Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ten-Tec Patriot: Open-source SSB/CW/Digital Transceiver

This has been out for a bit, but I wanted to get it on my list of radios to watch... the Ten-Tec Patriot 507. I don't see it listed on the Ten-Tec site yet. There is a Yahoo Group for the Patriot 507.

Most of the information is from the QRPer here. It differs from the Rebel 506 in that it will do SSB and digital modes. The Patriot will work 20 and 40 meters.


  1. out in August, per Ten Tec rep at Dayton

  2. I called Ten-Tec sales right after Dayton and placed my order no problem!... purchased a chipKIT UNO32 from:,892,893&Prod=CHIPKIT-UNO32
    to get a head start on Digilent's overall architecture. This is already fun:

    •Microchip® PIC32MX320F128 processor◦80 Mhz 32-bit MIPS
    ◦128K Flash, 16K SRAM
    •Compatible with many existing Arduino™ code examples, reference materials and other resources
    •Can also be programmed using Microchip's MPLAB® IDE (along with a PICkit 3 and our PICkit3 Programming Cable Kit)
    •Arduino™ "Uno" form factor
    •Compatible with many Arduino™ shields
    •42 available I/O
    •User LED
    •Connects to a PC using a USB A -> mini B cable (not included)

    KE7LWW John