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Is Ten Tec dead and buried, or still on life support?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZD, Jun 11, 2018.

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  1. AD0AC

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    They don't even need modules anymore. That was a product of the '90s before the advent of SDR technology and used a PTO with a frequency counter. An Argo VI with a 50 watt PA would be a good modern Scout.

    TT tried countering the rise of the Elecraft K3 and KX3 with the Eagle and Argo VI, but with the 2008 economic crash, I can see why it wasn't enough. The Rebel and Patriot had a good following, but they used non-standard controllers that were being EOL'd by the OEM supplier, so there wasn't much room for experimentation when the next-gen microcontroller wouldn't fit the RF board.

    I'd be willing to bet there's enough room in the Eagle architecture to add new features to be competitive with newer offerings. They aren't going to put a touch screen on the thing, but they can probably make it competitive with the K3S and TS-590SG. It'd be nice to add some convenience features like an amp keying line to the Eagle.
     
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  2. WD0BCT

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    Do you mean other than being a child prodigy?
     
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  3. K3EY

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    Is he your hero???????
     
  4. WD0BCT

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    Just because he was the unabomber doesn't mean he wasn't a nice person. ;)
     
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  5. K3EY

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    Yeah he was just misunderstood.

    And Robert De Niro is gay and has a thing for Trump
     
  6. W4KJG

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    I sure hate to see this thread go negative. If you don't have something helpful to the Ten Tec company or Ten Tec owners -- go away!

    I have a lot of Ten Tec products. I was pretty unhappy when unique Ten Tec products, going back to the 1970s, were no longer available from their tech service as of a few years ago. Things like dials, VFO refurb kits, etc.

    Que Sera, Sera.

    I spent over 40 years working for a number of well known radio/RF R&D and manufacturing companies. Most were gone by the early 1990s.

    Times and markets change. The original designers/producers, many of whom were small businesses, could never possibly support obsolete products far into an unknown future.

    Ken
    W4KJG
     
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  7. KP4SX

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    Right on!
     
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  8. W5BIB

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    My little Century-22 just keeps-on-keepin'-on :):):)

    Steve / W5BIB
     
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  9. WZ7U

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    Never apologize for stereo in a mono world
     
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  10. KD8DEY

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    Rock Hudson was never lonely because he always had Neighbors...
    What does this have to do with Ten Tec?
    I have no Idea...
    Now back to our regularly scheduled topic drift
    ymmv
     
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