Tag Archive for TenTec

Updates: Ten Tec, Elecraft, 73 Magazine


Just before Christmas of 2011, Wayne Greene of 73 Magazine released the entire collection of that magazine to the public domain. I posted a convenient way to download those 518 issues and that posting ranks as my all-time highest hit count so I know many hams around the world now have those 17GB of great…

Inverse mono-banders

Two Argo VI rigs - a "Non 12" and a "Non 30"

A trendsetter in ham radio since the 1960’s, Ten-Tec has just released the first of what are certain to become some of the hobby’s most prized rigs. With keen insight into the psychological attraction of the “less is more” phenomena, the Argonaut VI is an attractive new QRP transceiver offering all the quality we’ve come to expect…

Elecraft KX1 vs. Ten Tec HB1B


NOTE: Far more detail on these two rigs is available on Thomas K4SWL’s website here. With Ten Tec now selling a YouKits version of Elecraft’s KX1 I thought I’d take a look at how the two compare in basic features. Numbers don’t tell all but they’re a good place to start:

YouTube as a method of product evaluation


Radio equipment lends itself ideally to multimedia presentation. Manufacturers seem not to have noticed this. Back when contemplating the purchase of a K3, I posted a brief note to the Elecraft reflector inquiring whether anyone in my local area would be willing to let me have a look-see of their K3. The two hands-on demos that resulted…