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Ten-Tec Update

Ten-Tec Factory Relocation Update

Internet access is working, working on phones, carts, shelves, desks, etc. We are far from having enough set up to do any real work at the new location yet, but, the move is occurring, boxes are getting moved, and unpacked. Phones will transition from one service provider to another so that will be a mess for a short spell when the porting occurs, but by end of October, we “should” be business as usual, no, not “as usual”, better. We are still making rigs and will continue to do throughout the move, so, Eagles will still leave the nest throughout the rest of this month, so will Argonaut VIs and so will OMNI-VIIs.

Thanks, and 73,
John Henry, KI4JPL
TEN-TEC Engineering, a Division of RFConcepts LLC

It appears that the special transceiver pricing continues to hold. That Eagle package at $1499 is an amazing price.

Filed under: Ham Radio Tagged: tentec

Time Passages

Shortwave Broadcasting is Dead

Who among us didn’t get baptized in ham radio via shortwave listening? A special committee on the future of shortwave broadcasting paints a grim picture. “While there is still a critical need for shortwave in key countries, it is a medium of marginal and continuously declining impact in most markets.” The report said that even in countries where shortwave radio enjoys significant usage levels, “audiences will migrate to other platforms as they become more accessible.”

QRP Blog Ends Syndication

W2LJ decided to end the syndication of his ham radio blog on, a popular blog aggregator. I don’t know how long his posts had been picked up and re-broadcast there, but it’s been available for quite some time. His explanation was guarded, though he did write that it was a decision he’s been mulling “since this past Easter”. He also mentioned that not all his musings are about ham radio, some of them detail his religious beliefs and that may have played a factor.

Larry says his blog will remain open for business.

Leaving TenTec

In other passages, Jim Wharton, NO4A has resigned from TenTec. He assumed day-to-day operation of the company as President in January of this year when Jack Burchfield, K4JU retired.

This is likely related to the new association with RF Concepts and the assessment of the need for multiple leaders as a result of the merger. Or Wharton found a better gig. Or maybe TenTec really is going belly-up. Hard to say as the situation there seems anything but predictable…

Filed under: Ham Radio Tagged: blog, tentec, w2lj

Ten-Tec at Hunstville Hamfest

Someone from the Short Mountain Repeater Club, made a nice video from the Huntsville hamfest. It shows Ten Tec‘s booth all setup and looking sharp. It’s a short video but by all means it still is nice to get a look at hamfests from other parts of the country.There’s not much to tell about this. It’s just a look at the booth and all the great radios TenTec makes. Short and sweet. Enjoy.


Rich also writes a Tech blog and posts stories every Tuesday and Thursday on Q103, Albany’s #1 Rock Station website, as well as Amateur Radio stories every Monday thru Friday on AmiZed Studios and hosts a podcast called The Kim & Rich Show with his fiance’ Kim Dunne.

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