Showing posts with label Ten-Tec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ten-Tec. Show all posts

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ten-Tec 539 QRP Transceiver: Q&A with Ten-Tec

Tom Witherspoon, K4SWL, of QRPer has an interview with the Ten-Tec team regarding the 539 where several questions about the rig are answered. Some notes that struck me... it might get 160M, probably less than $1000, and can be computer controlled via USB. There is also some information about the Model 418 Amplifier.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ten-Tec 539 QRP Transceiver

I missed the Ten-Tec hamfest this year, so I also missed the preview of the 539 QRP Transceiver. Speculation is that the 10W unit will also have an optional amplifier to take it to 100W. Check the links at the bottom of this post for more info. I'd like to own a piece of Ten-Tec equipment, just because they are local. This might be it.

Ten-Tec Model 539 10W QRP Transceiver

  • Bands: 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 10 meters
  • AM, USB, LSB, CW Modes built-in
  • Tricolor backlight internally adjustable
  • Several features and hardware in common with Eagle Model 599
  • 3 Crystal filter slots
  • Same DSP as used in the 599
  • Noise Reduction, Noise Blanker, Selectable Fast/Med/Slow AGC, RIT, PreAmp, 100 Memories, etc.
  • Legendary TenTec CW Performance
  • Two VFO Displays (single receiver)
  • Estimated product availability Mid-2012

(Picture from QRPer.)

As with all things ham, there is a Yahoo Group: Ten-Tec 539 Yahoo Group

Looks like this won't be ready for Christmas.

Via QRPer via VA3STL

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ten-Tec Video

I went to the Hamfest at Ten-Tec in September. They have tailgating, plant tours, and a demo area. The plant is interesting because one half the plant looks like a traditional, industrial facility while the other part is more of a clean room. The surface mount area was neat to see. They were showing of the new Eagle radio. It's cool to have one of the few ham radio manufacturers in my backyard.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ham Radio Rankings

I've been a licensed ham for only a few months. I learn something new just about everyday. This morning the 940 Breakfast Club was discussing the performance of the new Ten-Tec Eagle. They kept referring to the Sherwood Engineering ranking as required reading before buying a radio.