Tag Archive for TenTec

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…

HB-1a, MyDel or Ten Tec?


As olde Billy Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name, yall?” The Chinese-made HB-1a seems to be getting re-branded – surprisingly, by Ten Tec and MyDel (sort of).

Bizarre doin’s over at Elecraft


Ah, the Outer Limits! Great 60′s TV…spooky & eerie! Remember the opening lines: There is nothing wrong with your set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are…