB filter.

            ne4tt@...
            | 574|574|2004-05-15 04:30:07|WA4ISB@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 298|
            John
            I have a Jupiter driving a Centaur amp (with 572B's) into a 229 tuner. The combination works great. Originally I bought the Jupiter with the built in automatic antenna tuner, this tunes the radio to the amp or if I put the amp and tuner in bypass, it tunes the Jupiter directly to my antenna. I found my Centaur and 229 on e-bay and have been very happy with them. I love my 100% TenTec station.
             
            73
             
            Ed Allen
            WA4ISB
            | 575|574|2004-05-15 06:52:04|jeraldvolpe|Re: Digest Number 298|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, WA4ISB@a... wrote:
            tuner. The
            built in
            put the amp and
            found my Centaur
            100% TenTec
            Thanks!
            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 576|572|2004-05-15 13:57:17|Ian|Re: Matching HF amp to Jupiter and Omni C|
            I am using an FL-2100Z with the Jupiter and an Omni D & it works
            fine.

            It has 2 x 572B valves (sorry, tubes; (the maximum we're allowed) even with original bottles. I back the
            Jupiter off to about 60W output & everything stays clean & reports on
            SSB are good with nothing getting too hot. The grounding needs
            attention as I find the Jupiter very sensitive to RF feedback - I
            suppose it encourages good practice, but it's the most touchy HF rig
            I've ever owned for letting RF upset it & an amp will make it even
            worse. The Omni D is actually much easier - just adjust the drive
            control until the ALC lamp flickers & it's done. If the Omni D is
            sensitive to RF in the shack, nobody's ever told it!

            The TX/RX switching on the 2100Z can be driven directly from the
            Jupiter/Omni D, but you obviously loose the QSK capability on CW. I
            only ever use the linear for SSB as I find CW gets through easily at
            100W, at least for my casual operating, and I don't want to give up
            QSK operation which is the marvel of the Ten-Tec radios.

            All in all the 2100Z, even today (mine is over 20 years old) is a
            robust work horse, not too big, covers all bands, & the valves are
            still available at a reasonable price. I'm not planning on replacing
            it!

            73 Ian G4FSU

            | 577|577|2004-05-16 02:44:30|WA4ISB@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 299|
            Ian
            Interesting on the RF sensitivity your having with your Jupiter. I haven't had that problem and my Centaur amp sits right next to my Jupiter with the 229 tuner on top of the amp. I run a full 100 watts into the amp and easily get 500 watts out with two 572B's.
             
            73
            Ed
            WA4ISB
            | 578|578|2004-05-16 03:29:47|jeraldvolpe|Looking to buy Ten-Tec Centaur|
            Well, I appreciate all the info on amplifiers with Ten-Tecs and will
            continue to read all comments. I have for some time thought that the
            best match for my rigs, my operating habbits, and my wallet would be
            a nice Centaur and that is my first choice. So if you have one that
            needs a nice home please send me on an email.

            (Look me up on QRZ for my email address).

            73,

            Jerald
            KG6TT
            | 579|579|2004-05-18 08:56:02|jeraldvolpe|Looking for Scout band modules|
            I am looking for the following Scout band modules (in like new
            condition prefered):

            160
            80
            17
            12

            Regards,

            Jerald, KG6TT

            (Oh, I bought a Yaesu FL-2100B to tide me over till I find that real
            nice Centaur.)
            | 580|580|2004-05-18 15:48:59|Michael Goins|Re: [[TenTec] Looking for Scout band modules]|
            I have a new 80 I will never use.

            "jeraldvolpe" <jervolpe@...
            I am looking for the following Scout band modules (in like new
            condition prefered):

            160
            80
            17
            12

            Regards,

            Jerald, KG6TT

            (Oh, I bought a Yaesu FL-2100B to tide me over till I find that real
            nice Centaur.)





            Yahoo! Groups Links
            | 581|581|2004-05-21 05:22:36|jeraldvolpe|Do I need a special interface for Yaesu FT-2100B linear to Ten-Tec?|
            Well, the Centaur I had been looking for hasn't appeared so I bought
            a nice condition used Yaesu FT-2100B linear to tide me over for now.
            Question is do I need to use an external interface between my Omni C
            or my Jupiter to key this amp or can I directly connect to the
            transceivers?

            I read something on an unofficial Jupiter support site that someone
            experienced unresolvable RF feedback into their Jupiter until they
            installed a third-party keying interface between the amp and the
            Jupiter... that is why I am asking this question.

            Thanks in advance.

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 582|579|2004-05-23 15:03:25|Ian|Re: Looking for Scout band modules|
            Still available direct from Ten-Tec, new or second hand. Not expensive.

            73 Ian G4FSU

            | 583|581|2004-05-23 15:10:12|Ian|Re: Do I need a special interface for Yaesu FT-2100B linear to Ten-|
            The Jupiter keys my -2100Z directly. Not sure whether the -2100B is
            different, but it should be possible to check on the web.

            I find the Jupiter very sensitive to RF feedback, more so than any
            other Ten-Tec rig I own. It's curable with good grounding & liberal
            application of ferrites on all i/o leads (and yes, the keying line is
            sensitive - wind several turns of the cable on to an RF toroid or use
            snap on ferrites).

            73 Ian G4FSU

            | 584|581|2004-05-25 08:04:32|jeraldvolpe|Re: Do I need a special interface for Yaesu FT-2100B linear to Ten-|
            Ian:

            Ahhh, I was looking for a 2100Z but they are sort of rare to day the
            least... probably fewer than the Centaurs. I imagine that the 2100B
            and 2100Z have similar keying circuits. Someone is selling a 2100Z
            manual on eBay.. maybe I'll pick that up.

            Oh yes, the Jupiter is very RF sensitive. I should own stock in snap-
            on ferrite beads. They are everywhere. It doesn't help that the
            shack is on the second floor a bit too removed from earth ground to
            have a good rf ground. Generally though I have it all stable at 100
            watts but that will go all to heck with the 2100B I am sure.

            My main worry was in signal compatibility on the keylines. I didn't
            want to risk damaging the Jupiter or the Omni C. Thanks for info.

            73,
            Jerald, KG6TT

            | 585|579|2004-05-25 08:06:58|jeraldvolpe|Re: Looking for Scout band modules|
            Ian,

            Yes, Ten-Tec has them but they recently doubled the price on these.
            I didn't see any on the last flyer for used gear. I did, however,
            get to buy a virutally new 80 meter module yesterday so one down and
            three to go.

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 586|586|2004-05-25 20:13:30|stevehayward2002|Triton IV|
            Hello,
            During QSO's (cw mode) the rig takes a long time to switch over to
            receive when I go key up.
            Is it simply a matter of replacing the antenna relay?
            Please advise.

            Thanks de Steve VP9HW
            | 587|586|2004-05-26 04:22:14|vhklein2003|Re: Triton IV|
            I am more familiar with the earlier Triton I, but I assume they are
            similar. The Tritons have QSK and there should be NO delay on
            switching to receive. In fact, you should be able to hear the other
            person between your dits!. There is an internal relay that switches
            slowly to handle T/R switching of an external amplifier that is not
            capable of QSK, and that must be involved in your hookup in some
            fashion. If memory serves, there may be some adjustments to the
            timing of that relay, sor of like VOX delay (the Tritons only had VOX
            via an external circuit). Are you using a linear and switching it
            with that signal?

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "stevehayward2002"
            | 588|588|2004-05-26 04:39:25|Phono-Guy|Looking for 277 Tuner manual|
            Anyone know where I can find a copy of the Model 277
            Antenna Tuner SWR Bridge manual?

            Thanks,
            Clint - WS1V




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            | 589|589|2004-05-28 00:30:17|Joe|NEW OWNER & NEW MEMBER|
            Greetings.

            I just (Mar '04) acquired a '540. Checked the receive, and has the
            quality I've been led to expect. Waiting on a tuner to check the
            transmit, as I've only a 20M/17M dipole up at the moment. Looking
            forward to gettin' on the air, and perhaps chatting with some of you.

            Anyone have any tips regarding any idiosyncracies of the 540?

            73

            Joe
            N2LJD
            | 590|589|2004-05-28 01:12:19|vhklein2003|Re: NEW OWNER & NEW MEMBER|
            Congrats on the new radio! The 540 (Triton IV) is a great little
            rig, akthough it won't cover the WARC bands like 17m. I used a
            Triton I for many years, and still have it as a backup/travel rig.
            Ten Tec rigs will work into a reasonably high SWR, just watch the
            heat sink temps.

            Usage is very simple, just turn up the drive so the ALC light just
            comes on and you're all set. I found keeping the RF gain at about
            the 3 o'clock position reduced the pumping of the ALC on strong
            signals and gave S-readings that were more consistent with others.

            Does yours have the 500Hz CW filter? That is a great option if you
            can get it. The PTO is a little temperature sensitive, so you may
            have to adjust the dial for the first 20 minutes, but it settles
            down after that, although I never found it stable enough for digital
            modes (I did use it that way, though). QSK is a dream on CW and with
            the tight filter makes it fun to use. Good luck!

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 591|591|2004-05-28 04:09:07|Rick|Need a dial for a Century 21 analog|
            Hello all,

            New guy here.

            I have a Century 21 that I have repaired (someone tried to set the
            power level up and blew the pass transistor) but the dial is nearly
            unreadable. It looks like they tried to clean it and smeared the
            whole thing!

            I hate to have such a nice rig and have the dial ruined.

            I checked with T*T but no parts available. Does anyone know of a
            Century 21 being parted out?

            Thanks,

            Rick AA4W
            | 592|592|2004-06-02 13:27:32|John Marranca, Jr|Argonaut 505 Power on 20m|
            Can anyone tell me what levels of power are to be expected on 20
            meters (CW) with the Argonaut 505? The reason I ask this, is because
            if I attempt to run my 505 at "full power" on 20, it reacts rather
            strangely and becomes somewhat unstable. If I reduce power...to
            say...2 watts, then it's fine.

            Any help or input is appreciated.

            John KB2HSH
            | 593|593|2004-06-02 20:44:18|tnhamop|Scout audio output|
            I have a computer CW program for receive. I want to tie into my
            sound card. I know I could use a Y connector on the headphone jack
            but the input to the soundcard would be varible according to the
            volume level I set for an external speaker. Does anyone know where
            internally I could tap into a steady audio source that is unaffected
            by the volume control? I am thinking I could just come out the back
            with a wire to my sound card.

            Thanks,
            | 594|593|2004-06-03 00:06:37|Jim Dunstan|Re: Scout audio output|
            At 06:43 PM 6/2/04 +0000, you wrote:
            Hi:

            I don't have a Scout ..... but I ran into the same problem with my corsair
            .... although there is a separate audio output jack at the back of the set
            it is in fact the same audio output that goes to the earphone and speaker
            jacks. I went into the set and picked up the audio at the audio control
            potentiometer (at the top) I then ran the audio to a second potentiometer
            via a coupling capacitor. The output of the pot is taken to a RCA jack at
            the rear. I can adjust it for the level required by my sound card
            independently of the main audio control on the front of the Corsair. I
            believe the second pot was overkill. I think a simple voltage divider made
            up of a couple of resistors would have done the job. The audio control
            built into the sound card would be sufficient to fine adjust the audio.



            Jim Dunstan VE3CI
            Thunder Bay, ON
            | 595|595|2004-06-06 19:30:21|kc2mr|Triton IV transceiver|
            Has anyone had any recent experience with Ten Tec factory repair
            service? My rig has been putting out a lot less power lately on all
            bands and i was thinking of sending it back for service. I've used
            it regularly for 28 years and think it may be time for a tuneup.
            Power supply seems OK.

            73

            Henry
            KC2MR
            | 596|595|2004-06-06 20:08:58|Bill W|Re: Triton IV transceiver|
            Hi Henry

            I had my Pegasus back in for some repairs that I created. They were very
            helpful on the phone and very fast turnaround with the repairs. Every thing
            has been working just fine since. (about a year).

            Cant beat the service and they know what they are doing. I highly recommend
            them.


            Bill
            KR4KRN
            | 597|597|2004-06-06 23:49:54|kf4vop2000|Q: TT #4229 roller inductor|
            Having probs with my roller inductor.
            Wheel jumps off at end of travel.

            Anyone else experience this problem?
            Any thoughts on shortening the tensioning springs?

            Thanks,

            jamie NE4TT
            | 598|598|2004-06-08 04:05:03|jeraldvolpe|Low power output option/mod for Scout 555 wanted|
            I am sure I am not the first one to want to selectively bypass the
            rf output module of the Scout.

            Do you have a neat, easy to replicate, non-destructive (small switch
            on backpanel is ok), mod that:
            1. When in the low power mode you get efficient output in the QRP
            range.
            2. The power switch/relay also removes the power to the output stage
            so as to minimize battery draw.
            3. When in the low power mode the Scout provides compatible output
            to Ten-Tec 6- and 2- meter transverters.
            4. When in the high power mode the Scout behaves as designed.

            Also anyone have a good mode to provide variable output other than
            flipping the Scout on its side to get at the screw driver setting?

            Thanks for the upcoming suggestions... et al.

            73,
            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 599|599|2004-06-08 04:06:58|jeraldvolpe|Scout 160, 17, and 12-meter modules wanted.|
            I know I can get these new but would prefer a decent used price for
            modules in good physical and operating condition. Anyone have one or
            more they would like to part with?

            73,

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 600|500|2004-06-08 04:09:26|jeraldvolpe|Re: Need Hiss Mod. for Scout 555|
            Clint:

            Did you ever get the information you were looking for? I am looking
            for it too.

            Jerald, KG6TT

            | 601|573|2004-06-09 13:14:59|kf4vop2000|Delete: Ten-Tec #217 & #218 Filters|
            Found a set, Thanks.

            | 602|597|2004-06-09 13:16:38|kf4vop2000|Delete: Q: TT #4229 roller inductor|
            Replaced Dacron tension cord,OK.

            | 603|603|2004-06-11 20:16:50|Richy|Sorry...|
            Sorry to anyone waiting to join, I was out of town for a few days..
            Tnx Richy
            | 604|604|2004-06-12 01:32:41|n8kom|1210 Transverter Questions / Comments?|
            I have a couple questions for anyone using or familiar with the 1210
            transverter.

            First question - what is your general satisfaction with the opertion
            and
            performance of the unit?

            Second question is regarding information on any mods or thoughts
            regarding
            the 116 Mhz L.O. in the unit. Can the L.O. frequency be changed to
            118 Mhz
            to work the the other half of 2 meters? Has anyone done this and
            would like
            to comment or provide details?

            Thanks -

            Steve N8KOM
            | 605|605|2004-06-12 03:03:27|Steve W0OOW|dates of manufacture|
            Can anyone tell me the approximate years of manufacture for:models:
            562
            563
            564
            585
            586

            Thanks,
            Steve
            | 606|606|2004-06-12 03:52:52|jeraldvolpe|Serial numbers for Scout model 555|
            I believe there have been two versions of the Scout but my real
            interest is just wanting to know what year my Scout was
            manufactured. The serial number is:

            11A10458

            73,

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 607|606|2004-06-14 11:25:04|kf4vop2000|Re: Serial numbers for Scout model 555|
            Jerald,

            Here is the W4PM, interpretation of the TT S/N scheme.

            "I'm not sure how the numbering system works but I have a Centurion sn
            40A10072 I bought in April 1992 and I had a Scout sn 07A10323 which I
            bought in July 1993. My Paragon is 90B10521 and was purchased late in
            1991. It appears the last digit is the year of manufacture and the
            first two digits might have something to do with the month. I don't
            know the significance of the A1 and B1 but the the three digits
            following seem to be a serial number."




            | 608|605|2004-06-14 11:31:44|kf4vop2000|Re: dates of manufacture|
            Steve,

            Check the "Unofficial TT page",
            http://www.qsl.net/tentec/tttrans.htm

            | 609|606|2004-06-14 15:35:21|Bob|Re: Serial numbers for Scout model 555|
            Jerald.....Have a look at this site, under 'other info'--- there is a note on decoding serial numbers....http://kd4dcy.net/jupiter/   Has a note from Scott at Ten Tec.
             
            Good luck,  Bob
            | 610|373|2004-06-19 03:52:12|Jim|Omni VI+|
            I have a very good Omni VI+ upgraded 2 years ago at the factory. I
            would like to work a trade with someone for a Jupiter. I would like
            to be able to work it face to face.I am an RVer and can travel a
            reasonable distance.I have the complete station with 238 tuner,
            matching power supply with built in speaker and a centurion amp in
            great shape.Just thought I'd try something different. If you are
            interested, contact me at my listed e-mail address and we can talk.I
            live on the NC coast. thanks...Jim W4UE
            | 611|611|2004-06-20 14:31:44|w4ocj|Delta 580 to QRP Conversion|
            Picked up a Delta 580 (serial number 580-00163) with the finals
            blown. My thought was to remove the final assembly and convert the
            580 to QRP. Is this a workable, practical conversion? Will
            appreciate any comments/ideas/suggestions as to this conversion.

            Also need to get a manual.

            Thanks much.

            73

            Joe
            W4OCJ
            | 612|611|2004-06-20 16:58:44|Ed Bruchac|Re: Delta 580 to QRP Conversion|
            It will work. Most drivers are a couple of watts---bypass the driver with a
            switch.
            Ed N4ZUM
            | 613|611|2004-06-20 17:33:09|Jeffrey S Johnson|Re: Delta 580 to QRP Conversion|
            I think you can just bypass the final PA and run the low level driver
            right into the antenna, I did this once just to see and got about 1 to 2
            watts out. The final transistors are only about $10 each and quite easy
            to replace so if you want to repair it that's a good option too. In the
            PA there are two pair of transistors a driver and final so if the drivers
            are still good you may be able to jump round the finals and run on the
            drivers for a little more output power.

            73 Jeff AA8VE

            On Sun, 20 Jun 2004 12:31:12 -0000 "w4ocj" <dumondrc@...
            | 614|611|2004-06-20 17:52:55|Duane Grotophorst|Re: Delta 580 to QRP Conversion|
            This is probably workable to a point. I was doing a
            similar thing to get low level 10M drive for VHF
            transverter use. The key problem I had was that there
            was little or no ALC control, that in turn made
            setting the actual power output level a bit dicey. The
            Delta derives the TX ALC from the output of the final
            PA stage. I suppose with a bit more modifying that
            could be rectified, I never pursued it.

            FWIW the finals in the 580 are MRF458's which I think
            are still readily available and are not terribly
            expensive, so you may want to just replace them.

            Duane
            N9DG



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            | 615|615|2004-06-21 17:08:12|kf4tqj|Omni D|
            Can someone scan the instructions to re-lube the PTO in an Omni D?
            Mine tunes up the band fine but it takes forever to tune down the
            band. You can either sene it to me at kf4tqj@... or just upload
            it to the files section here for the group.
            Thanks
            Woody / KF4TQJ / FP #430
            | 616|616|2004-06-22 09:36:39|ve7ggj|Jupiter Rack Mount|
            For those of you who are curious, here is a photo of
            a Jupiter mounted in a TenTec RM19-1750
            "Closet Kilowatt" rack mount.

            http://www3.telus.net/gary-jacek/page19.html

            I managed to acquire two RM-19-1750's. Still trying
            to figure out what to do with the second one.
            Any ideas?

            73 de Gary
            VE7GGJ
            | 617|617|2004-06-23 01:04:29|William Lee|FA: ten-tec for auction on ebay ...|
            Here is the link to the Ten-Tec transciever on eBay.

            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5705955102

            William Lee
            N5WRX
            | 618|618|2004-06-23 01:21:56|John|Triton 540 mic|
            I have just aquired a Ten Tec Model 540. I don't have a mic for
            it and was wondering what other types of hand mics would work on it.
            Has anyone had any luck with other brands of hand mics? I don't know
            the impedance of the mic circuit as I haven't received my manual yet.
            I originally bought it for knocking around portable this summer for
            cw work but might like to use it ssb also.
            Tnx 73 John KG9HV
            | 619|619|2004-06-23 02:57:08|Ed Bruchac|FS: Delta II|
            Going to have to part with my Delta II,so offering it up here first.
            Works,looks like new--minor scratch on top of case, about 1/2 inch.
            With manual,power cord,and an rca to phono jack adaptor for the key.
            e-mail for photos
            $ 400.00 shipped and insured ,lower 48--UPS or USPS-your choice.
            PayPal or Money Order.
            Pls check my ebay act.for references,("digied)
            Current on qrz.com
            73 and thanks for a very informative group.
            Ed N4ZUM

            123n4zum123@... yep,remove the 123
            | 620|618|2004-06-23 05:59:25|vhklein2003|Re: Triton 540 mic|
            The older Ten Tec Triton-series (and I believe your 540 as well) used
            high-impedance microphones. Almost any crystal or ceramic mic should
            work or a dynamic mic with a Hi-Z setting. I have an older Triton I
            and got good audio reports with an old studio-type dual element
            crystal mic, and have a Hi-Z Turner hand mic with it as well. Prior
            to that I had a Shure ceramic hand mic.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 621|618|2004-06-23 16:31:00|kf4vop2000|Re: Triton 540 mic|
            John,

            The TenTec, Shure, EV, Astatic, Turner mics work well with the Triton.

            I use the handheld TT 701, desk TT 215: similar to the EV ceramic, &
            an Astatic handheld D104.

            Different mics will require rewiring to work with the 1/4" stereo
            plug.

            I built an interface box so I don't need to cut the connectors off
            the various mics.

            Jamie NE4TT

            | 622|611|2004-06-23 17:28:13|Joe DuMond|Re: Delta 580 to QRP Conversion|
            I want to thank Duane N9DG, Ed N4ZUM and Jeff AA8VE for their ideas and
            suggestions on converting the Delta 580 to QRP (since the final section is
            toast). Much appreciated.

            I have checked out the receive side and now all is well with that function.
            So shortly will tackle the transmitter QRP modifications.

            Getting a manual will make it easier. I assume they are still available?

            Thanks again fellows for your help.

            73,

            Joe
            W4OCJ

            | 623|618|2004-06-24 14:29:57|John|Re: Triton 540 mic|
            Thanks to Vic and Jamie for the info. You've given me some
            good ideas and I appreciate it..Thanks agn
            73 John KG9HV
            | 624|624|2004-06-25 04:59:54|nc2f|Added photos Delta 580, etc..|
            I added a pic my Delta 580 Digital and 280PS. I use a TT 215 ceramic
            mic with this set-up for SSB which receives nice quality reports. I'm
            quite happy with the Delta and can see why so many before me have
            given the Delta so much praise. This Delta has worked great and the
            only area I found that needs attention is where the Xmit defers off
            frequency of the tuned receive frequency. A call to Ten-Tec quickly
            and politely pointed me in the right direction, To wit: page 5-3 of
            the owner's manual where I was directed to the control board where
            the adjustment is made for this condition. I was cautioned though
            that if this is not the remedy, it may need a trip for PTO work. I
            haven't yet cracked the cover open as I have been compensating
            (cheating?) with the offset control which is not much of a problem
            until I have it corrected. If anyone else here has been down this
            road, I'm all ears for tips and techniques...

            73,
            Dennis, NC2F
            | 625|625|2004-06-30 05:59:24|nc2f|For Sale: Ten-Tec Vibroplex Limited Edition Paddle|
            I have decided to put this limited (250) Ten-Tec Vibroplex paddle up
            for sale.

            Asking $235 + $9.50 to US 48 States.

            *** First e-mail received in my inbox gets this great paddle. ***

            Comes in original box with original packing, double-boxed shipped.

            U.S. Postal Money Orders -or- PayPal.com accepted.

            Thanks for looking,

            Dennis, NC2F
            | 626|625|2004-06-30 06:01:26|nc2f|Re: For Sale: Ten-Tec Vibroplex Limited Edition Paddle|
            This is #150

            http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/tentec/vwp?.dir=/NC2F&.src=gr&.dn
            m=Ten-Tec+Vibroplex+Iambic+L.E..jpg&.view=t&.done=http%
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            | 627|627|2004-07-04 11:12:44|Ralph|RX 350 question (NRD 545 or Drake R8B)|
            Hello group,

            this is my first posting here.

            I am planning to buy one of the "greater" receivers and I have to
            choose between three models: NRD 545 DSP, TenTec RX 350 and Drake
            R8B. Is there anyone out there having had at least two of the three
            mentioned receivers who could give some advise?
            Seen price wise all three models are in about the same region, when
            you count used NRDs and Drakes in. I am planning to spend roughly
            $1000-1200, for that amount I could get a used NRD545DSP from a
            friend and used Drakes R8B are even a lot cheaper than that.

            I was reading posting #297 and follow up, so it seems that there is a
            firmware problem with the RX 350 or a bad HF design.

            I tried to find used RX 350 on Ebay. Seems that there are none, which
            could mean a.) people are happy and do not want to sell their RXs or
            b.) TenTec sold so few of them that only a couple of them can show up
            on the used market.

            Because I live in Germany, I contacted TenTec UK asking a couple of
            questions but already in their first(!) reply they told me that they
            are unwilling to sell me a RX-350. I cite their email:
            there would be problems down the line... I was asking about the warranty time which is (by law) 24 months
            across Europe and TenTec UK stated only 12 months. The difference in
            price between TenTec UK and TenTec US is roughly 50% for the same
            model, same configuration, different AC cable however.

            One could interpret this email so that TenTec actually EXPECTS having
            a warranty repair within the first 24 months ? THAT sounds strange to
            my ears.

            What is your experience ?? Is it worth the 1200 bucks ?

            Any information greatly appreciated !

            Cheers

            Ralph
            | 628|628|2004-07-04 14:19:54|n6tt|FS:Omni6+,Titan425,235 autotuner|
            I have a complete TenTec station they call the Closet Kilowatt. All
            equipment has been to TenTec for inspection . The station works fine
            and has
            only been used on CW.
            The Omni 6+ was bought new and sent to TT for there DSP + upgrade,it
            has
            every filter there is. 1.8,500,250hz,N1,N2. The Titan 425 has fairly
            new
            tubes and runs 2 kw+ easy. Also included is there rare automatic
            antenna
            coupler model 253 which is the only 2kw (output) auto tuner every
            made that
            is computer controlled (it also works with the new Orion). Included
            is the
            TenTec 705 desk mic. All manuals are included. This station was rack
            mounted
            but I am keeping the cabinet as Ive got other equipment in it
            now.They are
            still available from TenTec. I will include all the rack mounts for
            each piece of
            equipment, so you can either run it in a cabinet (19" rack) or on the
            table.
            The amplifier has a independent power supply which Im running on 220
            volt. Can
            be run on 110 volts too. $4,000 obo plus shipping from California.
            Contact Steve N6TT
            N6TT@...

            I will be happy to send a couple pix's along with my phone number.
            There
            are no scratches on the front of each unit but I cant see the
            complete unit
            as its still in the rack.

            I also have a TenTec full coverage receiver that was rack mounted
            along with
            the kilowatt station , model SP325, serial SP325-307 which I would
            like to
            sell. From what i understand this is the military version - Make me a
            offer.
            | 629|629|2004-07-04 18:03:00|Waldo Pepper|Ten Tec 1254 Schematic/Manual needed|

            I bought this kit Ten-Tecs 4 band receiver a few months back, just sat down this weekend to build it with my daughter (12), and no manual or schematic!! We were hoping to assemble this this weekend, so I f anyone has a scan of the Schematic and or board layout I would be most greatful!

            Mike Hyadon KF8ZN


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            Yahoo! Mail - Helps protect you from nasty viruses.
            | 630|630|2004-07-04 19:43:25|Steve Massey|Follow up Closet kilowatt|
            Follow up to message: I understand TT doesn't make the RM19 cabinet anymore,
            or the Rack mounts for those 3 pieces, So to keep it together I will include
            the originally RM19 cabinet .

            A couple of you wrote asking for a price on the 6+,

            I might break them up but my plans were to keep the "Closet Kilowatt"
            station together.

            Steve

            | 631|628|2004-07-05 13:41:19|Aleksander Otulak|Looking for OmniV, or equiv.|
            Hi Guys,

            I want to make a present to one of our scout radio clubs,
            please, does anybody have a working gear of OMNI V or Paragon's
            class for sale?

            Any offers?
            BTW, the rig would be shipped to an address in the USA and,
            later on, carried to Poland.

            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ




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            Niemcy 29 gr/min, USA 38 gr/min, Francja 38 gr/min.
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            | 632|630|2004-07-06 20:15:49|Steve Massey|Re: Follow up Closet kilowatt|
            Thought Id post my "Closet Kilowatt" station here first but it doesn't look
            like anyone is interested in my price with /OBO = or best offer harder and harder to sell TT gear as the years go by. I remember when I
            bought the 253 automatic antenna coupler 7 yrs ago, they were fighting over
            it. I looked for years trying to find one, And there still isn't anyone who
            makes a 2kw output automatic tuner on the market today. I wish I could use
            it with one of my two Alpha 87a's amplifiers.
            So next stop is ebay. This is my last post, Tnxs for the bandwidth.

            73,Steve

            | 633|633|2004-07-08 05:31:02|Jim|TRADE|
            i HAVE A REALLY GOOD OMNI VI+ AND MATCHING POWER SUPPLY/SPEAKER I
            WOULD LIKE TO TRADE FOR A JUPITER. MY RIG WAS BACK TO TT IN 01 AND
            UPDATED. IF INTERESTED, LETS TALK....JIM...W4UE
            | 634|634|2004-07-08 22:08:14|ke2de|Want: TT Paragon 2|
            Hello,
            I would like to purchase TT Paragon 2 in Excellent Condition. Please
            e-mail me if you have one for sale.
            Earl@...

            Tnx
            Earl
            | 635|635|2004-07-10 19:18:56|kevin_r89@netzero.net|K7TST|
            Hi, from Kevin K7TST in Foresthill CA. I now own a tentec scout555 and would like to learn more about tentec radios. I'm new to this group. 73's from K7TST.
            | 636|635|2004-07-10 21:30:04|jeraldvolpe|Re: K7TST New Scout owner|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "kevin_r89@n..." scout555 and would like to learn more about tentec radios. I'm new
            to this group. 73's from K7TST.

            Kevin:

            Welcome to the world of Ten-Tec! I am also a Scout owner (and an
            Omni C and Jupiter owner). I am really fond of my Scout and use it a
            lot both in the station and away.... I even use it for computer
            generated CW send/receive, PSK and RTTY using a home brew interface.
            In my shack I have added an inexpensive external DSP that Radio
            Shack sold about ten years back (DSP-40) that was very popular and
            pretty easy to find on eBay these days for $25 to $40 (sometimes new
            in a box!). My Scout is a bit noisy in receive compared to my other
            Ten-Tecs and this outboard DSP is a perfect match to it. I power it
            from the Scout AUX output and it sits on top or along side (about
            1/3 the size). Very nice noise reduction and excellent SSB and CW
            peaking filters. However the Scout with its unique Jones variable
            crystal filter does a very nice job all on its own. I am also about
            to put Ten-Tec 6 and 2-meter transverters on the Scout as soon as I
            work out the a low power output.

            Hope you enjoy your Ten-Tec Scout. Fantastic package that is a
            genuine converstation piece when other hams see the plug in band
            assembies.! I am actually planning on buying a second Scout in the
            near future.

            73,
            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 637|637|2004-07-13 08:54:43|jeraldvolpe|Want filters for Omni VI+|
            I traded my Jupiter station for an Omni 6+ and I am looking for
            optional If filters to install. I know they are available from Ten-
            Tec direct (a bit costly) but hoping someone has some pulled from
            their Ten-Tecs.... perhaps you upgraded? I am looking specifically
            for...

            Ten-Tec filters:
            Model 220, 2.4 kHz, 9MHz IF
            Model 216, 500 Hz digital mode, 9 MHz IF
            Model 288, 1.8 kHz, 6.3 MHz IF
            Model 285, 500 Hz, 6.3 MHz IF
            Model 282, 150 Hz, 6.3 MHz IF

            or if you have one or more of these INRAD models you would sell:
            Model 758, 2100 Hz, 6.3 MHz IF
            Model 751, 250 Hz, 6.3 MHz IF
            Model 750, 400 Hz, 6.3 MHz IF
            Model 756, 2400 Hz, 9 MHz IF

            If you have any of these that you would sell for a reasonable price,
            please contact me.

            73,
            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 638|637|2004-07-13 11:38:01|vhklein2003|Re: Want filters for Omni VI+|
            There are some available on the T-T reflector. Take a look at:
            http://lists.contesting.com/archives/html/TenTec/2004-07/msg00365.html

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 639|639|2004-07-14 03:58:04|E.L.Sidders|Introduction and "Stir Fire Ant Mound" Omni VI+ Vs. Jupiter|
            Hi Y'all from Northeast Texas. I'm new to this group. Alice and I
            are getting back into ham radio since our sick spell from the no/low
            code cb license type operators is beginning to subside. I've been in
            and out of ham redio since 1958 and Alice since ,I think, 1980. I
            hold a advanced license and she has a general.

            I should have reserched the archives a little more but I'm gonna
            throw this out and see who salutes.

            We are thinking about another rig and with the price of a fully
            loaded Omni VI+ being in the same neighborhood as the Jupiter and
            seeing trades going both ways has anyone done a side to side
            comparison of the two rigs on phone and cw ? My operation is about
            evenly split between phone and cw and Alice's is almost all ragchew
            on 40 during the day . As far as I know no one in the Lake-O-The-
            Pines area has either of the radios. I have my old reliable Triton IV
            but I guess that the only thing it has in common with the newer rigs
            is the nameplate so We'll have to base our purchase on user supplied
            info from Y'all . Thanks Ed & Alice Sidders N5BBC N5ESK
            | 640|639|2004-07-15 08:41:16|jeraldvolpe|Re: Introduction and "Stir Fire Ant Mound" Omni VI+ Vs. Jupit|
            To Ed & Alice Sidders N5BBC N5ESK

            [Ahhh, first of all I wish I could get my XYL into the hobby but
            that will never happen.]

            Hmmmm, I also owned a Triton IV/remote VFO setup from 1976-1980 and
            then I got an Omni-C/VFO combo which I still have and still use. I
            liked my Triton IV a lot but the Omni-C had some advances that were
            right up my alley. Had I stayed active from 1986 to 2003 I probably
            would have owned at least a Corsair II (still highly thought of
            today) and who knows... but I went inactive till just this past
            January. Although the Omni-C was still and is still going strong I
            started looking for a mintish Omni-6+ almost immediately. Prices
            seemed steep so I eventually bought a new Jupiter station which I
            liked for all its strengths but I still wanted a rig that could hold
            up well in very nasty, crowded situations... and was ...
            substantial?... in other words I wanted an Omni V, VI, or VI+. The
            other day I saw someone offering a trade and now his Omni VI+ is on
            its way to me and my Jupiter is heading out his way.

            So I am one of those 'trades' you mentioned. Will I miss my Jupiter?
            Of course. But for me a rock solid receiver with true contest
            ability was more to my needs and I can't justify both. I still have
            my Omni-C and my Scout... so not rig poor.

            In my opinion the Jupiter is a great 'do everything' nicely rig with
            unique easy-to-listen-to audio, nicely implemented DSP functionality
            and a cool computer interface ability. For me it was king on the
            digital modes... smooth in CW and great sounding in SSB ragchews. My
            vote is probably that you would be really happy with a Jupiter
            whether you connect a computer up to it or not.

            And by the way... welcome back! I went quiet key for nearly 20 years
            myself and I do my best to ignore those who don't get what amateur
            radio is about, but I won't say more cause I hate getting 'flamed'!

            73,
            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 641|639|2004-07-15 14:10:16|Tom Curtola|Re: Introduction and "Stir Fire Ant Mound" Omni VI+ Vs. Jupit|
            Hello,

            You mention you have the Omni-C with the external VFO. I presently have a
            Omni-C (I love it) and came across the external VFO for sale. My question
            is, what are the advantages of having this extra VFO? Can you monitor two
            frequencies at once? Or is it benefit mainly in working split frequency?

            Thanks,

            Tom Curtola
            VA3TY
            | 642|642|2004-07-16 01:27:30|crnovak1920|SGC500 Powercube and OmniVI+ connection for CW|
            Hello,

            I am wondering if anyone has attached an Omni VI+ to the SGC
            powercube.

            on SSB, I am clear on how to connect: PTT from Ten-Tec to PTT/ground
            on the green Access panel.

            However for CW, Ten-Tec has a relay for "non TT" amplifiers for CW.
            Has anyone had experience using this with the powercube? How well
            does the powercube react to the relay? Where should the connection
            be made from the TT relay-- back to the PTT connect on the powercube
            access panel or somewhere else?

            I appreciate your thoughts.

            73 de WW5e,

            Craig
            | 643|639|2004-07-16 03:54:32|jeraldvolpe|Re: Introduction and "Stir Fire Ant Mound" Omni VI+ Vs. Jupit|
            Tom:

            Well the advantages are...hmmmm:
            1. Split operation in excess of what you can do with RIT. I
            personally use this on 40 meters where the other regions can not go
            above 7.1 but it comes in handy in other ways... because...
            2. You can listen simultaneously on both the remote vfo frequency
            and the internal vfo frequency. Of course you have only one digital
            readout but the Reverse pushbutton on the Remote VFO lets you bounce
            it back and forth nicely. Not as nice as a fancy sub-receiver but
            for all intents and purposes pretty cool.
            3. The remote VFO has four fixed crystals positions. One crystal
            gives you a fixed frequency on all available ham bands, etc. I have
            crystals for the PSK-31 calling frequencies which provides far
            greater 'from power on' frequency stability. With the VFO (internal
            or remote) it can take 30 minutes for the PTO to stabalize.
            4. You can use the remote as a single frequency memory. Once again
            not like today's wunder rigs but only a few of them are Ten-Tecs so
            let them wish.
            5. It looks really neat having a remote VFO next to the rig. I am a
            closet knob twidler with an inherent dislike for all things push
            button. Even if I don't use it there it is!

            On nearly every major transceiver I have owned over the past 40
            years I have owned either separate receiver/transmitter combos or
            transceivers with remote VFOs teamed up with them... Heathkit,
            Collins, National, Yaesu, Kenwood, Ten-Tec. The Jupiter is like
            virtually all the current breed of 'digital mania' rigs forcing you
            through finger and eyeball gymastics to set up split operation with
            no ability to listen to both simultaneously. I actually thought I'd
            link the Jupiter to my matching RX-350 receiver but the Omni-C was
            there and too convenient.

            One of the reasons I didn't buy an Omni V+ earlier was I couldn't
            make up my mind between that and a Corsair II... the last Ten-Tec
            that offered a remote VFO option.

            Jerald, KG6TT

            presently have a
            question
            monitor two
            frequency?
            | 644|644|2004-07-17 20:55:15|Kurt|Astatic D104/10DA|
            I have a chance to pickup either of these Astatic microphones and
            want to use it with my Jupiter. Is anyone using either of these? The
            D104 is not amplified where the 10DA is.

            Thanks and 73
            Kurt
            | 645|645|2004-07-19 16:30:01|ke2de|Want: VFO 263G matches Corsair II|
            Hello,

            I am looking for the matching external vfo for a Corsair II the 263G.
            Please contact me if you one in excellent condition. Tnx. Earl
            | 646|646|2004-07-21 16:38:49|ke2de|Found VFO 263G|
            Thanks to all who responded to my search for the matching vfo for my
            corsair 2

            73
            Earl
            | 647|647|2004-07-25 17:40:45|jeraldvolpe|Have my Omni VI+ now and it is nice.|
            When I decided to become active again about a year ago I also
            determined that I wanted an Onmi-VI+ but the closest I got to it was
            posting a picture of it on the shack's bulletin board (to sort of
            get my wife use to the idea I suppose). But it was a lot of money
            and it seemed that Ten-Tec had finally given up on that design
            philosophy in favor of 'software defined' circuitry. As I still had
            my Omni-C station I decided to go 'new' tech and get a Jupiter. I
            liked the Jupiter but it didn't do well in my environment: strong
            BCB overload and very, very high power-line noise.

            Last week I completed a trade with another ham who had an Omni VI+
            and wanted to try a Jupiter.

            I have used many transceivers and receivers in the past 40 years --
            the Omni-VI+ is a class act pure and simple. Very functional design,
            solid feel, hot receiver...

            Today, my electrical noise level is S-9 pulsing upwards of 10dB over
            all the way up and through the 2-meter band (I have been fighting
            this battle with local power company for a long time). Even so with
            the Omni-VI+ noise blanker I can hear PSK-31 stations! I couldn't
            hearthese stations on days like today with the Jupiter.

            So the Omni-VI+ finally made it from the bulletin board to the
            operating desk and that was a great move.

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 648|648|2004-07-26 00:19:27|bob7255khz|ARGONAUT V|
            Hello to all....I'm new to this group but have no Ten Tec
            radio's...my dad has the SCOUT 555 , and my son has the OMNI 6 PLUS.
            I'm really eyeing up the ARGONAUT V....looks like it wud be a great
            replacement for my little ft 817 that I use for mobile and portable
            use.
            My question is...is the ARGONAUT V swr protected.....cut power
            back etc if swr is high , like the rest of the TT rigs ? Are the
            finals protected in other words against going poooft ?

            73 thanks BOB N3OO
            | 649|648|2004-07-26 00:29:26|vhklein2003|Re: ARGONAUT V|
            I am not sure about the Argonaut as I have am old Triton and a
            Paragon, but generally Ten tec's design philosophy is to design the
            finals to sink the entire power output and not to turn the power down
            with an SWR foldback circuit. The do monitor the total current draw
            and trip the power supply if it reaches dangerous levels (at least
            with a Ten Tec power supply). In other words, Ten Tec finals are
            intrinsically protected instead of building them lightly and
            expecting an automatic power reduction to save them. Now, that being
            said, you still have to use good sense and not spend hours
            transmitting into a short circuit.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 650|391|2004-07-31 15:54:28|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Paragon 585 HF xcvr and accessories FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 585 Paragon HF transceiver
            This rig covers 160 thru 10 meters, including the WARC
            bands. It has a general coverage receiver, and includes
            SSB, CW, and AM. An optional FM adapter is available
            for it. Of course it has digital readout, memories, scan,
            dual VFOs, PBT, notch filter, etc. 100 Watts output.
            This particular unit works 100% and looks really great
            also. Front panel is great. It does have a scratch on
            the heat sink in the rear. Big inch thick manual is
            included, as is the original box. TenTec sells these
            used for $795. This one is just as nice for $650.

            Giehl Chip Firmware upgrade for Paragon 585.
            This is a new EPROM that essentially upgrades the
            585 Paragon to a Paragon II. $60

            TenTec 961 Power Supply / Speaker
            This matches the Paragon, and also the Corsair II
            and other TenTec rigs. 13 V DC at 20 amps.
            This one is in great shape, and includes manual
            and original box. $160

            TenTec 214 desk microphone with stand
            This is the "banana" electret microphone with
            4 pin connector. Good shape, with paper work,
            for $70.

            TenTec 288 crystal filter - 1800 Hertz
            This is the narrow SSB filter used in the Paragon,
            Corsairs, Omni V and VI, etc. With paper
            work, like new, for $70.

            TenTec 251 power supply
            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton I and II and
            others that are the walnut wood grain and eggshell white.
            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $65.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 651|651|2004-08-04 02:16:41|Mark Van Sickle|Just coming aboard|
            Hello fellow Ten Tec users!  I have a model 585 Paragon.  I've had it a bit more than 2 years, the total time I've been a General Class license holder. 
              I'm an electronic technician by trade, in the music/audio business. I look forward to some good technical discussions.  I've had a few minor problems with the rig, all of which are now fixed. 
              I would also like to make on air QSO's with others knowledgable about the Paragon and how it sounds.
            73, KG4ORA, Mark 
            | 652|651|2004-08-04 03:27:57|vhklein2003|Re: Just coming aboard|
            Hello, Mark! I also have a 585 Paragon and I really like it. It is
            certainly the best radio I have had on HF in 40 years of hamming.
            There are a couple of Ten Tec nets that run on Sunday afternoons and
            you can get the times and frequencies on the Ten Tec website. There
            is also a good reflector on
            http://lists.contesting.com/archives/html/TenTec/
            How do you like to use your Paragon and what bands do you use?

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Van Sickle" it a bit more than 2 years, the total time I've been a General Class
            license holder.
            business. I look forward to some good technical discussions. I've
            had a few minor problems with the rig, all of which are now fixed.
            about the Paragon and how it sounds.
            | 653|653|2004-08-12 04:23:54|E.L.Sidders|WTB Omni VI+|
            After some good information, serious thought, counting loose change
            and some impossible to keep promises to Alice (N5ESK) I'm looking for
            a good Omni VI+ 564. It DOES NOT have to be "LIKE NEW" but a good,
            usable, presentable, rig. It will be used here in the shack and when
            needed, to replace the Triton IV in our old, emergency communications
            orientated, motor home.
            What's out there?? TNX & 73 Ed N5BBC
            | 654|653|2004-08-17 04:08:25|E.L.Sidders|Re: WTB Omni VI+|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "E.L.Sidders" for
            when
            communications
            FOUND ONE SUITABLE TNX Ed
            | 655|655|2004-08-23 03:28:38|otakebi@aol.com|Corsair II Bandswitch Knob Modification Question|
            I am thinking of taking a Radio Shack knob with a 1/4 inch brass insert and melting the knob to utilize the insert in the Corsair II bandswitch knob.
            I will probably have to reheat the brass insert and slide the hot insert into the Corsair II knob.
            I will of have to get the insert just hot enough to slide in and not to hot to deform the plastic of the Corsair II knob.
            I am tired of replacing the cheap Ten Tec bandswitch knob.
            Even with just enough pressure on the setscrew to hold it in place in time they crack just from normal use.
            Have any of you tried this or any other methods to improve the bad design of this knob?
            Seems Ten Tec dropped the ball on this one and never tried to improve on that flaw.
            The knob is fine it just needs an insert Ten Tec.
            If you guys at Ten Tec still monitor the reflector maybe you can give this some thought.
            I mean how many knobs do you have considering they only last about two years bfore they start to slip on the shaft.
            Thanks,
            Dan N4VET
            | 656|656|2004-08-25 12:54:09|Lew King|radio hex address for Logger 32|
            Does anyone know how or where I can find the radio hex address for my Omni V
            so I can get Logger 32 to recognize my radio through the RS-232 hookup?

            I haven't been able to find it yet in my Omni V manual.

            TU & 73 de Lew W5LEW
            | 657|657|2004-08-30 17:07:28|Joe|TEN TEC SCOUT 555|
            Hello, gang!

            Just bought/won above on Ebay. Complete system including four band
            modules, power supply, tuner and balun.

            Any hints on maximizing system performance?

            73

            Joe
            | 658|657|2004-08-30 18:11:11|Bill W|Re: TEN TEC SCOUT 555|
            Hey Joe

            Congratulations on your purchase on the Ten Tec Scout. You can get a raft of
            info on the Ten Tec home page, you may want to try it. They are a great
            resource.

            Good luck
            Tate KE4KRN
            | 659|657|2004-08-31 04:14:01|jeraldvolpe|Re: TEN TEC SCOUT 555|
            Welcome!

            I was watching that auction. I bought my Scout about six months ago
            and find it a very enjoyable rig. I often do listening comparisons
            between it and my Omni C and Omni-6+ and it does a fine job.

            If you are in an area where there are strong local AM broadcast
            stations you may want to watch the type of antenna you choose... or
            if you are going to use an external antenna tuner look for a T-style
            rather than an L. The T-style tuners perform as high-pass filters
            and really help in situations where you might have front end
            overload. Now, being honest my Omni-C and Omni-6+ both suffer from
            this kind of front end overload issue... perhaps not as much but
            enough just the same. If you are in a more normal environment than
            this is all moot.

            My other suggestion is a small add-on audio filter. I use an easy to
            find Radio Shack DSP-40. It is tiny, cheap, can run off the Scout's
            12 volt accessory socket and it gives some nice audio bandpass
            shaping a little noise filtering, etc... and its internal speaker is
            a bit better than the Scout's. Why an audio filter? Well, my Scout
            has a bit of extra high frequency 'hiss' and I seem to be sensitive
            to it...

            Jerald, KG6TT
            | 660|657|2004-09-04 06:28:14|Joe|Re: TEN TEC SCOUT 555|
            Thanx for the replies! I noted on the qsl.net Ten Tec site a couple
            of mods that address the HF hiss, etc. mentioned here. Looks like
            I've a little soldering to do!

            73

            Joe
            | 661|656|2004-09-07 20:27:27|efeustel|Re: radio hex address for Logger 32|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Lew King" In the OMNI VI and Paragon II, you set the address by pushing buttons
            on the panel. I found on the Paragon II that the address is decimal,
            but the program XMLOG used Hexadecimal addresses.

            Good luck,
            Ed, N5EI
            | 662|4|2004-09-08 20:58:14|k7tst|Jupiter|
            I would like to know how you all feel about the TT Jupiter, I would
            like to get one, but first I wont to know how you all feel about it.
            Please tell me what you know, and your feelings about this rig.
            Thank's K7TST in Foresthill, CA. USA.
            | 663|4|2004-09-09 05:42:39|jeraldvolpe|Re: Jupiter|
            There is a Jupiter specific group. Check it out. I no longer have my
            Jupiter (traded for an Omni-6+) and I wrote my reasons in that trade
            in that group. Overall, I think the Jupiter is a very well accepted
            Ten-Tec transceiver with many, many positive features!
            Unfortunately, my operating environment demanded the extreme
            electrical noise reduction ability of the Orion... but all that is
            in my other messages to the Jupiter Group. Many others have written
            there over the past few years... great info for you on all counts.
            Remember, Ten-Tec has a no-ask 30 day return policy and there really
            is no better way to find out if you like it than to have one in
            front of you!

            Jerald, KG6TT

            | 664|664|2004-09-09 14:10:01|WA4ISB@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 344|
            I've had a Jupiter with the built-in tuner for over a year now and I love it. I highly recommend it.
             
            73
            Ed Allen
            WA4ISB
            | 665|664|2004-09-13 19:37:20|Joe|Re: Jupiter|
            I joined the Jupiter Group (jupiter538) and got a lot of good
            feedback. As I noted there, looks like I'll be a-sellin' my 540 and
            a couple of RatShack handhelds to appease The Boss, then headin' for
            a Jupiter!

            73

            LJD

            | 666|666|2004-09-15 09:09:41|virusmpc|Power mods for Delta 580?|
            Any one know of any mods to increase the final output power of the
            Delta 580? Maybe from the factory 100 watts, to somewhere in between
            that and 200 watts? Thanks.
            -J.R.
            | 667|666|2004-09-15 21:24:05|Jim Dunstan|Re: Power mods for Delta 580?|
            At 07:09 AM 9/15/2004 +0000, you wrote:
            | 668|668|2004-09-17 17:21:43|otakebi@aol.com|OMNI V Low Output With Certain Antennas Question|
            I am at the end of my rope.
            Can't seem to find an explanation for why I can only get 80 watts output on 10 and 20 meters with my OMNI V when on a Butternut HF6V-X and my Butternut Butterfly Beam but on the same bands when I am on my G5RV I get 100 watts output.
            I am going through an MFJ Antenna Tuner and SWR is less than 1.5 to 1.
            Same Tuner and SWR on G5RV.
            If I go to oil filled Dummy Load I also get low output.
            I have an MFJ 259 Analyzer and it is showing the same SWR as the meter on the tuner and it shows a resistance of 50 ohms at the stated SWR.
            If anyone can shed some light it would be great.
            Dan/N4VET 
            | 669|668|2004-09-19 01:36:29|Irena and Richard Jenkins|Re: OMNI V Low Output With Certain Antennas Question|
            On Saturday 18 September 2004 01:21, otakebi@... wrote:
            ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

            Dan

            Number 1 is that I doubt whether ANYBODY could tell the difference between 80
            and 100 watts output!! Stay calm OM!

            Number 2 might be to measure the collector current for each of the antenna
            settings and compare.


            Remember 80 watts is not low output.

            IF you could borrow an antenna analyser you might be able to throw some light
            on exactly what sort of reactive load your transmitter is working into
            (ignoring SWR for the moment). Even quality dummy loads and antennas can
            have reactive components at certain frequencies.


            Return to point #1

            73


            Richard
            --
            --
            Irena and Richard Jenkins VK1NDV & VK1RJ
            Canberra, AUSTRALIA
            [or on the move!]
            ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
            | 670|670|2004-09-19 03:15:46|Richy|Apology to new users|
            Ive been slow to add new users to the board. Been out of town and
            not near a computer with internet access to add in users. Sorry for
            the delay and I hope you enjoy the list.. Regards.. Richy N2ZD
            | 671|671|2004-09-19 04:22:53|Richy|Pics..|
            If anyone has a pic of their Ten Tec station they would like to
            appear at the top of the opening list page, send it to me.. You must
            push all of your non Ten Tec gear out of the way before taking the
            picture as we wouldnt want to spoil the shot.. :-)

            Try to place your call in the picture on the lower right side. So
            send me anything Ten Tec related, unusual etc.. My email is available
            from QRZ.. Tnx Richy N2ZD
            | 672|672|2004-09-25 17:56:26|ejhines00|Need power cable for Omni D/252MO|
            I have the Omni D transceiver and the Power Supply 252 MO, I need to
            find the 4 wire cable with connectors that connects these two
            together. I want to use the extra cable to connect my ICOM
            IC706MKIIG to the 252 MO power supply when I want to use it.

            Thanks for any help,

            Estel J Hines KC9GMV
            | 673|673|2004-09-26 04:53:06|garyenj@aol.com|Power cable.........|
            Have you tried Ten Tec? A phone call or email to "Sales" wouldn't hurt.
            Gary KF2KO
             
             
            I have the Omni D transceiver and the Power Supply 252 MO, I need to
            find the 4 wire cable with connectors that connects these two
            together. I want to use the extra cable to connect my ICOM
            IC706MKIIG to the 252 MO power supply when I want to use it.

            Thanks for any help,

            Estel J Hines KC9GMV
            | 674|673|2004-09-26 06:17:07|jeraldvolpe|Re: Power cable.........|
            I got a new plug set for my Omni-C power supply from Ten-Tec a few
            months back. Price was reasonable too.

            Jerald, KG6TT

            | 675|675|2004-09-26 15:06:27|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 585 Paragon 160 to 10 m HF xcvr and TenTec accessories FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 585 Paragon HF transceiver
            This rig covers 160 thru 10 meters, including the WARC
            bands. It has a general coverage receiver, and includes
            SSB, CW, and AM. An optional FM adapter is available
            for it. Of course it has digital readout, memories, scan,
            dual VFOs, PBT, notch filter, etc. 100 Watts output.
            This particular unit works 100% and looks really great
            also. Front panel is great. It does have a scratch on
            the heat sink in the rear. Big inch thick manual is
            included, as is the original box. TenTec sells these
            used for $795. This one is just as nice for $650.

            Giehl Chip Firmware upgrade for Paragon 585.
            This is a new EPROM that essentially upgrades the
            585 Paragon to a Paragon II. $60

            TenTec 214 desk microphone with stand
            This is the "banana" electret microphone with
            4 pin connector. Good shape, with paper work,
            for $70.

            TenTec 251 power supply
            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton I and II and
            others that are the walnut wood grain and eggshell white.
            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $65.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
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            | 676|676|2004-09-30 04:29:05|John Rader|WTB: RM-253 rack mount|
            I am looking for a RM-253 rack mount.
            John K5XTX

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            | 677|677|2004-09-30 04:29:18|John Wiseman|Power Mite Odyssey - update|
            Several months ago I posted a short story regarding my Ten-Tec Power
            Mite. At the suggestion of several of you, I finally got around to
            writing up the Full Monty, complete with pictures. You can read the
            results at http://www.john-wiseman.com/miscellaneous.htm
            Enjoy...

            john
            KE3QG
            | 678|678|2004-09-30 05:54:59|E.L.Sidders|Omni VI computer interface|
            Hi Y'all I'm considering adding a computer to my Omni VI/3
            system. Station is Omni VI/opt3, Titan II amp, 253 automatic antenna
            coupler, 301 remote knob, 236 remote cable and a very old antenna
            farm. The question is how can
            I connect to the serial port on my computer as the 301 remote tune
            knob is
            connected to the db-25 connector that would normally adapt to the
            computers serial port. I thought about making a "Y" harness for the
            computer and tuning knob.I don't really want to use the second RS-232
            (I think it's a CI-V) connector on the transciever. All this newer
            technology baffles this old retread. What Y'all think ?? TNX in
            advance Ed N5BBC Alice N5ESK
            | 679|679|2004-09-30 15:50:19|Richy|Omni V parts wanted|
            Looking for a logic board or any and all boards or a junker parts
            rig. Also looking for the upgrade chip for the cpu.. Tnx Richy
            | 680|679|2004-09-30 16:03:38|aa8ve@juno.com|Re: Omni V parts wanted|
            There's no such thing as a junker parts TenTec rig! T*T has all the
            boards and CPU chips but if you want the aftermarket upgrade to Omni V.9,
            I don't have the link now but if you do a search you should find it. The
            V.9 cpu program is put out by the same guy that makes the program for the
            Pegasus his name is Carl N4PY, this will add lots of extra features to
            the Omni V.

            Jeff aa8ve


            On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:49:39 -0000 "Richy" <ss409ss@...
            | 681|677|2004-09-30 18:44:23|Bill W|Re: Power Mite Odyssey - update|
            Hi John
            I really enjoyed your story of the Tentec Power Mite. Noticed you grew up in
            Morton. That brings back some very fond memories of my youth. My Grandprents
            and several uncles lived in Morton and I would spend each summer in Morton
            for about a month visiting with my grnd parents, Aunts ,Uncles and a raft of
            cousins.
            My how time does fly.
            Thanks for your sharing your story of not only Morton and your childhood but
            of your times with Amateur Radio.
            73
            Bill KE4KRN
            | 682|682|2004-10-01 00:58:27|aa8ve@juno.com|Ian are you still here?|
            I'm wondering if Ian G3YRQ is still on the group here, haven't heard from
            you for a while Ian and just would like to know how it goes with you.
            Not sure if your e-mail address is still the same so drop me an off list
            note some time if your up to it and we'll catch up on what's been going
            on.

            Seventy Three Jeff aa8ve
            | 683|679|2004-10-01 23:59:47|Alec-1|Re: Omni V parts wanted|
             
             
            Hi Guys,
             
            it brings up a question if you might perhaps know whether there was anything made
            to upgrade Paragon 585 software to some commonly recognised format, as i.e. ICOM
            or similar ?
             
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
            | 684|679|2004-10-02 15:58:02|Alec-1|Re: Omni V parts wanted|
             
             
            Hi Guys,
             
            it brings up a question if you might perhaps know whether there was anything made
            to upgrade Paragon 585 software to some commonly recognised format, as i.e. ICOM
            or similar ?
             
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
            | 685|685|2004-10-02 23:17:02|gary1ent|Ten Tec Scout portable|
            Hi Gang,
            Anyone put together a case for the Scout that could be a Grab-and Go?
            I don't mean a hard case with compartments for every accessory under
            the sun. I mean something with a handle, that would protect the rig
            from dings and scratches, that cound be used to carry the rig back
            and forth to the car for mobile, on-the-seat operation, as well as to
            the picnic table for portable use. Could mount a mike clip on it to
            keep from having the "dangling mike" problem. Front and rear panels
            would have to be open for access to controls and jacks. I'm getting
            tired of worrying about banging up the rig while carrying it under my
            arm, back and forth to the car.
            Curious if anyone has any thoughts....I can't be the only one using
            the Scout in this scenario.
            73,
            Gary KF2KO
            | 686|686|2004-10-03 13:35:53|Marco|Re: Scout portable|
            Gary
            I use a camera bag for mine. Soft and padded, and the velco partitions can be moved around
            to suit the contents.
            You could also look for a laptop computer soft carry case, although the padding/partitions
            are different.
            Marco M3VAN.
            PS Don't try using the set IN the bag !! It got a bit warm !



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            | 687|685|2004-10-04 15:24:04|Joe|Re: Ten Tec Scout portable|
            I use a RubberMaid box (like they have in the Galls catalog), with
            manuals and operating aids as padding, and the unused modules in
            bubblewrap sleeves. Not the best, but it works.

            73

            JOe
            | 688|688|2004-10-06 02:42:29|jawamz|Meter problems|
            Ooops!! I was too generous with the switch cleaner on my Argosy II
            and I think that some got into my signal meter.
            Symptoms are that the meter has suddenly become stiff and refuses to
            move with either signal or output power identification. Is there a
            document somewhere on restoring these meters without destroying them
            further??

            Richard
            VK1RJ
            | 689|685|2004-10-06 18:54:00|Bill Hodgson|Re: Ten Tec Scout portable|
            I built my Go station inside a plain black attache case.  I mounted the Scout facing the side of the brief case.  I have a terminal block mounted behind it in the case that allows me to power not only the Scout, but I also have a 12 volt led meter to make sure that what ever power source I am using is at the proper level.  The terminal block terminated with a matched pair of Anderson Power poles that I can plug into the power lead in my mobile.  I carry the mike and the extra band modules in the upper pockets of the briefcase.  The radio is positioned so that I open the briefcase on the passenger;s front seat in my mobile, tip up the radio in it's bracket and plug in antenna and power and I am on the air.
             
            I only operate mobile STATIONARY with this set up as it is not attached to the vehicle.
             
            I reinforced the through screws with washers, and when closed, the briefcase looks normal except for the screw heads and washers coming out of the bottom flat side.  They could be painted black.  Carries light and quickly.  I have everything in the case except the antenna, and that is on a mag mount in the truck.  5 minutes or less from pull over to on the air.
             
            Bill
            W1WRH

            gary1ent | 690|685|2004-10-07 14:24:01|Joe|Re: Ten Tec Scout portable / W1WRH|
            Hi, Bill.

            Like your set up. Do have a question - power brick doesn't burn the
            inside of the attache case? Or do you have an especially cool power
            suppy? If the latter, I'd like to know make/model for myself, as my
            set up is to pull everything out and set it up.

            73

            Joe
            | 691|691|2004-10-07 22:11:16|Jim|shure 55 mike|
            Anyone have a shure 55 "Big Elvis" mike they would consider parting
            with? If so, let me know and maybe we can work something
            out...Thanks Jim
            | 692|692|2004-10-10 22:23:25|jeraldvolpe|Delta II. Comments? Used mobile? Got a mint one to sell?|
            Looks like I am on the commute trail once again so I am considering
            installing an HF rig in my car. The Delta II comes to mind. I like the
            Jones filter (I also have a Scout), the 100 watts output, general
            coverage reception, etc. I know the Delta II isn't as space convenient
            as the JA rigs with removeable front panels nevertheless I want to use
            a Ten-Tec rig if possible (I also own an Omni 6+, Omni C, and 6N2 that
            I use daily).

            Any comments plus and minus from those with real Delta II experience?
            Anyone every use on mobile? Reliability issues?

            Anyone have a real nice, mintish Delta II that they would part with?

            Thanks,

            Jerald, KG6TT
            Albany, CA
            | 693|685|2004-10-11 18:38:13|Bill Hodgson|Re: Ten Tec Scout portable / W1WRH|
            Joe,
             
            Heat is not an issue because I use an external source for power.  With the Anderson Powerpoles on the terminal strip leads, I can plug into my auto, my gel cells, or a stationary power supply.  I made a 36 inch "extension" cord to make sure I could reach any of the above.  It has powerpoles on each end.
             
            I set it up so I can use whatever power is available.  The gel cells are available as a separate component if no other source is available.
             


            Joe | 694|676|2004-10-13 18:43:07|John Rader|WTB: RM-253 rack mount|
            I am looking for a RM-253 rack mount.
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            | 695|695|2004-10-15 04:38:29|josuha1954|Ten Tec 544 and 262G Help needed.|
            Hi..
            I acquired a Tentec 544 and power supply (262G).
            The rig was in a basement covered but it has alot of dirt and dust on
            it.
            I don't have a manual to it.
            I have'nt taken the case off yet.
            The radio has a few issues but I'd like to see it get back on the air.
            The power supply cord of the 262 G to the 544 has no end to plug into
            the rig..
            There are two wires.
            One a white or clear one with a braid (I assume ground..)
            The other a red wire with a braid.
            One the back of the rig it appears to have a four prong connector
            (one threw 4 vertically..number 1 being the top most prong.)
            Is there a connector available for the 262G to fit the connector on
            the 544?
            Or can it be wired with a different connector.
            I don't know what is positive or negative for the prongs on the back
            of the radio.
            Where would I obtain a manual or information?
            Also, there is a knob that is labeled 'resonant'.
            There is a knob with a 'wing'. There is also a broken inside piece
            (knob).
            The inside knob is broken off. Does this knob (resonant)have two
            functions?
            The shaft of the knob does'nt appear to extent to the inside knob or
            move.
            I don't know if the center piece was just broken off or if there is a
            function to the inside knob.
            Also the 'resonant' knob adjustment seems to be off center. That is
            truns pass the markings.
            I have'nt tested the unit yet as said earliar the connection from the
            power supply to the rig is gone.
            Appears to be a nice looking rig once the grim and dirt was removed.
            Any help would be appreciated. Jos
            | 696|695|2004-10-15 05:03:03|josuha1954|Re: Ten Tec 544 and 262G Help needed.|
            | 697|695|2004-10-15 05:19:37|josuha1954|Re: Ten Tec 544 and 262G Help needed.|
            | 698|698|2004-10-15 06:46:37|jacob estepp|DELTA II model 536 problem|
            Hello
            I have just purchased a Delta II model 536, I got it used from a lost shippment  lot. the display was cracked, and the LCD did not work. I replaced that, and now that is not a problem, but now for the part that gets over my head.the radio reciever great,  but it does not appear to be transmitting. I key the mic, and the TX  indicator on the LCD display comes on. 1(ONE) bar comes up on the display,  but there is no signal. I have tried listening from another radio, and that showed no signal  I also noticed there is no Relay clicking when I key the mic, should there be a relay kicking on when the rig is keyed up?  I am trying to get it figured out so I don't have to take it to a repair shop on saturday. any help would be greatly appreciated, and try to stay somewhat simple. I am not an electrical enginear.  thanks again.
            Jake
            KD7VEA
            73's 

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            | 699|695|2004-10-15 14:23:47|vhklein2003|Re: Ten Tec 544 and 262G Help needed.|
            Congrats on the new rig to play with. The 544 Triton IV Digital is a
            classic and can be an excellent radio, especially on CW. I have an
            earlier generation Triton I (510) that still works great after many
            years. The "Resonate" control adjusts the bandpass filter and is
            usually operated during receive...just peak the signal or noise into
            the receiver. Alas, my earlier radio used a different power connector,
            so I can't directly relate to yours, but assuming it is the white
            molex connector similar to on my later model Ten Tec Paragon, the pins
            are numbered from bottom to top as 1-4, with the bottom pin 1 being
            ground and the top pin 4 being +12vdc. The 2 middle pins 2 and 3 are
            connected to the power switch in the radio and are used to remotely
            turn on the power supply. They can be jumpered together at the power
            supply if you do not use that feature. I would check the chassis
            ground on the bottom pin to be sure yours is wired the same.

            Ten Tec has an excellent service department and can supply a manual or
            connectors or anything else you need for that radio. Good Luck.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 700|695|2004-10-15 16:46:08|josuha1954|Re: Ten Tec 544 and 262G Help needed.|
            Hi Vic..
            Thank you.
            The two center pins in the power supply are cut off even at the
            connector on the inside. Looks like there were red wires there.
            Not sure what was attempted.
            As soon as I get some power to it see if the LED's are ok and receive
            and transmit.
            A few dings and some lettering worn off but if it performs a cheap
            date for $20.00.
            I'll keep you posted. Jos

            | 701|701|2004-10-16 00:47:58|sloneranger@yahoo.com|Resonate Control on Argonaut 509|
            Hi,
            I am curious as to the function of the resonate control on the
            upper left of the Argonaut 509. How is it used in practice and what
            does it do electronically?
            Thanks & 73,
            Richard, KG4VOX
            | 702|701|2004-10-16 14:08:46|vhklein2003|Re: Resonate Control on Argonaut 509|
            Most of the early Ten Tec radios (Tritons, Argonauts, Omnis) used the
            Resonate control. According to the manual, it operates a mechanical
            assembly that permeability tunes the receiver RF amplifier circuits.
            To use it, you just peak the control on the received signal and it has
            no effect on any transmitter circuits. The band indications are
            approximate locations of the correct control setting and useful
            because it is possible to peak on an image and be receiving out of
            band, which is how one tunes in 10MHz and 15 MHz WWV signals on the 10
            and 15 meter bands.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 703|701|2004-10-16 23:32:18|Jim Dunstan|Re: Resonate Control on Argonaut 509|
            At 10:47 PM 10/15/04 +0000, you wrote:

            | 704|704|2004-10-17 12:47:55|josuha1954|Update on 544 and 262G Basement find..|
            Hi..
            Well, an update on my basement find.

            Cleaned various spider webs, hornet nests etc. from transceve rand
            power supply.
            Cleaned the switches with deox..
            Repaired the speaker jack to the power supply.
            Repaired mic jack to power supply.
            Fabricated power cord.
            Loose connection in the antenna coupling (was wondering why I had no
            signal..: P). Resoldered.
            Intermediate 'popping' on receive. Traced it to a loose board using
            very technical means. (*tap*..*tap..*tap* with a plastic aligning
            tool..; )). Tighten down the screws.
            Resoldered vox connection..
            Wired a D-104 for the transceiver.

            Hooked up to a dummy load and 100 watts out.
            Modulation good.
            CW tone sounds good on a Hammarlund 129X.

            The calibration dail behind the tuning knob needs some repair. The
            plastic insert and brass bearing came out. JB Weld time me thinks..: P

            I assume calibration dail rides on the outside shaft and does not
            turn with the tuning dail???

            At any rate, coming along ok considering I have'nt a clue how this
            thing was made..: P (Still looking for a manual.)

            With any luck and no solder drips, crossed wires or self grounding
            electrocutions, she should be back on the air this week.
            Get a signal report and see how see sounds..

            Josh
            | 705|705|2004-10-21 20:17:42|martin8667|Tentec kit hf receiver Model 1253|
            Hi group
            I have just acquired a prebuilt model 1253 hf regen kit receiver.
            There was no paperwork with it.
            Anyone in the group any knowledge of the radio please ??
            It appears to work well but I would really like to know the band
            edges of the preset bands.
            Ideally a copy (for which all costs reimbursed) of the
            handbook/assembly instructions would be useful
            Thanks in advance
            Marco M3VAN (UK)
            | 706|704|2004-10-22 20:18:10|josuha1954|Re: Update on 544 and 262G Basement find..|
            Hi All..
            After much cleaning out of spider webs hornet nests and liberal
            spraying of controls with Deox, got the 544 on the air.
            Barefoot, the reports are good audio and receive is pleasant.
            Hooked her up to an Heathkit SB-200 with the soft key mod.
            Reports are nice audio and signal.
            The 'Triton' decal is partially rubbed off.
            Is there a decal kit for this forgot to ask the guys at Ten Tec?
            When I first found it I thought it was a plain jane looking rig.
            This transceiver is a pleasure to use.
            The recieve is nice and pleasant.
            Simple to work on.
            Rugged transceiver.
            I found myself using it more than the other gear.
            I called Ten Tec and the people there are nice. I was surprised to
            learn they still work on their older gear. Big plus there.
            I looked at the models and like the Omni's and Pegasus.
            I will be looking for one.
            Sorry about the long post but impressed with the service and the rig.
            Josh



            | 707|707|2004-10-23 05:04:18|Lew King|Omni V CW prob|
            I have recently purchased an Omni-V and shortly after performed the V.9 N4PY
            upgrade. The radio works fine except that now, for some reason, when I
            transmit on cw at full output, the radio freezes up, the output goes to
            zero, and I have to turn the rig off and back on to get it working again.

            SSB is working fine - it's just the cw that's acting up.

            Could it have been something I did during the V.9 upgrade? I did
            accidentally break the Noise Blanker button - don't think that would affect
            it, would it?

            Any ideas? Halp!

            73 de Lew W5LEW
            | 708|708|2004-10-23 05:18:02|gary1ent|Ten Tec Users Net|
            Someone have the current Day, Time(UTC), and Frequency of the T-T
            Users Net?
            Gary
            KF2KO
            | 709|708|2004-10-23 06:35:24|John Sheeley|Re: Ten Tec Users Net|
            Gary

            There are 2 Ten-Tec nets

            Ten-Tec user nets meet on Sundays -

            14329 kHz at 2130Z during U.S. standard time, 2030Z
            during U.S. daylight savings time, and 7251 kHz at
            2300Z during U.S. standard time, 2200Z during U.S.
            daylight savings time.

            73
            wb4qda
            John

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            | 710|708|2004-10-23 17:37:09|garyenj@aol.com|Re: Ten Tec Users Net|
            In a message dated 10/23/2004 12:36:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, wb4qda@... writes:
            Thanks, John
            73
            Gary
            | 711|711|2004-10-23 21:06:13|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Desk Microphones FS|
            TenTec desk microphones For Sale:

            TenTec 705 desk microphone.
            Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs.
            This is the current desk microphone TenTec is
            selling. It works 100% and looks very close to
            new, with paper work for $75

            TenTec 214 desk microphone with stand
            This is the "banana" electret microphone with
            4 pin connector. Good shape, with paper work,
            for $70.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
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            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 712|712|2004-10-23 22:10:00|Steve Narducci|Wanted: Omni C with filters|
            No junk or bad PTO's. I would like to find a clean one with at least a 500 cw filter in it.
            Let me know what you have , condition, price, and pics if you got em. Thanks...Steve

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            | 713|713|2004-10-25 21:22:25|jeffbrown.geo|Ten Tec Triton IV Static|
            Just a note about a great rig, the Analog readout Triton IV. I was
            having some problems with a static type noise, even with all volume
            controls fully counter clockwise. It was terrible. I found that it
            was corrected by running a wire, connected by alligator clip, from
            the ground side of the IC on the audio output board to the chassis
            ground lug near the key jack. The IC has a flat small tab on either
            side for ground. They're supposed to be grounded anyway, but the
            extra wire took care of the static. This may also work on the digital
            model too, I don't know.
            Have fun!
            Jeff WB2JNA
            | 714|714|2004-10-31 08:40:47|Joe|Ten Tec 555 Scout with MFJ-1788 Hi-Q Loop|
            Hi, gang.

            Just thought I'd drop a line about above; been using in hotels Uncle
            Sam puts me in.

            While not a Yagi or anything along that line, been having most
            satisfactory results using my 50W Scout on SSB & CW. Only thing I've
            noticed is it can take me up to 90 seconds to get a good tune; but
            once I do, it's there and stays there (no drift noticed).

            My Scout's an Ebay special; don't know its history, but it's a nice,
            clean unit.

            73!

            Joe
            N2LJD
            ARRL VE
            FISTS 11132
            | 715|715|2004-10-31 14:17:55|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Pegasus 550 HF xcvr FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec Pegasus Model 550 HF transceiver

            Covers 160 thru 10 meters, although it can be used
            with a transverter for 6 and 2 meters, and will display
            the 6 or 2 meter frequency on the screen.

            It will transceive SSB, CW, FM, or AFSK, and receive
            AM. Of course it is also ideal for digital modes such
            as PSK31, pactor, etc. It has 2 VFOs and 1000s of
            Memories, and full break-in on CW.

            This rig is very close to a "software definable" rig, in
            that most of the rig is controlled from the computer and
            computer program. There are no knobs on the rig.
            Everything is on the computer screen. It makes for
            a rig that can be changed by changing the software.
            DSP filtering is provided, that is quite effective, so
            no crystal filters are needed. Bandwidths go from
            300 Hz to 8 KHz, with 1.5 to 1 shape factors, or better.

            This particular unit is in excellent condition, with latest
            firmware. It looks and performs almost like new. No
            scratches, dents, or dings. TenTec operating control
            software is included in both 16 bit and 32 bit operating
            systems, so you can use an older version of Windows
            or the latest version. Of course it has the power cord
            and complete manual with it. It needs 13 V DC at
            about 20 amps to operate.

            $600 plus shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
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            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 716|716|2004-11-04 16:19:54|scott mcmullen|ten-tec qrp kits on sale in november|
            i received a postcard in the mail from ten-tec; they are
            having a sale on their qrp transceiver kits during november.
            you get either a 15% discount ($84 instead of $99) or a free
            2004 arrl handbook buying the kit at the regular price.

            the official poop on their sale is at:

            http://www.tentec.com/whatsnew.htm

            the kits themselves are described at:

            http://www.tentec.com/Ttqrpcw.htm

            i built three of these; for 80, 30, and 20 meters, and have
            had fun with them. there's a yahoo group devoted to them at:

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TT_QRP_Kits/

            no affiliation with the company-

            73
            scott nj0e
            | 717|717|2004-11-04 16:46:21|George Liepins|Orion Bug?|
            I've been operating my Orion for slightly over a year, and been keeping up
            with the latest software upgrades. The rig performs as advertised, and I
            am quite happy.

            Lately I've experienced a couple of hiccups. Twice now, after turning on
            the set, I've been able to transmit normally, but been losing reception
            drastically. First I thought it was conditions(20 meters), but now I know
            better. It happened while operating upper side band voice mode and PK 31
            operation, and 80 meters SSB. After looking through the manual, I decided
            to do a master reset, which brought the reception back to normal. The same
            thing happened just a few days ago, and a master reset fixed the problem,
            which brings me to this question.

            Should I disregard this as a computer aberration, or has this happened to
            others and may have a better explanation or fix?

            73, George

            George Liepins, KE4HW
            Professional Retiree and
            Amateur Radio Operator
            | 718|717|2004-11-04 17:29:53|Richy|Re: Orion Bug?|
            Some users report that the power supply must be rock solid as this
            will help prevent hiccups on startup. Check your fuses and
            connections and check the voltage on the supply.. There is an Orion
            only group here on Yahoo as well. But most of the problems on startup
            are from the supply or connections. If you can try swapping out your
            current supply and see if it continues. If its an Astron, thats your
            problem, most astron supplies arent grounded to the case from what I
            hear and this causes problems for the Orion, they have a fix for the
            Astron in that group.. Let us know how you make out! Richy N2ZD



            | 719|717|2004-11-04 20:01:53|George Liepins|Re: Orion Bug?|
            Indeed, it is an Astron RS-35M.  Will try to switch power supplies.

            Thanks,

            George



            At 10:29 AM 11/4/2004, you wrote:



            | 720|720|2004-11-07 15:09:37|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec items FS - remote VFO, filter, Noise Blanker, power supply|
            TenTec Items For Sale:

            TenTec 263 remote VFO for Corsair
            For use with the Corsair series of xcvrs. Allows
            "split" operation, and also reception of 2 frequencies
            simultaneously on the same band. PTO is smooth
            and not in need of rebuild. It looks great, with manual
            for $145.

            TenTec 218 narrow SSB / wide CW filter
            1800 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni
            546 (series B and C), the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF,
            and in the Argonaut, and can also be used as a roofing
            filter in the Orion. Like new, with the paper work
            for $75.

            TenTec 248 noise blanker
            This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 546.
            This one works fine and has the paper work with it,
            for $50.

            TenTec 251 power supply
            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton I and II and
            others that are the walnut wood grain and eggshell white.
            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $60.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 721|721|2004-11-09 09:31:33|Brad|New photo added from KM5WN|
            Sorry I haven't been participating very much lately. Check the
            photos under KM5WN for a picture of little Emily and me doing some
            CW on an Omni 5. Hope to add some more radio photos later. 73, Brad
            | 722|721|2004-11-09 16:07:22|Richy|Re: New photo added from KM5WN|
            Dont bother, your cute little girl will grace our opening page for a
            while :-) Everyone say hello to "Ms. Ten Tec 2004" Rich N2ZD

            | 723|723|2004-11-10 16:46:24|Joe|KN0WCW/2 - 28 NOV|
            Greetings, gang.

            Several Warwick, NY hams are going to join me on Sunday, the 28th for
            our own mini-Field Day in Warwick (Orange County, grid FN21). I'm
            going to be operating my 555 Scout as KN0WCW/2 (FISTS Morse Code Club
            Call Sign) and have my 540 Triton available to anyone who wants to
            operate. For those who don't know, but are interested, here's the
            FISTS webpage with FISTS calling freq's:
            http://www.fists.org/activity.html

            While particular bands we'll be operating on will depend upon
            propagation conditions that day, I will be using an MFJ-1788 mini-
            loop that covers 40-15M. I'll hopefully have a G5RV with external
            tuner for the 540 with appropriate band coverage (no 30 or 10M on
            that one!).

            Hope to hear some of y'all - and hope I get good reports on my
            Scout's CW signal :-)

            73

            Joe
            N2LJD
            ARRL VE
            FISTS 11132
            | 724|723|2004-11-10 20:50:53|Joe|Re: KN0WCW/2 - 28 NOV|
            Just learned CQWW CW Contest is that weekend; guess I'll be hearing a
            lot of you!

            73

            Joe

            | 725|725|2004-11-13 14:33:56|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Paragon 585 HF xcvr FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 585 Paragon HF transceiver
            This rig covers 160 thru 10 meters, including the WARC
            bands. It has a general coverage receiver, and includes
            SSB, CW, and AM. An optional FM adapter is available
            for it. Of course it has digital readout, memories, scan,
            dual VFOs, PBT, notch filter, etc. 100 Watts output.
            This particular unit works 100% and looks really great
            also. Front panel is great. It does have a scratch on
            the heat sink in the rear. Big inch thick manual is
            included, as is the original box. TenTec sells these
            used for $795. This one is just as nice for $650.

            Giehl Chip Firmware upgrade for Paragon 585.
            This is a new EPROM that essentially upgrades the
            585 Paragon to a Paragon II. $60

            TenTec 251 power supply
            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton I and II and
            others that are the walnut wood grain and eggshell white.
            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $65.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 726|726|2004-11-14 19:19:33|joe_millionaire48|Need manual for Century 21|
            Does anyone have a manual or a schematic they could send me for a
            Century 21?

            Joe
            | 727|727|2004-11-17 03:17:38|khan1nz|Ten Tec Triton 1|
            Hi all, I have a Triton 1 transceiver which has suddenly gone deaf.
            (No audio whatever). Anyone have any ideas where to start with
            troubleshooting this. The rig had been runnibg perfectly on both
            transmit and receive before this.

            Thanks


            Kevin Hand ZL4QD
            | 728|728|2004-11-17 19:17:05|Juan Carlos Reig|Argonaut 515 poor power on 20 meters|
            Hello to everybody: I need help with my Argonaut 515. In the band of
            20 only meters I get 2 watts from potency with an artificial load.
            In another bands it works perfectly, I get even 7 watts.
            Please help me, thanks

            73 from EA5EXK Juan Carlos
            | 729|87|2004-11-18 19:18:48|Juan Carlos Reig|Re: Argonaut S-meter|
            Hello Morris: I have a Argonaut 515 than tapeworm the same problem
            and solve it changing the detector of product Q2 40823, since he
            mixed but he did not amplify .

            Greetings from EA5EXK Juan Carlos



            | 730|730|2004-11-20 15:12:39|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec xcvr and accessories FS|
            TenTec Items For Sale:

            TenTec 546 Omni D, series C, HF CW / SSB xcvr.
            This is the latest of the Omni D series rigs. It is all
            solid state, with up to 100 W output. The ALC can
            also be turned back with a front panel control for QRP
            operation. Covers 160 through 10 meters, including
            the 10 MHz WARC band. The 18 and 24 MHz WARC
            bands can be added with optional crystals (see below).
            Full QSK on CW, and a fantastic receiver. Terrific
            audio quality on SSB also. Built in audio CW filter.
            Digital read out. This one is in very, very nice shape,
            with manual and power cord for $335.

            Optional crystals to add WARC bands to 546 Omni series C.
            Simply plug in to the rig to add the bands.
            Crystal for 18 MHz (17 meter) WARC band. $15
            Crystal for 24.5 MHz (12 meter) WARC band $15

            TenTec 705 desk microphone.
            Four pin plug, matches most all of TenTec rigs.
            This is the current desk microphone TenTec is
            selling. It works 100% and looks very close to
            new, with paper work for $79.

            TenTec 251 power supply
            This is the power supply that was made to go with the
            Argonaut when used with the 405 linear amp. It is
            somewhat rare. The 251 will supply 13 V DC at up to
            9 amps. It was also used with the Triton I (the 50 W
            output model), and could be used with any rig needing
            13 V DC at up to 9 amps. This styling matches the 505
            or 509 Argonaut, the 405 amp, the Triton I and II and
            others that are the walnut wood grain and eggshell white.
            This particular one works fine and includes the paper
            work for $60.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 731|731|2004-11-21 23:11:04|John Rader|FS: Tentec Omni VI+ 564 & Kilowatt cabinet|
            I am selling a pristine Tentec Omni VI+ serial number 10A10157
            Includes; 2.4kHz 6 & 9 mHz IF filters, 288 1.8kHz 6mHz IF filter, 285 500Hz
            6mHz IF filter, TXCO, Inrad SSB mod, FW versions 1.02 and 1.03, extra BFO
            crystals, manual.
            $1450

            I bought this radio from another list member for a second station which is
            now not going to be built. The radio was checked out by TT in the spring of
            '04. It is clean without scratches or blemishes and works perfectly.


            Other items:
            Inrad 757 2.4kHz 10pole 6mHz IF $90
            Tentec Kilowatt Closet cabinet with mounts for Omni, 238 tuner, and Herc II
            $350
            Tentec 701 hand mic $20
            Heil Proset 5 w/ phase reversal switch $80

            Will ship CONUS, prefer cashiers check or money order.
            John K5XTX

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            | 732|732|2004-11-22 16:26:49|John Rader|FS: Tentec Kilowatt Closet cabinet|
            I have a Kilowatt Closet cabinet for an Omni, 238 tuner, and HercII, for
            sale. It is in good condition with a few paint nicks. $350 shipped CONUS. I
            will accept check or money order.

            All the other TT items have been sold. Thanks for the intrest.
            John K5XTX

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            | 733|733|2004-11-23 05:39:17|w5im|FS: Ten Tec 238 Tuner|
            I have a Ten Tec 238 tuner for sale. It is in excellent condition.
            It will be shipped in the orginal package and includes the orginal
            manual. Price is $350.00 plus shipping. I'm selling it because I
            recently purchased the Ten Tec automatic tuner. Pictures can be seen
            at my web site www.qsl.net/w5im. My email address is w5im@....

            Thanks,
            Jim
            | 734|734|2004-11-29 07:20:17|John Swisher|WTB 217 Filter|
            Needed to buy TT 217 500hz 9mhz IF Filter for Omni. Please quote
            price with USPS Priority Shipping to 37692.
            Thanks
            KE4CCI
            | 735|735|2004-11-29 16:39:54|Joe|KN0WCW/2 - Ten Tec 555 Scout and 540 Triton - Intermod?|
            Hi, Gang!

            Well, my little 50W Scout with a 60Ft 'v-eed' dipole with center low
            on a SGC tuner worked well for our FISTS CW 'mini-Field Day'; despite
            a rainstorm of Biblical proportion (3 3/4 inches in five hours)
            reached Belle Glade, FL from Warwick, NY!

            Didn't get my '540 Triton on the air; was getting some sort of
            interference between the two rigs, regardless of which band each was
            on (made sure tuned on bands that weren't harmonics of each other).
            Anybody else have problems with different model T-Ts in close
            proximity of each other? Were on same table in my pop-up camper, so
            about two feet apart.

            Thanx for any info!

            73
            Joe
            | 736|736|2004-12-01 06:56:40|punchman882000|Omni V Display Dims.|
            The Display on Omni V is bright when I first turn it on but dims
            after a few minutes.
            The radio works fine but for the display.
            At times it turns bright again and back to dim.
            Seems to be no reason for the change in intensity.
            I have had success in the past with this type of problem by cleaning
            connections.
            So, I have cleaned all connectors going to the display but problem
            won't go away.
            Does not seem to be a problem with a bad connector.
            If I turn rig off for a few seconds display comes back on bright.
            Has anyone in Ten Tec land had this problem and how did you fix.
            Thanks in advance,
            Dan/N4VET
            | 737|737|2004-12-01 10:43:14|James P. Rybak|Scout Question|
            I've heard that the Scout has drift problems on CW. Do those occur
            only at high sending speeds or do they occur in general? Is there
            a "cure" posted somewhere on someone's website? Does the Scout have
            any other significant problems?

            Thanks.

            Jim Rybak W0KSD
            | 738|737|2004-12-01 12:52:11|Ian|Re: Scout Question|
            The issue is well documented and appears as a jump in the transmit
            frequency at speeds above about 25wpm. The processor gives priority to
            generating the CW & at high speeds has insufficient time to keep the
            PTO in lock. At lower speeds it's not a problem and, on my Scout at
            least, once the rig has been on an hour or so, it's stable enough not
            to worry. At my normal speeds (~20wpm), it's not an issue.

            The Scout is a simple rig so, yes, it does have issues not found on
            1kHz max. RIT range with no other facility for split working can be a
            drawback for DXing. There's a hiss from the speaker which does have a
            documented cure, but it doesn't bother me.

            It's still my favourite rig for portable operation - small, simple,
            effective, reliable.

            73 Ian G4FSU


            | 739|739|2004-12-03 01:36:25|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec 218 crystal filter FS|
            TenTec 218 Crystal Filter For Sale:

            TenTec 218 narrow SSB / wide CW filter
            1800 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni
            546 (series B and C), the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF,
            and in the Argonaut, and can also be used as a roofing
            filter in the Orion. Like new, with the paper work
            for $75 plus shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 740|165|2004-12-05 15:27:22|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec items FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 585 Paragon HF transceiver
            This rig covers 160 thru 10 meters, including the WARC
            bands. It has a general coverage receiver, and includes
            SSB, CW, and AM. An optional FM adapter is available
            for it. Of course it has digital readout, memories, scan,
            dual VFOs, PBT, notch filter, etc. 100 Watts output.
            This particular unit works 100% and looks really great
            also. Front panel is great. It does have a scratch on
            the heat sink in the rear. Big inch thick manual is
            included, as is the original box. TenTec sells these
            used for $795. This one is just as nice for $650.

            Giehl Chip Firmware upgrade for Paragon 585.
            This is a new EPROM that essentially upgrades the
            585 Paragon to a Paragon II. $60

            TenTec 218 narrow SSB / wide CW filter
            1800 Hz, for the 9 MHz IF. Will work in the older Omni
            546 (series B and C), the newer Omnis in the 9 MHz IF,
            and in the Argonaut, and can also be used as a roofing
            filter in the Orion. Like new, with the paper work
            for $75.

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to KenW8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 741|741|2004-12-08 02:41:21|vhklein2003|258 RS-232 board problems in 585 Paragon|
            I recently got an RS-232 board for my 585 Paragon, something I've
            looked quite a while for. I picked up the original Ten Tec BASIC
            program and the manual separately, but I have had no luck getting any
            data to transfer either in or out of the rig. I wired a new set of
            connectors per the manual and confirmed the serial port was working
            OK, but no response or signal from the Paragon. Any ideas on how to
            check this? Thanks.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 742|742|2004-12-08 13:07:11|Edward A. Feustel|Re: Digest Number 394|
            TenTec@yahoogroups.com wrote:
            I have the Paragon II, so my comment may not be appropriate.

            Have you checked to see if the "number used as address" by your Paragon
            is the same as the one used by the basic software? The 2 can use up to 99 addresses
            and the software must use the same address. note that the 2 uses DECIMAL addresses.
            Often software uses HEXADECIMAL addresses instead.

            Good luck,
            Ed, N5EI
            | 743|743|2004-12-10 03:53:56|superc8274|Triton IV - 544 QRP|
            Anyone know where, if at all, I can find information online for
            modifying a model 544 to run 5 watts or less? I have searched the
            web numerous ways without success so far. Thanks

            Ken - N0VA
            | 744|743|2004-12-17 18:08:29|John|Re: Triton IV - 544 QRP|
            "superc8274" wrote:
            I'm not aware of any. I have a model 540 which is the analog version
            of the 544. I just turn the drive back until I see 4 or 5 watts on
            my pwr meter. I can turn it down to nothing if I want. This is the
            easiest "mod" I know. I have alot of fun at 5w with the Triton IV.

            Happy Holidays
            KG9HV
            | 745|745|2004-12-21 23:49:03|ddelakas|4cx1600b reality check, please|
            Good afternoon, all. Need advice, please. I am being quoted well over
            $600 for a new 4cx1600b. I know they're out of production or being
            produced on a very limited basis.

            Has anyone bought one recently? Is this price realistic or highway
            robbery?

            Tnx es 73,
            Dave / KB9YOZ
            | 746|746|2004-12-22 18:08:09|N5bbc@aol.com|Re: 4cx1600b price|
            Dave 
              I hope that is a way out of line price. Who quoted it ?
              I would like to have one for a spare for Alice's Titan II, but at that price I would have to take my old  4-1000  x 2  homebrew amp and make it into a desktop with external power supply.                    MERRY CHRISTMAS   de   Ed  N5BBC
             


            Good afternoon, all. Need advice, please. I am being quoted well over
            $600 for a new 4cx1600b. I know they're out of production or being
            produced on a very limited basis.

            Has anyone bought one recently? Is this price realistic or highway
            robbery?

            Tnx es 73,
            Dave / KB9YOZ

            | 747|746|2004-12-23 17:05:39|ddelakas|Re: 4cx1600b price|
            Ed:

            RF Parts Orders and Information (800) 737-2787. By well over $600 I
            mean $695 bare bones (without shipping, etc.) They had a couple
            of 'em as of Tuesday a.m. 12/21/04.

            73 de Dave KB9YOZ

            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, N5bbc@a... wrote in part:

            I dont know nothing about valves but I presume that is
            the reason why some guys convert the Titan II to
            user other valves:

            More info:

            http://groups.msn.com/tomstubes/titaniiconversion.msnw

            The is a similar cheaper valve the GU84b:
            http://www.nd2x.net/OH3AWW.html

            http://www.tomstubes.com/

            Links about the 4cx1600b:
            http://216.87.144.102/svetlana/TechBulletins/technoteNo35.asp
            http://216.87.144.102/svetlana/


            Disclaimer: I just saw the links on the Web.
            No experience with any of the above hardware or shops.
            Sorry if you already knew it.

            73 and Merry Christmas
            Paulo Ferreira CT2ILQ
            | 749|746|2004-12-24 08:12:49|W1GOR|Re: 4cx1600b price|
            Paulo,
             
            UR QTH..?
             
            73 de Larry - W1GOR
            | 750|743|2004-12-25 03:37:28|superc8274|Re: Triton IV - 544 QRP|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "John" John: Thanks for responding. Even though I can do the same as you
            do Ten-Tec Service and the manual indicate that the ALC can be rolled
            back fully ccw but the DRIVE is to be advanced clock wise until the
            ALC indicator starts to light up, which produces about 75 watts out
            on my model 544.

            Guess I'll just continue to do the same as you do and if I see smoke
            I will switch back to the Argonaut 509.

            N0VA
            | 751|751|2004-12-25 06:04:30|k8aicurt|Model 100 HF transciever?|
            Is this a rare model? I've never heard of it. - Curt, K8AI

            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4674&item=5739203187&rd=1
            | 752|751|2004-12-25 08:36:48|Walt Breining|Re: Model 100 HF transciever?|

            This is a transceiver used by the Civil Air Patrol. These units were also used in Canada for phone patching into the boondocks. I donÂ’t think they have a VFO instead are channeled using crystals. I THINK they are AM only. Too bad they are not SSB as they would be useful on 5 MHz. I wrote the seller to confirm that these are not SSB.

            TenTec made a lot of specific use gear for the government and others so I doubt if this is at all rare.

            Vy 73, Walt N9WB

            | 753|753|2004-12-25 15:34:34|Walt Breining|Re: Sellers response [TenTec] Model 100 HF transciever?|
            Sellers Response:
             
            You asked:
            "Does this unit run SSB or just AM? If you don't know, please tell me what the knobs to the left are labeled. Can't read them in the pic. Thanks, Walt N9WB"

            No problem Walt. Left labels 0-10 Drive TX on 0-10 ALC-N.B Then there is the squelch & volume Thanks! Tracy

            | 754|754|2004-12-27 19:40:52|vhklein2003|Computer control of Paragon with Giehl Chip|
            After finally finding an RS-232 board for my 585 Paragon with a Giehl
            upgrade, I set out to modify the original BASIC program that allows
            computer control of the radio. After some fiddling for the several
            differences in this chip vs. the original Ten Tec ROM, it is up and
            running well (at least as far as I have tested). I am using a late
            model 585 with a Giehl 6.0 ROM, so that is all I can say for sure it
            works on, but it allows memory read and store, frequency and mode
            control, etc. as the original did. The interface is no more glamorous
            than the original program (not very), and I may work on that later.
            The first job was to get everything working, of course.

            I have the source program and a compiled, ready-to-run .exe version
            available if anyone else needs it. Just drop me an email.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 755|755|2004-12-28 18:32:52|n0hj|Scout 17m module wanted|
            Greetings,

            Subject says it all. Contact me direct off list if you have one you
            would like to pass on - I will consider all prices/offers.

            tnx es 73 - john - n0hj
            | 756|756|2004-12-28 18:36:20|n0hj|Scout manual wanted|
            Greetings,

            I know Ten Tec is a source for these but thought I'd check here first.

            tnx es 73 - john - n0hj
            | 757|757|2004-12-28 18:47:21|Dave Moorman|SP-325 rack mounts available|
            Recently acquired an SP-325 and am enjoying it. However, I don not
            have a use for the rack mounts and will be happy to pass them on to
            someone who can use them for the cost of postage. They might fit the
            civilian version of the receiver, too.

            Dave K9SW

            Corsair 2
            Scout
            SP-325
            | 758|758|2004-12-29 04:01:32|kc4tou|Ten Tec Scout 4sale|
            I have a Ten Tec Scout with Noise blanker and hand mike. It come
            with 80,40,30,20,10 meter band modules and also includes the manual

            $325.00 plus shipping

            emoney@...
            | 759|757|2004-12-29 12:53:42|Dave Moorman|Re: SP-325 rack mounts available|
            The rack mounts have been spoken for and shipped.

            Dave


            | 760|760|2005-01-04 04:30:04|Paul|585 Paragon|
            Does anyone have a 585 Paragon brochure they'd be willing to sell?
            Thanks,
            Paul
            KS2S
            | 761|761|2005-01-07 03:51:52|n0hj|Scout module for module trade (160m for your 17m)|
            Greetings,

            I am in need of a coveted 17m module for my Scout and have a coveted
            160m module that I have available for trade.

            Contact me if there is any interest. I can consider straight trades
            or a trade with some extra cash. Module must be fully functional but
            need not be mint. The 160m module I have to trade is clean and
            functioning with normal wear. Sorry, I will not consider selling my
            module by itself as I desire to obtain a 17m module. I will also
            contact Ten Tec to see if they are receptive to such a trade as well.

            tnx es 73 - john
            | 762|762|2005-01-07 17:27:27|Gordon Gibson|Omni VI|
            Hello TT'ers

            I recently bought a Tentec Omni VI model 563 on Ebay, I have been after one
            for years, they are like hens teeth in the UK, however it has not taken
            kindly to being thrown around by the UK Postal service,

            Problem one is that it needs alignment, I have checked it against my JST245
            and its off Frequency by various amounts on each band, on top of this I need
            to use the XIT to bring the TX and RX onto the same frequency.

            Problem two is that the audio wobbles on both transmit and receive after its
            been on for a while.

            So before I resort to sending it somewhere like Tentec UK to have it
            aligned,I thought that maybe I could align it myself, however though the
            handbook is very good it does not give the full alignment instructions and
            I do not think that Tentec did a Service Manual for their radio's.

            so my question is can anyone on this list point me in the direction of full
            alignment instructions for the Omni VI

            73 de Gordon G3ZFZ
            | 763|762|2005-01-07 23:33:25|Jeff Johnson|Re: Omni VI|
            Start with a good calibrated freq counter, my counter has a 10 Mhz base
            which I can hear and zero beat with WWV (Our time and freq standard on 10
            Mhz) using any receiver, adjust the trimmer of the counter to zero beat
            the carrier from WWV, I do this with the rx set for a 500 to 600 tone so
            I can hear the carriers with headphones on. If the freq counter carrier
            is too weak to hear it may need to be connected to the rx antenna input
            along with the main antenna. The freq counter must be calibrated first
            to within one cycle of the standard.

            First thing on the Omni is to align the BFO board, there should be freq's
            in the manual for them and they must be spot on. Then unplug the low
            level driver from the final PA so you can key the rig in Tune or CW
            without putting out RF. Since your Omni VI doesn't have a low level
            output jack on the rear like the Omni V does you'll need to pick up the
            output freq at the input to the low level driver board, that should be
            the correct output freq with it keyed down. Remove the cover of the PLL
            Mixer boards and find the tune slugs for all the bands, on the older Omni
            V these are trimmer caps but I believe you have slugs for them. Tune
            each slug so the output freq matches the display on the rig. Mind you
            I've never done an Omni VI but have done it several times on my Omni V, I
            think they work the same in this regard but am not 100% sure, you could
            call T*T service and ask, this to me would be worth a call to their main
            office here in Tenn. Their service staff is very helpful but it's always
            best if you understand what you want to do first and pretty much know the
            freq chain and boards in your rig, read the manual fully for each board
            so you understand how the signal runs from the input to the final output.

            You should be able to bring your Omni to within 1 or 2 Hz on every band
            but it's going to take a while. It must first be warmed up by leaving it
            on all night and do the calibration on the bench that the rig will be
            used. Since these rigs are crystal based on each band (The very best
            radio design ever!) they are very temperature sensitive, you want to
            calibrate it in the same area you'll be running it in. Make small
            adjustments and set the cover back on to allow the internal temp to come
            back up. It's helpful to use an outdoor/indoor type thermometer like a
            digital one with a small lead to the sensor. Put the sensor inside the
            rig and see the temp when it's warmed up with the covers on, after each
            little adjustment you'll want to quickly put the cover back on and let it
            come up to that original temperature, then check the output freq again.
            I do this with all my test leads long enough to reach out the back with
            the cover on. Just removing the covers can cause quite a jump on some
            bands when the temp shifts. Once you get it all done and everything is
            right on the money, close it up and run it for a week or so and then re
            do the whole thing or at least check everything, there will probably be
            some bands that have moved but usually after the second round it will
            stay put.

            You'll see that some of the bands share the same crystal, like 80 and 20
            meters, if you calibrate it for one the other band should be good, there
            may be a slight difference which you could split the error or calibrate
            it to the band you use more. If the error is more than 10 cycles and you
            want to fix it you'll need to align the PLL which is beyond the scope of
            what I can write here, in truth the PLL board should be left to the T*T
            service folks, it gets real dicey with regard to the freq steps and total
            span from one end to the other.

            When ever an Omni is shipped there's a good chance some of the bands will
            be off, it's just the nature of the thing. If this isn't acceptable then
            you'll have to go for a completely synthesized rig and put up with less
            performance! Always start with the BFO's, if you align the bands and the
            BFO's are off the whole rig will be off so the BFO freq's are extremely
            important. You should be able to find a point on the BFO board like a
            resistor lead that is attached to the output point for the BFO, this way
            you can get a reading without worry that it will change when you
            disconnect but double check it first by listening to a carrier and
            removing your test lead to make sure it won't cause a shift. I don't
            know for sure but some of the T*T software will allow the digital readout
            to be set to the correct freq so rather than calibrating the rig you just
            change the readout, I'm not sure if the Omni VI's do this or not but it's
            worth looking into.

            Jeff aa8ve 73 dit dit


            On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:27:08 -0000 "Gordon Gibson"
            <gordon.g3zfz@...
            | 764|504|2005-01-08 15:47:41|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec power supplies FS|
            TenTec Power Supplies For Sale:

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110

            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it, but is usually used where the supply is put on the floor,
            out of the way. This one works fine, and looks very nice as
            well. With paper work for $125.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 765|504|2005-01-09 00:51:38|Alec-1|Re: TenTec power supplies FS|
            Ken,
             
            how much would you charge me for shipping costs to Poland?
            I have been using Te--Tec Paragon 585 and looking for PS matching the line...
             
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
             
             
            | 766|504|2005-01-09 03:00:03|Jeff Johnson|Re: TenTec power supplies FS|
            Alec,   The 252 is really a 20 peak and 18 amp continuous, it was built for the older Triton which had a 17 to 18 amp load, they have one pass transistor and a smaller heat sink, this would run hot with your Paragon and you would probably need to run it at 75 to 80 watts out to prevent the display from dimming, it would be pushing the 252 hard all the time.  The 280 is more suited to your needs sold to go with the Delta I think it has the larger heat sink like the 960 series have, it is built with dual final pass transistors and I think it is rated at 25 amp peak and 22 amp continuous, so you can run your Paragon at full output without worry.  If you want a supply that matches your Paragon you would want a 960, 961,or 962  I think the 260 was built for a Corsair II which would also be a close match but a bit lighter in color.  The 961 would be a perfect match and has the stronger 22 amp continuous output.
             
            If I had to choose the two Ken is offering here to run a Paragon, I would go with the 280.  I have a 262M which is just about the same as a 252 and it will run my Omni V but the display dims when keying CW at 100 watts and it gets very hot, just a bit too much load for it.  The Triton IV which it was built for will run with no problems.  The Omni V, and VI as well as Paragons run a little more current at idle with the display and microprocessor so they end up with a higher draw at full output.  I wouldn't want you to buy a 252 and have it shipped without knowing that it's a bit weaker supply than you may want.  They are all well built supplies but were built for different applications. 
             
            The older T*T supplies were originally sold without over voltage protection and if the final pass transistor failed closed it could send 24 volts to the rig and cause damage.  They came out with a protection unit that was in the output power cord and also still sell a kit to put one inside the power supply.  These will cause a dead short and fuse to blow if the voltage goes too high.  I don't know when they started to build these into the power supplies, the 280 would probably have this but I don't know about the 252, if it's not in the output cord you should look inside for one and if it's not there order one from T*T.  24 volts into a Paragon could cause a lot of damage.  All the 960 series have this over volt protection and I'm pretty sure the 280 would but not so certain about the 252.  I had to add one to my 262M which is a newer model than the 252  It's just a small board with an SCR and fuse on it which goes inline after the pass transistor when it senses the voltage going above about 15 volts the SCR shorts to ground and the fuse blows before it can damage the rig.
             
            73 Jeff  aa8ve
             
             
            On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 23:50:52 +0100 "Alec-1" <sp2ewq@...
            | 767|767|2005-01-09 16:44:25|kb9wbm|OMNI-D Frequency Display Problem fixed...|
            I acquired a fine OMNI-D, Series B and immediately enjoyed the simple
            elegance of this rig. I purchased this older TenTec so I would have a
            rig I could maintain myself (and I am not a pro around a soldering
            iron or circuit boards!!!).

            When the digital readout began to display (very) rapidly changing
            (garbled) frequency digits, I almost sent the rig to TenTec because I
            did not want to damage the unit with my all thumbs technique. Local
            elmers encouraged me to check/clean contacts.

            Here's my fix.

            The digital display board, 80440, is a PCB assembly consisting of the
            frequency digits and 3 sets of pin assemblies that go through the
            display board, are soldered on the front of the display board and
            their longer pins (extending from the rear of the display board) mate
            with the three other PCB assemblies that make up the digital readout.

            Looking at the digital display from the front of the rig, these three
            junction pin units form a U-shaped mating from the digital display
            board to the other digital readout assemblies in the unit. These are:
            - Left - 9 pins to the 80465 Preset-Amp Board
            - Bottom - 24 pins to the 80441 Logic Board
            - Right - 5 pins to the 80442 Timebase Board.

            I unseated the 80440 digital display board to inspect the pins for
            corrosion. They seemed fine but I notice that the +13.8 and STORE
            pins to the 80442 Timebase Board appeared to have poor solder
            connections that may have been compromised when the display was mated
            to the other three boards in the display. In fact, the +13.8 pin was
            significantly mis-aligned (in terms of length) compared to the other
            pins mating to that board, further leading me to believe that the
            solder joint may have been damaged to a forced insertion to the 80442
            Timebase Board either during initial installation or by one of the
            subsequent owners.

            I used a pair of pliers to align the 5 pins to the same heights on
            both sides of the display board. I then re-soldered all 5 pins
            (connecting to the 80442 Timebase Board) on the front of the display
            board and cleaned all of the contacts on the back side of the display
            board with an aerosol contact cleaner.

            I reinserted the display board to the other three in digital readout
            assembly and powered up. Things looked pretty good. I left it like
            this with the skins off for an hour and the problem did not return. I
            put everything back together and left the unit on overnight - THE
            PROBLEM DID NOT RETURN.

            Even though the problem did not seem heat related, I had not been able
            to go 12 hours without the problem happening for over 2 months. Its
            been two weeks now and I'm claiming victory, the problem has not
            returned.

            Sure enough, the local elmers were right as were messages 1-4 of this
            group. I now know to check dirty connectors and compromised solder
            joints on older rigs and how to fix them.

            Hope this helps if another OMNI-D owner has a similar problem.

            73 de Don, KB9WBM
            | 768|767|2005-01-10 01:08:58|Jeff Johnson|Re: OMNI-D Frequency Display Problem fixed...|
            Fine business! I know it feels good to fix a problem, over time you'll
            become more familiar with your Omni, they are good rigs to do your own
            work on. Just be careful not to short anything out the little round IC's
            are tough to trouble shoot and can't be bought anymore. Solder joint
            failure is the number one reason any old rig has problems, I think T*T's
            are better about it than the older Jap rigs but still they can have
            problems. I like the rx of the older T*T's they are still fine rigs to
            run.

            Jeff aa8ve 73

            On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 14:44:22 -0000 "kb9wbm" <kb9wbm@...
            | 769|769|2005-01-10 14:43:53|gee3yrq|obsolete parts for T*T gear & bad earth points. Hutchinson tx shift|
            Hi, I wonder just what parts are obsolete for T*T gear ?? I know the
            TL442 is one such component, so what digital IC's in the counter
            circuits of T*T gear like the Omni D etc ?? are now obsolete ??

            I found on a T*T Century 22 the dial LED out, plus the 80 metre band
            seemed deaf and little pickup of the pulsing calibrator signal, the
            problem turned out to be a non conducting return earth path via the
            front panel mounting panel screws, a seperate wire soldered to the
            earth return on the dial light bulb fixed both prolems.

            I hope I don't miss quote another T*T user group member, but the D.C.
            rx is the poor mans I.F. shift.

            Anyone remember the Hutchinson frequency shift as in an old 73 Mag,
            a form of QSK was possible by making some vfo fequency shift either
            on tx or rx ( I can't remember).

            The Scout (555 ?)has a form of PA0KSB huff n puff vfo requency
            stabiliser, it would be good to add this function on a Corsair II etc.

            73 501 de ian G3YRQ.
            | 770|769|2005-01-10 17:58:18|Jeff Johnson|Re: obsolete parts for T*T gear & bad earth points. Hutchinson tx s|
            Ian,
            I'd reckon all the IC's in an Omni D to be obsolete, there may be cross
            overs to a new number but the type for a display are probably long gone.
            T*T does still have a supply for most of them so they can still repair
            rigs and they do say they can still service all the models they made.
            They probably do put used boards in where ever they need to. I did call
            once with questions about the VOX board for my Triton 544 and they didn't
            want to talk about it, said they don't repair those anymore and to find
            another VOX system or use PTT. The best thing to have is a parts rig and
            keep one in good working order and the other by for parts. There are
            some that have a damaged cover or face plate that would be good for
            parts.

            The best thing is that the older T*T seldom have any major problems, just
            a failed solder joint, loose plug or dirty switch. If the finals burn
            out they are still available and easy to replace, that's probably the
            most frequent problem. They were built to last, just look at how they
            built up the boards will the component leads bent over and soldered. I
            know several hams who have had their Omni D's since new and never needed
            anything other than a PTO rebuild. Some of them never turn their Omni's
            off, just replace the meter lamp once in a while or forget about the
            meter.

            I've had Yeasu and Icom before, once they get past 5 years old I was
            always removing the covers to push on boards and try to find the endless
            faults in them. Now look at a 30 year old Triton 544 which still works
            like new and that's the T*T difference! When I switch from the Omni V to
            the 544 in SSB the guy's I talk to everyday can't tell the difference.
            One of them has an Omni D and a Pegasus and I can't hear any difference
            if he switches, if anything the Omni D sounds better. They aren't for
            everybody, the Triton was once thought of as a great contest rig but
            those days are over, for anyone who wants memories or quick band changes
            and band stacking the old T*T's just don't have it and can't. They still
            have fine receiver and audio performance and I always liked a PTO over a
            digital wheel for tuning.

            I think there are a lot of hams who just enjoy running older gear just
            because it's fun and these are the sort like I am who join these groups
            to get information about them. Yes the DC rigs have their good points,
            very effective on CW.

            Jeff aa8ve 73

            PS Ian I'll send you one off list but today I have something I need to do
            on the Rangie and the wx is just right.


            On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:43:36 -0000 "gee3yrq" <gee3yrq@... writes:
            | 771|771|2005-01-12 21:58:40|Paul|WTB: 705 mic|
            Looking for a used 705 mic.
            Thanks,
            Paul
            KS2S
            | 772|772|2005-01-13 23:25:28|Alec-1|WTB: 960 or 961 PS|
             
             
            Hi Guys,
             
            I need a 960 or 961 Power Supply...
            Any info, please?
             
            Yours,
            Alec/SP2EWQ
             
             
             
            | 773|773|2005-01-14 12:14:33|Nigel|Argosy 2|
            Hi everyone i am new to the group and joined because i am interested
            in qrp. I have been thinking of buying a Argosy 2 to use for qrp
            work. I can not find much information on the Argosy so wondered if
            anyone on the list could let me know thier impressions and ideas on
            the Argosy. Many thanks in advance from Nigel M0dbo
            | 774|774|2005-01-14 12:22:40|gtorbeck|Looking for a cable for my RX-340|
            Good morning, all.

            I am looking for a cable to connect the line level audio output (DB-
            15, female connector) of my RX-340 to the sound card of my PC in
            accordance with the instructions given on the T-T web page.

            The object of this connection is to be able to receive DRM (Digital
            Radio Mondiale) transmissions on my RX-340 in conjunction with the
            appropriate DRM software.

            If anyone has such a cable that they are willing to sell, or know
            where one can be ordered, please contact me.

            Thanks in advance,

            Gil
            | 775|773|2005-01-14 23:37:11|Glen Reid|Re: Argosy 2|
            At 04:13 AM 1/14/2005, you wrote:


            Nigel,

            I have an analog Argosy on my desk right here. It is my favorite general
            use CW radio.

            The QSK is superb.

            Try to find one with the CW filter and the audio filter.

            Skip the NB, it is a waste. Think about making the audio mods from QST
            about 1989, they are worth the effort.

            I say go for it.

            gl es 73

            gr

            GLEN REID
            k5fx@...
            Austin, Texas

            "The only difference between genius and stupidity is that...genius has its
            limits"
            | 776|773|2005-01-15 16:50:45|nigel@head5710.fsnet.co.uk|Re: Argosy 2|

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            | 777|773|2005-01-15 20:08:04|Glen Reid|Re: Argosy 2|
            At 08:50 AM 1/15/2005, you wrote:
            Nigel,

            I can't really tell you. I have only replaced the dial cord on the Argosy.

            TenTen has a good reputation for support of their products, (the dial cord
            I ordered was free because according to TenTec the "paper work wasn't worth
            the trouble", they just dropped it in an envelope and mailed it to me.) I
            would check with them on available parts stock. Also, this list, the QRP-l
            list and the GQRP list can be valuable sources of parts not available from
            the retailers.

            The Argosy appears to be full of pretty ordinary devices and
            parts. Nothing very exotic. I guess if you lost an IF can or something
            you would be at the mercy of Ten Tec and their parts inventory.

            I also had an FT-7 for many years. The Argosy is a much better CW rig than
            the'7.

            Good luck with it.

            gr

            GLEN REID
            k5fx@...
            Austin, Texas

            "The only difference between genius and stupidity is that...genius has its
            limits"
            | 778|778|2005-01-16 00:53:09|Nigel|spare parts availability|
            Could anyone on the list tell how easy it would be to get spare parts
            for an Argosy 2. I ask because i have just had a Yaesu Ft7 die on me
            because can not get parts for it any longer . i would like to replace
            with an Argosy if i can find one. But as they are of similar vintage
            thought i would ask how likely it would be able to repair if
            something went wrong. would be grateful for any thoughts on the
            subject. All the best from Nigel M0dbo
            | 779|779|2005-01-16 03:34:28|Paul|2591 Accessories|
            I'm looking for the following accessories for the 2591 handheld:
            2992 desk charger
            2201 tone encoder
            2202 case
            2700 speaker/mic

            Thanks,

            Paul
            KS2S
            | 780|774|2005-01-16 09:48:01|dean bianco|Re: Looking for a cable for my RX-340|

            Universal Radio of Ohio has the patchcord pre-wired for the db connector to an RCA plug.  If your computer uses another type of connector, ask them if they could place another connector or perhaps an adaptor can be sold to you by them.

            db

            | 781|781|2005-01-17 13:35:13|gee3yrq|T*T UK Reapirs and spare parts. Yaesu and rooffing filters|
            HI, I know the Argosy 1, the Arogosy 2 has a better front end, plus
            digital readoutout, for what these go for for price wise a Corsair 2
            won't be that much greater in cost ? but the Corsairs have a dial
            problem really brass contacts wearing, theres info on the web
            obviously under T*T also info in SPRAT the GQRP group also a yahoo
            group, worth joining.

            I wonder what the fault is on the FT7 ?

            I see in the february 2005 QST that Yaesu have finally caught up on
            roofing filters 3 Khz, guess their rigs are still aimed at the
            ssbers, maybe Icom have joined suit, Icom certainly advertise alot of
            space in QST, doesn't make the gear any better, I wouldn't ever go
            back to jap gear, (the new stuff) always new models coming ut all the
            time, just how much stock is kept for spare parts with sets going
            obsolete in maybe 4 years.

            73 72 501 de ian
            | 782|774|2005-01-19 16:34:28|gtorbeck|Re: Looking for a cable for my RX-340|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "dean bianco" talking about on the Universal Radio web page, the cable there has a
            DB28 connector and I need a DB15 connector for the RX340. The RCA
            plug on the other end would be no problem.

            Gil
            | 783|783|2005-01-19 22:40:45|Joe DuMond|Filter in Corsair|
            I have acquired a Corsair with a filter in it I don't recognize. It
            is an enclosed filter unit on a plug-in board. On top of the metal
            can is the number 48085. Appears to be a 2.4 SSB filter from what
            testing I can do. Is mounted in the first slot of the Pass Band
            Tuning Board (80979). Works great, just curious as to what it is.
            It also is the first filter I have seen in a Ten-Tec that was
            enclosed. All the others I have, the crystals are in the open.

            Thanks for you assistance, Joe W4OCJ
            | 784|783|2005-01-19 23:48:14|Jim Dunstan|Re: Filter in Corsair|
            At 08:40 PM 01/19/2005 +0000, you wrote:

            | 785|783|2005-01-20 04:06:15|Richy|Re: Filter in Corsair|
            Sounds like an aftermarke filter, may be an INRAD with an old stock
            number on it or another brand. Regards.. Richy N2ZD

            BTW, I went to INRAD and they have 3 digit stock numbers on theirs,
            may just be a vintage filter bought from another vender.. Regards..


            | 786|783|2005-01-20 04:42:17|Joe DuMond|Re: Filter in Corsair|

            Thanks for the reply Jim.

             

            One other thing that I did not mention……the stock filter shown in the pictures in the Corsair manual is of open crystal construction, but has a number stamped on one of the end crystals…..48074, and the crystal on the other end of the filter has the number 8235.  It was the 48074 that caught my eye and made me think that the 48085 filter I have, has to be in the same family?????  I had figured maybe it was an INRAD filter, but cannot find any of their filter numbers that are in this number sequence.

             

            Anyway, it gives you something to mull over while having a cup of coffee tomorrow.

             

            Thanks again for taking the time to talk with me,

             

            Joe   W4OCJ

             

             

            -----Original Message-----
            From: Jim Dunstan [mailto:jimdunstan@...]
            Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:48 PM
            To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [TenTec] Filter in Corsair

             

            At 08:40 PM 01/19/2005 +0000, you wrote:


            I have acquired a Corsair with a filter in it I don't recognize.  It
            is an enclosed filter unit on a plug-in board.  On top of the metal
            can is the number 48085.  Appears to be a 2.4 SSB filter from what
            testing I can do. Is mounted in the first slot of the Pass Band
            Tuning Board (80979).  Works great, just curious as to what it is. 
            It also is the first filter I have seen in a Ten-Tec that was
            enclosed.  All the others I have, the crystals are in the open.

            Thanks for you assistance,  Joe   W4OCJ                   



            Very interesting Joe.  First, I also don't know anything about this filter.  In my Corsair the first filter (9MHZ) mounted on the Pass Band Tuning board is a 4 pole unit.  The output of the PBT board goes to the bank of switched filters (6MHZ) that go from about 2.4 to .25 KHZ.  As you said, all of them are of open construction.  No doubt the filter in your Corsair in a non Ten-Tec after market filter.

            I have a ten tec 1.8 Khz, 8 pole, 9Mhz I picked up somewhere and used it to replace the standard 4 pole 2.4 Khz unit.  It is wonderful on CW/RTTY but really to tight for SSB.  I put the original back.  However I often thought I would like to try an 8 pole 2.4 Khz unit.  As it is the unit works wonderfully.

            Jim - VE3CI

            | 787|783|2005-01-20 04:45:44|Joe DuMond|Re: Filter in Corsair|

            Yes, Richy, I thought it might be INRAD also, but could not find any similarity in the numbers.  Hadn’t thought that it could be old enough to where they used a different numbering system……

            Thanks….Joe  W4OCJ

             

            -----Original Message-----
            From: Richy [mailto:ss409ss@...]
            Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:06 PM
            To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [TenTec] Re: Filter in Corsair

             


              
              Sounds like an aftermarke filter, may be an INRAD with an old stock
            number on it or another brand. Regards.. Richy N2ZD

            BTW, I went to INRAD and they have 3 digit stock numbers on theirs,
            may just be a vintage filter bought from another vender.. Regards..


            | 788|788|2005-01-23 21:28:57|k8aicurt|Omni-D 546B shorts +13.8V when keyed|
            Anyone seen this problem? My Omni-D, when keyed with key or mic,
            shorts the +13.8V DC power line. There's no RF out, the lights dim and
            the display goes crazy when keyed. Any help appreciated. Thanks. -
            Curt, K8AI
            | 789|788|2005-01-24 13:17:50|Walt Breining|Re: Omni-D 546B shorts +13.8V when keyed|
            Curt:
            My first thought was that your finals were shorted but after thinking awhile I bet the 12V to your finals is not switched and there is power on them all the time.  That would eliminate most final failures.
             
            I'll bet that it is either a bad connection between the radio and the power supply or the power supply itself is defective. 
             
            First take a volt meter and place it across the power supply output terminals and key the transceiver. If this is a Ten Tec supply, you may need to take the cover off of the supply to access this voltage point.   Another thing you can do is try it with another power supply or a car battery.  Be sure to have the proper fuse in line in case the transceiver is actually shorted.
             
            Failures in the power cord occur at the connections to the supply, the fuse holder, any plugs splices or connections, or the connection to the transceiver.  What I think is happening is when the load goes from a few hundred milli amps on  receive to many amps on xmt, either there is resistance in the cable, or the power supply can't provide the amps because of a failure in the supply.
             
            Vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 790|790|2005-01-24 18:40:13|Tony|OMNI-D faults cleared, one to clear help please|
            Hi,
            thanks to the newsgroup info here I've cured several faults on the much-abused Omni-D I bought in June 04.     
             
            ALC non operation was traced to the 1N4148 diodes on SWR unit.   
            The radio now works as per handbook as regards o/p power and ALC operation.
             
            Notch filter fault turned out to be a dry joint on the 12V supply line on the board.
             
            The remaining fault is a weird one,
            with Drive and ALC controls at min, approx 10 Amps indicated on PSU current meter
            with mode switch in Lock position,
            on CW key down,
            on SSB if PTT operated to TX, or VOX operated to TX (Vox is very sensitive and seems to trip on and off repeatedly when Vox gain up)
             
            I would be grateful for any assistance on this fault, I would guess some sort of oscillation occurring
             
            thanks
                  Tony G3ZRJ
             
            | 791|791|2005-01-30 18:49:50|au20061|Omni D series B - no output|
            I have an Omni D that just came out of 20 years of storage. It is in
            great condition cosmetically. It receives fine on all bands and the
            frequency dial is right on. The problem is there is no power output
            on any band. I fear the finals may be out but hope (like we all do)
            that it might be simple or something I have overlooked. Any ideas?

            If the finals need to be replaced does anyone have an estimate of
            cost?

            Thanks for any help.

            Tom K4KFN
            | 792|791|2005-01-30 22:02:22|Jeff Johnson|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            Make sure there are no jumpers on the back missing, don't know about the
            Omni D but on the Omni V there is a small jumper that must be in place or
            an amplifier connected to key the rig. More than once I forgot to put
            the jumper in when I used the rig without the amp and it took a while to
            remember about the jumper!

            73 Jeff as aa8ve

            On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 16:48:03 -0000 "au20061" <au2006@... writes:
            | 793|793|2005-01-30 22:11:09|miaidea2001|585 Paragon Giehl Chip Firmware|
            Hello folks,
            I have the necessity to contact Jack in order to acquire the last
            software for my Ten Tec 585 Paragon with original version 3.2.
            Unfortunately my email sent to various addresses me is returned all
            behind. Jac....@... not so good.

            Someone knows the exact address?

            Thanks

            73 de IK6GQC Rocco
            | 794|793|2005-01-30 22:40:32|ultrafixedwing@juno.com|Re: 585 Paragon Giehl Chip Firmware|
            http://home.fuse.net/jg/
            I tried iy and it works.

            Paul
            KS2S

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            | 795|791|2005-01-30 22:54:01|au20061|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            Thanks Jeff

            I cannot find any reference to a jumper that might be needed. There
            is a jumper for the external VFO but nothing mentioned about the
            amplifier connector. Thanks for replying to my question.

            Tom K4KFN


            | 796|793|2005-01-30 23:28:41|miaidea2001|Re: 585 Paragon Giehl Chip Firmware|
            Thanks Paul, but with the email adress on this site, i have negative
            reply of my server.

            73 de IK6GQC Rocco




            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "ultrafixedwing@j..."
            | 797|797|2005-01-31 03:06:39|hfdxcc|WTB: 961 ps|
            I would like to buy a nice used Ten Tec 961 power supply. You can
            contact me at wb4ham@... 73,Ron
            | 798|791|2005-01-31 09:08:53|Walt Breining|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            Some Ten Tec s had two inputs on the power cord, one for low currant 13v and one for high currant 13v for the final section.
            vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 799|797|2005-01-31 11:44:53|miaidea2001|Re: WTB: 961 ps|
            Hi Ron,
            Thanks for the offer but I do not have necessity.
             
            73 de IK6GQC
            | 800|791|2005-01-31 17:12:56|Duane - N9DG|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            I would doubt that the finals are bad unless it is drawing a
            lot of current and no output. It is is more likley just a
            poor connection of one or more of the internal connectors
            such as a low level RF stage interconnect or control
            circuitry. I would just open the radio up and systematically
            remove and reconnect the various jumpers plugs one at time.
            If you are familiar with the circuit layout you can be a bit
            more targeted as to which you give the connector reseat
            treatment to.

            Duane
            N9DG


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            | 801|791|2005-01-31 17:44:26|Jeff Johnson|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            I think the Omni D's are the same type final PA as the Triton's with an
            RCA jack for the input and out put to the final band pass board. If it
            is the input plug can be pulled out and connected to the final band pass
            board to use the low level driver as the output, it should put out 1 or 2
            watts this way and at least let you know the rig is working up to that
            point. If it does then it's just a matter of finding out why the final
            PA isn't working, could be the driver stage in the final or the main
            transistors, or it's not getting DC voltage for some reason.

            I agree to pulling the covers off and looking round to see if something
            is amiss, a plug or board loose or failed relay etc... If it is the
            final transistors Ten*Tec has replacements and they don't cost very much
            plus it's a very simple job to replace them. Could also be one of the
            trimmer pots for ALC or balanced modulator has gone bad or a cracked
            solder joint. The type of trimmer pots they used are prone to getting
            loose on the board because of that type with the big wheel they used,
            it's very easy to bump one and nudge it off it's setting which could
            cause the out put to fail. Make sure to check the out put in all modes
            and on all bands, this will help find the problem too if it's a
            calibration problem

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 07:12:54 -0800 (PST) Duane - N9DG <n9dg@... writes:
            | 802|791|2005-01-31 18:30:20|au20061|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            Thanks Duane I will give your idea a try. You are right , the rig
            only draws about 1 amp over the receive current when I key it.

            Thanks

            Tom


            | 803|791|2005-01-31 19:15:38|au20061|Re: Omni D series B - no output|
            Thanks Jeff......you and Duane have given me a place to start. I
            will let you know what I find.

            Tom



            | 804|804|2005-02-02 12:38:14|gee3yrq|classified ads were ?? can you recommend a site. first known T*T ge|
            Hi, the opening page of this group shows the fine lines of T*T gear,
            boy does the gear look attractive, large controls, frequency readout,
            guess I'm really hooked on this gear.

            Can anyone recommend any web site for classified ads in the U.S.
            apart from E.bay.

            Anyone know what was the first bit of equipment T*T put out on the
            Ham market ?? be it just a calibrater or what ever ??

            well thats the 1st month in 2005 gone 73 501 de ian. and a pair of
            best bent wires..
            | 805|804|2005-02-02 13:57:31|vhklein2003|Re: classified ads were ?? can you recommend a site. first known T*|
            I agree with you, Ian. I think that series of Ten Tec rigs (Paragon
            and Paragon II, Omni V and VI) are right at the top of best looking
            radios, ever. A very good site where equipment is often posted is:
            http://lists.contesting.com/archives/html/TenTec/
            also take a look at QTH.COM and EHAM.COM for Ten Tec ads. For looks at
            the entire Ten Tec line, as well as a source for some manuals, ads,
            and schematics see the "unofficial TenTec site at:
            http://www.qsl.net/tentec/

            I've used Ten Tec radios off and on since the mid 70's, and currently
            have a Paragon, which is the general-coverage receive version of the
            Omni V shown on the opening screen. They are a pleasure to use and the
            factory support is legendary.

            73, =Vic=
            WA4THR


            | 806|804|2005-02-02 21:10:26|Jeff Johnson|Re: classified ads were ?? can you recommend a site. first known T*|
            Yes the Omni V type is my favorite as well, they are different than any
            other rig ever made and have a clean lab instrument look about them. A
            timeless design that will never look out of date rather than all the Jap
            rigs that follow each other round making them all look as if they came
            out of the same factory. Also that thick aluminum front panel is more
            appropriate for radio gear, the lettering on the colored material is very
            durable. For a rig that's about 16 years old now and in constant use the
            front panel of my Omni V still looks as good as new, there's not one
            character or dot that shows even a hint of wear, even the push buttons
            that have characters printed right on them don't have any wear at all,
            that is amazing to me since I know how much use it gets. I have cleaned
            the panel a few times by removing all the knobs and washing the whole
            thing to keep it clean, there have been times when dirt has built up
            round the knobs when I used it mobile to work in the field with lots of
            grease and dirt on my hands. It always cleans up great and even washing
            it doesn't do any harm to the printing. The key pad is amazing, I've
            read about people saying the keypad looks cheap with it's plastic
            buttons, they probably don't know what's behind those buttons and what
            the hard buttons are protecting. The really cheap keypads are the soft
            rubber type where the letters wear off within a year and the material
            cracks and the edges break away. The T*T key pads have the same soft
            material but they put hard durable cover buttons over it to protect the
            soft material. The fact is it's the most durable way to make a keypad.

            These rigs and their accessories like antenna tuners and amplifiers
            really look good when rack mounted with the rack mount ends on them, I
            would love to have the "Closet Kilowatt" unit they made, that was a
            system like no other ham radio company came out with and it really looks
            good. Funny thing is just the other night I had my head phones on and
            was laying back listening to a QSO on 80 meters and the subject of T*T
            rigs came up. One guy said he would have liked to try an Omni VI but it
            was the worst looking rig he'd ever seen so he didn't figure it could be
            any good! I couldn't believe what I was hearing, he made his complete
            judgement about the rig based only on looks, and it was just the photo in
            their ad!!! 8-D It's bad enough to base an impression only on looks but
            then to say it was a photo in a magazine was more than I could believe.
            Not only was it the best HF ham rig built in it's day but why would
            anyone judge a rig by just it's appearance?

            Now if we want to talk about an unattractive rig take a look at the
            Kenwood 2000, now that is ugly, even worse in real life, strange shape
            and the whole front panel is just covered with dinky soft buttons, it's
            just one big keypad with keys that are so small I couldn't make out what
            any of them said, plus there is printing on the panel between the keys
            that's even smaller print then when it's dark you can turn on back
            lighting on the keypad which makes them glow in a dim awful pale green
            color with dark patches in it, they don't light up evenly which makes it
            look even worse. Still I wouldn't say it was a bad rig by just the
            looks, I didn't care for the sound of the one I tried out but that's true
            for any of the digitally controlled Kenwood rigs. Their older rigs with
            analog tuning had very good sound and performance in my opinion but that
            was lost when they started using digital encoders and synthesizer
            generated IF chains, I think all the Jap rigs lost my vote when they
            started to use this technology. Dull response with lots of internally
            generated hiss and noise. Their high end (high price) rigs have better
            performance I reckon and most of my experience has been with the smaller
            400 series Kenwood's or 700 and 800 series Yeasu's, I always found Icom
            to have the upper hand in this class rig out of the Jap lineups.

            I thought I'd have to loose my favorite brand and good performance when I
            wanted a mobile HF rig. I tried to use my Omni V for a while in my work
            van but it was a bit too big and I was afraid of damaging it. Then the
            T*T Scout came along and my problems were over, great little rig that I
            had many good hours of driving time with.

            For an attractive look with clean lines and simple operation but super
            performance I think T*T met their goal with the Triton series rigs I
            have the 544, last model of that series and it will still give any modern
            rig a run. It has to have the most natural audio on SSB and clear CW
            sound too, I can hear the most faint signals with that rig. Strong
            signals can swamp the AGC but I've learned how to cope with that. I
            think the problem was in the 1970's hams wanted the more complex looking
            military style Jap rigs, the more switches and knobs the better I guess
            they wanted to baffle other people with the complicated looking gear.
            Again it was desire based on looks rather than performance, I know darn
            well the Triton would run circles round any Jap rig of that time. In the
            US it was up against Drake and Collins tube rigs when hams still weren't
            too sure about solid state gear but even more important the Triton didn't
            look anything like other ham gear, it was cutting a whole new style and
            approach to HF radio, making a rig that would look good in the living
            room. Since hams still wanted rigs that looked like ham radios T*T came
            along with the Omni's, I think the first ones look like a cross between a
            Collins and a Drake . When they came out with the Paragon and Omni V, I
            think they had a rig of their own unique look and it suited everyone.

            The Orion looks more like a Jap rig, I wouldn't call it ugly but it is
            rather common looking with the high end Jap rigs of today. One thing no
            one can say is the Orion is a poor performer, in fact even the ones that
            don't like the T*T look don't complain about the Orion, perhaps that was
            the reason for the black plastic common look. Hams can't complain about
            the looks if it looks like everything else! I like all the T*T rigs old
            and new but the ones I like best are like the Omni V.

            Ian I think the first T*T product offered on a production scale was a QRP
            kit, they got their start with small solid state QRP kits and then the
            first Argonauts came out. They did make a tube receiver with I think a
            matching CW transmitter but it was a very small production number.

            73 and hi to Ian, Jeff aa8ve

            On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:57:26 -0000 "vhklein2003" <vhklein@... writes:
            | 807|807|2005-02-03 12:37:42|Walt Breining|Re: |
            Our amateur club has a old Omni B.  Slide rule dial.  It always worked well.  A few years ago we sent it in to be gone through.  Ten Tec worked on it even as old as it was and made it like new.  It had some sentimental value to us.  Other than that I have never had a Ten Tec but have heard good things particularly about their service. 
             
            Recently one of our members became a SK.  I purchased his Paragon from his estate. He had gotten it back from Ten Tec and it had been updated (some kind of chip change).  It has every option available installed.  I have not had much chance to play with it yet except for listening with a piece of wire stuck into the antenna jack.
             
            It was very well documented.  Studying the manual, I have noted that the receive audio output amp is very small, I think about 1 watt.  I was surprised because I believe the one in the Omni is pretty hefty.  I have also noticed a lot of shot noise when the pre amp is turned on.  I can't help but wonder if this is normal. It is quiet with it off.  Although it has several filters in the receiver up to 6 kHz, I think that it has a 2.4 kHz  filter in the transmitter.  I would like to have one around 2.8 to 3.5 kHz.  I don't believe INRAD has one.  I am anxious to get it on a real antenna and play with it.
             
            Vy 73, Walt N9WB 
            | 808|807|2005-02-03 14:03:19|vhklein2003|Re: |
            Hey, Walt. Congrats on the Paragon. You will notice more receive noise
            on it than the old Omni for a couple of reasons: the Paragon uses a
            PLL digital tuning scheme that creates some phase noise and it is
            actually more sensitive! You can turn down the RF gain a little to
            help, or use the squelch control to reduce that. I added an audio DSP
            system to mine by taking the circuitry from a ClearSpeech noise
            reduction speaker and installing that inside the 961 matching power
            supply/speaker, rewiring the power supply on/off button to control the
            DSP. Works wonderfully!

            If you have the RS-232 board installed and would like software that
            controls the radio from a computer, I can send some to you that I
            wrote after modifying the original Ten Tec Basic program. Mine is
            written for the Paragon with the Giehl chip, which uses a slightly
            different command structure. If you don't have that chip (press shift,
            then press and hold enter to see if it comes up on the screen) it is
            well worth adding. It provides band stacking registers and the ability
            to jump to any band with a single button push as was implemented on
            the Paragon II. Have fun!

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 809|809|2005-02-03 14:16:04|gee3yrq|Orion CW wave shaping option & Class C PA - re Century 21|
            Hi, I wonder how T*T made it so the wave shape the rise and fall
            edges of dot or dash could be altered on the ORION ?? I've always
            prefered a hard type of keying like the Class C note that comes from
            the old valve/tube gear 807 & 1625 types.
            I can only recall the T*T Century 21 having a class C P.A., maybe
            theres others ? I used to have a G2DAF tx with a 4CX250 B in the PA,
            which I wound up the bias so on CW the tx would run about class B.
            You ever blow up a cheap voltmeter on 2 KV ?? The G2DAF tx's PA was
            overbiased on standbye, so the 2 KV was always present.

            I heard a qso last night on 80 metres one of the very few inter G
            qso's that you can hear, the idea of the kenwood 2,000 is to wind
            down the bandwidth to 50 HZ and use the dsp to get rid of the noise,
            who knows how much noise is internally generated ?

            I hear the early argonauts (QRP)on the bands still giving good service
            ( I had a chance of getting one of those 2 years ago), and yet hear
            of hams trashing the yaesu FT 7, no chance of returning that rig to
            japan for re condition/re build.


            Good to hear about the history, etc. of T*T gear from Jeff aa8ve.

            73 501 de ian.
            | 810|810|2005-02-03 14:29:11|Walt Breining|Re: |
            Vic:
            I really hadn't thought about using a computer with it.  I believe it does have the Geihl chip because I saw some literature Gill had placed in the manual.  The unit is quite quiet without the pre amp on and it still has plenty of sensitivity for the lower frequency bands. 
             
            It is going to be quite a bit before I can get my station set up here.  I am in the service business so I have always serviced my own stuff.  This is only the second radio I have purchased in working condition with the exception of handhelds.  Most of my rigs have been declared "beyond repair" and I have fully restored them.  "Beyond Repair" equipment is quite inconvenient but the discounts are very attractive.  The TS-820S I am now using was purchased for $45.00.  One of the things that attracted me to Trn Tec is service.  I am 55 and every year I get older.  Parts are getting hard to find.  Those squinty eyed surface mount things are getting hard to see.  This is not a big issue with the Paragon, but in a few years, when I get to be 95 or something, I will have to become an appliance user and have the UPS man take my radio and fix it.
             
            Good Morning and Vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 811|811|2005-02-03 18:02:33|Jeff Johnson|Re: |
            Could be too that the pre amp is amplifying more noise than signal.  Wait till you have it connected to a proper antenna and see how it does then.  The Omni V's didn't have a pre amp and sure don't need one but they have a different tuning scheme so may not need it where the Paragon could benefit.  Since the Paragon has more PLL's and another conversion than the Omni it would by nature have more internally generated noise, it could be that without a distant antenna and feed line when the pre amp is on it's picking up more of it's own noise and once the antenna is connected it will be far enough away that the pre amp won't amplify the internal noise as much and you'll hear more benefit to it.
             
            73 and enjoy that Paragon, is it the original or Paragon II?  Jeff  aa8ve
             
             
            | 812|812|2005-02-03 18:02:33|Jeff Johnson|Re: |
            The older T*T's that have analog display are better as receivers, digital displays and their drivers generate a lot of RF noise.  There is always a faint whine in the audio and several birdies throughout the bands from the digital display.  In all the T*T's I've listened to including the Omni V, Scout and the older Omni's and Triton they are noticeably quieter with the digital display turned off.  Since the Omni V has the rotary encoder type tuning it's could never work as an analog rig but all the ones with PTO's  can be used as analog and all but the Scout were offered that way.  The Scout wouldn't really work well with an analog dial because the tuning ratio is too fast but in theory it could since it has a beginning and end of the tuning range for each band, the tuning could be counted from one of the stopped ends to get close to the desired area.
             
            Funny thing is, hams are always talking about receiver performance and how we all want the quietest receiver to hear weak signals but the ones with digital display are more desirable, easier to sell and go for much more money than the display really adds to it as building cost.  I never liked the analog display design T*T used with the elastic band for tension and string which don't last long and fail at the worst times.  I know they were trying to keep cost down but they should have developed a better gear drive dial like so many other rigs have.  I mean if they would have used a system like the old Drakes have I think they would have been much more desirable as analog rigs.  Since the demand for digital display was so high perhaps it didn't matter at the time because the analog rigs weren't selling as well but there's no question the analog rigs are better for weak signal work with headphones on.
             
            I'm glad they built analog versions so at least we can hear what a well designed rig can be but it's always surprising to me the way a T*T with digital display sells better.  When they first came out I could understand it, digital displays were starting to show up on many things but these days it shouldn't be such a big deal.  I mean it's not like these rigs have digital tuning with memories and key pad band changes, about the only thing these digital displays offer is more noise in the audio!  Since they only read to the nearest 100 cycles they aren't all that accurate even when calibrated right on the money and they are deceptive to many operators who may not understand the VFO can move 100 Hz and not change, even though they are digital one still needs to tune by ear for SSB just like the analog rigs. 
             
            As time marches on the old analog T*T's can be the best value in modern radio, just hope too many don't figure this out!
             
            73  Jeff  aa8ve
             
             
            | 813|813|2005-02-04 20:38:21|Paul|Paragon Brochure|
            Looking for a Paragon 585 brochure. Anyone have one for sale?
            Thanks.
            Paul
            KS2S
            | 814|813|2005-02-04 21:23:42|Walt Breining|Re: Paragon Brochure|
            Will a colour photocopy work? The price is right.
             
            vy 73, N9WB Walt
            | 815|815|2005-02-05 04:00:36|hb9dds|Some Questions|
            Hi Folks

            I just bought a TT Paragon in a very nice shape. Now, I have some questions:

            1. I have the ROM Version 3.0. Is there e newer one?

            2. If yes, what ist the difference?

            3. Where do I get a newer one?

            4.. The backup battery has a very short life. Is that normal? Or is there a solution for that
            "problem"?

            5. My VFO is going the "wrong" way. CW for lower frequency, CCW for higher frequency.
            Can I change this?

            6. What is the "best Microfon" for that paragon or

            7. What kind of Microfons are you guys using and do you have some experiences reports?

            OK, I hope I get some nice answers...


            73 de Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 816|815|2005-02-05 05:37:14|vhklein2003|Re: Some Questions|
            Congratulations on the new Paragon, Daniel. Here's text of a note on
            the TT reflector regarding the various ROM versions from Ten Tec and
            Giehl:
            The Paragon Giehl chip 3.0 is the latest version of the chip for
            replacing the TenTec 3.8 or 3.9. TenTec redesigned the PLL board
            for the Paragon because they could no longer obtain some of the IC's
            used on the original board. The TenTec version was changed to 4.0
            to support this new board. The Giehl chip that supports the new
            board is V6.1. There is no performance difference between the 3.0
            and 6.1 chips, only the support for the board is different. The
            boards also work about the same, so there is no reason to switch
            from one board to the other.
            Giehl chips are a worhwhile upgrade to the Paagon and stil available.

            As to the backup battery, does your Paragon have a voice board
            installed? That board can deplete the battery when installed, but
            there is a mod to cure that problem. I can go well over a week
            without losing memories. Note, however, you can just leave the power
            supply on all the time with no issues.

            You have me baffled with the reverse VFO tuning! I have never heard
            of that problem.

            I use a Ten Tec 705 microphone and get good audio reports on my
            Paragon.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 817|815|2005-02-05 05:41:45|Walt Breining|Re: Some Questions|
            Isn't that an option for people who live south of the equator?
            | 818|815|2005-02-05 12:50:01|miaidea2001|Re: Some Questions|
            Hi, Daniel.
             
            1. I have the same version. Today I have ordered version 3.9 at Ten Tec.
                They are not successful to contact Jack Giehl to no address email.  My serveur gives back it.
             
            4. For RE-CHARGEABLE NICA BATTERY Ten Tec operate mods effective with S/n 585-395
             
            5. I have had of the problems with the PLL in 7 Mhz (out of lock) but I have made the weldings newly and all it is returned ok.
             
            6. I have the Turner +3B. Now I am using that one originates them.  You keep in mind who mine had a board various from the outlines that I have found in net.  The voice was of tonality much lowland and has had to modify it. 
             
             
             Excuse for my English bad one.
             
            IK6GQC Rocco
             
             
            | 819|819|2005-02-05 23:33:26|Steve|Jack Giehl Web Page|
            Hello All,

            Here is a link to Jack Giehl's web site:

            http://home.fuse.net/jg/


            The last email address I have on record is jg_at_fuse.net (replace
            the "_at_" with @ symbol).

            Best,
            Steve
            W1SDR
            | 820|788|2005-02-06 02:04:37|k8aicurt|Re: Omni-D 546B shorts +13.8V when keyed|
            Thanks for the help Walt. While troubleshooting, I removed the control
            board first since it does the "keying" of the TX. This made no
            difference. I then disconnected the wires to the PA and confirmed that
            the problem was in the PA somewhere. I probed the driver and final
            xistors and saw that they weren't shorted. While scratching my head
            and keying the radio, smoke started spewing from the electrolytic in
            shunt with the "final bias" line (white/gray)... Yep, it finally
            shorted and I found the problem. I replaced the cap and I'm back on
            the air.

            Curt, K8AI

            | 821|819|2005-02-06 12:48:53|miaidea2001|Re: Jack Giehl Web Page|
            Hello folks,
             
            other email error.  This is the answer had from the server:
             
            This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

            Delivery to the following recipients failed.

                  
            jg@...
             
            IK6GQC  Rocco
             
            | 822|819|2005-02-06 14:12:51|vhklein2003|Re: Jack Giehl Web Page|
            Looks like you may have the email address wrong. Contact Jack at

            jack_g@...

            This is from his website and I have communicated with him within the
            last few months.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 823|819|2005-02-06 14:40:03|miaidea2001|Re: Jack Giehl Web Page|
            Sorry Vic,
             
             on 01-28-2005 i have send email at jack_g@... with the same answer of my server.
             
            Thank you.
             
            IK6GQC Rocco
             
             
            | 824|824|2005-02-06 21:12:30|vhklein2003|Pgonwin4.zip|
            Posted in the files area is a program written to control the Ten Tec
            Paragon that has a Giehl chip. This is compiled to operate on the
            COM1 port, but I can provide a modified version using COM2 if
            needed.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 825|815|2005-02-07 00:50:00|hb9dds|Some Questions -> some answers|
            Answers:

            4.. The backup battery has a very short life. Is that normal? Or is there a solution for that
            "problem"?

            - feed the clock.

            5. My VFO is going the "wrong" way. CW for lower frequency, CCW for higher frequency.

            - But I've remove the whole front panel!!

            6. What is the "best Microfon" for that paragon

            -

            New questions:

            1. I "need" a ALC-output for a linear amp. but there is nothing at the rear? Ans ideas?

            2. looking for a RS232 interface. who sell such a Iinterface?


            73 de Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 826|815|2005-02-08 15:50:27|Richy|Re: Some Questions -> some answers|
            The battery backup problem is a well documented one, Ten Tec has a
            fix where one can add a 9V rechargeable battery if I remember
            correctly.. You can email them for the fix.. You still must turn on
            the supply to keep the battery charged periodically as the radio
            draws some current from the battery over time and must be recharged..

            The VFO problem may have been from previous work, previous owner
            or a factory goof up..

            I liked the Heil mics on my Ten Tecs, some like other mics as
            well.. The 705 is also an option and works very well...

            The RS232 board on the rig was an option on the Paragon if I
            remember, its hard to find and there are a few out there which have
            a current draw problem when the radio is off.. If you have the
            option, consider yourself lucky as they are hard to find now and
            when you find one they command a premium price..

            I wish TT would remanufacture some of the previous radio options.
            If making runs is a problem, I for one would buy up the lots of
            remanufactured parts.. I know covers,knobs,plastic parts and
            somewhat rare items would be a business in itself.. We like to keep
            our rigs in original,tiptop condition and here would be an
            opportunity to to keep these older rigs humming... Regards.. Richy
            N2ZD




            | 827|788|2005-02-08 15:51:33|Richy|Re: Omni-D 546B shorts +13.8V when keyed|
            Nothing better than the bad parts sending smoke signals to tip
            you off.. Jut think, that smoke has been trapped in your omni all of
            those years just waiting to get out!! Richy

            | 828|828|2005-02-08 15:57:24|Richard Gagnon|Ten Tec 1254 receiver|
            Hello All

            I am considering buying a 1254 but I wonder how decent the receiver
            is. I only want it for shortwave listening using an external antenna.
            Thank you.

            Richard
            | 829|828|2005-02-08 18:24:05|Caitlyn M. Martin|Re: Ten Tec 1254 receiver|
            Hi, Richard,
            That's pretty much what I use a 1254 for. I'm
            actually considering getting a second one for
            downstairs in the den. It's got very decent
            sensitivity. There are some birdies, particularly at
            lower frequencies. It can overload when signals go
            from weak to very strong quickly.

            Overall, though, I'm picking nits. I am really happy
            with my 1254 and it's a very good, small, low cost
            tabletop shortwave receiver.

            73,
            Caity
            K7VO/8

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            | 830|828|2005-02-09 01:47:25|Richy|Re: Ten Tec 1254 receiver|
            Check out the reviews on eham.net and also keep an eye out for
            hints and kinks type upgrades that surface from time to time. Alot
            of times people improve on things and you just have to look around..
            There are also other TT rx's to check out as well that are in the
            same ballpark price range although not new, they are a good
            bargain.. I think there is an RX-325 model (may be off on the
            number) that was made for the military that usually runs for less
            than $300 bucks in nice shape.. Tnx Richy

            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Caitlyn M. Martin"
            | 831|815|2005-02-09 05:17:01|doc|Question re. List Protocol|
            May I ask for consideration of a favor, please?

            Could folks put the name of the rig(s) to which they
            refer in the Subject area?

            It sure would make sifting through all of the posts more
            efficient and will greatly enhance searching for old
            posts for something relevant to a rig of interest.

            Thanks for your consideration. Perhaps the list moms
            could put this in the new member FAQ if they approve of
            the suggestion (unless it is already there and folks
            are ignoring it, been quite a while since I read it).

            Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
            | 832|815|2005-02-09 15:09:59|Richy|Re: Question re. List Protocol|
            Sounds good Doc, I will develop an FAQ for the group with this
            request. I try to keep things in the hands of the people and my main
            job here is to ward off spammers and other skells.. I dont like
            lists that are full of stuffed shirts and I am sure thats the
            consensus here.. But your suggestion is a very good one and would
            help others concentrate on the questions and answers which would
            suit them best.. Tnx Richy

            | 833|833|2005-02-09 16:16:27|wayfound2000|AM on a triton IV?|
            Hello folks. Has anyone had any experience or ideas about doing a
            mod or 2 to use the Triton IV digital on AM TX/RX please?
            many thanks
            Pete
            | 834|833|2005-02-09 18:44:05|Jeff Johnson|Re: AM on a triton IV?|
            You could probably transmit AM by unbalancing the balanced modulator just
            enough to give a 25 watt carrier at full output. If that works you could
            switch in a resistor on that side of the modulator null pot and switch
            the carrier in that way. Or put the carrier null pot on the front panel
            to null the carrier or turn it for AM tx. For rx it's really not
            possible, at best it would be a very narrow pass because of the filter.
            I would say to try and tx with a carrier and just rx in SSB.

            73 Jeff aa8ve

            On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 14:16:18 -0000 "wayfound2000" <wayfound@... writes:
            | 835|828|2005-02-09 18:44:45|Richard Gagnon|Re: Ten Tec 1254 receiver|
            Thank you for the reply. I think I will go with the 1254.

            In a search I found this site http://www.ticon.net/~n9ewo/rx340.html
            and here is a quote from the site.

            I know this does not have anything to do directly with the RX-340. Anyway,I
            found the picture below irking on the internet. A "top" inside picture of the
            old 1986 Ten-Tec RX-325 . This of course was a real D-O-G back then. Not very
            many were manufactured and for good reason. The reliability and performance
            factor was at the bottom end of the scale. Even back then we see the "rats
            nest" of wires all over the place. It makes the RX-340's wiring look neat.
            RX-340 internal pictures can be found at the very bottom of this page (might
            take a bit to load these, try hitting refresh if you only get some). Ten-Tec
            has come along way since this receiver bomb.
            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
            I am not an expert on receivers so I will leave that up to the "experts" to
            comment. Plus this rig is an older model.

            Richard


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            | 836|833|2005-02-09 19:29:16|peter torrance|Re: AM on a triton IV?|
            Thanks for that Jeff. I was having similar thoughts. always worth a try! PA shpuld be alright around 25 watts constant i guess. The Triton is still the best of the unch on the desk!
            Pete G4HAK 
            | 837|828|2005-02-11 05:02:49|Dave Moorman|Re: Ten Tec 1254 receiver|
            I have an RX-325 that I bought a few months ago and am quite happy
            with. I use it to listen around the ham bands and some occasion SW
            broadcast.

            The only drawback to the 1254 is that it tunes in 5 kHz steps in AM and
            2.5 kHz in SSB. In SSB mode there is a clarifier available, but not in
            AM. Also, to paraphrase Henry Ford, you can have any bandwidth you
            want, as long as it's 4 kHz.

            An RX-325 would probably cost you about $300, compared to $195 for the
            1254 kit. And you get the satisfaction of building a decent piece of
            gear (priceless!!??).

            Dave K9SW

            Corsair 2
            Scout
            SP-325

            | 839|839|2005-02-12 03:43:03|k8aicurt|Re: Ten-Tec and the FBI|
            Maybe they use them to intercept foreign spy "numbers stations". (?)


            | 840|788|2005-02-12 03:55:48|k8aicurt|Re: Omni-D 546B shorts +13.8V when keyed - FIXED!|
            I guess I spoke too soon. It turned out that the "bias" line was going
            too high in voltage because the "bias diode" line was opening
            intermittently. This should something to make note of in your manual
            for the Omni-D to all who have one. The green wire going to the PA
            from the OT-TR board opens, the bias voltage (in turn, current) to the
            bases of the finals jumps up and puts the final xistors into
            saturation hence, effectively shorting A+.

            I apologize for the last post, I just got too excited thinking I fixed
            the stupid thing the first time. I just hope others can use this info.

            Curt, K8AI




            | 841|841|2005-02-12 04:17:33|k8aicurt|Cheap source for final transistors|
            While messing around with my old Omni-D's PA I noticed that a possible
            replacement for those MRF458 may be found in a old Motorola low-band
            FM radio. I noticed that the package of the M1102 transistors from an
            old VHF-lo Syntor-X are identical to MRF458's packages.

            I once threw together an amp using M1102's and got 100+ watts out on HF
            without it taking off and oscillating, etc. I didn't attempt to
            replace my MRF458's so I don't know how well they would actually work
            but it seems logical that they would make a cheap replacement if needed.

            Low-band Syntor-X radios are expensive and difficult to have programmed
            so it seems to me that yanking the PA before trashing the rest to use
            in a 6m amp project or salvaging the xistors for a use such as this
            would be a good use for these old doorstops.

            Just a theory I thought would get some thinking. Has anyone tried this
            before?

            Curt, K8AI
            | 843|839|2005-02-12 17:19:27|k8aicurt|Re: Ten-Tec and the FBI|
            Doesn't the FBI investigate foreign espionage going on within the US
            borders? Some books say that besides the NSA, other agencies also do
            their own COMINT gathering.


            | 844|844|2005-02-12 23:39:17|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Crystal Filters FS|
            For Sale:

            TenTec 217 and 218 Crystal Filters

            Both of these can be used in the early Omnis,
            Omni V, VI, Argosy, or as roofing filters in the Orion.
            They are for the 9 MHz IF.

            217 is a 500 Hz filter for CW

            218 is a 1800 Hz filter for narrow SSB, or
            wide CW

            The filters work fine, and include paper work
            with them. They are $69 each, plus shipping
            from Florida. I will sell individually, or together.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 845|845|2005-02-13 15:06:59|Steve Weinert at Excel.Net|Re: Digest Number 431|
            | 846|839|2005-02-13 15:19:42|Steve Weinert at Excel.Net|Re: Ten-Tec and the FBI|
            There are many FBI mission needs compatable with the gear. (Also sorry for
            the digest "reply" - woops...)

            Steve
            | 847|839|2005-02-13 16:44:59|Brian Short|Re: Ten-Tec and the FBI|
            On Feb 11, 2005, at 6:55 AM, wb0qna2000 wrote:
            Maybe they like 75m?

            --
            73, Brian (K7ON)
            http://members.cox.net/bshort4/
            | 848|848|2005-02-13 19:43:27|miaidea2001|PB Paragon 585|
            Hello folks,
            which type of relay uses the PB of Paragon 585?

            Where it is possible to find these relay?

            Thank you

            73 de IK6GQC Rocco
            | 849|849|2005-02-13 21:52:22|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Scout xcvr and other TenTec accessories FS|
            TenTec equipment for sale:

            TenTec 555 Scout transceiver
            This is a 50 watt HF transceiver, primarily designed
            for mobile use, but also nice inside the house. It
            has the TenTec variable bandwidth "Jones filter" in
            it that is really effective. CW keyer is built in.
            This one has the 40 and 20 meter modules with it,
            along with power cord and manual. It works fine, and
            looks like it just came out of the box. I can not find a
            scratch any where on it. $320

            TenTec 296 Mobile mount for Scout 555 transceiver
            Looks close to new. $30

            TenTec hand microphone
            4 pin plug used on most recent TenTec rigs.
            The mic works fine, and looks like new. $30

            TenTec 705 desk microphone
            This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
            with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
            looks like new. With paper work for $79

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110

            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it, but is usually used where the supply is put on the floor,
            out of the way. This one works fine, and looks very nice as
            well. With paper work for $125.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 850|850|2005-02-14 00:14:03|hb9dds|Power Output question|
            Hello to all

            My Paragon has on the lower Bands approx. 80W output. On the higher band approx. 60W.
            I measerd into a dummy and a average Power Meter (SSB). Where can I adjust the output
            power a little bit (approx 100W on the higher bands)? On what board?

            Dan, HB9DDS
            | 851|848|2005-02-14 01:02:35|Walt Breining|Re: PB Paragon 585|
            Ten Tec is very good at keeping parts available much longer than other manufactures.  Also they service their radios for years and years.  that is one of the big reasons this time I purchased a Ten Tec.  They should have the relay.
             
            vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 852|850|2005-02-14 01:43:49|Walt Breining|Re: Power Output question|
            If you are measuring it on SSB, I think this is a normal reading.  Your peak output is much higher.  What does it max out to on CW?  Be careful cranking it up, finals will suffer.
             
            Vy 73, Walt N9WB
             
            | 853|850|2005-02-14 08:52:38|hb9dds|Re: Power Output question|
            Hello Walt

            Of corse, in SSB the power would be approx 40/50W and in FM/CW it is as I said (60/80W)

            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 854|848|2005-02-14 13:36:27|miaidea2001|Re: PB Paragon 585|
            Ciao Walt, thank you for info. I contact Ten Tec Service.
             
            73 de IK6GQC
            | 855|850|2005-02-14 15:07:51|doc|Re: Power Output question|
            hb9dds wrote:
            What rig does this apply to, please?

            There is no indication anywhere in the Subject or the Text.

            Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
            | 856|850|2005-02-14 17:31:00|hb9dds|Re: Power Output question|
            Hello Doc

            Sorry about that... It is a TenTec Paragon (1)

            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 858|850|2005-02-14 22:29:37|Walt Breining|Re: Power Output question|
            Doc and all:
             
            I believe this gentleman has a Paragon.  He needs to know if this is normal output for it and if not how to get it up to proper output.  I haven't operated my Paragon enough to know for sure but I bet one of you guys can help him.
             
            Daniel, please correct us if it is not a Paragon.
             Vy 73, Walt N9WB
             
            | 859|850|2005-02-15 14:16:10|hb9dds|Re: Power Output question|
            Hello HAM's

            In all my questions about the output power I wrote that it is a TenTec paragon!!

            ;-))

            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 860|850|2005-02-17 15:40:01|vhklein2003|Re: Power Output question|
            Hello, Dan. I also have a 585 Paragon, which I like very much. I have
            no problem getting 100w out on all bands, but I am sure there is
            variation between radios. One thing to check is the final amp current
            (Ic) on the front panel meter and your power supply voltage. On mine,
            I see the following with the RF power control fully clockwise. I
            checked the power supply was supplying 13.95v and measured power with
            the built-in watt meter on my dummy load:

            160m 100w 19a
            80m 112w 19a
            60m 100w 17a
            40m 100w 15a
            30m 100w 16a
            20m 100w 12a
            17m 100w 13a
            15m 100w 20a
            12m 110w 19a
            10m 100w 16a

            I was a bit surprised in the variation in current levels for the
            different bands and the consistency in the power output. Check your
            power supply voltage and see how the rest looks. There is a bias
            adjustment for the final amp, but I would want to be sure everything
            else is correct before looking there.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            | 861|861|2005-02-17 16:15:00|Ken Simpson, W8EK|Misc TenTec items FS|
            Misc. TenTec items for sale:

            TenTec 248 noise blanker
            This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 545 or 546,
            but not the newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper
            work with it, for $60.

            TenTec 705 desk microphone
            This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
            with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
            looks like new. With paper work for $79

            TenTec hand microphone
            4 pin plug used on most recent TenTec rigs.
            The mic works fine, and looks like new. $30

            TenTec 555 Scout transceiver
            This is a 50 watt HF transceiver, primarily designed
            for mobile use, but also nice inside the house. It
            has the TenTec variable bandwidth "Jones filter" in
            it that is really effective. CW keyer is built in.
            This one has the 40 and 20 meter modules with it,
            along with power cord and manual. It works fine, and
            looks like it just came out of the box. I can not find a
            scratch any where on it. $320

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110

            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it, but is usually used where the supply is put on the floor,
            out of the way. This one works fine, and looks very nice as
            well. With paper work for $125.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 862|862|2005-02-19 17:38:33|Joe Dubeck|Help with Titan 425 Linear|
            I have acquired a Titan 425 Linear Amplifier from a SK's-XYL and would
            appreciate help on a few questions.

            It has the silver front and no QSK marked switch: Has SBY-OPR, LO-HI &
            OFF-ON switches. The manual mentions QSK so is it likely that this amp has
            that feature?

            Secondly, and I've heard this is an old question, is there any cure for the
            loud cooling fan? It groans and rumbles as if it's out of balance.

            Otherwise this seems to be a fine amp. It has broad tuning and full power
            output.

            Thanks.

            Joe, NA9A
            | 863|862|2005-02-20 16:48:45|Jeff Johnson|Re: Help with Titan 425 Linear|
            All T*T amps have full QSK put your key in the "key in" jack and use "key
            out" to key the rig. If you have a T*T rig with the transmit enable
            jumper it will work the same way for SSB, the amp will key the rig. With
            this set up you won't even notice the amp is in line, keys great in CW
            and VOX. If the fan is making any vibration noise it should be replaced,
            give T*T a call and see what they have.

            73 Jeff aa8ve


            On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 08:38:39 -0600 Joe Dubeck <na9a@...
            | 864|864|2005-02-21 11:26:56|hb9dds|Microfon Impedance?|
            Hello to all

            What impedanece (ohm/kohm) need the TT-Paragon, or what ist the "best" microfon for
            that transceiver??

            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 865|864|2005-02-21 12:08:11|Arne Andersson|Re: Microfon Impedance?|
            Hello Daniel!

            Microphone input is High/Low impedance. Four pin, front panel connector
            accepts
            microphones with 5mV (-62dB) output. Polarizing voltage is provided for
            electrets.

            73 Arne/SM5CNQ

            | 866|864|2005-02-21 12:28:20|Walt Breining|Re: Microfon Impedance?|
            What microphones do you now have?   Vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 867|867|2005-02-21 14:30:47|miaidea2001|Paragon High Pass Filters|
            Hi folks,
            On board the 81330 High Pass Filter instead that the suppressor R1,
            R2, R3 I have a choke. I do not know if this is one modification
            made from the Ten Tec.
            I possess one of the first models.
            Exists a bulletin of the successive modifications made from the
            manufacturer?

            Thank you.

            73 de IK6GQC Rocco
            | 868|864|2005-02-22 23:55:19|hb9dds|Re: Microfon Impedance?|
            Hello Walt (N9WB)

            Now, I'm using a Kenwood MC-60. But I think, the voice is too deep.


            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 869|869|2005-02-23 05:09:27|Robert J. Richards, Jr.|Corsair, to buy or not|
            Hi, I'm new to the group. Been reading some of the archives. I have
            an opportunity to buy a used Corsair for around $200. I was at a local
            ham friends house and noticed the rig, which had been in storage for some
            time. He got it years ago used from someone who needed cash but never
            used it. We plugged it in and it receives signals. The controls are in
            need of contact cleaner. Some show some form of dropouts as they are
            rotated . We didn't test the transmitter. Is the rig worth buying? I
            enjoy working on older gear and this might make a nice addition to the
            other 20 plus year old equipment around here. I am also interested in
            the rig because I have never used any Ten-Tec gear but have always wanted
            to own some as I understand they are great on cw.

            Bob, AA4AI, Watkinsville, GA
            | 870|869|2005-02-23 18:50:15|vhklein2003|Re: Corsair, to buy or not|
            The Corair was the last of the "analog" PTO-tuned radios and
            arguably the best. It is a bargain at that price, even if it needs a
            trip to Sevierville!

            =Vic=
            WA4THR

            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Robert J. Richards, Jr."
            local
            for some
            never
            are in
            are
            buying? I
            the
            interested in
            wanted
            | 871|869|2005-02-23 20:41:17|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair, to buy or not|
            At 10:08 PM 02/22/2005 -0500, you wrote:
            | 872|864|2005-02-24 14:08:46|Walt Breining|Re: Microfon Impedance?|
            Daniel:
            You are right, the MC-60 will sound very muffled on your Ten-Tec.  As a matterof fact, it does on most radios including Kenwoods.
             
            Heil Sound makes some excellent microphones some of which were sold by Ten Tec for their radios.  That would be my first reccomendation.
             
            Although not as good as the Heil, a D-104 with FET modifications would also work.  E-mail me if you are interested in the D-104 mods. 
             
            If you already have a D-104, tell me and I will send the information so you can make it sound good.  Otherwise, I would really recommend that you talk to Heil.
             
            http://www.tentec.com/studio1.htm
             
            Vy, 73, Walt N9WB
             
            | 873|873|2005-02-25 00:48:23|J. Morris Prosser|Argonaut II Frequncy Coverage|
            I have seen the Argonaut II frquebcy coverage listed as "100 Khz to 29.999.99 Mhz receive
            and transmit". Does that really mean what it says? More specifically, does this rig cover
            WARC bands for transmit? Any information appreciated.

            TIA, Morris KB6QR
            | 874|873|2005-02-25 02:11:58|Caitlyn M. Martin|Re: Argonaut II Frequncy Coverage|
            Hi, Morris, and everyone else,

            The Argonaut II, the QRP version of the Delta II, most
            certainly will transmit on the WARC bands. That's one
            nice radio.

            The big issue with them (and the Delta II) was the
            luminescent strip in the display going out and either
            being unavailable for a while or else terribly
            expensive. Does anyone know what the situation is
            today?

            73,
            Caity
            K7VO/8

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            =====
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            | 875|873|2005-02-25 17:11:32|kf1s6|Re: Argonaut II Frequncy Coverage|
            Caity,
            I bought a few electroluminescent backlight strips for my Delta II
            from All Electronics in Los Angeles www.allelectronics.com
            They sell them for $6.00 each or 10 for $5.50 each. The ad says they
            glow gentle white but I find they are more of a light green when
            energized, not to much different from the original color. They are
            12" x 1" and the leads extend 1" beyond the strip. You have to trim
            them on one end to make them fit, but otherwise they work great.

            73/Pat KF1S/6
            | 876|876|2005-02-27 16:24:02|Dave Moorman|SP-325 question|
            I have an SP-325-411 which tunes down to 300 kHz with both the tuning
            knob and keypad frequency entry. Yet every seller of an SP-325 that's
            for sale on eBay says the lower frequency limit is 500 kHz. Is the
            325-411 unusual in this way?

            Dave
            | 877|877|2005-03-07 14:01:11|jdh23462|Omni C|
            I fired up a friend's rig this weekend that hadn't been use in quite
            some time. He wanted to make sure everything worked OK and I was
            thinking about buying one so it worked well. Everything seemed fine
            and I was checking out all the modes and functions. I switched the
            crystal filter from the .5 to the 2.5 and the receiver went dead. It
            seems that the crystal filter is dead. The audio filter still works
            and I get a nice hiss out of the speaker. I tried the PTT to see if
            it would transmit and it shuts the rig down. I do not have the
            manual to this rig so trouble shooting is a little difficult. I was
            wondering if anyone else had this problem, if the crystal filter
            could be bypassed to see if it is the culprit, or anything else that
            all your collective minds might think it is. I would appreciate any
            help you could give me.

            Thanks es best 73's

            Jeff, KA1DBE/4
            | 878|877|2005-03-09 01:20:55|k8aicurt|Re: Omni C|
            Jeff, is the "drive" control fully counter-clockwise when you key it?
            I'm not totally sure, but the manual for the Omni-D may help you with
            operating the 'C'. The manual is at this link:
            http://www.qsl.net/tentec/manuals/546.pdf

            On the xtal filter, maybe reseating the filter board on it's connector
            may revive it.

            - Curt, K8AI





            | 879|877|2005-03-09 16:31:35|jdh23462|Re: Omni C|
            It doesn't trip when the drive is fully CCW. I downloaded the manual
            for it and the spec sheets for the Crystal filter. Going to try and
            bypass them one at a time to find the culprit. I also need to make
            sure I didn't switch something in the back. I am sure that I will be
            back with more questions. Thanks for all the help!

            73's

            Jeff

            | 880|880|2005-03-09 16:33:44|Steve|New to group and Ten Tec|
            Just thought I would say hello to the group. I bought my first Ten
            Tec last week. It is a Triton Two. I have always heard good things
            about Ten Tec and saw a good deal so went for it. I am very
            impressed. I cleaned it up, tuned it up and made 66 new countries
            during the DX contest. Now I am going to save my pennies for a new
            Ten Tec.

            Any suggestions? I don't need or want a lot of bells and whistles.
            Main thing I want is narrow CW filters and possibly an auto tuner
            built in.


            TTFN

            Steve / K4AH
            email - wwarthog@...

            NAQCC # 0623 FPQRP # 1057
            FISTS # 11287 QRPARCI # 11999
            QRP-L # 555 ARRL

            Be very, very careful what you put into that head,
            because you will never, ever get it out.
            Cardinal Wolsey (1475?-1530)
            | 881|880|2005-03-09 21:06:29|vhklein2003|Re: New to group and Ten Tec|
            Congrats on the new Triton II. I still have my Triton I that I got
            back in the 70's, and it still works fine. My regular rig is a
            significantly more modern Paragon that I really like.

            If you need an autotuner, you can get them pretty inexpensively as
            external units. I have an LDG Z-100 that works fine, just remember
            to turn down the RF power when you tune it as Ten Tecs do not have
            to reduce power into high SWR loads, and the tuners can't always
            handle that during tuning. Once matched, you can crank it right back
            up.

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 882|882|2005-03-12 23:24:25|kg7vq|Omni C -Setting low level driver.|
            I picked this up about a year ago. I think it was adjusted for qrp
            operation as it tops out at about 20 watts and draws about 12 amps
            from the 252 power supply. The manual has the instructions for
            setting the low level driver by adjusting the R21 pot. This sets
            vertical on the board without much clearance in front of it. What is
            the best way to access R21, do I need to remove the board?
            | 883|883|2005-03-13 14:34:56|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Scout HF xcvr, desk mic, and power supplies FS|
            TenTec items for sale:

            TenTec 555 Scout transceiver
            This is a 50 watt HF transceiver, primarily designed
            for mobile use, but also nice inside the house. It
            has the TenTec variable bandwidth "Jones filter" in
            it that is really effective. CW keyer is built in.
            This one has the 40 and 20 meter modules with it,
            along with power cord and manual. It works fine, and
            looks like it just came out of the box. I can not find a
            scratch any where on it. $320

            TenTec 248 noise blanker
            This is the noise blanker that goes in the Omni 545 or 546,
            but not the newer Omni V or VI. This one has all the paper
            work with it, for $60.

            TenTec 705 desk microphone
            This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
            with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
            looks like new. With paper work for $79

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110

            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it. This one works fine, and looks very nice as well.
            With paper work for $125.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 884|884|2005-03-15 23:25:00|texasexpediter|Omni C question|
            I have an opportunity to purchase a Model 546, OMNI C, Model 255
            Speaker, Model 243 VFO, and Model 217 CW Filter for $300 plus
            shipping. I believe it is all in good working order. This seems like
            an excellent opportunity but would like opinions on it. Thanks.
            | 885|884|2005-03-15 23:44:08|Tom Curtola|Re: Omni C question|
            The Omni C is my main rig. Excellent CW rig and I use it for PSK32, RTTY,
            SSTV and all the digital modes. $300 U.S. would be a good price, with all
            the accessories included that you mentioned.

            If it is indeed in good working order, you'll be very happy with it.

            Tom
            VA3TY
            My TenTec RX-320 online via web browser - http://65.49.16.85:81/RCSweb

            | 886|886|2005-03-17 15:24:40|texasexpediter|Omni C purchase|
            Well, I bought the system for $325USD including the shipping. I
            figured at that price for a complete system I could hardly go wrong.
            If nothing else I'll be able to hold 4 doors open or shut with
            certainty. :) I'm looking forward to getting it and monitoring with it
            until I complete my licensing. For as little as I'm actually home it
            should be a very good system for me and will save me from dragging the
            706 in and out of the truck. I'm also enthused because it's a USA
            product and I am of a generation that values that. I hope to know how
            it performs as a listener within a month or so and look forward to
            continued participation here in the group.
            | 887|887|2005-03-18 05:47:35|texasexpediter|microphone choice|
            Does the 705 mic work with the Omni C? Thanks.
            | 888|888|2005-03-18 21:34:21|Richard Gagnon|Murata filters|
            I am looking for a Murata CFJ455K5 455 Khz filter. Are these available
            anymore? How about substitutes? I would like to narrow the 455Khz,
            4Khz BW IF down to 2 Khz BW in a Ten Tec 1254 I just bought. Thank you,

            Richard
            | 889|888|2005-03-19 12:37:26|Walt Breining|Re: Murata filters|
            Most CB's use Murata filters and they are AM so they would be wider than 2 or 3 kHz.  Junked CB's are abundant because they are so cheap to replace right now.
             
            Vy 73, Walt N9WB
            | 890|888|2005-03-19 17:35:42|Al Scanandoah|Re: Murata filters|
            Surplus Sales of Nebraska has CFS455J 3 kHz filters for $10 each. Not
            as narrow as what you're looking for, but it still has pretty good
            characteristics.

            http://www.surplussales.com/Filters/Filters-1.html (near bottom of page)

            If you're not averse to drilling a hole in the case, a Q multiplier may
            come in handy, too. I did a quick google and found this:

            http://web.telia.com/~u85920178/use/qmult.htm

            73 - Al, K2ZN

            Richard Gagnon wrote:
            | 891|888|2005-03-19 18:45:12|Richard Gagnon|Re: Murata filters|
            Thank you. The stock filter is a 4khz at -6db and I was looking for the 2 khz
            at -6db. I might try the 3khz.
            I guess Murata stopped making the filter.

            Yes on the Q multiplier. I love modifying things. I had a Q multiplier years
            ago with a Heathkit AR-3 shortwave receiver. Gave away my aprox. age didn't I?

            Richard






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            | 892|892|2005-03-20 16:05:15|jimford80041|Thanks for letting me join group|
            It is great to be a part of this group. I have gone back and read
            about half of the emails and the level of expertise is terrific. The
            emails also motivate me to work on my Corsair filters some more as I
            do not believe they are working correctly.

            The ham shack here has been a long time Ten Tec haven, starting with
            a 515 Argonaut in 1980. (No I do not have it anymore, yes I know,
            I'm an idiot. Good news though...after I realized what a mistake I
            made selling the 515, I vowed to never sell the mint 509 w/ matching
            208.)

            The only TT I never really cared for was the Omni D.

            Currently the line up includes an Omni VI opt 3 w/ QRP mod and 1.8
            and 500 hz filters in the first IF. This is a dedicated QRP rig.

            Also in the KG0PP shack, there is a Corsair, Argonaut 516, 556 Argo,
            Argosy Analog with all options and filters, and several 13xx kits. I
            like them all, especially the Corsair...great receiver.

            The Omni VI is near perfection...a terrific rig. This one has been
            used to set all-time records during ARRL Field Day in class 2B and
            also class 3B, all at 5 watts output!

            Other brands?? Well, the truth is, Ten Tec is generally the best of
            the rigs I have owned. I have had several Yaesu and Icoms. They are
            ok. I will admit to being a Kenwood fan and collector and have just
            about one of everything in the 120/30, 5xx and 8xx models. The only
            one that can compare to the Omni VI+ is the Kenwood TS-850S, a truly
            great radio! After the 850S, it was all downhill for Kenwood.
            Honestly, If I was limited to three rigs, they would be the Omni
            VI+, TS-850SAT, and the Corsair (or the TT-516).

            For the future, I have always wanted a Paragon, mainly because I
            want a Ten Tec hf rig that I can also use to listen to shortwave.
            Also down the road, I want to find a Corsair II.

            Thanks again for letting me in.

            Jim - KG0PP
            | 893|887|2005-03-25 12:01:33|Mike|Re: microphone choice|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "texasexpediter" The 705 is the best choice for your Omni C and infact the 705 is the
            best mic for all Ten Tec rigs.
            | 894|894|2005-03-25 15:40:18|texasexpediter|705 and 706 microphones|
            I've looked at the TT website and they don't list the 705. Is the 706
            they list the newer/upgraded version and does it work with any TT
            radio as well? Is it better than a 705? I've got an Omni C station on
            the way with everything except a microphone so I'll need to get one
            eventually. I want to get a TT mic to keep it all TT equipment. Thanks.
            | 895|895|2005-03-27 05:03:23|Robert J. Richards, Jr.|Corsair with an extra circuit board and loss of freq. readout|
            I have a Corsair here that I recently bought (knowing it had problems)
            that looses its digital readout. Signals are still readable. I noticed
            there is an extra circuit board mounted on the right hand inner sheet
            metal as you look down into the top circuits. The four large IC's have
            their identification sanded off. Two small coax cables go to the PTO.
            Another wire ends up at a red LED that shines behind the S-meter. If the
            digital readout happens to be working, the LED is off. If the readout
            blanks out, the LED flickers dimly. Sometimes it flickers even if the
            readout works.

            Anyone have any idea what this small circuit board is?
            Direction on pursuing this loss of freq. readout

            73 de Bob, AA4AI, Watkinsville, GA
            | 896|895|2005-03-28 11:32:02|gee3yrq|Re: Corsair with an extra circuit board and loss of freq. readout|
            Easter greetings from the UK, and this Digital readout problem with no
            Identifying of IC's, have you thought of getting an old digital
            frequency counter like the heatkit or trio/kenwood DG5 ? Even building
            a counter that will give just the Khz and nearest 100 Hz. The band
            gives you the Mhz 7 14 or what ever ??

            Its obviously a modded or a replacement counter on your Corsair,
            theres no LED on the Corsair or Corsair II.

            I'd look round for dry soldered joints, and stress any wiring with the
            set on see if theres any loose connections ?

            73 501 de ian G3YRQ
            | 897|897|2005-03-30 03:57:15|k3xr|FOR SALE: TEN TEC OMNI VI PLUS W/3 EXTRA FILTERS|
            OMNI VI PLUS MODEL 564 SN: 12A10017. THIS RIG IS IN REGULAR USE AND
            IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDITION. NO MARKS ON THE
            CABINET OR THE FRONT PANEL. INCLUDES ORIGINAL TEN TEC MANUAL.
            HAS 3 EXTRA AFTER MARKET INRAD FILTERS INSTALLED.
            1. #754 2800 HZ SSB
            2. #755 2800 HZ SSB
            3. #753 400 HZ CW
            CHECK THE INRAD WEB SITE FOR SPECS.

            PREFER A LOCAL SALE BUT WILL SHIP....ASKING $1495.00, WILL CONSIDER
            SERIOUS REASONABLE OFFERS. DAN, K3XR
            | 898|898|2005-04-01 18:21:07|Richard Gagnon|Active antennas|
            Hello Group

            I just bought a used Ten Tec 1254 and a new MFJ 1024 active antenna.
            Because of trees close to the house I decided on this type of antenna
            for right now. Only the front of the house is clear. A little late for
            the opinion but how does this antenna or other active antennas for all
            bands measure up? I plan general shortwave listening for right now
            with interest in ham radio as I was a novice many years ago but could
            never get into the code. I have not done any shortwave listening in
            many years.

            Reading some on the Ten Tec 1254 I guess it might need some touching up.
            Thank you.

            Richard
            | 899|899|2005-04-02 18:16:22|Richard Gagnon|1254 mods|
            While searching for a Ten Tec 1254 for sale, which I have bought, I
            came upon a couple of mods supposedly to improve the receiver. I
            happen to have some matched 1N5711 Schottky diodes and a Mini-Circuits
            TFM-2 mixer from projects never completed. Right now I have no way
            to measure LO power level to decide if the TFM-2 will be suitable. I
            have a AD8307 rf meter under construction but I wll need a way to
            calibrate the level meter.
            Anyone have any opinions on the 1254 subject? Thank you.

            Richard
            | 900|900|2005-04-04 02:19:55|J. Morris Prosser|Keyer Model 604|
            If anyone has a manual for the 604 keyer and can scan it and send it as an attachment, or
            copy it and mail it to me I will be happy to pay for any expense involved. Please contact me
            off list if you can help.

            TIA, Morris KB6QR
            | 901|864|2005-04-09 08:11:08|Puck|Re: Microfon Impedance?|
            I use a straight D-104 with no mods. It works quire well.
            Puck, W4PM
            | 902|902|2005-04-11 02:23:51|rdilibero|Power Supply Options|
            I just bought a Ten Tec 540 on E-Bay, and need a power supply. I
            realize that the 262m and 252m mate well with the unit. Are there any
            other Ten Tec power supplies that will work as well?
            | 903|902|2005-04-11 12:58:55|vhklein2003|Re: Power Supply Options|
            The 262G and 262M were originally supplied with the 540, as I recall,
            and match the styling of the silver panel. The 252G had the
            cream/woodgrain combination of the Triton I & II, but would also work.
            Look at http://www.qsl.net/tentec/ (unofficial Ten tec pages) to see
            all the different supplies they've made.

            Any 12vdc supply capable of a regulated 20 amps or more will work,
            with one caveat. Ten Tec radios look to limit the maximum current to
            protect the finals rather than turning down the power under high SWR.
            Their power supplies have current limiting breakers built in for that
            purpose. If you use a generic 12v supply, pick up the external breaker
            from Ten Tec to protect the radio. Ten Tec rigs also use the radio
            power switch to turn the supply on, not to switch the 12v circuit, so
            the switch is rated for 110vac and not the higher amps from the 12v
            line. Enjoy the radio!

            =Vic=
            WA4THR
            | 904|900|2005-04-11 13:26:11|ian parkinson|Re: Keyer Model 604|


            "Hi, has the keyer gone faulty..I've circuits, how many transsitors and IC's are there?/ do you know the type No.s ?? 73 de ian g3yrq.

            Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com

            | 905|900|2005-04-12 18:01:55|J. Morris Prosser|Re: Keyer Model 604|
            The keyer is OK AFAIK - I just got it and thought a manual would be a good idea. Since no
            on had offered one I called TT and bought a copy for $7.50. Turned out to be 2 copied
            pages.

            73 de Morris KB6QR

            | 906|906|2005-04-13 17:25:35|n3wtus|FS: Omni C and Pwr supply model 280|
            For Sale: Very nice Omni C with matching power supply model 280.
            Operates 80-10 meters, including 30,12 and 17 meters. Operates
            perfectly with full output, includes original manual and even Ten Tec
            factory receipts of trip to Factory for alignment in Feb. 2001. Very
            smooth PTO operation. Appearence is an 8, Some of the numbers on
            the front panel worn off on the Drive and Audio controls, no scratches
            and looks good. Rig in use now as extra, but just don't use it enough
            to justify having. Super reports of keying and excellent QSK.
            Matching power supply Model 280 in very good condition. No extra
            crystals or mic included. (what is a mic anyway?). $300.00 for
            both , plus shipping from zip code 21755. USPO Money Order or
            Paypal.
            73's John, N3WT n3wt@...
            | 907|899|2005-04-17 10:36:08|Bren & Di|Re: 1254 mods|
             
            | 908|908|2005-04-21 17:50:15|miaidea2001|Omni VI Vco Phase Noise|
            Hi folks,
            I have read an optimal article of WB4JTR Lee Jones on the performances
            of the VCO of the Ten Tec Orion.

            I still do not know if a better VCO is that one of the Elecraft, AOR
            7030, the Omni VI or of the Orion.

            Many times, Lee, it makes the comparison with the Omni VI. I would be
            curious to see as it is made the Omni VCO.

            There is someone that could kindly send the schematic diagram to me?

            Many thanks

            73's de IK6GQC Rocco
            | 909|908|2005-04-21 22:24:43|Malcolm Smith|Paragon owners manuals.|
            Hello everyone,

            I have recently acquired a nice example which didn't come with any of the
            original printed manuals. For the sake of completeness, I would like a set.
            Am I likely to be able to find these without paying a fortune and if so,
            where from?

            I'm altering the shack about and so have had little time to operate at
            present, but my first impressions of the Paragon are all very good.

            Regards,

            Malcolm
            | 910|910|2005-04-21 22:41:32|W1GOR - ARRL|Fw: [TenTec] Paragon owners manuals.|
            TenTec sells manuals...
             
            Contact their sales dept at:
             
            Stan Brock, WDØBGS
            Amateur Radio Sales
            sales@tentec.com
             
            | 911|908|2005-04-21 22:41:38|Mark Van Sickle|Re: Paragon owners manuals.|
            I got mine in similar circumstances. Call TenTec. I don't recall what the
            amount was, but it didn't cause me to have a fit!
            | 912|908|2005-04-21 22:58:21|Malcolm Smith|Re: Paragon owners manuals.|
            Mark Van Sickle wrote:

            And W1GOR - ARRL [W1GOR@...] wrote:

            Thanks for the quick replies on this, that TenTec still stocks them is
            better and better news! I'll get right onto ordering them.

            Thanks,

            Malcolm
            | 913|913|2005-04-23 15:00:01|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Pegasus and other TenTec items FS|
            TenTec Pegasus and many misc TenTec accessories For Sale:


            Ten-Tec Pegasus Model 550 HF transceiver

            Covers 160 thru 10 meters, although it can be used
            with a transverter for 6 and 2 meters, and will display
            the 6 or 2 meter frequency on the screen.

            It will transceive SSB, CW, FM, or AFSK, and receive
            AM. Of course it is also ideal for digital modes such
            as PSK31, pactor, etc. It has 2 VFOs and 1000s of
            Memories, and full break-in on CW.

            This rig is very close to a "software definable" rig, in
            that most of the rig is controlled from the computer and
            computer program. There are no knobs on the rig.
            Everything is on the computer screen. It makes for
            a rig that can be changed by changing the software.
            DSP filtering is provided, that is quite effective, so
            no crystal filters are needed. Bandwidths go from
            300 Hz to 8 KHz, with 1.5 to 1 shape factors, or better.

            This particular unit is in excellent condition, with latest
            firmware. It looks and performs almost like new. No
            scratches, dents, or dings. TenTec operating control
            software is included in both 16 bit and 32 bit operating
            systems, so you can use an older version of Windows
            or the latest version. Of course it has the power cord
            and complete manual with it. It needs 13 V DC at
            about 20 amps to operate. In its original box for $625


            TenTec 302 "tuning pod"
            This is a knob and keypad to give the Pegasus tuning
            control. It could be used on other TenTec rigs as well,
            but this one matches the Pegasus color. It works fine,
            and looks like new, with no scratches. Of course the
            paper work is included for $110.


            TenTec 705 desk microphone
            This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
            with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
            looks like new. With paper work for $79


            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 110


            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it. This one works fine, and looks very nice as well.
            With paper work for $125.


            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 914|914|2005-04-25 00:40:36|Mike|WTB : Ten Tec Delta 580 & 283 VFO|
            I am wanting to buy a clean looking good working condition Delta 580
            and I know its a long shot to find but would like to have the matching
            external VFO (model 283)to go along with it also.
            Thanks,
            Mike W4MJR
            | 916|897|2005-04-26 14:53:11|bcbcfd|Re: FOR SALE: TEN TEC OMNI VI PLUS W/3 EXTRA FILTERS|
            --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "k3xr"
            Thanks, Len K3LJ
            | 917|917|2005-05-06 17:43:41|hb9dds|FS: TenTec Paragon + PS + Mic|
            FS TenTec Paragon 585 (S/N 00235; Filter: 2.4K, 1.8K, 0.5K, 0.25K) SSB, CW, FM, Power
            Supply/Speaker 962, Mic 706. $$ 1250.- (+ shipping).

            Daniel, HB9DDS
            | 918|918|2005-05-07 18:36:23|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec HF xcvrs and other TenTec items FS|
            TenTec items for sale:

            Ten-Tec Pegasus Model 550 HF transceiver

            Covers 160 thru 10 meters, although it can be used
            with a transverter for 6 and 2 meters, and will display
            the 6 or 2 meter frequency on the screen.

            It will transceive SSB, CW, FM, or AFSK, and receive
            AM. Of course it is also ideal for digital modes such
            as PSK31, pactor, etc. It has 2 VFOs and 1000s of
            Memories, and full break-in on CW.

            This rig is very close to a "software definable" rig, in
            that most of the rig is controlled from the computer and
            computer program. There are no knobs on the rig.
            Everything is on the computer screen. It makes for
            a rig that can be changed by changing the software.
            DSP filtering is provided, that is quite effective, so
            no crystal filters are needed. Bandwidths go from
            300 Hz to 8 KHz, with 1.5 to 1 shape factors, or better.

            This particular unit is in excellent condition, with latest
            firmware. It looks and performs almost like new. No
            scratches, dents, or dings. TenTec operating control
            software is included in both 16 bit and 32 bit operating
            systems, so you can use an older version of Windows
            or the latest version. Of course it has the power cord
            and complete manual with it. It needs 13 V DC at
            about 20 amps to operate. In its original box for $625


            TenTec 555 Scout transceiver
            This is a 50 watt HF transceiver, primarily designed
            for mobile use, but also nice inside the house. It
            has the TenTec variable bandwidth "Jones filter" in
            it that is really effective. CW keyer is built in.
            This one has the 40 and 20 meter modules with it,
            along with power cord and manual. It works fine, and
            looks like it just came out of the box. I can not find a
            scratch any where on it. $320

            TenTec 705 desk microphone
            This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
            with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
            looks like new. With paper work for $75

            TenTec 252 MO power supply, 20 amp, 13 V DC supply.
            Matches the Omni series of transceivers. It has an
            ammeter on front. It works 100% and looks very good.
            No scratches or imperfections. With manual for $ 105

            TenTec 280 power supply, 20 amps at 13 V DC.
            This supply is one that is not as fancy as some (no speaker)
            but is quite heavy duty electrically. It has 2 pass transistors,
            instead of the one that some have. It does have an ammeter
            on it. This one works fine, and looks very nice as well.
            With paper work for $125.

            Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

            Thanks.

            73,

            Ken, W8EK

            Ken Simpson
            E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
            Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
            | 919|919|2005-05-10 18:41:35|rdilibero|KR 20A|
            Anyone have a manual for the KR 20A keyer?
            | 920|920|2005-05-12 03:07:59|Mark Allen Earnest|Tkit 1056 Trouble|
            Attachments :
              I am at a loss with this, I'm hoping someone here can give me some insight.

              I am attempting to build my second 1056, my first one was for 80 meters
              and this one was for 20 meters. I have double checked the solder joints
              and found no cold joints or bridges. I have double checked to make sure
              all the right parts are installed for 20 meters, and they are. However
              my problem is that I am not able to find anything I recognize (or really
              anything at all except static). Checking with a freq-mite frequency
              counter that I know to work (it works perfectly on the 80 meter 1056)
              returns 0000 as the frequency. I also here a quick static burst every
              second no matter where I tune.

              Does anyone know what this could be? Is it possible the ne612an got zapped?

              Thanks,

              --

              Mark Allen Earnest

              Lead Systems Programmer
              Emerging Technologies
              The Pennsylvania State University

              Lt Commander
              Centre County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

              KB3LYB
              | 921|921|2005-05-13 01:15:08|Wayne|Paragon II rack mount?|
              Hi,

              Did TenTec make a rack mount adapter for the Paragon II if yes what is
              the part number. I am looking to mount it in my rack.

              73
              N1WPN
              Wayne
              | 922|921|2005-05-13 01:28:27|ultrafixedwing@juno.com|Re: Paragon II rack mount?|
              RM-500 was for Omni V, Omni VI or Paragon.
              Paul
              KS2S

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              | 923|921|2005-05-13 12:54:07|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Paragon II rack mount?|
              Yes Wayne the Paragon I & II and Omni V & VI's all will use the same rack
              mount, I think the Corsair II will also work. I see the rack mount kits
              on ebay from time to time, T*T may also have some either old stock or
              used. You may know T*T made an enclosure called the Closet Kilowatt
              which will stack 4 or 5 units high I think, in one nice clean rack. I
              came close to buying one and always wish I had. I think the T*T rigs
              look great when rack mounted, sort of like the non rack setup was an
              after thought!

              The Omni VI+, Hercules amp and their kilowatt auto tuner all mounted in
              the Closet Kilowatt unit was really something to see. It was be a
              completely automatic rig and that tuner would allow it to run into just
              about anything for an antenna, I don't know of any other true auto
              antenna matching unit that has a roller inductor. The closest I ever
              came was a friend of mine who bought this setup but not the Closet, he
              was a blind ham and I went over to help him set it up, it all worked
              great, we even had an auto antenna switch connected to switch antennas to
              what was needed for each band. In the end he didn't like the sound the
              roller inductor made when it was moving to the presets so he sent it all
              back! When I explained what the sound was from and that it was working
              right as one of the best designed tuners made he was kicking himself for
              not keeping it but by that time he already had something else on it's
              way, a Kenwood I think which was the brand he was more comfortable with.
              He didn't really understand the T*T rigs as well but at least he tried
              one. In fact as we talked about T*T's he learned more about them after
              he sold his Omni VI and almost ended up buying another one, it was like
              the learning curve was slower than his patience or something! hi hi

              Leon KC8XN is SK now but we had a lot of fun, he thought nothing of
              ordering a new rig just to see how it performed and the best part was he
              allowed me to come over and play with them too! It was by being able to
              try every new rig on the market at that time that I decided my Omni V
              was as good a rig as I could ever hope for and that it was all I really
              need. I use to bring my Omni V over to his shack everytime he got a new
              rig so I could do a side by side comparison and the Omni V always won.
              The Omni VI was the only one that was even par as far as performance in
              the areas I was interested in and it had a few more features but there
              just wasn't enough difference to cause me to switch over to one. My main
              interest is in CW so that's what I checked them with, there were quite a
              few that had better sounding phone audio but when it came to CW they came
              up short. I can't say that the Omni V is the "best rig" but for what I
              want and use it for it is.

              73 aa8ve Jeff

              On Thu, 12 May 2005 23:13:52 -0000 "Wayne" <n1wpn@...
              | 924|899|2005-05-15 02:41:22|Dave Moorman|Re: 1254 mods|
              I ended up buying one (built) and have tinkered with it a little. Pete
              Gianakopoulos KE9OA ("Mr. Receiver") has built and modified one and has
              some interesting comments at:

              http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.radio.shortwave/browse_frm/
              thread/e1e659e7a565aca3/01b98b8673fd0333?
              q=ke9oa+1254&rnum=1&hl=en#01b98b8673fd0333

              If that doesn't work do a Google groups search for KE9OA and 1254.
              That will get you to them.

              Dave K9SW

              Corsair 2
              Scout
              SP-325
              1254

              | 925|899|2005-05-15 03:53:25|Richard Gagnon|Re: 1254 mods|
              I bought one built and modified it but not impressed. Still too many birdies.
              I just ordered a new Palstar R30C from Palstar.

              Richard



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              | 926|926|2005-05-16 07:00:44|A. Nelson|1254|
              Hello...does anyone have or can point me to a mod for the 1254 to add
              an S meter to the radio? Thanks!!

              Art
              | 927|927|2005-05-16 07:40:10|Joe|555 Scout as Field Day rig?|
              Hi, gang.

              Planning to use my Scout (I've all the modules - 160 - 10) for Field
              Day using a G5RV antenna and SGC-238 tuner. Anyone have any tips for
              CW or SSB operation?

              73

              Joe
              | 928|928|2005-05-16 13:34:36|TenTec@yahoogroups.com|New file uploaded to TenTec |
              Hello,

              This email message is a notification to let you know that
              a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the TenTec
              group.

              File : /smeter.pdf
              Uploaded by : richg_1998 <richg_1998@... Description : Possible S meter mod

              You can access this file at the URL:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TenTec/files/smeter.pdf

              To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
              http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/files

              Regards,

              richg_1998 <richg_1998@...| 929|926|2005-05-16 13:35:44|Richard Gagnon|Re: 1254|
              I have uploaded a file from the Yahoo Icom R75 group that might work and
              someone may have suggestions in case it might not work with the 1254.
              Good luck,

              Richard







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              | 930|930|2005-05-17 06:21:07|punchman882000|AL 811 High Input SWR with OMNI V|
              I bought an Ameritron AL811 Amp and hooked it up to my OMNI V.
              On 10 meters the OMNI V meter on reflected power reads a little under
              3 to 1
              when I tune the amp using either the tune or a pulser.
              My antenna SWR is flat and the problem seems to be from radio to amp.
              When I go to SSB the meter on the OMNI V set to reflected reads flat.
              I can whistle into the mike and get full output from the amp and the
              input
              SWR remains flat on SSB.
              When the problem takes place on CW or Tune I still get full output
              from the
              amp but high input SWR.
              IC shows under 20 amps even at high SWR on CW.
              Questions:
              Why only in CW?
              Could it be the meter on the OMNI V getting RF?
              Has anyone had this experience?
              What is causing this problem?
              Does the OMNI V automatically fold back output as some of the other
              brands or
              will it keep pumping out power even at high SWR causing damage to the
              finals?
              Thanks in advance.
              Dan/N4VET
              | 931|931|2005-05-17 06:34:07|punchman882000|AL 811 High Input SWR with OMNI V. More Info.Interesting...|
              Seems the meter on the OMNI V may be the problem.
              Did more investigating since last post.
              High input SWR on reflected setting of OMNI V meter only takes place
              when I use CW mode and pulser to tune Ameritron AL811 amplifier.
              SWR is 1.1.5 when I use Tune on OMNI.
              SWR is 1.1.5 when I push SSB to full output with modulation by tone.
              I then went direct to antenna from rig and took amplifier out of line.
              Tune produced 1.1.5.
              SSB with tone produced 1.1.5.
              CW with pulser produced slightly under 3.1 in CW mode
              If I send CW at over 15 WPM with no amplifier in line, in CW mode,
              reflected setting on the meter goes to 3.1.
              I know the SWR from rig to antenna with no amplifier in line is flat,
              measured with Bird, so most be the reflected position of the OMNI V
              meter in the CW mode is not a good indicator.
              Could be a design problem.
              No one would tune in CW unless they use a pulser like me.
              Can anybody post an explanation?
              Could be a good question for you Scott and the boys at TT.
              At least I know my finals on the OMNI are safe.
              Thanks in advance for any answers.
              Dan/N4VET
              | 932|932|2005-05-17 20:36:22|jeraldvolpe|FS: Mint RX-350 and accessories|
              This is a great communications receiver and deserves a great next home.
              Mint cosmetically and functionally. Includes matching external
              speaker, remote encoder and original owners manual. Also has the
              optional High-pass filter installed.

              (This is not the 'D' model but the only difference is a small coax and
              a capacitor. The extra jack is on the rear panel.)

              I am the original owner.

              Ten-Tec sells these used without accessories for $875 or more and not
              necessarily in 'mint' condition.

              eMail with reasonable offer for discussion. Buyer to pay shipping and
              insurance.

              Jerald, KG6TT
              Albany, CA
              | 933|927|2005-05-17 21:11:14|jeraldvolpe|Re: 555 Scout as Field Day rig?|
              I own two Scouts... love em. One is in the car and the other is used
              for portable excursions.

              If your Field Day adventure is off pretty much on your own the Scout
              should do nicely. If you are among a club with lots of other
              transmitters very close by you may have the problems you would have
              with any 'non-competition grade' transceiver unless the other antennas
              are direction away from you our you incorporate bandpass filters ahead
              of the Scout. I suspect you are going it alone.

              It is my 'mobile' experience that the Scout needs a good low
              resistance connection to its DC power source. Even at 50 watts output
              it can still draw 10-12 amps. Keep your battery connection as short as
              possible and a large guage wire. Also the built in speaker on my
              Scout's begin to vibrate the case over a certain volume. You might
              want to check out an external speaker. The Audio jack on the front
              does bypass the internal speaker but it is attenuated. I use the old
              Radio Shack DSP-40 noise reduction units. They are inexpensive ($20-30
              on eBay)and have a nice audio amp in them as well as a much better
              speaker... and of course you have some nice noise reduction for SSB
              and CW). Mine get their power from the Scout's rear panel.

              Lastly, in order to minimize the Scout's PTO jumping around on you in
              CW I suggest an external keyer. You would probably want some simple
              memories for Field Day anyway.

              Those are my thoughts. Have a great time!

              Jerry, KG6TT


              | 934|934|2005-05-19 14:55:09|jimford80041|Help! Replacing an optical encoder-Paragon|
              The tuning knob on my Paragon is rough and grabs on one side of the
              rotation.

              How hard is it to replace the optical encoder?
              Is there an alignment procedure required after replacement?
              What else should I know?

              Jim - KG0PP
              | 935|934|2005-05-20 13:56:48|vhklein2003|Re: Help! Replacing an optical encoder-Paragon|
              Just to be sure it is the encoder, did you remove the tuning knob and
              make sure it isn't set for too much drag? I also needed to add a drop
              of lubricant to the shaft as mine squeaked pretty noticeably from
              disuse when I got it. Smooth as butter now.

              Also, best source of info is to call ten Tec directly, they'll be very
              helpful on this and can provide components.

              =Vic=
              WA4THR
              | 936|936|2005-05-21 01:31:27|Joe|Yahoo policy alert|
              PLEASE NOTE:
              Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track
              Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where
              you are going - similar to cookies. Yahoo is recording every website
              and every group you visit.
              Take a look at their updated privacy statement:

              http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy

              About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies,
              you will see a link that says web beacons.
              That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the
              Yahoo Network." In this section you'll see a little
              "click here to opt out"
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              Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted.

              Notice the "Success" message on the top of the next page.
              BE CAREFUL because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out"
              button that, if clicked, will *undo** the opt-out.
              | 937|937|2005-05-21 15:35:51|Jeff Walker|OMNI D VFO DIAL SLIPPAGE|
              REQUEST INFO ON REPAIRING PROBLEM OF OMNI D DIAL SLIPPAGE ( KNOB (AND INNER SHAFT) ROTATE BUT VFO DOES NOT CHANGE FREQUENCY). SUSPECT INTERNAL COUPLING IS WORN OUT OR NEEDS ADJUSTMENT (REPLACEMENT).
              DIS-ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE TO GAIN ACCESS TO VFO MODULE NOT CLEAR.
              WOULD APPRECIETE COMMENTS/GUIDANCE FROM ANY OTHERS WHO HAVE APPROACHED THIS SAME PROBLEM.
              W3JW
              | 938|937|2005-05-21 16:49:28|Al Scanandoah|Re: OMNI D VFO DIAL SLIPPAGE|
              Jeff

              Your problem is typical of TT rigs that have the PTO. You're in need of
              a rebuild. Ten Tec has the kits (with complete instructions) for about
              $25. What happens is that the grease dries out, which causes the
              internal mechanism to bind up.

              73 - Al, K2ZN

              Jeff Walker wrote:
              | 939|937|2005-05-21 17:10:05|Jeff Walker|Re: OMNI D VFO DIAL SLIPPAGE|
              Al,
              Tnx very much for this info. I am helping a local ham with his Omni D and the VFO shaft slippage (only on the internal VFO his remote unit is FB (so far!)  hi) is virtually the only problem with the rig. He has had it in a "storage status" for several years.
              I sent off an email to the Ten Tec service department yesterday, on the subject. Hopefully (after Dayton!) they will reply with the current availability and price of the rebuild kit.
              One question, does the VFO removal procedure involve removal of the front panel and withdrawing the VFO module forward? Initial observations indicate that is about the way it has to come out of the main chassis.
              Again, many thanks for the response.
              73
              Jeff Walker  W3JW
              | 940|937|2005-05-21 17:27:08|Al Scanandoah|Re: OMNI D VFO DIAL SLIPPAGE|
              Jeff

              Unfortunately, yes, there is quite a bit of disassembly involved,
              including the re-stringing of the dial when you're all done. However,
              it's a good learning experience and a lot cheaper than shipping it off
              to the factory for a rebuild.

              73, Al

              Jeff Walker wrote:
              | 941|937|2005-05-22 01:47:59|Jeff Walker|Re: OMNI D VFO DIAL SLIPPAGE|
              Al,
              I have an additional question (Omni D realted). In operating this unit on the air, I got a report of slight "FM'ing". I noticed a slight "dimming" of the pilot lights on voice peaks (SSB). Measurement showed no "voltage droop" at the 252 Power supply output, but about 0.6 volts drop on peaks over at the transceiver. The TT model 1050, over voltage protection unit, is included between the  P.S. and the transceiver. I took the 1050 out of the circuit and the "voltage droop" was reduced to about 0.3 volts.  Apparently the whole thing is caused by the "IR drop" in the cables and 1050 unit at current maximums.
              Have you ever run into this situation in an Omni D and what is the preferred solution?
              Voltage regulation of the DC right at the VFO seems to be the obvious answer to me.
              73
              Jeff Walker   W3JW
              | 942|942|2005-05-22 06:46:26|stevehayward2002|Triton IV oscillator drift|
              Hi,
              My rig's frequency jumps around when I am sending CW.
              Do I have to replace an oscillator, a component, or adjust something?
              I have hardly any test gear except for a digital mutltimeter.
              Please advise.

              Thanks de Steve (vp9hw)
              | 943|942|2005-05-22 12:50:10|vhklein2003|Re: Triton IV oscillator drift|
              While you can improve the PTO performance some by careful selection of
              capacitors and such, the best thing to come along in providing
              stability to older TT rigs is the VFO stabilizer from K4dpk. See the
              website:
              http://home.comcast.net/~k4dpk/
              While I haven't bought one yet, others report significant improvement.
              I did get a PEP adapter from him that works well.

              =Vic=
              WA4THR
              --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "stevehayward2002"
              | 944|246|2005-05-22 14:00:30|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec KR-50 keyer FS|
              For Sale:

              TenTec KR-50 keyer

              The KR-50 is an iambic keyer that has adjustable weighting,
              if desired, or automatic. It has dit and dah memories, that
              can be turned on or off. It will run off of either 115 V AC, or
              off of 13 V DC. Sidetone is built in. The original KR-50 had
              paddles built in to it, but this one has had the paddles
              removed (most people did not like the internal paddles
              anyhow). There is a 1/4 inch stereo jack added so that
              you can use your own paddles, such as a set of Bencher
              paddles, or whatever you like. It works great, and
              cosmetically, it is in good shape, except for the removal
              of the paddles. $30 plus shipping from Florida.

              Thanks.

              73,

              Ken, W8EK

              Ken Simpson
              E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
              Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
              | 945|945|2005-05-23 19:24:03|ejim@aol.com|Re: Digest Number 484|
              OK...here is my "dumb question"...
               
              How do you remove the tuning knob? I do not see any set screws. Does it just pull off with force?
               
              Jim 
               
              -----Original Message-----
              From: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
              To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: 21 May 2005 09:32:59 -0000
              Subject: [TenTec] Digest Number 484

              There are 2 messages in this issue.  Topics in this digest:        1. Re: Help! Replacing an optical encoder-Paragon            From: "vhklein2003" <vhklein@...       2. Yahoo policy alert            From: "Joe" <n4ari@...   ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________  Message: 1             Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:56:07 -0000    From: "vhklein2003" <vhklein@... Subject: Re: Help! Replacing an optical encoder-Paragon  Just to be sure it is the encoder, did you remove the tuning knob and make sure it isn't set for too much drag? I also needed to add a drop of lubricant to the shaft as mine squeaked pretty noticeably from disuse when I got it.  Smooth as butter now.   Also, best source of info is to call ten Tec directly, they'll be very helpful on this and can provide components.  =Vic= WA4THR 
              | 946|945|2005-05-24 14:33:49|vhklein2003|Re: Digest Number 484|
              The rubber ring around the knob slips off, then you can get at the
              setscrew. The back of the knob has, as I recall, a copper spring
              that sets the tension...the closer to the panel the knob is gives
              more drag. I also found a drop of light oil on the shaft did wonders
              to my Paragon after it had sat unused for a period of time before I
              bought it. The tuning is very smooth and quiet now.

              =Vic=
              WA4THR
              | 947|947|2005-05-29 00:37:41|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Scout HF xcvr FS|
              For Sale:

              TenTec 555 Scout HF transceiver

              This is a 50 watt HF transceiver, primarily designed
              for mobile use, but also nice inside the house. It
              has the TenTec variable bandwidth "Jones filter" in
              it that is really effective. CW keyer is built in.
              This one has the 40 and 20 meter modules with it,
              along with power cord and manual. It works fine, and
              looks like it just came out of the box. I can not find a
              scratch any where on it. $300 plus shipping from
              Florida.

              Thanks.

              73,

              Ken, W8EK

              Ken Simpson
              E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
              Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
              | 948|945|2005-05-31 15:59:05|jimford80041|Re: Digest Number 484|
              Thanks Vic,
              A small drop of "RemOil" seemed to solve the problem without the
              need for a new encoder. Thanks.

              Jim - KG0PP

              | 949|949|2005-06-01 01:09:05|Irena and Richard Jenkins|IDC Connectors on an Old Paragon (Model 1)|
              A good friend is restoring/repairing my Paragon 1 for me. It needed a new
              master oscillator crystal ... and now seems stable and 'locked'. He has also
              commented on the state of the IDC connectors used throughout the rig ... and
              wants to replace them with better connectors because the originals are very
              touchy ... and the source of intermittent faults. Several of them are
              particularly faulty ... but he observes that ALL should be replaced over
              time. Actually he wants me to sell the rig ... but I won't let it go.

              Have any group members any experience with this problem? More importantly,
              have any members got solutions for this issue?

              73


              Richard
              --
              --
              Irena and Richard Jenkins
              Canberra, AUSTRALIA
              ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
              | 950|949|2005-06-01 10:40:49|Walt Breining|Re: IDC Connectors on an Old Paragon (Model 1)|
              Ten Tec has fantastic factory service and will restore it into like new operating condition with upgrades.  It would be worth sending it in even from Australia.  The cost would be far less than a comparable new rig.
               
               
              Vy 73, Walt N9WB
              Good audio is a Amateur Radio tradition, not a crime.
              | 951|951|2005-06-01 14:16:29|Irena and Richard Jenkins|IDC Connectors in Tentec HF Rigs|
              operating condition with upgrades.  It would be worth sending it in even from
              Australia.  The cost would be far less than a comparable new rig.

              +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

              Walt

              Thanks for your email. This rig was returned to Tentec by the last owner ...
              with one of the more common PLL out of lock problems. They messed about with
              it and sent it back. Trouble is that after doing all of this it worked no
              better than before!! My friend feels that the PLL problem is now finally
              sorted ... and has several hours of operating to confirm his belief.

              Some of the connectors are quite sensitive to touch. One list member has
              suggested chemicals to clean their contact surfaces ... and this may produce
              temporary relief. My friend is about to replace the most problematic of the
              connectors ... with newer ones less prone to these issues. His advice is now
              to sell the beast ... but I am looking for a response which will allow me to
              keep the rig. I also have other Tentec rigs and they too are showing the
              same symptoms as they get older ... my 580 Delta I have had for more than 20
              years!

              Thanks again for your thoughts.


              Richard
              --
              --
              Irena and Richard Jenkins
              Canberra, AUSTRALIA
              ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
              | 952|952|2005-06-01 23:26:17|ei5ds|TenTec Tuner 229 Dial String Info|
              Hi All,

              I recently acquired a 229 Tuner but without the dial string
              and pointer assembly. Fortunately I have the elastic cord.

              The tuner works very well but I have to leave the top cover off to see
              the position of the roller coaster. Hi.

              Can you supply a sketch or photo (.jpg) of the dial string layout on
              the tuner. Closeup of the pointer assembly would be useful as I hope to
              fabricate a replacement while awaiting spares from Tentec.

              73's de Ned/EI5DS
              | 953|952|2005-06-02 00:04:21|L.Stroud|Re: TenTec Tuner 229 Dial String Info|
              Attachments :
                Hi Ned:

                This is a TT238, but the tuner are nearly identical to the 229.
                Hope you can use the pictures and instruction from my manual for
                the 238.
                73's Larry WB4WSA

                -----Original Message-----
                From: TenTec@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TenTec@yahoogroups.com] On
                Behalf Of ei5ds
                Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 5:26 PM
                To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [TenTec] TenTec Tuner 229 Dial String Info


                Hi All,

                I recently acquired a 229 Tuner but without the dial string
                and pointer assembly. Fortunately I have the elastic cord.

                The tuner works very well but I have to leave the top cover off
                to see the position of the roller coaster. Hi.

                Can you supply a sketch or photo (.jpg) of the dial string
                layout on
                the tuner. Closeup of the pointer assembly would be useful as I
                hope to fabricate a replacement while awaiting spares from
                Tentec.

                73's de Ned/EI5DS










                Yahoo! Groups Links
                | 954|954|2005-06-02 01:11:46|N4WRE|Model 544|
                I am looking for an original or copy of the 544 manual. I have looked
                online and will probably order one from TT if can't find one anywhere
                else...Thanks

                Marty__N4WRE
                | 955|955|2005-06-03 21:11:06|ei5ds|Note of thanks to WB4WSA/Larry!|
                A note of thanks to Larry/WB4WSA for providing the string info on my
                TenTec 229 tuner.

                He dismantled his own tuner to take the photographs and supplied a
                very clear diagram of the stringing info.

                73's de Ned/EI5DS
                | 956|956|2005-06-04 17:06:28|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Pegasus HF xcvr FS|
                For Sale:

                Ten-Tec Pegasus Model 550 HF transceiver

                Covers 160 thru 10 meters, although it can be used
                with a transverter for 6 and 2 meters, and will display
                the 6 or 2 meter frequency on the screen.

                It will transceive SSB, CW, FM, or AFSK, and receive
                AM. Of course it is also ideal for digital modes such
                as PSK31, pactor, etc. It has 2 VFOs and 1000s of
                Memories, and full break-in on CW.

                This rig is very close to a "software definable" rig, in
                that most of the rig is controlled from the computer and
                computer program. There are no knobs on the rig.
                Everything is on the computer screen. It makes for
                a rig that can be changed by changing the software.
                DSP filtering is provided, that is quite effective, so
                no crystal filters are needed. Bandwidths go from
                300 Hz to 8 KHz, with 1.5 to 1 shape factors, or better.

                This particular unit is in excellent condition, with latest
                firmware. It looks and performs almost like new. No
                scratches, dents, or dings. TenTec operating control
                software is included in both 16 bit and 32 bit operating
                systems, so you can use an older version of Windows
                or the latest version. Of course it has the power cord
                and complete manual with it. It needs 13 V DC at
                about 20 amps to operate. In its original box for $625

                TenTec 705 desk microphone
                This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
                with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
                looks like new. With paper work for $75

                Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

                Thanks.

                73,

                Ken, W8EK

                Ken Simpson
                E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
                Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
                | 957|899|2005-06-09 07:58:52|patrick hall|Re: 1254 mods|
                Good luck with the Palstar. I also own the ten tec
                1254 and have had lots of fun but experienced the same
                disappointments.

                It was perfectly fun to build! Works fine as a SWL
                receiver. No weak signal work, but FB listening to
                common SWL.

                BUT I had hoped to monitor my favorite SSB 80 m freq's
                with a small bedside radio. The front end is WAY too
                broad during busy hours. Also forget CW monitoring on
                busy ham bands.

                I would be willing to pay for an optional 2.5 kc
                filter to switch in. 2.5 kc tuning steps is OK but
                again I would pay extra for a 1 kc option.

                Maybe ten tec or some other entrepeneur will invent
                resonable and elegant mods. I'm sure plenty of us
                would pay for the upgrade.

                73
                Pat wd8ijr

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                | 958|899|2005-06-09 14:39:15|Richard Gagnon|Re: 1254 mods|
                This is the only filter I was able to find but it will go in my Icom R75.
                (FLX) CFS455J Fc= 455 KHz, 6 dB BW= 3 KHz. 70 dB BW= 9KHz. 2k Ohm in / out
                impedance $10.00
                http://www.surplussales.com/Filters/Filters-1.html

                Kiwa might be some help. Take a look.
                http://www.kiwa.com/kiwa455.html

                Cheers

                Richard


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                | 959|959|2005-06-09 14:54:03|Mark Allen Earnest|1253 Receiver Kit Question|
                Attachments :
                  Does anyone know if it is possible to put a frequency counter on the
                  1253 receiver kit like you can with the 1056 kits?

                  Thanks,

                  --

                  Mark Allen Earnest

                  Lead Systems Programmer
                  Emerging Technologies
                  The Pennsylvania State University

                  Lt Commander
                  Centre County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

                  KB3LYB
                  | 960|959|2005-06-09 15:02:03|Richard Gagnon|Re: 1253 Receiver Kit Question|
                  This site has frequency counters for this purpose. Where to hook up would be
                  something you would have to experiment with.
                  http://www.aade.com/
                  I have their DFD-4.

                  But why since the receiver has a display?

                  Richard



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                  | 961|959|2005-06-09 15:16:10|Mark Allen Earnest|Re: 1253 Receiver Kit Question|
                  Attachments :
                    Richard Gagnon wrote:
                    The 1254 is the receiver with a display, the 1253 is a 9 band regen
                    receiver with no display. I have had good luck putting freq-mites (
                    http://smallwonderlabs.com/swl_frq.htm ) onto 1056's but they are
                    direction conversion receiver kits and have a spot right on the board
                    for attaching a counter. I don't know a lot about regens but from what I
                    have read, hooking up a frequency counter seems like it would be a more
                    tricky proposition, if it is even possible.

                    Maybe I will just break down and buy the 1254 eventually, but for now
                    spending $70 (+ $20 for the frequency counter) is a little more
                    attractive than $200 :)

                    --

                    Mark Allen Earnest

                    Lead Systems Programmer
                    Emerging Technologies
                    The Pennsylvania State University

                    Lt Commander
                    Centre County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

                    KB3LYB
                    | 962|962|2005-06-11 19:02:27|k8aicurt|Omni-D 546B VFO injection level adjustment|
                    Hello, I'm working on a problem with a buddy's 546B. I'm sure TT
                    used a similar VFO/LO scheme in other radios so this could apply to
                    other radios also.

                    It seems like the LO levels coming out of the 80455 Oscillator-mixer
                    board are a bit too low across the PTO's tuning range or at least at
                    the edges of the range.

                    The tuning procedure in the Omni-A/D manual isn't too clear to me. Has
                    anyone done this procedure or should I just send this thing to TT?
                    BTW, how much would a bench tweak at TT cost?

                    Thanks...

                    Curt, K8AI
                    | 963|963|2005-06-12 15:13:11|plinker22|Centurion Amp Alignment|
                    Greetings All,
                    Does anyone have the Meter calibration information for the Centurion
                    Gray Face. I recently aquired the amp from a local Ham and I want to
                    make sure everything is perfect. The amp works fine. However, given
                    the critical nature of grid and plate currents, I want to set
                    everything up per factory spec's.

                    Regards To All,

                    Earl, K5FTE
                    | 964|920|2005-06-12 18:08:54|scott mcmullen|Re: Tkit 1056 Trouble|
                    --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, Mark Allen Earnest really
                    1056)
                    every
                    zapped?

                    It sounds like perhaps the VFO isn't oscillating. Have you checked
                    the regulated voltage supplied to the ne612, and the connections
                    to r2 and r3?

                    Also, by the way, there's a yahoo! group devoted particularly to
                    the Ten-Ten TKIT line, so you may try cross-posting your question
                    to that reflector at:

                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TT_QRP_Kits

                    73
                    Scott
                    W5ESE
                    | 965|965|2005-06-13 01:40:14|ve7ggj|RigBlaster Pro and Jupiter|
                    Anyone out there got a RigBlaster Pro working with their Jupiter?
                    | 966|966|2005-06-15 19:34:20|jim h|961 Power Supply|
                    Hello to the group. I have discoverd that the Omni V's do not like it
                    when ripple comes upon the supply voltage. My processor went out, or so
                    it seemed and there was a bad hum in the audio.
                    After a very helpful email from TT service advising me to try another
                    supply before sending the rig in, I did that and the radio is fine.
                    He said that the omni's can act that way when the dc gets dirty.
                    I put the supply on a scope and there is some noise and its a pretty
                    strange shape. Its around 300mv, I didn't think that was too much.
                    Has anyone else encountered this?
                    I don't have a schematic for the 961, so I can't dig into it too much
                    for now. I will probably just replace caps to start and see what that
                    does for me.
                    Jim
                    wb4ofm
                    | 967|967|2005-06-16 23:59:35|Russell Hark|Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    Hi and thanks for letting me join.
                     
                     New to the group and to Ten Tec Radios. They are very rare over here, they either have a fault or are carefully guarded by owners that you would have to kill to get the rig off them! 
                     
                    OK, so I got my hands on a very clean Corsair 2 that works very well apart from one problem. I have heard of trouble with the PTO on Corsairs but not sure if this is related.  When switched on from cold, every thing starts up fine apart from the freq counter. This pops up after about 30 seconds. Then the radio works splendidly for about 10 to 15 and then the freq counter freezes. The VFO still changes freq so it is only the freq display I think. Anyway, if you turn the radio off and on again, the freq counter digits do not light up, only the decimal point. Again, the radio works fine and as I have set the analogue freq scake on the knob, I know more or less where I am.  If the rig is left for a while, then the same thing happens again, ie the freq digits come on for a while then freeze. 
                     
                    Anyone got any ideas? I am not not too hot on the theory but am very good with a soldering iron and componant level work so mods and fixes are fine as long as I know what I need and what to do. Are the parts availible for this radio?
                     
                    Really enjoying the CW on this rig, fixing this would makle me ecstatic.
                     
                    --... ...--
                     
                    Russ 2W1RSS
                    | 968|967|2005-06-17 08:18:48|Adrian.Greenhalgh|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|

                    Good Morning Russ

                     

                    Recognised the call sign and the name

                     

                    Looks like you have joined the group of happy Ten-Tec Owners

                     

                    73’s

                     

                    Adrian

                     

                    2E0SUD

                    for a change not /M or /P

                     

                     

                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: TenTec@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TenTec@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Russell Hark
                    Sent: 16 June 2005 23:04
                    To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [TenTec] Corsair 2 freq readout problem

                     

                    Hi and thanks for letting me join.

                     

                     New to the group and to Ten Tec Radios. They are very rare over here, they either have a fault or are carefully guarded by owners that you would have to kill to get the rig off them! 

                     

                    OK, so I got my hands on a very clean Corsair 2 that works very well apart from one problem. I have heard of trouble with the PTO on Corsairs but not sure if this is related.  When switched on from cold, every thing starts up fine apart from the freq counter. This pops up after about 30 seconds. Then the radio works splendidly for about 10 to 15 and then the freq counter freezes. The VFO still changes freq so it is only the freq display I think. Anyway, if you turn the radio off and on again, the freq counter digits do not light up, only the decimal point. Again, the radio works fine and as I have set the analogue freq scake on the knob, I know more or less where I am.  If the rig is left for a while, then the same thing happens again, ie the freq digits come on for a while then freeze. 

                     

                    Anyone got any ideas? I am not not too hot on the theory but am very good with a soldering iron and componant level work so mods and fixes are fine as long as I know what I need and what to do. Are the parts availible for this radio?

                     

                    Really enjoying the CW on this rig, fixing this would makle me ecstatic.

                     

                    --... ...--

                     

                    Russ 2W1RSS

                     


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                    | 969|967|2005-06-17 09:48:28|Russell Hark|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    Hi Adrian,
                     
                    Yep thats right, happy new owner. Get that antenna up so we can have a Ten Tec chat! Gerry 2E0GMU in Southport has just bought an Argosy as well.
                     
                    Sods law this problem didn't occur when I trialled the rig, it worked perfectly then. Anyway, it's not the end of the world as the analogue dial is surprisingly useful.
                     
                    Cheers,
                     
                    Russ
                    | 970|967|2005-06-17 11:29:58|Walt Breining|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    Russ:
                    From what I gather the readout works after a short time but then quits after about 15 minutes.  First thing I would look for is loose components and bad soldering connections.  Bad connections are often heat sensitive.
                     
                    Next I would look for something overheating.  The counter may have it's own regulator and that would be a good place to look.  See if the voltage is going up or too high to start with. 
                     
                    Also, you might call or e-mail Ten Tec.  Their service is the best.  They are also friendly to those who want to fix it themselves and may have run into this problem regularly.  Ten Tec still supports their older equipment.
                     
                     
                    Vy 73, Walt N9WB
                    Good audio is an Amateur Radio tradition, not a crime.
                    | 971|967|2005-06-17 13:32:55|vhklein2003|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    Congrats on the new Ten Tec. I really enjoy mine as well. As for the
                    display issue, from what I have read that is commonly a connector
                    problem. Try reseating the connectors that connect the front panel
                    to the circuit board. Also, do a search on the Ten Tec reflector for
                    similar issues. That is located at:
                    http://lists.contesting.com/archives/html/TenTec/
                    Good luck!

                    =Vic=
                    WA4THR

                    --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Russell Hark" here, they either have a fault or are carefully guarded by owners
                    that you would have to kill to get the rig off them!
                    well apart from one problem. I have heard of trouble with the PTO on
                    Corsairs but not sure if this is related. When switched on from
                    cold, every thing starts up fine apart from the freq counter. This
                    pops up after about 30 seconds. Then the radio works splendidly for
                    about 10 to 15 and then the freq counter freezes. The VFO still
                    changes freq so it is only the freq display I think. Anyway, if you
                    turn the radio off and on again, the freq counter digits do not
                    light up, only the decimal point. Again, the radio works fine and as
                    I have set the analogue freq scake on the knob, I know more or less
                    where I am. If the rig is left for a while, then the same thing
                    happens again, ie the freq digits come on for a while then freeze.
                    very good with a soldering iron and componant level work so mods and
                    fixes are fine as long as I know what I need and what to do. Are the
                    parts availible for this radio?
                    ecstatic.
                    | 972|967|2005-06-17 20:59:20|RUSSELL HARK|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    Thanks for the replies, I will take another look and give all those pins a clean and see if there are any bad solder joints. I will let you know what I find. Your right, Ten Tec replied quickly to an e mail I sent and they suggest the same sort of thing. I will check out the reflector as well.
                     
                    Does any have any thoughts on the filters to use, it seems to have a 400 or 500 Hz filter but not sure who it is manufatured by. Thinking of getting a 250 Hz filter to help me hear you guy over the massive sigs from Europe. Not sure whether to get the In Rad or the Ten Tec one?
                     
                    Thanks,
                     
                    Russ

                    Walt Breining | 973|951|2005-06-17 23:58:02|jeraldvolpe|Re: IDC Connectors in Tentec HF Rigs and Ten-Tec repair|
                    Last New Years Day my Paragon turned on with the "PLL Not Locked"
                    dreaded error. I had read about it so wasn't taken completely off
                    guard. My first thought was to send it off to Ten-Tec then I decided
                    'to be my own ham' and do the repair myself. Certainly one of the
                    attractions of Ten-Tec gear is its ease of repair. I am not suggesting
                    this to everyone, but I have an extensive background so it made sense.
                    The PLL board problem in my Paragon required that I totally remove all
                    the solder from the board and then carefully inspect it, then
                    resolder. Ouch it didn't work! I pulled it out again and this time
                    went under a large magnifier and light and in doing so I found several
                    traces that were entirely too close to one another. Using an exacto I
                    openned up the gaps the the PLL came to life and has worked flawlessly
                    the past six months.

                    There is nothing wrong with the design of Ten-Tec transceivers or
                    their choice of connectors. Someone once coined an appropriate bumper
                    sticker "S**T HAPPENS" and I suspect they made a fortune. The point is
                    that time and surrounding conditions (temperature, humidity, dirt,
                    etc.) will eventually due their toll. I see a lot of Jap rigs being
                    sold as 'tech specials' and many are not all that old. Fact is the big
                    companies don't want to attempt service on their older equipment...
                    for many reasons. Ten-Tec will do their best even on something made in
                    1969! However, there is nothing more difficult to repair that
                    intermittents! They are a nightmare. Short of replacing the boards it
                    is a hit and miss repair.

                    Cleaning connectors? Why not? Should we not expect corrosion, dirt,
                    grease, etc., to collect over time?

                    I have a Kenwood TS-940SAT that was built about the same time as my
                    Paragon. Other than the PLL problem my Paragon appears immaculate
                    inside and out. The Kenwood is a mess inside and out! Who ever owned
                    it before showed it no mercy. Corrosion is everywhere inside and I
                    often have to disassemble it to get it working again. Is that
                    Kenwood's problem or was it how that particular transceiver was cared
                    for and used (misused?) in the past?

                    Now regarding getting something back from Ten-Tec repair that didn't
                    seem to hold.... I remember buying a brand spanking new Icom IC-701 HF
                    transceiver that never worked for more than a few days before it went
                    back to Icom for repair. I repeated this process five times before I
                    sold the transceiver off as 'junk'. Of course that left a sour taste
                    in my mouth so that I have never purchased an Icom since... Does that
                    seem fair? Probably not. I imagine there were many, many happy IC-701
                    owners and many who had happy experiences with Icom repair... I just
                    wasn't one of them. Ancient history. Now I don't buy Icoms because
                    they simply aren't Ten-Tec's and there is nothing they can do to fix
                    that problem. :)

                    73 and good luck. My Paragon is probably my favorite of all my
                    Ten-Tecs and yours is certainly worth the effort to bring back to
                    reliability!

                    Jerry, KG6TT
                    | 974|967|2005-06-18 21:34:33|Russell Hark|Re: Corsair 2 freq readout problem|
                    HHMMMM, cleaned all the contacts and reflowed a lot of solder joints today but still got a freezing freq read out. Check as many componants as poss and all seems ok. Will have another go, I think I will remove, clean and re do all solder joints next time. Anyone got any more ideas?
                     
                    Cjeers,
                    | 975|975|2005-06-20 06:05:29|k5cqb|Triton IV Sidetone Question|
                    While transmitting CW on my Triton (Ultramatic 645 Keyer) the side
                    tone blares from the speaker. Does anyone know a way to turn down the
                    audio from my end without losing volume on my receive?
                    | 976|975|2005-06-20 08:42:20|Michael Hunt|Re: Triton IV Sidetone Question|
                    On the bottom of the rig is a hole about the size of a quarter and inside that hole are two thumb wheel variable resisters.  One controls pitch the other side town volume.
                     
                    Good luck with it.  Should be no problem to insert your finger and with your finger nail gently turn the plastic control.
                     
                    73
                    Michael
                    K4JQL


                    From: TenTec@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TenTec@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k5cqb
                    Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 12:04 AM
                    To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [TenTec] Triton IV Sidetone Question

                    While transmitting CW on my Triton (Ultramatic 645 Keyer) the side
                    tone blares from the speaker.  Does anyone know a way to turn down the
                    audio from my end without losing volume on my receive?



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                    | 977|967|2005-06-21 01:00:45|jeraldvolpe|Re: Corsair II filter options|
                    --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, RUSSELL HARK 400 or 500 Hz filter but not sure who it is manufatured by. Thinking
                    of getting a 250 Hz filter to help me hear you guy over the massive
                    sigs from Europe. Not sure whether to get the In Rad or the Ten Tec one?
                    I have Ten-Tec filters in my Ten-Tec rigs. I have INRAD filters in my
                    TS-940SAT. In that rig the INRAD filters with their sharper bandwidth
                    actually change the operation of how some of the rig's circuits work.
                    For example the rig's CW VBT (variable bandwidth with in CW mode)
                    control is only useful for about half its range. Sharp filters are
                    very useful but we have to remember that ultimately much of the
                    interference we are trying to work through is 'close-in' stuff which
                    means the rig's roof filter has greater potential for keeping the
                    strong signals from overloading circuits prior to the normoal IF
                    filters... capturing the rig's AGC, etc.

                    Your Corsair II cascades a permanently installed 8-pole, 2.4 KHz
                    bandwidth crystal filter at the first 9 MHz IF with one of four
                    possible filters on the BPT board. Standard is a 2.4 KHz filter with
                    switchable options of 1.8, .5 and .250 KHz bandpasses. These later
                    four filters operate at the 6.3 MHz IF frequency. In addition the
                    Corsair II has a variable insertion audio filter with a center
                    frequency of 750 Hz. As the rig uses audio derived AGC from after this
                    audio filter the audio filter helps reduce some of the AGC pumping
                    typical of close-by strong signals. In other words, your Corsair II
                    has a pretty cool signal selectivity system, especially if you add the
                    optional 1.8, .5 and .25 filters. Would you see significant
                    improvement with INRAD filters? Not sure. If you wanted to reduce the
                    roofing filter's bandwidth with a 3rd party filter just remember that
                    filter is also used in transmit to control SSB generation and changing
                    it can upset alignment, carrier insertion, etc. (not for the faint of
                    heart I suppose).

                    Oh something cool about your Corsair II filters.... XTAL switch has
                    three positions but four choices! When you are in SSB mode position 3
                    gives you the standard second 2.4 KHz filter cascaded behind the
                    initial 2.4 KHz filter (16-poles total). Postion 2 changes the second
                    filter to 1.8 KHz if installed and Position 1 gives you 500 Hz for the
                    second filter. Your PBT control works in all positions. As a result
                    the Corsair II is a great rig for digital modes (PSK) as you can slide
                    your IF bandwidth (2.4, 1.8, or .5) across the incoming signals
                    without moving your tuning frequency. For example, you can sit on
                    14.070 MHz and listen to either all the PSK signals in the entire 1.4
                    KHz bandwidth or choose a tighter bandwidth and use the PBT control to
                    peak on the PSK signal you want. Changing to the CW mode gives you the
                    option of 1.8, .5, or .250 KHz for positions 3, 2, and 1 respectively.

                    One last word of Corsair II advice.... don't be afraid to back off on
                    the RF Gain control. The Corasir II's HANG AGC can take a bit of
                    getting use to. As the AGC voltage is derived off the audio itself
                    steady background noise can bring the standing S-meter level up
                    significantly.... often resulting in what apears to be an S-7 or more
                    of noise. The 'pumping' some folks attribute to HANG AGC circuits can
                    be pretty much eliminated by backing the RF Gain down a bit. If your
                    S-meter is off the peg you have more than enough signal. The Corsair
                    II has LOTS of IF and audio gain. Also as the AGC is audio derived,
                    tightening the selectivity by going to a sharper filter or even by
                    insterting the BP audio filter will in effect significantly drop the
                    resting S-meter level at times. You are not loosing sensitivity!...
                    just more audio noise/bandwidth that was generating AGC voltage.

                    Have fun... you have a great rig!

                    73,
                    Jerry, KG6TT
                    Albany, CA
                    | 978|967|2005-06-21 01:02:51|jeraldvolpe|Re: Corsair II filter options|
                    [sorry about the typos... think faster than my fingers type]


                    | 979|967|2005-06-21 01:06:21|jeraldvolpe|Re: Corsair II filter options|
                    Grrrr...

                    Don't mind the typos that much except when they get goofy... I meant
                    to type 2.4 KHz and NOT 1.4 KHz.


                    .....For example, you can sit on
                    14.070 MHz and listen to either all the PSK signals in the entire 2.4
                    KHz bandwidth or choose a tighter bandwidth and use the PBT control to
                    peak on the PSK signal you want. Changing to the CW mode gives you the
                    option of 1.8, .5, or .250 KHz for positions 3, 2, and 1 respectively....
                    73,
                    Jerry, KG6TT
                    Albany, CA
                    | 980|967|2005-06-21 01:39:35|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair II filter options|
                    At 11:00 PM 6/20/2005 +0000, you wrote:
                    | 981|981|2005-06-21 07:52:29|Joe|Ten-Tec Co-Founder Al Kahn, K4FW, SK|
                    Didn't see this mentioned, so here t'is:

                    http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/06/17/6/?nc=1

                    Joe
                    | 982|967|2005-06-21 20:45:20|Russell Hark|Re: Corsair II filter options|
                    Thanks Guys,
                     
                    Very interesting. Getting the hang of it now, with the 500 hZ CW filter I can do everything I want and more so I will not bother with the 250 Hz one. I turned the RF gain down a bit in the the first ten mins, works better with it backed off like you say. Experimenting now with the AGC off and 500HZ filter in.  Also I think the freq readout problem will be sorted soon thanks to some information forwarded to me. It is C6 on pin 28 of the U10 IC in the Logic board (81246). It fails when at temp, freeze spray brings it back so just waiting for some caps through the post.
                     
                    Cheers,
                     
                    Russ 2W1RSS
                     
                    | 983|983|2005-06-24 15:05:16|gee3yrq|Corsair not Corsair II change 1st IF filter to 500 Hz|
                    HI,having a gem of a bit of gear a Corsair you can change the first IF
                    ( 9 Mhz) to 500 Hz mine was pinched out of a Argosy mk 1. The Corsair
                    II has this first IF filter soldered in. The Corsair does become CW
                    only, but who cares, its not much trouble to go back to a different
                    filter.. I know there was a relay switchover board for the Drake R4C,
                    so a home built version to do the same on the T*T is advisable.

                    Dare I say rigs like the Kenwood TS 520 and TS 820 have plug in xtal
                    postions on their 5-5.5 Mhz, theres been odd TS 520 about that could be
                    used as a remote VFO ( xtal controlled) The T*T remote VFO seem a bit
                    rarer nowadays and are usually sold with the transceiver..73 501 de ian.
                    | 984|984|2005-06-25 13:35:21|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Pegasus 160 thru 10 m xcvr FS|
                    For Sale:

                    Ten-Tec Pegasus Model 550 HF transceiver

                    Covers 160 thru 10 meters, although it can be used
                    with a transverter for 6 and 2 meters, and will display
                    the 6 or 2 meter frequency on the screen.

                    It will transceive SSB, CW, FM, or AFSK, and receive
                    AM. Of course it is also ideal for digital modes such
                    as PSK31, pactor, etc. It has 2 VFOs and 1000s of
                    Memories, and full break-in on CW.

                    This rig is very close to a "software definable" rig, in
                    that most of the rig is controlled from the computer and
                    computer program. There are no knobs on the rig.
                    Everything is on the computer screen. It makes for
                    a rig that can be changed by changing the software.
                    DSP filtering is provided, that is quite effective, so
                    no crystal filters are needed. Bandwidths go from
                    300 Hz to 8 KHz, with 1.5 to 1 shape factors, or better.

                    This particular unit is in excellent condition, with latest
                    firmware. It looks and performs almost like new. No
                    scratches, dents, or dings. TenTec operating control
                    software is included in both 16 bit and 32 bit operating
                    systems, so you can use an older version of Windows
                    or the latest version. Of course it has the power cord
                    and complete manual with it. It needs 13 V DC at
                    about 20 amps to operate. In its original box for $625

                    Other TenTec items:

                    TenTec 705 desk microphone
                    This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
                    with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
                    looks like new. With paper work for $75

                    TenTec 255 Deluxe Power Supply
                    Matches the early Omni series, and includes ammeter
                    and speaker, and trim ring. Dual pass transistors similar
                    to the heavy duty 280 power supply. Good for 20 amps
                    at 13 V DC. This one looks fine, and works the same.
                    With manual for $ 145.

                    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

                    Thanks.

                    73,

                    Ken, W8EK

                    Ken Simpson
                    E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
                    Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
                    | 985|985|2005-06-27 17:38:33|oz1cjx|Argonaut MIC connections 509 vs. 515|
                    Hi group
                    I have just aquired an Argonaut 515, but with no manual. When I tried
                    to use the microphone from my 509 it behaved strangely - are the MIC
                    connectors different between the two models?
                    Is there a manual available somewhere on the net?

                    Vy 73 de Lars / OZ1CJX
                    | 986|986|2005-06-28 14:04:36|Walter A. Breining|Paragon and d-104 mod|
                    Hello:
                    I am a former broadcast engineer and two-way tech. About a year ago
                    I purchased a Ten Tec Paragon from the widow of a SK who had been a
                    friend of mine. He had purchased it new with every option available
                    and had sent It to Ten Tec to have it gone through and updated 6
                    months before I purchased it. It had not been used since then. He
                    used a 35-amp Ashtron power supply instead of the Ten Tec Supply.

                    Well, I used it for the first time this weekend at field Day. I
                    think that I am going to really like it but I did run into some minor
                    issues.

                    It came with a Ten Tec model 705 microphone. This is the electret
                    amplified base microphone. It seems that this microphone is not
                    compatible as it seemed to vastly overdrive the Paragon. The mike
                    gain had to be almost all the way down and even then it sounded like
                    it was overdriving the stage prior to the mike gain. It was worse
                    with the processor on.

                    I wired an amplified D-104 that had my Fet modification done and it
                    sounded fantastic. I set the mike output to be best with the Paragon
                    mike gain at 12:00.

                    I am a bit surprised as to why the 705 mike that is supposed to be
                    the matching mike (?) does not work with my rig. I know I can pad it
                    down with a resistor and I will end up doing that.

                    Another bug I had was that when I was using a speaker I (of course)
                    needed to turn the monitor level, on the back down to prevent
                    feedback. But when I did that there was still a strong sound of SSB
                    like SSB being received in the AM mode while transmitting. I am
                    sure this is SSB RF getting into the audio amplifier during
                    transmit. Does anybody know of a factory cure for this before I
                    start trying things?

                    BTW, if anybody is interested in doing a simple mod to the D-104 that
                    makes it smoother and a bit more full, e- mail me and I will send it
                    to you. My e-mail is n9wb@....


                    Vy 73, Walt N9WB
                    Good audio is an Amateur Radio tradition, not a crime.
                    | 987|986|2005-06-28 15:55:29|vhklein2003|Re: Paragon and d-104 mod|
                    Congrats on the Paragon. I really like mine and think it is probably
                    the best value in a high-end radio out there. If you have the RS-232
                    board I have a control program you can try in the files area. Not sure
                    if it is the latest mod, but give it a try.

                    I use the 705 mic with mine and often get unsolicited compliments on
                    my audio, so I suspect there may be a problem with your mic. It does
                    have provision for an internal amp/battery as I recall, but I've never
                    put a battery in mine. Best reports on mine are with mic gain at 11:00
                    and NO processor. Any processing at ALL sounds pretty bad, from what
                    I've experimented with, so I never use it. As for sound in the
                    monitor, I suspect some RF getting into the system where it shouldn't
                    as I do not get that problem. Good luck and enjoy the radio!

                    =Vic=
                    WA4THR
                    | 988|986|2005-06-28 23:16:19|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Paragon and d-104 mod|
                    The 705 should sound perfect, there's something wrong someplace. The mic
                    gain should be adjusted so the ALC just blinks on at voice peaks, on my
                    Omni V that's at about 10:00 on the mic gain. I can turn the mic gain
                    all the way up where the ALC is on all the time and still don't get any
                    distortion. Every time I've had audio distortion it's always been traced
                    to a loose connection some place, one time it was from the battery leads
                    in the mic base getting too close to the audio wire so I cut the battery
                    leads out and it fixed the problem. The 705 really isn't an amplified
                    mic, I think it has an impedance matching buffer but the electronics in
                    the base are for switching controls more than audio. They can be very
                    sensitive about rfi if everything isn't just right but as long as they
                    are working right they really are good mics and I can run with over a KW
                    going and have no problem with rfi.

                    If your Paragon has the monitor feature that's one way I've used to track
                    down any distortion, usually if the TX audio is distorted I can hear it
                    through headphones and track it down, it's always been a wire problem
                    someplace in the mic, sometimes like the battery wires it's just how the
                    wires are ran but each time that happens I've been able to find and fix
                    the problem. Wire the grounding and plug just as they show in the book
                    and it should work right. I get very good audio reports with the 705
                    mic but it's good to have friends that will say something if it's not
                    right and be there to listen as I check through. I think the problem I
                    had that was hardest to find was when the battery wires were causing the
                    problem, they run too close to the unshielded mic wire and when I ran
                    high power it would pick up rfi but very intermittent and difficult to
                    pin down, once I cut the wires out it's been perfect.

                    73 Jeff aa8ve
                    Michigan



                    On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 12:04:33 -0000 "Walter A. Breining" <n9wb@... writes:
                    | 989|927|2005-06-29 01:15:20|Joe|Re: 555 Scout as Field Day rig? After Action|
                    Thanx to those who responded, especially Jerald Volpe - rig worked like
                    a dream, except for the interference from other nearby transmitters
                    that I was warned about.

                    Next year - Band Pass Filters!!!

                    73

                    Joe
                    | 990|990|2005-06-29 14:08:22|markusgaschk|Corsiar Mk1 40m rx/tx fault|
                    Greetings everyone. Im a new member of this group and just purchased a Ten
                    Tec Corsiar mk1 transceiver, matching power supply/speaker, cw keyer and
                    desk mic for the princely sum of $400 AUS. All the gear is in unmarked
                    condition, and have been receiving excellent on air reports and Im very
                    impressed with the great receiver! However, there is only one problem with
                    the radio. On the lower part of the 40m band there is no rx and the tx is only
                    about 10 watts. This occurs roughly between 7.0 to 7.25 MHZ, and
                    unfortunately this is part of the band that I use. The power output is about 10
                    Watts at 7.0 MHZ and slowly makes it way up to the max at 7.25 MHZ. The rx/
                    tx is ok once you get to 7.25 MHZ and stays the same to 7.5 MHZ. I have
                    checked all the other bands, which are ok. The radio is doing about 95 - 100
                    Watts on all bands, so I would imagine that the finals are ok. I suspect (hope)
                    that it may be an alignment issue, unfortunately I did not receive a users or
                    tech manual with the radio. As Im not that technically minded I did not want to
                    muck about inside the radio. Would any one out there have any idea what
                    might be wrong and any possible fixes?

                    Thanks,

                    Mark
                    VK6UMG
                    | 991|990|2005-06-29 15:14:31|ultrafixedwing@juno.com|Re: Corsiar Mk1 40m rx/tx fault|
                    Are you using an antenna tuner? Sounds like maybe a mismatch on that portion of the band?
                    Paul
                    KS2S

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                    | 992|990|2005-06-29 17:09:56|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsiar Mk1 40m rx/tx fault|
                    At 12:04 PM 6/29/2005 +0000, you wrote:
                    | 993|990|2005-06-29 18:44:16|Jeff S Johnson|Re: Corsiar Mk1 40m rx/tx fault|
                    Hi Mark, sounds like you got a T*T for a very good price. Many hams see
                    the T*T's as old rigs that aren't worth much but boy are they wrong!

                    You need to get an owners manual if you didn't get one, T*T will sell a
                    copy if you can't find one, that will have information on how to align
                    the band crystals and tuned circuits. It sounds like your 40 meter
                    section is out of alignment, or the band switch needs cleaning. The
                    Corsair is a great rig, one of the best T*T ever designed in my opinion.
                    They used the same basic design from the Tritons all the way through the
                    early Omni's and Corsairs, it's the design that made a name for them.
                    Even the Omni V and VI's use the same basic format but they added some
                    digital electronics into it. The big advantage with the older ones like
                    your Corsair is it can be serviced and aligned by you with simple tools
                    if you take the time to understand how it works.

                    I'll take an old T*T with a PTO tuning over any of the new rigs they have
                    out today and I'm not just blowin' smoke I really mean it, the T*T's with
                    PTO's are a better radio design than the ones with CPU's, they may take
                    longer to QSY but the performance will never be beat. Also remember T*T
                    still services every piece of gear they ever made, I know it would be a
                    stretch for you to ship it there but they are always there if you get in
                    a bind with it. They will put the rig back to like new performance and
                    many times it's even better than new. They go through a rig and if there
                    are any up dates that your rig didn't get they will put it in for you.
                    If your main tuning knob ever gets stiff or slips there is a PTO rebuild
                    kit than you can install and make the PTO tune just like new. The fine
                    control of a good running PTO is one of the things I like best about
                    these old rigs, once they get warmed up they really don't drift much at
                    all, I don't see it as a problem since the performance is so good.

                    If you can rig up a switch to turn off the digital display it will remove
                    the internal whine noise that can be heard in head phones and you'll hear
                    what a real radio should sound like. The only problem is you'll hear
                    more than you can work because everyone else is running dull synthesized
                    rigs. If you like working the weak ones on CW your in for a real treat.


                    If you look at all the old great rigs like Collins and Drake they had the
                    same basic design as the Corsair but with T*T you don't have to worry
                    about tubes and the selectivity is better. Mind you the T*T must be
                    properly aligned to perform right but they do hold an alignment very well
                    once they are set up. You may want to go through it and tighten all the
                    chassis screws and clean the connector plugs and switches, it's important
                    that the ground is solid through out the rig. Read about cleaning the
                    switches in the manual, the combination switches shouldn't be cleaned
                    unless there is something wrong with them. A good grease to lube the
                    shafts and such is silicone dielectric grease, the stuff for automotive
                    ignition wires, it will lube the parts but not react with the plastic. I
                    have about 6 different T*T's and each one was very impressive by the
                    performance, I have never been disappointed with a T*T. In fact the most
                    comfortable rig to listen to is my Triton 544, it has the best sig to
                    noise ratio of anything I've ever heard. The AGC is a bit lacking but if
                    I turn the RF gain back to 1:00 it smooths out and won't get swamped by a
                    strong sig. They take a while to really get use to and to find the best
                    settings for everything but once you find the sweet spot they are great!
                    With a good T*T you really don't need DSP or any or that fancy new stuff,
                    you just can't beat a good set of crystal filters.

                    I'm on my way out the door for a few days of R&R so can't give much more
                    info but I'd be glad to help in any way I can. Hello to my friend Ian
                    G3YRQ, haven't heard from you in a while, hope all is well with you and
                    Helen. My beam sits at 30 degrees awaiting your call! Let me know when
                    you get the best bent wires tweaked in my general direction...

                    73 All, Jeff AA8VE (Admitted T*T nut!)


                    On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:04:59 -0000 "markusgaschk"
                    <markusgaschk@...
                    | 994|994|2005-06-30 15:53:36|Duane - N9DG|Re: Digest Number 508|
                    --- markusgaschk@... wrote:

                    If the change in behavior is gradual as you go from the
                    bottom of 40 to the top then I would strongly suspect an
                    alignment problem. There are two main possible areas:

                    1. The band pass filtering for the 1st LO mixer.
                    2. The band pass filtering for the RX/TX signal path.

                    If the digital display is solid across the entire range then
                    I would suspect #2 more than #1. If the digital display goes
                    inacurate or unstable as you get nearer the bottom of 40M
                    then I would be more suspect of #1. I'm not near my manual
                    and I can't remember if the LO mixer's output filtering is
                    shared with another band or not for 40M (a few of the bands
                    do share the same LO mixer band pass filters). If it is
                    shared then there would be another band with a similar
                    problem.

                    While the Corsair manual has a lot of T-shooting information
                    in it, it unfortunately doesn't really go into any details of
                    how to align the various band pass filters.

                    Duane
                    N9DG




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                    | 995|995|2005-07-02 15:29:01|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec Omni C HF xcvr, power supply, desk mic FS|
                    TenTec Omni, Series C, Power Supply, and Desk
                    Microphone For Sale

                    TenTec 546 Omni D, series C, HF CW / SSB xcvr.
                    All solid state, with up to 100 W output. The ALC can
                    also be turned back with a front panel control for QRP
                    operation. Covers 160 through 10 meters, including the
                    10 MHz WARC band. Crystals can be added for coverage
                    of the 18 and 24 MHz bands, but they are not included in
                    this particular unit. Full QSK on CW, and a fantastic receiver.
                    Terrific audio quality on SSB also. Built in audio CW filter.
                    Digital read out. This one is in extremely nice shape. I can
                    not find a scratch on it. With manual and original box for $250.

                    TenTec 255 Deluxe Power Supply
                    Matches the early Omni series, and includes ammeter
                    and speaker, and trim ring. Dual pass transistors similar
                    to the heavy duty 280 power supply. Good for 20 amps
                    at 13 V DC. This one looks great, and works the same.
                    With manual for $ 145.

                    TenTec 705 desk microphone
                    This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
                    with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
                    looks like new. With paper work for $75.

                    Note that the 705 desk microphone presently has the 4
                    pin connector used on the Corsair and later rigs. As it
                    is, it will not work with the Omni listed above, but will work
                    fine with later TenTec rigs. I can change the connector
                    so that it will work with the Omni C listed above. Since
                    this is the 705 (and not 706), a battery can be added to
                    power it. If this is desired, and all 3 items listed above
                    are desired as a package, the price would be $450.

                    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

                    Thanks.

                    73,

                    Ken, W8EK

                    Ken Simpson
                    E-mail to W8EK@... or W8EK@...
                    Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
                    | 996|996|2005-07-03 14:07:27|markusgaschk|Corsair Mk1 40m fault|
                    Thanks to everyone who responded to my enquiry. Ive been trying to source a
                    manual here in Aust, however, no luck. Sounds like it is the band pass filter
                    that needs alignment. I wonder if anyone would have any info on aligning the
                    40m band pass filter and where to find it in the radio,

                    Thanks,

                    Mark
                    | 997|997|2005-07-12 01:55:39|plinker22|Centurion Amp. Filiment Voltage|
                    Greeting All,
                    I am new to this group. The Centurion uses a pair of 3-500Z Eimacs. I
                    have read all the stuff about amps with these finals having too much
                    filement voltage. My Centurion runs great and I don't see why a major
                    manufacturer would run too much voltage to light the tubes up. My
                    tubes are running 5.3 volts at the tube pins. Way to much according to
                    the articals of the last 15 years. I am not going to touch it but for
                    the sake of discussion here, I thought I would throw this out to the
                    group.

                    Regards,
                    Earl K5FTE
                    | 998|998|2005-07-13 18:26:38|w8lv@arrl.net|Power for model 1320 Kit.|
                    I have here a model 1320 Kit. I see on the back of the unit, three
                    connections. "IN" "OUT" "KEY".

                    "Key" I understand.

                    "OUT" I understand from the manual is to run 12 volt accessories,
                    though I don't know what 12V accessories they are talking about.

                    "IN" --I have a problem here. I see above it "+12VDC".
                    This is not marked as I am used to. Is the CENTRE conductor POSITIVE,
                    and the OUTER conductor Negative "Ground"?


                    73's DE W8LV BILL
                    | 999|998|2005-07-13 19:27:46|Wayne Nakata|Re: Power for model 1320 Kit.|
                    Hi,

                    I am looking for a rack kit for the paragon II anyone
                    have one laying around?

                    73
                    n1wpn

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                    | 1000|1000|2005-07-14 14:45:06|Jim|Omni V.9 Keys|
                    Hello, fellow Ten-Techers:

                    I'm installing Carl's chip in my Omni V to bring it to V.9.

                    I'd REALLY LIKE to find the three replacement keys needed for the
                    keypad - "shift", "clear", and "enter". I REALLY DON'T want to relabel
                    the existing keys, install labels above the keys, or use a template.

                    This is an old topic, and probably a shot in the dark, but does anybody
                    have a spare set or a lead to find a set?

                    Any other comments, pro or con, regarding the update would be
                    appreciated.

                    TIA/73, Jim KM5M
                    | 1001|998|2005-07-14 15:17:28|scott mcmullen|Re: Power for model 1320 Kit.|
                    Yes, you've got it exactly right.

                    As described in the kit instructions, 'OUT' and 'IN' are just
                    connected together. And the positive 12v should connect to
                    center conductor of the RCA phono plug, ground to the outer
                    conductor.

                    Probably the most common 12v accessory connected to 'OUT' is
                    an electronic keyer. Ten-Tec makes such a kit. You could
                    also power an active filter or something similar.

                    I suggest connecting a diode inside the radio in series
                    with with the +12VDC power line, to protect the radio in
                    case you connect a battery backward. I just used a 1N4001
                    rectifier (which has a ~0.7v drop); you could also use a
                    Schottky type, which would have less drop. It's possible
                    whoever built your unit already perfomed this mod, as I
                    think it is a pretty popular one.

                    There's another Yahoo Group devoted exclusively to the
                    Ten-Tec TKIT product line at:

                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TT_QRP_Kits

                    Hope this helps!
                    73
                    Scott
                    W5ESE

                    | 1002|277|2005-07-15 18:10:45|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
                    At 10:28 PM 7/12/03 -0400, you wrote:
                    | 1003|277|2005-07-15 18:24:23|William Mahaffey|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
                    I have recently (relatively) acquired a remote vfo for my corsair and would like to know
                    a reliable source for xtals.

                    Thanks,
                    bill w6eet


                    | 1004|277|2005-07-15 18:30:47|Jim Dunstan|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
                    At 09:24 AM 7/15/2005 -0700, you wrote:
                    Hi,

                    I did a search on this as well .... being in Canada I thought it would be
                    an advantage buying here. I found a company in BC ... Vancouver I believe
                    .... I called them on the phone and placed the order and in a week or two
                    the crystals were delivered .... and very reasonably priced. If I locate
                    the information on their location etc .. I'll let you know. However i
                    found quite a few suppliers in the US and just the one in Canada.

                    Jim


                    Jim Dunstan, VE3CI
                    Thunder Bay, ON
                    | 1005|277|2005-07-15 19:12:08|William Mahaffey|Re: Corsair 2 verses omni V ???|
                    Thanks for the reply Jim.

                    I haven't used xtals since the 70s and, not having a manual for the vfo,
                    I am unsure what to order. Perhaps a perusal of the suppliers web sites
                    will straighten me up.

                    73,
                    bill w6eet



                    | 1006|1006|2005-07-16 03:22:29|Joe|555 Scout Modules|
                    Greetings, gang.

                    Just won my second Scout on EBay; looking for more modules. Anybody
                    have some they're willing to part with for a reasonable price?

                    73

                    Joe
                    | 1007|1007|2005-07-18 21:38:27|jeraldvolpe|Hercules 444 with Corsair II, Paragon or Omni-VI+|
                    Well on an impulse I bought a working Hercules 444 over the weekend
                    with the intent of using it with either my Corsair II or my Paragon.
                    This morning I received an email from Paul Clinton at Ten-Tec
                    informing me that the Model 444 could only be used with the earlier
                    Omni series transceivers. Of course I traded off my Omni-C station
                    some months back in order to get my Corsair II station (had the Omni-C
                    for many, many years).

                    Paul says that the newer Ten-Tec radios don't have the necessary 'T'
                    voltage for keying the Hercules.... although he did take a look at the
                    accessory jack on the Corsair II and saw that the 'T'voltage is on pin
                    1 (with pin 8 as ground). He has no direct knowledge as to whether the
                    Hercules will work ok on the Corsair II or not but is concerned that
                    the timing may be incorrect.

                    So my question to the list is to anyone who has attempted to use the
                    Hercules 444 with the Corsair II, Paragon, or Omni-VI+ and if so what
                    was the result? Any success at all?

                    Thanks in advance.

                    Jerry, KG6TT
                    | 1008|1007|2005-07-18 22:37:19|Walt Breining|Re: Hercules 444 with Corsair II, Paragon or Omni-VI+|
                    Is the T voltage what keys the amp?
                    Surely some kind of a relay system could be used to key the amp from the rig.
                     
                     
                    Vy 73, Walt N9WB
                    Good audio is an Amateur Radio tradition, not a crime.
                    | 1009|1007|2005-07-18 22:51:50|jeraldvolpe|Re: Hercules 444 with Corsair II, Paragon or Omni-VI+|
                    --- In TenTec@yahoogroups.com, "Walt Breining" Possibly but as CW operator I value QSK and you can't do that with relays.

                    Jerry, KG6TT
                    | 1010|1010|2005-08-04 04:45:22|taephono|Taking my Scout out on the road?|
                    In about a month I want to take my Scout 555 outside to do some
                    special event operation. 1st time I've considered this with this radio,
                    but looking foreward to it. I've got tuner/antennae...
                    just need to get some ideas about powering this radio portable/
                    mobile. Has anyone ran one of these off their car battery...?
                    Could I just wire on a car plug, and plug it into the utility outlet
                    (Cigar liter)? Other ideas for portable/mobile power that would be
                    safe & adequate for this rig?

                    THanks,
                    73,
                    Clint
                    | 1011|1010|2005-08-04 05:19:18|wt2g|Re: Taking my Scout out on the road?|
                    The scout does not like to see low voltage. The first time I used mine
                    portable was at boy scout summer camp. At the time, I had no way to
                    measure the input voltage but the first sign was reduced output then
                    the display started to roll. That was after about 20 minutes of
                    operating with a fresh charged 12v 25 AH gelcell, figure about 12v
                    accross the terminals when that happened. The fix was a battery
                    booster by W4RRY. Just a dc to dc inverter so the there is always a
                    13.8 v output even when the battery voltage sags to 11 v. This
                    accompanied me to a JOTA weekend that October and I was able to operate
                    all weekend with the scout. Just my .02
                    73,
                    Ted WT2G
                    | 1012|1010|2005-08-04 23:36:26|Caitlyn M. Martin|Re: Taking my Scout out on the road?|
                    Hi,

                    You definitely want to wire your Scout direct to the
                    car battery. While most cigarette lighter plugs in
                    cars today are rated at 10A if you look at the wire
                    they use it's absolutely tiny. In addition you will
                    get way more noise through the cigarette lighter than
                    by hooking up direct.

                    I hope you have the noise blanker installed in your
                    Scout.

                    73,
                    Caity
                    K7VO/8

                    Caitlyn M. Martin - K7VO
                    http://www.mizuhoradio.com/personal/k7vo
                    Blog: http://k7vo.blogspot.com
                    ARRL QRP-ARCI #11018 ARS #445 G-QRP #11577 AK QRP #637

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                    | 1013|1013|2005-08-05 01:38:12|we5f@aol.com|Subject: Taking my Scout out on the road?|
                    Should work well, Clint, if the motor is running (13.8 VDC).

                    I use my Alinco DX-70T transceiver mobile all the time, with the power output cut down to 50W.  Radio Shack has a cigarette lighter plug with 2 screw posts on the end that works well.  My Alinco doesn't draw more than 7-8 amps at 50W.  The courtesy power outlet is rated for 10A.  I actually power both the transceiver and a radar detector at the same time, using a "Y" adapter.

                    73, Jim KM5M

                    ------------------
                       From: "taephono"
                    In about a month I want to take my Scout 555 outside to do some
                    special event operation. 1st time I've considered this with this radio,
                    but looking foreward to it.  I've got tuner/antennae...
                    just need to get some ideas about powering this radio portable/
                    mobile.  Has anyone ran one of these off their car battery...?
                    Could I just wire on a car plug, and plug it into the utility outlet
                    (Cigar liter)?  Other ideas for portable/mobile power that would be
                    safe & adequate for this rig?

                    THanks,
                    73,
                    Clint<<<
                    | 1014|1014|2005-08-05 04:53:35|Dave Vest|Wanted Junker UNrepairable 252g or 262g Power Supply or Cabinet|
                    Hi to all:

                    Looking for a (lack of better term) JUNK Ten Tec power supply 252g or
                    262g. Transformer can be bad, board burnt up, missing parts ok, just
                    really needing the cabinet!

                    Have a project I am wanting to put together and want it to match up
                    with my 540 station.

                    If you got anything, even a new cabinet if someone has something, just
                    want it to be same height and width as the P/S the depth could be less.

                    Contact me at k8dv@...

                    Thanks,

                    Dave, K8DV
                    | 1015|1013|2005-08-06 19:22:35|Joe|Re: Subject: Taking my Scout out on the road?|
                    I used my Scout for Field Day this year. Concur that low voltages
                    are disliked by the unit (I ended up using a generator); also, we
                    were a 5A club with five transmitters going in a relatively small
                    space; the QRM was significant. If there are going to be other
                    transmitters nearby, you'll want a band pass filter and should watch
                    antenna orientation and spacing carefully.

                    73

                    Joe

                    radio, but looking foreward to it. I've got tuner/antennae...
                    | 1016|79|2005-08-06 21:01:32|Larry|Scout 555|
                    As I understand it the scout requires  a 10a ps for 50 watts output. If I use a 6amp ps would that be adaquate for 25 watts out on cw?
                    w5wlb
                    | 1017|1017|2005-08-08 04:57:24|Kurt|Digital Modes|
                    Anyone using any of the older Argonauts(505.509.515) on digital modes,
                    if so how are they working out?
                    73
                    Kurt
                    WA8VBX
                    | 1018|1017|2005-08-10 15:02:16|vhklein2003|Re: Digital Modes|
                    Not an Argonaut, but I did use a similar vintage Triton I on digital
                    modes a few years back. The PTO stability was an issue that led me to
                    switch to a PLL type of radio. However, now there is an accessory for
                    these older radios that gives the PTO circuit the stability of a PLL
                    radio. See the web pages for:
                    http://home.comcast.net/~k4dpk/
                    I have bought a PEP converter from him and it worked well, and I have
                    heard great reports for his VFO Stabilizer. I'd recommend doing that
                    mod if you were considering digital modes on older PTO radios.

                    =Vic=
                    WA4THR
                    | 1019|1017|2005-08-10 15:08:42|Kurt|Re: Digital Modes|
                    Thanks Vic for the info.
                    Kurt
                    | 1020|1017|2005-08-10 16:44:02|Jeff Johnson|Re: Digital Modes|
                    I don't seem to be able to see the VFO stabilizer on this link, it's just
                    a photo of his shack and the links for the PEP and VFO don't do anything.
                    Is there another site I'm not seeing?

                    Jeff aa8ve


                    On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:02:07 -0000 "vhklein2003" <vhklein@... writes:
                    href="http://us.ard.yahoo.com/SIG=12h6itn4h/M=364397.6958316.7892810.4764
                    722/D=groups/S=1705063108:TM/Y=YAHOO/EXP=1123686142/A=2915264/R=0/SIG=11t
                    7isiiv/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=34443/*http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs"
                    | 1021|1017|2005-08-10 17:06:51|Kurt|Re: Digital Modes|
                    Hi Jeff, go to right side of the link and down towards the bottom there is
                    another link to the VFO stabilizer. Took me awhile to find it also.
                    73
                    Kurt
                    | 1022|1017|2005-08-10 17:28:09|Jeff Johnson|Re: Digital Modes|
                    I must have my computer set up wrong or something, I don't see anything
                    on the lower part. Is there a URL for just the VFO page?

                    Jeff


                    On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:06:55 -0400 "Kurt" <wa8vbx@... writes:
                    href="http://us.ard.yahoo.com/SIG=12hq66qqi/M=364397.6958316.7892810.4764
                    722/D=groups/S=1705063108:TM/Y=YAHOO/EXP=1123693611/A=2915264/R=0/SIG=11t
                    7isiiv/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=34443/*http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs"
                    | 1023|1007|2005-08-11 18:05:30|lee_crocker|Re: Hercules 444 with Corsair II, Paragon or Omni-VI+|
                    I don't know anyting about the Herc, but in the past I isolated the "T"
                    voltage signal in my Paragon, and brought it out to control a pin diode
                    QSK switch I installed in a home brew 811 amp. As best I could tell it
                    was the earliest keying signal in the radio. The Paragon is sold and
                    the 811 amp gone so I don't remember the particulars, but it worked
                    fine for me. I think I used a FET or something like that to isolate
                    the "T" voltage from the outside world.

                    73 W9OY

                    | 1024|1007|2005-08-11 21:21:17|Jeff Johnson|Re: Hercules 444 with Corsair II, Paragon or Omni-VI+|
                    On the Paragon and later Omni's with a T*T amp the amp keys the rig so
                    it's always QSK or VOX. When I run my Centurion Amp I can tell no
                    difference from when it's just the rig. On phone the keying keys the amp
                    first which then keys the rig and there's no delay at all. On the back
                    of those rigs there is a jumper for transmit enable in and out, the out
                    line goes to key the amp and the in jack is the key line from the amp.
                    It's a great system, when I want a little more power I just switch the
                    amp in from standby and carry on, others notice a jump in my signal but
                    nothing else. Their amps use a keying relay that is just as fast as the
                    rigs keying circuit so it will still run full QSK and with headphones on
                    I can't tell the amp is on. Since the amp keys the rig there's no worry
                    about the rigs keying line not having enough duty to key the amp and the
                    key circuit in the amp is done with transistor switching, it just needs
                    contact to ground to key it. I've had friends who ran Icom rigs and
                    Ameritron amps and had to jump through a bunch of hoops with relays and
                    such to get their amps to work and for QSK they had to buy an extra unit.
                    A T*T rig with T*T amp is an ideal setup, the rig's PA becomes the
                    driver and the amp becomes the final PA, it's a seamless unit.

                    73 Jeff aa8ve





                    On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 16:05:22 -0000 "lee_crocker" <w9oy@...
                    | 1025|1017|2005-08-11 23:59:54|Jeff Johnson|Re: Digital Modes|
                    Thanks all for this info, my computer with Windows XP wasn't seeing
                    anything but the center photo and text. This morning it said there was
                    an error and that I could report it by the link supplied. Once the error
                    was cleared I could see everything on that page, there was a lot I was
                    missing! This VFO unit looks like a good thing to have, It would be nice
                    to fine tune the 544 once and just leave it. I also have a Drake B-line
                    and if I'm on a SSB group and make a long SSB transmission it moves a
                    noticeable amount, drift is a result to temperature change and on an all
                    tube rig they temp can change quite a bit during transmit. I've a friend
                    who runs an Omni D on digital modes and has had good luck when he added a
                    cooling fan on the heat sink plus set the power output back to about 50
                    watts. I'll have to tell him about this board and if he buys one I'll
                    have a chance to see how well it works!

                    73 Jeff aa8ve


                    On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:02:07 -0000 "vhklein2003" <vhklein@... writes:
                    href="http://us.ard.yahoo.com/SIG=12h6itn4h/M=364397.6958316.7892810.4764
                    722/D=groups/S=1705063108:TM/Y=YAHOO/EXP=1123686142/A=2915264/R=0/SIG=11t
                    7isiiv/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=34443/*http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs"
                    | 1026|1017|2005-08-12 03:02:52|vhklein2003|Re: Digital Modes|
                    When I got my Triton back in the 70's I thought it amazingly stable
                    compared to the tube rigs I had used before. Only when going digital
                    did I finally want more. Every report I've read on this stabilizer
                    is very good and one fellow who added one to his Corsair thought he
                    now had the ultimate rig, and maybe he does! I still have that board
                    on my list to get into the old Triton, but the rardio is out of
                    storage so seldom since I got the Paragon that I just haven't
                    rounded up enough tuits to do that. Let us know if you go that route.

                    =Vic=
                    WA4THR

                    | 1027|1017|2005-08-12 05:44:15|Jeff Johnson|Re: Digital Modes|
                    I like the Triton it's a pure clean radio design and the performance is
                    good even my todays standard. The Paragon was a break away from their
                    normal design and the Omni V is more like the older rigs. In fact if the
                    6.3 IF was taken out of line it would be just about the same rig as the
                    Trition. The 9 Mhz IF leaves the LO/mixer board runs through the 9Mhz
                    filters and into the 6.3 IF for passband tuning and the filters at 15.3
                    Mhz then as it leaves the board the 6.3 is put back in the IF to bring it
                    right back to 9 Mhz.so the PBT filter board can be bypassed in the Omni V
                    and it will work just like a Triton. This 6.3 IF board could be
                    installed in a Triton which would give it the PBT and crystal filters,
                    same thing for the Omni D's. T*T uses a basic modular board design in
                    stages and if someone wanted to they could add the newer features to the
                    old rigs and really have something. The Omni V audio chain could be put
                    in the Trition too which would give it audio filtering and notch plus a
                    better AGC. I wouldn't know how to do this but it's possible because the
                    IF/AF board uses the 9 Mhz IF and mixes it with the 9 Mhz BFO to leave
                    just the audio. The Triton is a fine rig as it is but if someone wanted
                    to experiment with one they could add a lot to it to take advantage of
                    it's great front end and preselector tuning and have a lot of other
                    features as the newer rigs have. It would mean getting an Omni V for
                    it's parts and I've never heard of an Omni V ever being used as a parts
                    rig!

                    Since the Omni V and VI work this way I would think the VFO stabilizer
                    board would work on them too, either add it to the PLL board at the VCO
                    or put it in the output of the LO/mixer board for total frequency lock
                    including the band crystals. One time just for grins I used the PTO from
                    my Triton to control the freq in my Omni V since they both use 5Mhz for
                    their VFO's and it worked just fine. Even though the Omni V has crystal
                    based oscillators I think it's a very stable rig once it's up to normal
                    operating temperature. The Omni V and VI are real radios with RF crystal
                    oscillators in them but all the Jap rigs use synthetic circuits and take
                    short cuts to achieve their goals. This is why I like T*T so well, they
                    perform better and I understand how everything works. A rig with one big
                    Mother board and a bunch of IC's and CPU's can't be understood or
                    repaired, when they fail you throw them away and buy a new one. Non T*T
                    owners just don't understand this and they don't spend enough time with a
                    T*T to see or hear what they can really do. I had a Kenwood 2000 next to
                    my Omni V and on CW the 2000 sounded like I had cotton in my ears plus I
                    was hearing the bleed over from near by stations. Once I ran an Omni V
                    for a few years nothing else comes close except for other T*T rigs like
                    even the Triton which is better in some ways. I think the T*T's are all
                    good old and new because most of them share the same design layout, when
                    you use all crystal oscillators and clean design you can't go far wrong.
                    I think the thing that bothers the Japs is how a T*T is so simple but it
                    works, sure they don't have general receive but for the PEG and Paragon
                    and half the Orion but there's never been a time when I wanted to listen
                    to broadcast radio, if I did I'd probably have a Paragon II.

                    Well it's late and time for me to lay back in my lazyboy chair and put on
                    headphones to work a little CW with my Triton! That's my relaxing at
                    night rig during the night it's rx seems do be extra deep, it's like
                    listening to another dimension of radio, it has such a quite rx that I
                    can hear signals that other rigs loose in their own noise floor. Vic, if
                    you've been running your Paragon for a while get the Triton back out some
                    night and you'll hear what I mean, there's nothing like it. I agree that
                    the Corsair is a top dog, it has the quality of a Triton and the features
                    of an Omni V. I came close to selling my Omni V to buy a Corsair II once
                    but a few people talked me out of it saying the Omni V has a slight edge,
                    I don't know if it's true or not. The smart thing would be to buy a
                    Corsair II first while I have the Omni V and use both of them I do like
                    the idea of dual rx with the Corsair by listening to both VFOs if it has
                    the remote VFO, the Triton will do that too but I've had a very hard time
                    finding a remote VFO for the Triton that wasn't sold with another Triton.
                    Actually for the best rx I think an analog Triton or the Omni A would be
                    the very best because the digital display makes noise that can be heard
                    on weak signals. Tube rigs like the Drake B-line are close to that but
                    tube rigs have their own issues with internal noise when it comes to weak
                    signal work so the T*T's are really my top choice.

                    73 Jeff aa8ve


                    On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 01:02:47 -0000 "vhklein2003" <vhklein@... writes:
                    | 1028|1028|2005-08-15 06:12:06|wo7t|Want: TT 536 Delta II Transceiver|
                    Looking for excellent to mint 536 Delta II rig fully functioning, as
                    well as items it sold with. Please apprise condition, accessories,
                    and price.


                    Tnx
                    Mark
                    wo7t@...
                    | 1029|586|2005-08-15 20:47:47|jeffbrown.geo|Triton IV|
                    Hello:
                    I wondered, has anyone ever encountered this problem with the Triton
                    IV: the power supply keeps turning off the rig, even when using a dummy
                    load, and there are strangely high SWR readings on antennas that are
                    working fine with other radios? It seems to be happening only on 20
                    meters. Any ideas? Thanks.
                    Jeff
                    | 1030|586|2005-08-16 13:53:36|vhklein2003|Re: Triton IV|
                    I haven't looked at a schematic for your Triton, but it sounds as if
                    the band pass filter for 20m may have a problem. I had a similar
                    situation many years ago on a Triton I and one of the coils had come
                    loose at a solder joint affecting only one band.

                    =Vic=
                    WA4THR
                    | 1031|1031|2005-08-18 00:24:38|Carl|Scout problems ...|
                    I purchased a second hand Ten Tec Scout a few months ago and up until
                    recently all has been fine and I have been enjoying working many
                    stations without any problem. The radio is used as a base station
                    connected to a G5RV antenna and a 20amp PSU.

                    Recently the radio has been acting in a peculiar manner:

                    1. When I power up the radio the power on switch does not always
                    switch the radio on. If I switch it on slowly it seems to then work ! It
                    sometime help if I push the switch in when I flick it 'up' into tthe on
                    mode. Logic would tell me that the problem is with the power switch, but
                    ...

                    2. During a QSO the radio can switch off during transmit. Often the
                    radio switches itself off for a split second and then switches itself
                    back on. On other occassions the radio power switch needs flicking 'off'
                    and then back 'on' before it power up again.

                    3. A gentle touch or flick of the power switch can can the radio to
                    switch off.

                    Do I need to replace the power switch ? Is then problem likely to be
                    more complex ? Is this a know problem with the Scout 555 and if so is
                    there a recommended mod ?

                    Just checked and the TUNE/NB and SPEED/RIT switches are also causing the
                    radio to switch itself off.

                    I would be truly grateful for any assistance in resolving this problem
                    and resuming some fun with the 555 !

                    Thanks, in anticipation for any help, guidance or advice you can offer.
                    | 1032|1031|2005-08-18 01:43:38|Barry Sherwood|Re: Scout problems ...|
                    I would open her up and check for something shorting out along the backside of the switches or a solder bridge that is intermittently bridging because of warm up.
                     
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                    | 1033|1031|2005-08-18 03:20:44|Shawn Upton|Re: Scout problems ...|
                    You're using an ATU between the antenna and the radio,
                    right? I know older TenTec's would shut off under
                    high swr conditions, and the G5RV (w/o an atu) will
                    have high SWR.

                    But it sounds like maybe your power supply is being
                    funky and crowbaring under current spikes. Do you
                    have another PS to try out?

                    Could be wiring though. Can't hurt to open it up and
                    look for bad joints. Of course, first check your
                    power cord from radio to PS--perhaps just bumping the
                    radio is enough to fix your problem.

                    Shawn KB1CKT

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                    | 1034|1034|2005-08-18 23:54:46|Carl|Scout problems|
                    Thanks to everyone for your constructive advice. On closer inspection I
                    concur that it looks like a problem with the soldering joints at the
                    back of the power switch they are looking a bit dry and brittle. Next
                    step is to get at the switch, test it and if the switch is fine to
                    re-wire it.

                    Next problem is how to get to the switch ! I have remove the top and
                    bottom outer case and the four screws attaching the fasica to the
                    chassis. I am assuming that I will now only need to remove the three
                    knobs on the front of the Scout in order to be able to gently pull the
                    front away from the radio enough to get behind the power switch ? What
                    tool (and size) do I need to remove the knobs, I am guessing a tiny
                    allen key but my eyesight isn't good enough to see the size and shape of
                    the hole in the knobs. I will need to buy whatever tool I need so I am
                    keen to get it right first time !

                    Thanks again for all the help.

                    Vy 73 from London
                    de Carl 2E0TEC
                    | 1035|1034|2005-08-19 03:41:49|Shawn Upton|Re: Scout problems|
                    I don't recall what size allen they are, but the are
                    most assuredly SAE, not metric. :) and small.
                    Usually one can buy an assortment for a small sum.

                    Shawn KB1CKT

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                    | 1036|1036|2005-08-19 03:56:48|Mike Thornton|Omni VI Option 3 Frequency Display|
                    Hi everybody. This is Mike, WC0L in Wichita, Kansas.
                    I am new to the group. I currently operate a Scout
                    from my minivan. What a great rig. I am thinking
                    about buying a Omni VI Option 3 rig that is available
                    locally. When I was tuning up the band on 20, all
                    appeared to be well, then suddenly the frequency
                    display turned to gibberish. I turned the rig off and
                    then back on again and then all was well again and the
                    problem did not repeat itself. Any thoughts on what
                    might have caused this? Would this keep you from
                    buying the rig?

                    Thanks and 73,
                    Mike, WC0L



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                    | 1037|1036|2005-08-19 07:44:40|N9WYS|Re: Omni VI Option 3 Frequency Display|
                    I have an Omni VI, but I havenÂ’t experienced this problem. BTW - I love my
                    rig!!! If you find out what is causing this, and if itÂ’s a common ailment,
                    PLEASE let me know so I can be prepared for it. Or maybe even “head it off
                    at the pass”! :-)

                    Thanks!
                    Mark – N9WYS

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                    From: TenTec@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TenTec@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
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                    Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 8:57 PM
                    To: TenTec@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [TenTec] Omni VI Option 3 Frequency Display

                    Hi everybody.  This is Mike, WC0L in Wichita, Kansas.
                    I am new to the group.  I currently operate a Scout
                    from my minivan.  What a great rig.  I am thinking
                    about buying a Omni VI Option 3 rig that is available
                    locally.  When I was tuning up the band on 20, all
                    appeared to be well, then suddenly the frequency
                    display turned to gibberish.  I turned the rig off and
                    then back on again and then all was well again and the
                    problem did not repeat itself.  Any thoughts on what
                    might have caused this?  Would this keep you from
                    buying the rig?

                    Thanks and 73,
                    Mike, WC0L
                    | 1038|1036|2005-08-19 10:53:46|Russell Hark|Re: Omni VI Option 3 Frequency Display|
                    Probably not much help as I have a Corsair 2, but I now and then get that happening. Not very often and mostly on 17m. I did have to repair my freq counter when I first got this rig, a capacitor had gone down and after warm up it was causing the display to freeze. Not sure if the Omni is the same but I just used the analouge freq markings until I found the problem, once set, these were suprisingly accurate. As the display is just a counter (it is on the C2) and the actual VFO itself is not wandering I personally would not put off the rig for this, maybe get a few quid knocked off and then fix it yourself or get it done somewhere.  My corsair 2 had been sitting in my friends loft for a long time and worked fine when I checked it out, after I bought it the problem the display problem started so slightly different situation but I think I would still have bought it anyway. It is a great rig and I love using it. Sits next to my Yaesu FT-920 and actually performs considerably better on CW than the Yaesu. Get the Omni VI in your shack but give it a good run for a while if it has not been in use.
                     
                    Good Luck
                     
                    Russ
                    | 1039|1036|2005-08-19 16:58:13|Jim Dunstan|Re: Omni VI Option 3 Frequency Display|
                    At 06:56 PM 8/18/2005 -0700, you wrote:
                    Hi Mike,

                    I have a Corsair with remote VFO. I experienced the same symptom, that of
                    the display suddenly turning to gibbrish. In my case it was due to loss of
                    VFO signal which in turn was caused by poor connections in
                    the multi-connection plug connecting the external VFO/control. In your
                    case, I would surmise that there is a loss of VFO signal to the Counter
                    Circuit. If the xcvr ceases to stop altogether then the problem is the VFO
                    or very close to it. If the transceiver still works and only the display
                    fails then the VFO is okay and something in between it and the display is
                    at fault.

                    In answer to your second question ..... I would look for a good discount hi hi.

                    Jim


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                    | 1040|1040|2005-08-20 01:16:35|Ken Simpson, W8EK|TenTec desk mics, power supply and magnetic circuit breaker FS|
                    TenTec items For Sale:

                    TenTec 1140 magnetic circuit breaker kit
                    This includes the special fast acting circuit breaker,
                    and the 4 pin plug needed. It is used for most of the
                    100 watt output TenTec rigs, when using a non-TenTec
                    power supply, or from a battery. It is needed to protect
                    the finals, and is very fast acting. This appears to be
                    unused, still in the bag, with paper work for $20.

                    TenTec 215 desk microphone
                    This is the "banana" mic with stand, that was used on
                    the earlier TenTec equipment. It is a Hi Z microphone.
                    Actually, this is earlier than the TenTec 215, in that it says
                    "Model 729 SR ceramic" on the mic, and "Model 417" on
                    the stand, with the EV address. As most of you know, Al
                    Kahn who started TenTec was CEO of EV, and brought
                    the mic design with him to TenTec. This one is the grayish
                    color, and would be a great match for the Triton IV (540 and
                    544) series, but will work well where ever a Hi Z mic is
                    needed. With paper work for $55.

                    TenTec 705 desk microphone
                    This electret desk mic has the 4 pin connector,
                    with PTT and "hold" buttons. It works great, and
                    looks like new. With paper work for $75.

                    TenTec 255 Deluxe Power Supply
                    Matches the early Omni series, and includes ammeter
                    and speaker, and trim ring. Dual pass transistors similar
                    to the heavy duty 280 power supply. Good for 20 amps
                    at 13 V DC. This one looks fine, and works the same.
                    With manual for $ 145.

                    Prices do not include shipping from Florida.

                    Thanks.

                    73,

                    Ken, W8EK

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                    | 1041|1040|2005-08-20 05:38:34|Jeff Johnson|Re: TenTec desk mics, power supply and magnetic circuit breaker FS|
                    I'd like to buy the 1140 breaker and the 215 style desk mic.

                    If either or both are still available Let me know the shipping to:
                    Jeff Johnson
                    5200 Pine Knob Tr.
                    Clarkston, MI 48346

                    (248)673-3210

                    Thanks 73 Jeff aa8ve

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                    | 1042|1042|2005-08-22 04:17:36|Robert J. Richards, Jr.|Corsair digital readout|
                    I had my Corsair on the other day listening and the AC on/off switch in the receiver began to arc (not the rocker switch on the matching ps).  The rig cut off.  Fuse was blown.  Replaced the fuse.  Receives now but the digital display displays  zero's sometimes, odd number sequences, or is blank.   Are there pattern failures in the display unit?  I've got the cover off and am fixin' to start probing.
                     
                    Bob, AA4AI, Watkinsville, GA
                    | 1043|586|2005-08-23 17:04:57|jeffbrown.geo|Triton IV|
                    In regards to a previous post I did, I think I corrected the problem
                    with my Triton, the stramge SWR readings, and the power supply turning
                    the rig off. I was missing some of the screws on the botton panel. The
                    center ones especially, which are metal to metal connections, are VERY
                    IMPORTANT!! I guess I should have figured that out. Thanks to the Ten
                    Tec repair folks and John.
                    | 1044|586|2005-08-23 19:01:07|Jeff Johnson|Re: Triton IV|
                    Good, hope that was the whole problem.  By the way it's always a good idea with these older T*T's to open them and go through and tighten down all the screws that connect metal to metal.  If possible remove the screws and install a star washer for an even better grounding bond.  The better the ground is the less internal noise the receiver will have and the less problem there will be with RFI distortion on the transmit signal.  Some thing that since the Tritons have plastic side panels the chassis ground isn't as important but it is very important.  There is a common grounded plane throughout the chassis that all the boards are connected to as well as any shielded conductors. 
                     
                    If the internal ground plane isn't solidly connected there can form small tuned circuits with ground loops round the boards which cause noise in the receiver chain.  Areas like the tuned circuits in the front end at the preselector could really be effected since that component forms the pass band for the band being used and in front of that is the high pass network which cuts out the AM commercial broadcast band, is that high pass can't work right there will be harmonics all up into the whole HF spectrum. 
                     
                    When ever buy an old rig the first thing I do is open it and carefully go through it and tighten the chassis screws, most times I find a lot that are very loose due to the heat and cool cycles in a rig.  It also made a noticeable improvement to the audio and rx internal noise floor.      
                     
                    In T*T's like the Omni V and VI the main logic board and the PLL board are very sensitive to loose mounting screws and loose screws on the chassis near by.  If a mount screw is loose on the logic board it will cause all kinds of strange noises on the bands. It's also very important that all the screws on the front panel for the key pad and digital read out are good and tight for the same reason.  I use star washers on all the screws that fasten two chassis plates together.
                     
                    73 aa8ve  Jeff
                     
                     
                    On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:04:33 -0000 "jeffbrown.geo" <jeffbrown.geo@... writes:
                    problem
                    power supply
                    screws on the botton panel.
                    are metal to metal connections, are
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                    | 1045|1045|2005-08-25 03:28:41|PPAVEY|argonaut 505 mic|
                    Does anyone have a picture of the original mic for the argonaut 505 on a webpage?

                    Phil vk3yb
                    | 1046|1045|2005-08-25 19:15:36|Jeff Johnson|Re: argonaut 505 mic|
                    I would have thought they used the 215 desk mic since that was the common
                    Mic T*T used for several years. The 505 should also work fine with the
                    newer hand mic and the 705 desk mic but that will need a 9 volt battery.
                    The 215 is a long shaped hand mic which has a base for the desk that it
                    slips into. Here is a photo of the 215:
                    http://www.qsl.net/tentec/large/215.jpg

                    73 Jeff aa8ve


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                    | 1047|1047|2005-08-26 13:52:57|John Labutski|Scout mods|
                    Any one do the 3 capacitor drift mod or the amp keying mod? I
                    recently purchased a mint condition scout to replace the one I had 5
                    years ago. This one has not been modified and drift is not a problem
                    after about minute of warm up. I would like to use the scout with my
                    titan III amp and my AL811 using simple non qsk keying.

                    Even though I have other Ten Tec rigs, it sure is great to get a
                    Scout
                    again. The receive is excellent and it has that "old fashioned"
                    pleasant non dsp audio to listen to.

                    BTW I am new to this group.

                    John kd6wd@...
                    | 1048|1047|2005-08-26 15:13:07|Mike Thornton|Re: Scout mods|
                    John, I agree with you about the Scout's receive
                    audio. Also, on transmit, I use a Ten Tec 705
                    microphone, and I get raving transmit audio reports.
                    Like yours, my Scout is in mint condition and does not
                    drift after a few minutes warm up. However, I do
                    intend to do the amp keying mod and use it with my
                    Yaesu FL-2100B. After I do the mod, I will let you
                    know how it goes. Likewise, if you do it first, I
                    would appreciate a report.

                    Incidentally, I also use the Scout, from time to time,
                    in my minivan with a short Hustler mag mount antenna
                    on top of the van. Gets out really well. In fact, I
                    made up a mobile microphone for is using an old mic
                    case and a Heil HC-5 element. Now, I can literally
                    work anybody I can hear.

                    Good luck and 73,
                    Mike, WC0L

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                    | 1050|1047|2005-08-28 03:34:11|john labutski|Re: Scout mods|
                    Hello Mike,
                     
                    I am trying to find the mpsu10 transistors to do the mod.  You might let me know where you found yours.  I plan on doing the transistor versus the wire mod because it will work on my Titan III and my Al811.  I have the 10,15, 17, and 40 modules I got with the rig.  I just ordered a 20 meter one from tentec. They only have a few left so you might follow this up.  I also emailed Nobuki at tokyo high power for info on their 300 watt mobil amp. I assume its about $500 bucks express mail.  I have a friend who has both the 300 and the Ameritron 500 and he prefers the tokyo highpower with the removeable front panel.  It has an rf sensing relay and gets out 350 plus on the bands other than 80 and only requires 10 watts drive.
                     
                    John kd6wd/4
                    | 1051|1051|2005-08-28 23:09:42|A. Nelson|TDA1015 chip|
                    Hello im looking for a TDA1015 audio amp chip made by Philips and used
                    in the Scout i believe it is. Its listed as dis-continued everywhere
                    ive looked. Does Ten Tec stock these? or does someone out there have a
                    spare they would part with? Thanks!! Art
                    | 1052|1051|2005-08-29 01:29:01|john labutski|Re: TDA1015 chip|
                    This chip is available in europe and ireland.  Try
                     
                    kd6wd
                    | 1053|1047|2005-08-29 02:35:58|Mike Thornton|Re: Scout mods|
                    John, I have not yet located a source for the
                    transistors yet, but I am working on it. I will let
                    you know what I find.

                    73,
                    Mike, WC0L

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                    | 1054|1047|2005-08-29 16:47:06|john labutski|Re: Scout mods|
                    I have ten of the mpsu10 equiv's coming in from tentec.  When they come in I will send you a couple.  If you do your mod first,  I would like a couple of pic's of your installation so I can clone it.
                     
                    John kd6wd
                    | 1055|1047|2005-08-29 16:52:04|Mark@n6ea.com|Re: Scout mods|
                    Message
                    Maybe put the pics on the site also??? (So we all can benefit)
                     
                    73,
                     
                    Mark N6EA