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Title: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: WD5EAE on December 02, 2006, 10:51:23 AM
I bought a Ten-Tec model 579 Century 22 which required VFO dial repair. I sent it UPS ground 11/08/06. It was received by Ten Tec repair the morning of 11/10. I received an email the same afternoon stating repairs had been completed. The VFO was repaired, another switch was replaced and the unit was checked. I received the Century 22 back the following week only 8 days after I had sent it to Ten-Tec for repair. It was cleaned and packaged professionally. I sent an email to Ten Tec on 11/16  saying: "Superb service in every respect."

Thanks Ten-Tec!


Title: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: AD4C2006 on March 01, 2007, 11:27:28 AM
Great,that is why TT has a very high reputation for many years,and that is why there are thousand of hams using their radios including me,good luck with your repaired radio.

AD4C
Lake Worth,FL


Title: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: TERRY_PERRY_EX_W3VR on April 08, 2009, 09:02:23 AM
Great service on Orion II.

Honest and reasonable.

Paul is great guy to deal with.

W3VR


Title: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9AOP on April 23, 2009, 08:32:58 AM
About 3 years ago I bought a demo centurion.  There was a problem with it and I sent it back for repairs over the thanksgiving holiday.  The amp came back within 2 weeks.  Last summer I had a problem with it and took a photo of the problem area with me when I went to the 40th anniversary party down there at the end of september.  Even though they were very busy with a ton of customers, Stuart gathered up the few parts that I would need and took me back to the shop where there was an open centurion.  He then showed me exactly how to make the simple repairs.  This is supurb customer service and while I was there I bought an omni VII which they modified for MARS and installed the two extra filters prior to shipping.  I have been a tentec owner for several years and this excellent service keeps a customer coming back.
Art


Title: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: WB2WIK on April 26, 2009, 01:38:36 PM
I really like Ten Tec's "try to fix it yourself" attitude.  They actually encourage hams to do their own service work, and help walk you through it, supplying parts and advice along the way.

If that doesn't work, they'll take it back and fix it; but they really want you to try it, yourself.

This is an educational process that has no downside.

I've had many Ten Tec rigs over the years (still do), and never sent anything back to them, because they always had the parts I needed to fix anything!  That's quite unlike most other manufacturers.

WB2WIK/6


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KI4ZUQ on September 13, 2017, 03:33:52 PM
This is an old thread but relates to a GREAT visit I had with two of the five guys at the Ten-Tec facility in Sevierville, TN. These 5 men are doing all sorts of repair work plus building commercial HF units. The lead tech took time for this visiting fireman to give a pretty good run-down that Ten-Tec plans to emerge with more ham gear in the future. These guys are no slouches!



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on September 13, 2017, 09:57:39 PM
viva Ten-Tec!


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: WB8NUT on September 14, 2017, 02:39:28 AM
This is an old thread but relates to a GREAT visit I had with two of the five guys at the Ten-Tec facility in Sevierville, TN. These 5 men are doing all sorts of repair work plus building commercial HF units. The lead tech took time for this visiting fireman to give a pretty good run-down that Ten-Tec plans to emerge with more ham gear in the future. These guys are no slouches!



There are only five people at TenTec repairing AND building radios? Is that accurate?


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on September 14, 2017, 08:26:34 AM
thou doest protest TOO much


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on September 14, 2017, 10:38:37 AM
This is an old thread but relates to a GREAT visit I had with two of the five guys at the Ten-Tec facility in Sevierville, TN. These 5 men are doing all sorts of repair work plus building commercial HF units. The lead tech took time for this visiting fireman to give a pretty good run-down that Ten-Tec plans to emerge with more ham gear in the future. These guys are no slouches!



There are only five people at TenTec repairing AND building radios? Is that accurate?

Back when RKR owned it they were in a unit in Sevierville just across from the airport.  I don't know it they are still there or not or how many people actually work there.  There were photographs of the place a while back that showed about five people working there so they could still be there is there is a contract for commercial receivers or, if they are subbing assembly work from another large contractor.

I don't know why but I thought Ten Tec repairs were now being done in the Bellefontaine, OH facility.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: K1ZJH on September 14, 2017, 01:54:12 PM
The service@tentec.com email is monitored Monday through Wednesday. At this time we are unable to offer extensive telephone or email support for amateur customers.  Please do NOT call Dishtronix in Ohio. They can’t answer your service question and  will refer you to this email contact.  We understand you may find this inconvenient, but with the present resources it is the only possible way we can deal with the continuous volume of telephone calls that paralyzed the service department in the past. On a positive note, repairs under new management policies are averaging less than two weeks instead of months, so the changes to the service organization have been successful. Please don’t think we aren’t willing to repair your radio. We are anxious to help you get back on the air, and will repair any radio we made IF we can get the parts.  This can be challenging given the nearly fifty year history of the company.

 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on September 14, 2017, 08:41:33 PM
The service@tentec.com email is monitored Monday through Wednesday. At this time we are unable to offer extensive telephone or email support for amateur customers.  Please do NOT call Dishtronix in Ohio. They can’t answer your service question and  will refer you to this email contact.  We understand you may find this inconvenient, but with the present resources it is the only possible way we can deal with the continuous volume of telephone calls that paralyzed the service department in the past. On a positive note, repairs under new management policies are averaging less than two weeks instead of months, so the changes to the service organization have been successful. Please don’t think we aren’t willing to repair your radio. We are anxious to help you get back on the air, and will repair any radio we made IF we can get the parts.  This can be challenging given the nearly fifty year history of the company.

 

And that means what?  It just says not to call, it doesn't say where the repairs are actually being done.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on September 15, 2017, 07:03:09 AM
And that means what?  It just says not to call, it doesn't say where the repairs are actually being done.
The repair work is being done at the new Ten Tec facility in TN. 

The point of the email is that even though Ten Tec is now owned by Mike Dishop & his main company, Dishtronix, all requests for repair work should go through Ten Tec in TN -- NOT through Dishtronix in OH.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on September 15, 2017, 11:09:40 AM
And that means what?  It just says not to call, it doesn't say where the repairs are actually being done.
The repair work is being done at the new Ten Tec facility in TN. 

The point of the email is that even though Ten Tec is now owned by Mike Dishop & his main company, Dishtronix, all requests for repair work should go through Ten Tec in TN -- NOT through Dishtronix in OH.

So they are in the  Wagoner Drive building across from the airport.  That was the one that RKR was in so I guess they are still there.  Looks like there is at least one other business in the building that has something to do with auctions.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: WI4P on September 15, 2017, 01:18:10 PM
No, they are no longer in the wagoner Dr. bldg.  Their current facility is zoned industrial and they do not at this time have a retail storefront.
My source is previous posts by mike Dischoff.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on September 15, 2017, 03:23:57 PM
This is an old thread but relates to a GREAT visit I had with two of the five guys at the Ten-Tec facility in Sevierville, TN. These 5 men are doing all sorts of repair work plus building commercial HF units. The lead tech took time for this visiting fireman to give a pretty good run-down that Ten-Tec plans to emerge with more ham gear in the future. These guys are no slouches!



Hi,

So where (address) and when was this "GREAT' Visit.

73,

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on September 15, 2017, 04:21:21 PM
No, they are no longer in the wagoner Dr. bldg.  Their current facility is zoned industrial and they do not at this time have a retail storefront.
My source is previous posts by mike Dischoff.

Are you referring to Mike Bishop? 

The address given on the current Ten Tec website is the very same one where RKR LLC was located.  I don't think they moved.  The Original location is now a Walmart and has been gone for some time.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on September 15, 2017, 04:52:20 PM
No, they are no longer in the wagoner Dr. bldg.  Their current facility is zoned industrial and they do not at this time have a retail storefront.
My source is previous posts by mike Dischoff.

Are you referring to Mike Bishop? 

The address given on the current Ten Tec website is the very same one where RKR LLC was located.  I don't think they moved.  The Original location is now a Walmart and has been gone for some time.

Dishop, my phone converted Dishop to Bishop. 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KI4ZUQ on October 07, 2017, 04:00:04 PM
W5JON, John, the new location is 350 New Center Rd, in a couple of large bays of self-storage facility. The GREAT visit was a couple of days preceding my post.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: K1ZJH on October 07, 2017, 04:06:22 PM
W5JON, John, the new location is 350 New Center Rd, in a couple of large bays of self-storage facility. The GREAT visit was a couple of days preceding my post.



Thanks for the update.  Keeping a Ten Tec repair facility open is good for future business.  I own several Ten Tec
HF transceivers and i would be leery to buy a new radio if there wasn't on going support for the legacy gear
during the interim transitional period.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 08, 2017, 07:10:08 AM
Found it.  The web site still shows the RKR address.

TenTec, A Dishtronix Company
 1148 Wagoner Drive
 Sevierville, TN 37862

I found the repair facility so assume they are no longer in the Wagoner Drive location.  This is where they are located now.

https://www.bing.com/maps?&ty=18&q=Denton%27s%20Tintin%20Sevierville%20TN&ss=ypid.YN873x14720940859438469747&ppois=35.8812408447266_-83.4462738037109_Denton%27s%20Tintin_YN873x14720940859438469747~&cp=35.881241~-83.446274&v=2&sV=1

Go to aerial view and you will see two sets of buildings.  It is the group on the left that has a gate in front of it and a bunch of RV's in the back.  Go to street side view and click on the road in front of the buildings on the left of the circle.  You can then move and zoom to get a better look, the other buildings, the ones in front of the circle are industrial garages, not storage.  One has the door open, that is the wrong group of buildings.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 10, 2017, 08:04:49 AM
W5JON, John, the new location is 350 New Center Rd, in a couple of large bays of self-storage facility. The GREAT visit was a couple of days preceding my post.



Thanks for the update.  Keeping a Ten Tec repair facility open is good for future business.  I own several Ten Tec
HF transceivers and i would be leery to buy a new radio if there wasn't on going support for the legacy gear
during the interim transitional period.

I think I would be a bit leery of a repair facility that was being operated out of a self storage garage, that doesn't instil a sense of permanency in me.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 11, 2017, 05:49:24 AM
Well I would be skeptical if it was just a storage unit too. But how many purely storage units have air conditioning and 100 A electrical service? From Streetview looks like many units have AC.

http://www.thelockerscondos.com/ (http://www.thelockerscondos.com/)


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 11, 2017, 06:08:43 AM
Well I would be skeptical if it was just a storage unit too. But how many purely storage units have air conditioning and 100 A electrical service? From Streetview looks like many units have AC.

http://www.thelockerscondos.com/ (http://www.thelockerscondos.com/)
Now, now.  Don't interrupt the man with facts.  They interfere with his preconceived notions and personal agendas.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 11, 2017, 08:37:16 AM
Well I would be skeptical if it was just a storage unit too. But how many purely storage units have air conditioning and 100 A electrical service? From Streetview looks like many units have AC.

http://www.thelockerscondos.com/ (http://www.thelockerscondos.com/)
Now, now.  Don't interrupt the man with facts.  They interfere with his preconceived notions and personal agendas.




So first of all, FIB's link has nothing to do with anything.  If you look at the gated storage facility on the google earth link that I provided you will see that there are no visible air conditioners on any of the storage buildings.  This is the place
https://www.yellowpages.com/sevierville-tn/mip/a-z-self-storage-473283840?lid=1001676694174#business-info  
As for electrical service, that could easily be accomplished with an extension cord since 20 amp service would be more than enough to run some lights and test equipment.

I have no preconceived notions about anything, I merely showed the location of the repair facility and pointed out that it appears to be somewhat underwhelming.  I wonder Ron, do you have some personal stake in that company?  Are you on the payroll?  Are you like best friends with the owner or did you just talk with him at Dayton like fifty other people?  Perhaps you should let go of your angst over a defunct company.  Try looking at the bright side of things, our Ten Tec stuff are all classics now like Hallicrafters, Collins, and Drake.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 11, 2017, 09:11:53 AM
So first of all, FIB's link has nothing to do with anything.  If you look at the gated storage facility on the google earth link that I provided you will see that there are no visible air conditioners on any of the storage buildings.  As for electrical service, that could easily be accomplished with an extension cord since 20 amp service would be more than enough to run some lights and test equipment.

W5JON, John, the new location is 350 New Center Rd, in a couple of large bays of self-storage facility. The GREAT visit was a couple of days preceding my post.

Gee John...I used the address provided by someone who said they were there. Until proved otherwise, I go with the actual witness.

20A to run a multi person repair shop? Obviously you don't know what it takes to have a commercial shop. Especially if it is...like you say...spread over 2 large bays. Probably using more than 1 or 2 4' fluorescent lights.

If occupied, there are facility minimum standards that must be met (OSHA) (DOL) (Local Zoning) (and more) including proper amount of light, heat, bathroom facilities, electrical requirements...and more. All on 20 A illegal service feed? Sure John.

Then throw a big TT amp in the test bay with all the proper lighting and test equipment in more than 1 repair station. Can you see the cord melting?

Or is it you want them to burn down so you can again proclaim the death of a company that is still alive if you would ever be honest about it. You know, continually calling a company defunct, when it is not, is a preconceived notion. Cause it is not based in fact. Oh that's right, I shouldn't cloud your thoughts with actual factual information. LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 11, 2017, 09:43:28 AM
So first of all, FIB's link has nothing to do with anything.  If you look at the gated storage facility on the google earth link that I provided you will see that there are no visible air conditioners on any of the storage buildings.  As for electrical service, that could easily be accomplished with an extension cord since 20 amp service would be more than enough to run some lights and test equipment.

W5JON, John, the new location is 350 New Center Rd, in a couple of large bays of self-storage facility. The GREAT visit was a couple of days preceding my post.

Gee John...I used the address provided by someone who said they were there. Until proved otherwise, I go with the actual witness.

20A to run a multi person repair shop? Obviously you don't know what it takes to have a commercial shop. Especially if it is...like you say...spread over 2 large bays. Probably using more than 1 or 2 4' fluorescent lights.

If occupied, there are facility minimum standards that must be met (OSHA) (DOL) (Local Zoning) (and more) including proper amount of light, heat, bathroom facilities, electrical requirements...and more. All on 20 A illegal service feed? Sure John.

Then throw a big TT amp in the test bay with all the proper lighting and test equipment in more than 1 repair station. Can you see the cord melting?

Or is it you want them to burn down so you can again proclaim the death of a company that is still alive if you would ever be honest about it. You know, continually calling a company defunct, when it is not, is a preconceived notion. Cause it is not based in fact. Oh that's right, I shouldn't cloud your thoughts with actual factual information. LOL

Gee Stan, the Condos are really nice.  You can buy one for about $80K or rent one for somewhere around eleven hundred a month and I assume that includes power, water, sewer, WiFi, etc. but probably not.  That's an awful lot of radio repairs or you are operating at a significant loss.  I suppose they could sub out some space for someone's boat or ATV's.  Just for the sake of argument, how many people would send an amp in to be repaired?  Everyone I know repairs their own and lets face it, they are pretty simple.

But even if there are folks who send amps out to be repaired, I don't see enough income based on the labor charge to keep the lights on, pay salaries, insurance, taxes, and other expenses from repair work.  So unless the Techs are working for less than ten bucks an hour they are losing money.

All I said was that I am underwhelmed and that has not changed.  Keep those rosy glasses on all you like.   


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 11, 2017, 10:50:43 AM
I don't see enough income based on the labor charge to keep the lights on, pay salaries, insurance, taxes, and other expenses from repair work. 

Of course you don't see it. I been saying that for a long time now. Cause according to you they are dead/defunct. Yet you even admit they have a location and doing business. It is one or the other John. Can't be dead and in business at the same time. That's why you can't see. Your blinded by your preconceived notion to even seeing you take 2 opposite sides in your writings.

And I would rather cheer with rose colored glasses then be like you who is constantly preaching death and defunct about a company working to survive and thrive. I wish them luck...you wish then death.

How's that 20A cord doing? Getting warm yet? LOL Didn't know a defunct company could even draw 20A...LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 11, 2017, 11:15:07 AM
I don't see enough income based on the labor charge to keep the lights on, pay salaries, insurance, taxes, and other expenses from repair work. 

Of course you don't see it. I been saying that for a long time now. Cause according to you they are dead/defunct. Yet you even admit they have a location and doing business. It is one or the other John. Can't be dead and in business at the same time. That's why you can't see. Your blinded by your preconceived notion to even seeing you take 2 opposite sides in your writings.

And I would rather cheer with rose colored glasses then be like you who is constantly preaching death and defunct about a company working to survive and thrive. I wish them luck...you wish then death.

How's that 20A cord doing? Getting warm yet? LOL Didn't know a defunct company could even draw 20A...LOL

There are a couple of dozen small companies that repair amateur radio equipment and a lot of them repair Ten Tec.  Just repairing stuff does not a manufacturing company make.  ONE MORE TIME!!!!! TEN TEC DOES NOT MAKE AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY HAVE ANY FOR SALE!!!  Until they do, they are defunct.

You keep singing the same tired song over and over but the truth is, Ten Tec is not manufacturing amateur radios.  Given your response I have to ask why I have not seen you cheering for Drake, Swan, or Hallicrafters?  Whatsamatter Stan?  Are you getting warm yet cause Ten Tec sure isn't.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 11, 2017, 11:44:15 AM

There are a couple of dozen small companies that repair amateur radio equipment and a lot of them repair Ten Tec.  Just repairing stuff does not a manufacturing company make.  ONE MORE TIME!!!!! TEN TEC DOES NOT MAKE AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY HAVE ANY FOR SALE!!!  Until they do, they are defunct.


John,

Maybe someday, dawn will break in Marblehead, but you may be waiting a very long time.  To some, if Ten Tec had a street address to Google, and was repairing radios on lane #5 of the local bowling alley, they would be a Amateur Radio Equipment Manufacturer. ::)   

73

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 11, 2017, 01:17:48 PM
How's that 20A cord doing? Getting warm yet? LOL Didn't know a defunct company could even draw 20A...LOL

There are a couple of dozen small companies that repair amateur radio equipment and a lot of them repair Ten Tec.  Just repairing stuff does not a manufacturing company make.  ONE MORE TIME!!!!! TEN TEC DOES NOT MAKE AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY HAVE ANY FOR SALE!!!  Until they do, they are defunct.

You keep singing the same tired song over and over but the truth is, Ten Tec is not manufacturing amateur radios.  Given your response I have to ask why I have not seen you cheering for Drake, Swan, or Hallicrafters?  Whatsamatter Stan?  Are you getting warm yet cause Ten Tec sure isn't.

Funny how you didn't answer the question. Was a pretty simple question. Guess it is over your head again.

And to answer yours...if those companies announced that at some point they would re enter the amateur radio market in any way, I would cheer them as I do TT which has made that proclamation.

Yes, presenting a positive attitude does give a warm feeling. Death/Defunct proclamations are rather cold and give me a chill.

LOL talk about same tired song...LOL "TT IS DEAD" "TT IS DEFUNCT" TT DOESN"T MAKE WHAT I WANT SO IT IS DEAD/DEFUNCT" Sing it John! LOL

Guess I better email you a dictionary. A company is not defunct if still in business. Even if it is not what you want it to be. Oh well, can't teach the funeral committee how not to bury a live company.

Carry on John...your wrong and lets leave it that way. I enjoy laughing at you, but short on time at the moment to make fun of your drivel more. LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 11, 2017, 02:01:40 PM

There are a couple of dozen small companies that repair amateur radio equipment and a lot of them repair Ten Tec.  Just repairing stuff does not a manufacturing company make.  ONE MORE TIME!!!!! TEN TEC DOES NOT MAKE AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY HAVE ANY FOR SALE!!!  Until they do, they are defunct.


John,

Maybe someday, dawn will break in Marblehead, but you may be waiting a very long time.  To some, if Ten Tec had a street address to Google, and was repairing radios on lane #5 of the local bowling alley, they would be a Amateur Radio Equipment Manufacturer. ::)   

73

John

No kidding, that guys saw is stuck on a knot.  There are dozens of people who will repair Ten Tec radios and I don't care if they are in their basement or where they are because they just do repair work.  Numb nuts thinks that fixing junk by someone who bought the Ten Tec name somehow bestows some magical spell on them that makes them still crank out Orions in another universe.
 
They don't make amateur radios, they are not an amateur radio company until they actually make and sell ham radio stuff.  As it stands right now, all they are doing is fixing a bunch of old stuff that they didn't make, someone else did in a place that no longer exists.  The only thing they have is a name.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: NN4RH on October 11, 2017, 02:32:46 PM

Now, now.  Don't interrupt the man with facts.  They interfere with his preconceived notions and personal agendas.


What facts ?




Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 11, 2017, 04:03:04 PM
Better to be stuck in a knot then stuck in ignorance. At least a knot can be sawn through. Ignorance has no help unless the person decides to cure him/herself.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 11, 2017, 07:11:35 PM
Better to be stuck in a knot then stuck in ignorance. At least a knot can be sawn through. Ignorance has no help unless the person decides to cure him/herself.

I guess you had better start taking pills bro.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 11, 2017, 07:58:45 PM
Now, now.  Don't interrupt the man with facts.  They interfere with his preconceived notions and personal agendas.
What facts ?
Is the company operating?  Yes
Do they have an actual factory location?  Yes
Do they have a paid staff being paid to do work?  Yes
Are they doing business with Amateur Radio Operators?  Yes
Are they repairing equipment?  Yes
Are they building radio equipment?  YES
Are they back in the Amateur Radio market yet?  Not yet.

Since N8WFF has taken ownership of what remained of the company, he has brought it almost all the way back.  One more step to go.

And yet we have the same people proclaiming over & over again that Ten Tec is gone, doesn’t exist, and this is all a big pile of fluff.  And other things that are not appropriate for this web site.

I swear, the Funeral Committee members won’t be satisfied until Mike fails.  Won’t it be a shame when he doesn’t?


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 12, 2017, 01:18:20 AM
Better to be stuck in a knot then stuck in ignorance. At least a knot can be sawn through. Ignorance has no help unless the person decides to cure him/herself.

I guess you had better start taking pills bro.

Best not to take pills while working with a saw. Depending on the pill, it can be quite dangerous for yourself and others. Safety using a saw should not be taken lightly.

But people with ignorance don't want to know that. Then make crazy suggestions (like taking pills while using a saw) that are very unsafe.

Speaking of safety...How's that 20A cord doing John? LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 12, 2017, 06:50:19 AM
Now, now.  Don't interrupt the man with facts.  They interfere with his preconceived notions and personal agendas.
What facts ?
And yet we have the same people proclaiming over & over again that Ten Tec is gone, doesn’t exist, and this is all a big pile of fluff.  And other things that are not appropriate for this web site.

I swear, the Funeral Committee members won’t be satisfied until Mike fails.  Won’t it be a shame when he doesn’t?

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Is the company operating?
  Yes, Dishtronix in Ohio.

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Do they have an actual factory location?
Yes,  Dishtronix in Belefontain, OH.

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Do they have a paid staff being paid to do work?
Yes, Dishtronix has a paid staff, there is no Ten Tec production.

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Are they doing business with Amateur Radio Operators?
  Yes, Only doing some repair work.

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Are they building radio equipment?
YES, So are Motorola and Harris but they are not making amateur radio equipment.  I think they just make subsystems for other manufacturers.

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Are they back in the Amateur Radio market yet?
  Not yet.  Nope, not by a long shot which kind of makes all of the above hyperbole.

Are you a paid spokesperson for Ten Tec? I doubt it, just some guy who met the owner once, traded some Emails with John Henry two years ago, and  wants others to think he has the inside scoop.

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Since N8WFF has taken ownership of what remained of the company, he has brought it almost all the way back.  One more step to go.


Really?  Define all the way back.  The only step I see is to produce and sell ham radio equipment.  When that happens Then a new Ten Tec will be in business. 

The original Ten Tec company went under when they were bought out by RF Concepts, they are gone and they don't exist.  Right now some company owns the name and that is all.  Ten Tec as we knew it is gone.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 12, 2017, 12:41:44 PM
I see.

So you don't actually know anything.  You have Dishtronix and Ten Tec confused; they are two separate entities, with common ownership.

No, I am not a paid spokesman.  That slight cuts both ways... Who's paying you to run down Ten Tec all the time? 

Let's cut to the chase...

Yes, the original Ten Tec is gone.  No one is disputing that point. 
Yes, RKR (who acquired Ten Tec & Alpha from RFConcepts) shut down production, sold off assets, and came very close to liquidating both companies.  No one is disputing that.

Dishtronix is not RKR.  You seem to have trouble grasping that concept, since you keep blaming Dishtronix for what happened before their watch. 

Do I have "inside knowledge" of what is going on?  No more so than anyone else who pays attention.  I do know 3 or 4 people who do have it... I am not one of them, nor do I pretend to be. 

Why do I and others believe that Mike will bring Ten Tec the rest of the way back?  Because he promised to do so with Alpha... and did.  He also had issues with Ten Tec that he did not have with Alpha, and he has been very open about what those are and why it has taken him longer than he had anticipated.

But the key point remains... Ten Tec IS in business, and IS manufacturing radio equipment.  So there is NO reason to believe Mike is not sincere when he states that he WILL return to the Amateur Market. 

Will he succeed?  Time will tell. 

But in the meantime, I think the cemetery wants their shovels back.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 12, 2017, 01:30:12 PM
I see.

So you don't actually know anything.  You have Dishtronix and Ten Tec confused; they are two separate entities, with common ownership.

No, I am not a paid spokesman.  That slight cuts both ways... Who's paying you to run down Ten Tec all the time? 

Let's cut to the chase...

Yes, the original Ten Tec is gone.  No one is disputing that point. 
Yes, RKR (who acquired Ten Tec & Alpha from RFConcepts) shut down production, sold off assets, and came very close to liquidating both companies.  No one is disputing that.

Dishtronix is not RKR.  You seem to have trouble grasping that concept, since you keep blaming Dishtronix for what happened before their watch. 

Do I have "inside knowledge" of what is going on?  No more so than anyone else who pays attention.  I do know 3 or 4 people who do have it... I am not one of them, nor do I pretend to be. 

Why do I and others believe that Mike will bring Ten Tec the rest of the way back?  Because he promised to do so with Alpha... and did.  He also had issues with Ten Tec that he did not have with Alpha, and he has been very open about what those are and why it has taken him longer than he had anticipated.

But the key point remains... Ten Tec IS in business, and IS manufacturing radio equipment.  So there is NO reason to believe Mike is not sincere when he states that he WILL return to the Amateur Market. 

Will he succeed?  Time will tell. 

But in the meantime, I think the cemetery wants their shovels back.

We all know RKR was a liquidation company.  No one is blaming Dishtronix, all they did was buy the Ten Tec name, you can't blame them, they haven't done anything.  As far as I know Ten Tec doesn't make amateur radio equipment.  Please give us all a heads up when they return.  I will then support them 100% but until then there is nothing to support.

One more thing. If Ten Tec has a manufacturing facility then why are they doing repairs out of a 30 by 30 foot storage locker?  That just doesn't pass the common sense test.  Get off of the funeral stuff, this is just ham radio talk.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on October 12, 2017, 02:42:37 PM
As far as I know Ten Tec doesn't make amateur radio equipment.  Please give us all a heads up when they return.  I will then support them 100% but until then there is nothing to support.

will do.  it is good to hear you suggest you wont be posting any more pre-mature eulogies like the ones you have been giving Ten-Tec here for years, and that you are now going to wait for the day when they are again selling xcvrs.
long-term patience is truly a virtue, so it will be good to see you heeding the new owner's request.   73

Quote from: https://www.tentec.com/?page_id=10
Although Ten Tec has changed hands several times in the last couple of years, I would like to state that Ten Tec has changed hands for the last time in the foreseeable future. Dishtronix has been continuously operating for 17 years, is financially stable and will continue managing in a manner that promotes and maintains fiscal responsibility and financial stability. My vision as the owner is strictly long term. I have no plans to leave this business and will continue to operate Ten Tec as long as I am physically able to do so. I believe the Ten Tec transceivers to be some of the best transceivers available at any price and personally have been operating an Orion II until the first change of ownership. Everyone who uses a piece of equipment long enough, develops a personal wish list of things they would change or improve. I feel extremely fortunate to now be in the position where I can use my skills and expertise from more than forty years of ham radio and SWLing to implement changes which I hope will make fantastic products even better.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 12, 2017, 03:54:38 PM
We all know RKR was a liquidation company.  No one is blaming Dishtronix, all they did was buy the Ten Tec name, you can't blame them, they haven't done anything.  As far as I know Ten Tec doesn't make amateur radio equipment.  Please give us all a heads up when they return.  I will then support them 100% but until then there is nothing to support.

One more thing. If Ten Tec has a manufacturing facility then why are they doing repairs out of a 30 by 30 foot storage locker?  That just doesn't pass the common sense test.  Get off of the funeral stuff, this is just ham radio talk.
We all know RKR was a liquidation company?  Well, it certainly ended that way, but we didn’t all know that at the beginning of their tenure.  But let’s not deal with that tangent right now.

If you don’t blame Dishtronix and Mike, why are you so hard on the for trying to bring the company back from the brink?

Regarding the manufacturing facility... I believe the issue of the “storage locker” was already addressed earlier in this thread by someone with more knowledge of the situation than I.  But since you bring up the “common sense test”, let us not overlook this little tidbit, which you keep dismissing...

TEN TEC IS MANUFACTURING RADIOS.  TODAY.

Yes, it is for the commercial market, not the amateur market.  Regardless, they ARE building rigs somewhere.  I know some of the work (boards I believe) is being done at Dishtronix in Ohio.  But Mike has stated that they ARE building radios in Tennessee.

They ARE building radios at Ten Tec in TN.  Sorry to have to repeat myself, but that’s not sinking in to some people around here.

I understand that if you want one of the new rigs, you can call them up and buy one.  I don’t know the model number offhand, but I’m sure TT sales can fill you in.

I am not going to rehash what Mike has said.  Go over to the QRZ forums, under Discussions & Opinions.  Look for the TT thread that was closed a few weeks back.  You can read what Mike said yourself.  I told you — I don’t have “inside” information, I just pay attention.

And THAT is why I am confident that it won’t be much longer.  Or if you prefer, hopeful. 

Mike has said it won’t be much longer.  It’s just a question of time.  Of course we’re all disappointed that due to circumstances outside of his control, it’s taken longer than he thought... but the end is in sight, so to speak.



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 12, 2017, 06:14:44 PM
And THAT is why I am confident that it won’t be much longer.  Or if you prefer, hopeful. 

+1


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 13, 2017, 08:22:36 AM
We all know RKR was a liquidation company.  No one is blaming Dishtronix, all they did was buy the Ten Tec name, you can't blame them, they haven't done anything.  As far as I know Ten Tec doesn't make amateur radio equipment.  Please give us all a heads up when they return.  I will then support them 100% but until then there is nothing to support.

One more thing. If Ten Tec has a manufacturing facility then why are they doing repairs out of a 30 by 30 foot storage locker?  That just doesn't pass the common sense test.  Get off of the funeral stuff, this is just ham radio talk.
If you don’t blame Dishtronix and Mike, why are you so hard on the for trying to bring the company back from the brink?


Yes, it is for the commercial market, not the amateur market.  Regardless, they ARE building rigs somewhere.  I know some of the work (boards I believe) is being done at Dishtronix in Ohio.  But Mike has stated that they ARE building radios in Tennessee.


I am not going to rehash what Mike has said.  Go over to the QRZ forums, under Discussions & Opinions.  Look for the TT thread that was closed a few weeks back.  You can read what Mike said yourself.  I told you — I don’t have “inside” information, I just pay attention.

And THAT is why I am confident that it won’t be much longer.  Or if you prefer, hopeful. 

Mike has said it won’t be much longer.  It’s just a question of time.  Of course we’re all disappointed that due to circumstances outside of his control, it’s taken longer than he thought... but the end is in sight, so to speak.


Quote
We all know RKR was a liquidation company?  Well, it certainly ended that way, but we didn’t all know that at the beginning of their tenure.  But let’s not deal with that tangent right now.

Tangent???? No, lets deal with it now. 

(https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,104000.msg869195.html#msg869195) We knew within a month from their buying Ten Tec from RF Concepts that they were liquidating.  They were publicly selling the remaining industrial assets and selling radios at bargain basement prices.  And if you looked them up on the web you found that they were a liquidation firm filed under an LLC.  It was no secret.


Quote
Regarding the manufacturing facility... I believe the issue of the “storage locker” was already addressed earlier in this thread by someone with more knowledge of the situation than I.  But since you bring up the “common sense test”, let us not overlook this little tidbit, which you keep dismissing...

I'm not dismissing it, I an the one who raised the question in the first place and you have not answered it.   If they have a manufacturing facility in Tennessee it does not make sense to rent a storage locker to do repairs when they should be perfectly able to do them out of their manufacturing facility.  And just where is this Ten Tec manufacturing facility pray tell?

Quote
TEN TEC IS MANUFACTURING RADIOS.  TODAY.

OK, where?  By whom, and for whom.  There is nothing in the GSA schedule about Ten Tec or Dishtronix so it's not the government.  Commercial, Municipal perhaps?  Sure if some company or municipality wants 15 year old technology then I suppose it's possible but extremely unlikely.

Quote
They ARE building radios at Ten Tec in TN.  Sorry to have to repeat myself, but that’s not sinking in to some people around here.

Looking on the web there is no indication of that anywhere.  That would make them unique since all of the other commercial/government radio manufacturers have web pages that advertise.

Quote
I understand that if you want one of the new rigs, you can call them up and buy one.  I don’t know the model number offhand, but I’m sure TT sales can fill you in.


The Ten Tec web page says absolutely nothing about that so I guess people are just supposed divine that somehow.  And even if they had something for sale, all they show are old radios.  If I was buying HF equipment for government purposes I would want something more state of the art.  I know what Mike said a year ago, and I remember him saying something about building commercial radios because that pays the bills.  But he never said Ten Tec was making them. 

You talk as if you have facts and some kind of inside scoop but the truth is you got nothing.  So When I see Ten Tec selling serious amateur radio equipment I will be a believer.  Talk is cheap Ron and you have not provided one single cogent answer regarding Ten Tec.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 13, 2017, 08:53:06 AM
Talk is cheap Ron and you have not provided one single cogent answer regarding Ten Tec.

Sure he has. It just does not fit your idea/opinion. So you reject all the facts because of 1 thing that you feel decides whether the company is alive or dead.

Is GM dead because they don't make amateur equipment? How about HP? By your logic no company is alive unless they make amateur radio equipment.  As silly as it sounds, looked at that way, with the logic you use, that is the way most understand what you are saying.

Everyone knows that not every business makes HR equipment. But except for a few, they also understand a business that is in business, regardless of what they do or make, that the business is alive until they stop producing any ANY goods or services.

Boy the illegal 20A service must really be getting warm by now...LOL And no spare electricity for a fan on the hot summer days! Mike better hope the fire inspector doesn't see that cord leading into a plug strip feeding everything they use electrically. Cause that surely does not meet the fire codes. Maybe you should call Mike and tell him that! LOL Bet you won't since you made that up! #FAKENEWS LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 13, 2017, 08:57:50 AM
< long diatribe snipped .
I'm getting tired of this.  But that's the point, isn't it, to wear out the other people by repeating the same old tripe.

You are trying to make this personal.  I told you exactly where I found the information.  You DO know how to read the forums on QRZ, do you not?  

The thread is titled "Is Ten-Tec still in business?" and can be found at http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/is-ten-tec-still-in-business.580077/

Mike's recent comments start at Post 52, with several subsequent follow-ups.  Read them for yourself.  

-
Now:  
1.  I do not have personal knowledge of where the Ten Tec facility currently is.  I do know it is in an industrial park (or similar type facility) that has some restrictions.  My understanding from others is that the "storage facilities" of which you continue to harp on make up a portion of the overall park.  That does not mean that Ten Tec is located in one of them.  It could also mean that the mailing address points to a different part of the facility, which is why your maps may be misleading you.  

2.  I do not know who the Ten Tec customer(s) are for the commercial radios.  Why would I?  Why would anyone outside of the company?  Mike says that they are making money on the commercial side, and that money is being used to buy more equipment and so forth... again, read his comments for yourself.  Why would he lie about it?

3.  The web site (again, as per Mike's comments) is woefully out of date.  Which has come up in this thread before (or was it one of the other 2 or 3 anti-Ten Tec threads?  I can't keep track of them all anymore)  So using that site today as it sits today as a source of current information is pointless.

4.  I do not have sufficient information about the entire RKR episode.  All I do know is that when they took over Ten Tec and Alpha from RFConcepts, they advertised that they were going to keep both in business... and that one of the three partners (if memory serves, the "K" in RKR) was a ham active in the business.  

The stories that have surfaced since, and I stress that these are stories, not necessarily completely factual, was that for many unstated reasons things did not work out, the "K" gentleman left the partnership under less than ideal conditions (losing his entire investment), and that the other two partners, for a variety of reasons, decided to liquidate.  

Those who do know the full story have not, to date, discussed it publicly.  I am not one of them.

5.  Enough with the ad hominem attacks.  I have told you what is known.  I have told you where I am getting the information.  You don't seem to be as open as to your sources, if any, I've noticed.  Just a lot of supposition and extrapolation that you want everyone to assume is true.

Why?  There must be some reason for this level of animosity.  What did Ten Tec ever do to you?

Or did Mike just give you an earful and you didn't care for it?  He's not a politician.  He said it straight, and he said it blunt.  Some got offended and very butt-hurt over how he said things... but never did contradict anything he actually said.  Well, what he said may not have been polished, but it was actually refreshing to hear something that wasn't.  

For someone who has stated that "No one is blaming Dishtronix" you sure do dump a lot of complaints at their proverbial feet.  

Finally:
You've indicated before you don't care for the "Funeral Committee" moniker.  Regardless... you and a handful of others sure do seem to enjoy leading the charge to finish digging the grave and dumping what's left of the company into it.  


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 13, 2017, 10:04:44 AM
< long diatribe snipped .
I do not know who the Ten Tec customer(s) are for the commercial radios.  Why would I?  Why would anyone outside of the company?  Mike says that they are making money on the commercial side, and that money is being used to buy more equipment and so forth... again, read his comments for yourself.  Why would he lie about it?

The stories that have surfaced since, and I stress that these are stories, not necessarily completely factual, was that for many unstated reasons things did not work out, the "K" gentleman left the partnership under less than ideal conditions (losing his entire investment), and that the other two partners, for a variety of reasons, decided to liquidate.  


Enough with the ad hominem attacks.  I have told you what is known.  I have told you where I am getting the information.  You don't seem to be as open as to your sources, if any, I've noticed.  Just a lot of supposition and extrapolation that you want everyone to assume is true.

Why?  There must be some reason for this level of animosity.  What did Ten Tec ever do to you?


Of course you snipped it, makes it easier to avoid clarity.

Mike did say he, not Ten Tec, was making money on the commercial side.  There is no indication that Ten Tec is making any radios of any kind.  I am certain Dishtronix is not sitting idle and I am sure they are doing whatever is profitable.

As for ad hominem attacks, that seems to be your stock in trade since that is all you ever seem to do, little snipes like not confusing me with facts, while not providing any of your own.   And the funeral committee jab, that's worn out.  I just got tired of the crap and called you out, and now your ducking.

This isn't about Mike Dishop or Ten Tec, this is about fan boys and cheerleaders who talk smack as if they are in the know and yet never offer one shred of hard evidence.  So if you are so enamored with that company, as you seem to be, then might I suggest you invest heavily in them.

AFWIW, the RKR deal was a loser from the get go because they sold off all of the manufacturing assets in the first month, that was public knowledge.

 The story about continuing manufacturing was a red herring because they knew no one would buy radios from a gutted defunct company that had no plans to continue in business.   


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 13, 2017, 10:15:46 AM
Mike did say he, not Ten Tec, was making money on the commercial side.  There is no indication that Ten Tec is making any radios of any kind. 

And this is based on what? Citation needed.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on October 13, 2017, 10:43:34 AM
Quote from: W3WN

[to KA4DPO:]

5.  Enough with the ad hominem attacks.  I have told you what is known.  I have told you where I am getting the information.  You don't seem to be as open as to your sources, if any, I've noticed.  Just a lot of supposition and extrapolation that you want everyone to assume is true.

Why?  There must be some reason for this level of animosity.  What did Ten Tec ever do to you?


just a guess, but it may be that when several folks here were sniping during Ten-Tec's ownership changes and pretty much declared the RKR liquidation sale meant Ten-Tec was done and would *NEVER* be back -- they got called out for being like a bunch of old gossipers who were prematurely pronouncing a patient in the hospital was dead -- thus disrespecting the patient in the hospital trying to recover as well as the patient's family. When that happened they clamped down even harder on their gossip that Ten-Tec was dead and would never recover.  Now that Dishtronix has bought Ten-Tec and has long-term plans to revive TT to good xcvr-production health -- these folks seem to be  hoping and asserting that the new owner will fail and they can tell us here that they told us so and save face.  (anything but simply acknowledging that Ten-Tec is not dead)  iow they are completely immersed in the petty kind of posting you often see on the internet ;) 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 13, 2017, 11:01:56 AM
Quote from: W3WN

[to KA4DPO:]

5.  Enough with the ad hominem attacks.  I have told you what is known.  I have told you where I am getting the information.  You don't seem to be as open as to your sources, if any, I've noticed.  Just a lot of supposition and extrapolation that you want everyone to assume is true.

Why?  There must be some reason for this level of animosity.  What did Ten Tec ever do to you?


just a guess, but it may be that when several folks here were sniping during Ten-Tec's ownership changes and pretty much declared the RKR liquidation sale meant Ten-Tec was done and would *NEVER* be back -- they got called out for being like a bunch of old gossipers who were prematurely pronouncing a patient in the hospital was dead -- thus disrespecting the patient in the hospital trying to recover as well as the patient's family. When that happened they clamped down even harder on their gossip that Ten-Tec was dead and would never recover.  Now that Dishtronix has bought Ten-Tec and has long-term plans to revive TT to good xcvr-production health -- these folks seem to be  hoping and asserting that the new owner will fail and they can tell us here that they told us so and save face.  (anything but simply acknowledging that Ten-Tec is not dead)  iow they are completely immersed in the petty kind of posting you often see on the internet ;) 

There is also the opposite end of the spectrum who speak out of turn with an all knowing attitude but zero facts to back it up.  These same people berate anyone who presents an opposing point of view, even when facts are clearly presented.  They only see what they want to see, and have a you're wrong, they're right attitude that is as you said, petty, and annoying as well.  But at the end of the day, it's only the internet.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 13, 2017, 11:29:57 AM
Hi,

How can a company that:
That purchased a "company name".
Whose radio manufacturing ability was liquidated YEARS ago.
All of whose remaining Amateur Radio inventory was sold off YEARS ago.
Who currently has NO Amateur Radio manufacturing facility.
Who ONLY REPAIRS radios manufactured PRIOR to liquidation, in a storage locker facility.
Who has NOT manufactured any Amateur Radios in YEARS.
Be considered a current "Amateur Radio Manufacturer" 

Just wondering...

73,

John 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 13, 2017, 11:45:21 AM
Hi,

How can a company that:
That purchased a "company name".
Whose radio manufacturing ability was liquidated YEARS ago.
All of whose remaining Amateur Radio inventory was sold off YEARS ago.
Who currently has NO Amateur Radio manufacturing facility.
Who ONLY REPAIRS radios manufactured PRIOR to liquidation, in a storage locker facility.
Who has NOT manufactured any Amateur Radios in YEARS.
Be considered a current "Amateur Radio Manufacturer" 

Just wondering...

73,

John 
I didn't say that they were currently an Amateur Radio Manufacturer.  I said that they are currently manufacturing radios.

Specifically, the RX-331 and RX-340. 

I've seen pictures of their location.  Contrary to the myths being spread here, it is not a "storage locker" or "storage locker facility"

I know.  Some people reading this will continue to refuse to believe this.  If memory serves, you should be able find pictures on DJ0IP's website. 

You can turn in your shovel on your way out.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 13, 2017, 12:05:57 PM
Hi,

How can a company that:
That purchased a "company name".
Whose radio manufacturing ability was liquidated YEARS ago.
All of whose remaining Amateur Radio inventory was sold off YEARS ago.
Who currently has NO Amateur Radio manufacturing facility.
Who ONLY REPAIRS radios manufactured PRIOR to liquidation, in a storage locker facility.
Who has NOT manufactured any Amateur Radios in YEARS.
Be considered a current "Amateur Radio Manufacturer" 

Just wondering...

73,

John 

Well as almost everyone knows, TT did for many years make other things besides HR equipment. They also had outstanding contracts to fill that were not HR related. With orders in hand, they chose to fill them and begin updating equipment to allow future development.

If you want to be narrow minded and see only HR products as the life of the company...then you are blinded to the other aspects of TT which continue in operation. Not to mention, they are performing service work as TT. Seems that should be a hint right there that TT is still in business and therefore not dead. But someone will find a way to distort the facts.

The term for doing more than 1 thing in a business is called diversification. I know its a big word, but I am sure you can copy and paste it in a search engine and get the definition. And why is that important? If you have products "A" and "B" in your production and sales, and say product "A" goes into a sales slump or becomes unable to produce it, then the company still has product "B" to help keep the company in business. If they only have product "A" and can not produce any income from it, then the company will probably become bankrupt and close. But being diversified, one product can help prop up the other product allowing the company to continue.

So is TT an AR equipment manufacturer...not at the moment. Is the diversified company known as TT dead...certainly not.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 13, 2017, 12:40:59 PM

The term for doing more than 1 thing in a business is called diversification. I know its a big word, but I am sure you can copy and paste it in a search engine and get the definition.


FIB,

I worked for Schlumberger, an $11B oil field services company, for over 25 years. Schlumberger at one time owned HEATH Kit, so I do not need your insulting, patronizing reply.  We liked and wanted the HEATH Data Analyzer, so we purchased the company, we then sold HEATH, not liquidate it. .  BTW, HEATH Kit was a Amateur Radio Manufacturer, unlike the current Heath, which is HEATH in name only, just like the current TEN TEC is Ten Tec in name only, neither being a current Amateur Radio manufacturer.

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W9FIB on October 13, 2017, 01:06:43 PM

The term for doing more than 1 thing in a business is called diversification. I know its a big word, but I am sure you can copy and paste it in a search engine and get the definition.


FIB,

I worked for Schlumberger, an $11B oil field services company, for over 25 years. Schlumberger at one time owned HEATH Kit, so I do not need your insulting, patronizing reply.  We liked and wanted the HEATH Data Analyzer, so we purchased the company, we then sold HEATH, not liquidate it. .  BTW, HEATH Kit was a Amateur Radio Manufacturer, unlike the current Heath, which is HEATH in name only, just like the current TEN TEC is Ten Tec in name only, neither being a current Amateur Radio manufacturer.

John

Take the blinders off and you would not be insulted. And I could care less about Heathkit since it is covered in another thread. And I also agreed that AT THE MOMENT TT in not a HR equipment manufacturer. So save your high and mighty proclamations for someone who actually disagreed with you. And also don't ask questions if you don't want answers to them.

Anything else? LOL


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 13, 2017, 02:06:35 PM
Ah, John?

HEATHKit, or for that matter Heathkit, was not the name of the company.  Heath was the name of the company.

And they were in many other fields besides Amateur Radio.  If memory serves, the company started off selling kit airplanes.

No, Schaumburger didn’t liquidate Heath.  Zenith bought the company for the computer business lines... yes, Virginia, Heath sold computers both in kit form and assembled... robots too... and basically paid little to no attention to the other lines of business. 

I’d think a former Schaumburger employee from that period of time would know all that. 

Now, let’s get back to the real subject at hand, shall we? 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 13, 2017, 03:48:51 PM
Ah, John?

HEATHKit, or for that matter Heathkit, was not the name of the company.  Heath was the name of the company.

And they were in many other fields besides Amateur Radio.  If memory serves, the company started off selling kit airplanes.

No, Schaumburger didn’t liquidate Heath.  Zenith bought the company for the computer business lines... yes, Virginia, Heath sold computers both in kit form and assembled... robots too... and basically paid little to no attention to the other lines of business.

I’d think a former Schaumburger employee from that period of time would know all that.  

Now, let’s get back to the real subject at hand, shall we?  




Hi,

Wow, thanks for the education

HEATH was indeed the Company name, HEATHKit were the products that HEATH COMPANY made.  Schlumberger  purchased HEATH mainly for two HEATHkit product lines, Data Analyzers, for seismic data collection for the Well Services Division, and bench test meters, to compliment the meters sold by Weston Division of Schlumberger/Solartron.  However most of the HEATHKit, bench test meters were sold under the Solartron division of Schlumberger name .  So as a former Schlumberger employee I did know all that....  

BTW, it is spelled SCHLUMBERGER, not Schaumburger.

And as usual you missed the whole point of my post, " HEATH was a Amateur Radio Manufacturer, unlike the current Heath, which is HEATH in name only, just like the current TEN TEC is Ten Tec in name only, neither being a current Amateur Radio manufacturer."

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: K1ZJH on October 13, 2017, 05:11:02 PM
The fact is Ten Tec has a viable manufacturing facility and a repair facility.  While neither Heath 0r Ten
Tec is actively producing ham gear is a moot point...  Ten Tec has a modern brick and mortar PCB assembly plant up and running.  And, they are delivering commercial Tec Tec products.








   


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 14, 2017, 07:54:02 AM
Hi,

How can a company that:
That purchased a "company name".
Whose radio manufacturing ability was liquidated YEARS ago.
All of whose remaining Amateur Radio inventory was sold off YEARS ago.
Who currently has NO Amateur Radio manufacturing facility.
Who ONLY REPAIRS radios manufactured PRIOR to liquidation, in a storage locker facility.
Who has NOT manufactured any Amateur Radios in YEARS.
Be considered a current "Amateur Radio Manufacturer" 

Just wondering...

73,

John 
I didn't say that they were currently an Amateur Radio Manufacturer.  I said that they are currently manufacturing radios.

Specifically, the RX-331 and RX-340. 

I've seen pictures of their location.  Contrary to the myths being spread here, it is not a "storage locker" or "storage locker facility"

I know.  Some people reading this will continue to refuse to believe this.  If memory serves, you should be able find pictures on DJ0IP's website. 

You can turn in your shovel on your way out.


I went to DJ0IP's web site.  All I found were photos of Dishtrox facility in Ohio. perhaps you could provide the photos of Ten Tec or a link to them.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 14, 2017, 08:02:50 AM
The fact is Ten Tec has a viable manufacturing facility and a repair facility.  While neither Heath 0r Ten
Tec is actively producing ham gear is a moot point...  Ten Tec has a modern brick and mortar PCB assembly plant up and running.  And, they are delivering commercial Tec Tec products.

Please elaborate.  Specifically, what commercial Ten Tec products are being delivered and to whom?  The only commercial product I see on the Ten Tec web page are the RX-331 and the RX-340, both of which are pretty long in the tooth as far as commercial quality goes, and not even close to modern Mil grade stuff.  So what are these radios?  Do you have any photos or specifications because quite frankly I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Are you sure you are not confusing Dishtronix with Ten Tec?  According to the owner they are two separate companies and I believe that.  It would not surprise me if Dishtronix is building either radios or, more likely sub assemblies for commercial radios.  That would make sense.






   


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: NN4RH on October 14, 2017, 08:18:06 AM

I went to DJ0IP's web site.  All I found were photos of Dishtrox facility in Ohio. perhaps you could provide the photos of Ten Tec or a link to them.

That's what I thought, too, although those pictures are from February so things may have changed since then.

As I understand it, they make circuit boards there for Alpha amplifiers, and the amplifiers are assembled in Longmont CO. I think I saw that on AlphaRFSystems web site.

I assume the same applies to "Ten-Tec" commercial receivers. Maybe the Ohio facility making boards and possibly shipping the boards to Tennessee? for assembly of the radios. Although it's not as clear in the case of "Ten-Tec" as it is for Alpha. Maybe they are assembling complete radios in Ohio.  I don't think I've seen that explicitly stated. In my mind it doesn't matter. Certainly it would not make any sense to have multiple locations all making boards.


In any case, I am thinking there is a considerable investment involved in the Ohio facility. They're going to want to make money from it. Alpha amplifiers and commercial receivers. Those I assume are the big-ticket, higher profit-margin items so it does not surprise me to see those being produced first.  

So the only thing left to argue about is whether the Ohio location is "Ten Tec" building "Ten-Tec" receivers; OR is it "Dishtronix" building "Ten-Tec" branded receivers; OR is it "Dishtronics" building boards which are then turned over to "Ten Tec" to build radios out of. There's probably a few other permutations.   Maybe it's all a couple of people who just change their badges between Dishtronix and TenTec every day, depending on what's on the work schedule.

What does it matter?


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 14, 2017, 08:57:29 AM
< snip >
What does it matter?
The question continues to be raised as to whether or not they are manufacturing anything.

I've told you how to contact them.
I've told you where to find the statements from the owner.
I've told you where to find the pictures of part of the manufacturing process.

And still the arguments continue. Often the same tired arguments from the same people who conveniently overlook statements contrary to what they claim to believe.

Of course, it's interesting to note that the same people were making the same claims about Alpha.  Now that Alpha is back, silence... not even a small admission that maybe, just maybe, they were wrong.




Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: AC7CW on October 14, 2017, 10:01:19 AM
Ah, John?

HEATHKit, or for that matter Heathkit, was not the name of the company.  Heath was the name of the company.

And they were in many other fields besides Amateur Radio.  If memory serves, the company started off selling kit airplanes.

No, Schaumburger didn’t liquidate Heath.  Zenith bought the company for the computer business lines... yes, Virginia, Heath sold computers both in kit form and assembled... robots too... and basically paid little to no attention to the other lines of business.

I’d think a former Schaumburger employee from that period of time would know all that.  

Now, let’s get back to the real subject at hand, shall we?  




Hi,

Wow, thanks for the education

HEATH was indeed the Company name, HEATHKit were the products that HEATH COMPANY made.  Schlumberger  purchased HEATH mainly for two HEATHkit product lines, Data Analyzers, for seismic data collection for the Well Services Division, and bench test meters, to compliment the meters sold by Weston Division of Schlumberger/Solartron.  However most of the HEATHKit, bench test meters were sold under the Solartron division of Schlumberger name .  So as a former Schlumberger employee I did know all that....  

BTW, it is spelled SCHLUMBERGER, not Schaumburger.

And as usual you missed the whole point of my post, " HEATH was a Amateur Radio Manufacturer, unlike the current Heath, which is HEATH in name only, just like the current TEN TEC is Ten Tec in name only, neither being a current Amateur Radio manufacturer."

John

Was that pronounced shlum-ber-jay or shlum-burger?


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 14, 2017, 02:31:37 PM
Ah, John?

HEATHKit, or for that matter Heathkit, was not the name of the company.  Heath was the name of the company.

And they were in many other fields besides Amateur Radio.  If memory serves, the company started off selling kit airplanes.

No, Schaumburger didn’t liquidate Heath.  Zenith bought the company for the computer business lines... yes, Virginia, Heath sold computers both in kit form and assembled... robots too... and basically paid little to no attention to the other lines of business.

I’d think a former Schaumburger employee from that period of time would know all that.  

Now, let’s get back to the real subject at hand, shall we?  




Hi,

Wow, thanks for the education

HEATH was indeed the Company name, HEATHKit were the products that HEATH COMPANY made.  Schlumberger  purchased HEATH mainly for two HEATHkit product lines, Data Analyzers, for seismic data collection for the Well Services Division, and bench test meters, to compliment the meters sold by Weston Division of Schlumberger/Solartron.  However most of the HEATHKit, bench test meters were sold under the Solartron division of Schlumberger name .  So as a former Schlumberger employee I did know all that....  

BTW, it is spelled SCHLUMBERGER, not Schaumburger.

And as usual you missed the whole point of my post, " HEATH was a Amateur Radio Manufacturer, unlike the current Heath, which is HEATH in name only, just like the current TEN TEC is Ten Tec in name only, neither being a current Amateur Radio manufacturer."

John

Was that pronounced shlum-ber-jay or shlum-burger?

Hi,

It is pronounced schlum-bra-schay.  It is French company (not German), dual headquartered in Paris and New York City, on the DOW SE: SLB. When I retired there were about 65,000 employees, with about 8,000 in the Houston, Texas area.  The one of the founding brothers widow, Dominique de Menil Schlumberger, for many decades this century, was considered among the wealthiest woman in the world.  

73,

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 14, 2017, 02:56:38 PM
< snip >
What does it matter?
The question continues to be raised as to whether or not they are manufacturing anything.

I've told you how to contact them.
I've told you where to find the statements from the owner.
I've told you where to find the pictures of part of the manufacturing process.

And still the arguments continue. Often the same tired arguments from the same people who conveniently overlook statements contrary to what they claim to believe.

Of course, it's interesting to note that the same people were making the same claims about Alpha.  Now that Alpha is back, silence... not even a small admission that maybe, just maybe, they were wrong.



Hi,

So for MONTHS you and others have been saying that TEN TEC (not Dishtronix) are "manufacturing" commercial radios, and are gearing up to produce Amateur Radios.  In spite of all your many attempts and searching, you have been unable to give a location, address, or photo of this TEN TEC manufacturing facility.  Now having failed for MONTHS, you want KA4DPO to "prove a negative", and prove that it does not exist.  Nice try....... keep searching, and PROVE WHAT YOU SAY.

John



Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: K1ZJH on October 14, 2017, 06:43:28 PM
Mike showed the photos in a post on a Ten Tec reflector.  If you missed the info, do your own due diligence and research. No one gives a rat's what you believe.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 14, 2017, 07:13:34 PM
Mike showed the photos in a post on a Ten Tec reflector.  If you missed the info, do your own due diligence and research. No one gives a rat's what you believe.

Hi,

I am sorry I am not part of the Ten-Tec in-crowd like you, and do not belong to the Ten Tec reflector.  Can you tell me where the Ten Tec manufacturing facility shown in the refelector photos is located?  I am sorry to inconvenience you, but I have seen photos of the Dishtronix facility, but not the Ten-Tec facility. 

73,

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: KA4DPO on October 14, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
Mike showed the photos in a post on a Ten Tec reflector.  If you missed the info, do your own due diligence and research. No one gives a rat's what you believe.

Hi,

I am sorry I am not part of the Ten-Tec in-crowd like you, and do not belong to the Ten Tec reflector.  Can you tell me where the Ten Tec manufacturing facility shown in the refelector photos is located?  I am sorry to inconvenience you, but I have seen photos of the Dishtronix facility, but not the Ten-Tec facility. 

73,

John

Don't feel bad, the photos he is referring to are old and were taken at the RKR facility at 1148 Wagoner Drive in Sevierville.  They have not been there for a long time and there are no current photographs of a dedicated Ten Tec facility.  They are just throwing stuff out without any proof and then daring everyone else to prove they are wrong.  Almost everything you hear from the cheerleading squad is old information and can be found in threads here on Eham dating as far back as 2015.


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 14, 2017, 09:01:12 PM
Mike showed the photos in a post on a Ten Tec reflector.  If you missed the info, do your own due diligence and research. No one gives a rat's what you believe.

Hi,

I am sorry I am not part of the Ten-Tec in-crowd like you, and do not belong to the Ten Tec reflector.  Can you tell me where the Ten Tec manufacturing facility shown in the refelector photos is located?  I am sorry to inconvenience you, but I have seen photos of the Dishtronix facility, but not the Ten-Tec facility. 

73,

John

Don't feel bad, the photos he is referring to are old and were taken at the RKR facility at 1148 Wagoner Drive in Sevierville.  They have not been there for a long time and there are no current photographs of a dedicated Ten Tec facility.  They are just throwing stuff out without any proof and then daring everyone else to prove they are wrong.  Almost everything you hear from the cheerleading squad is old information and can be found in threads here on Eham dating as far back as 2015.

Hi,

Thanks for the straight forward answer to my question.  I sure do not understand why WN or ZJH or FIB, could not have given me that answer weeks ago, instead of all the non-answers, and dancing around the question, and all the insults . 

Enjoy the forum with the all the in-crowd cheerleaders, and hope you are better at getting a straight answer from any of them then I was.   

Thanks again and 73,

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: NN4RH on October 15, 2017, 12:32:49 AM
Quote
... as far back as 2015.

Actually, it goes all the way back to late 2013, shortly before Ten Tec sold the Dolly Parton Parkway factory building and rumors were starting to circulate.




Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 15, 2017, 08:29:08 AM
< snip >
What does it matter?
The question continues to be raised as to whether or not they are manufacturing anything.

I've told you how to contact them.
I've told you where to find the statements from the owner.
I've told you where to find the pictures of part of the manufacturing process.

And still the arguments continue. Often the same tired arguments from the same people who conveniently overlook statements contrary to what they claim to believe.

Of course, it's interesting to note that the same people were making the same claims about Alpha.  Now that Alpha is back, silence... not even a small admission that maybe, just maybe, they were wrong.

Hi,

So for MONTHS you and others have been saying that TEN TEC (not Dishtronix) are "manufacturing" commercial radios, and are gearing up to produce Amateur Radios.  In spite of all your many attempts and searching, you have been unable to give a location, address, or photo of this TEN TEC manufacturing facility.  Now having failed for MONTHS, you want KA4DPO to "prove a negative", and prove that it does not exist.  Nice try....... keep searching, and PROVE WHAT YOU SAY.

John
Hold on a moment there...

“My” many attempts and searching?  “My” failure for months?

So you want me to prove something based on the failure of a non-existent “month’s long” search that you have suddenly concocted out of thin air?  And then accuse me of failing to prove a negative, which is a logical impossibility?

And even if I came up with said proof, you’d ignore it anyway, just as you have all along.

Forget it.  Do your own dirty work.

The facts remains that Ten Tec is an operating company.  They are building commercial receivers, and selling them.  Repair work is being sent somewhere, and no I don’t have the address since I haven’t had need to use their services yet, and that somewhere is in Tennessee.

All the hot air you generate doesn’t change any of that. 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 15, 2017, 10:04:37 AM

The facts remains that Ten Tec is an operating company.  They are building commercial receivers, and selling them.


I GIVE UP, as you will never answer my question:  WHERE IS TEN TEC FACILITY THAT IS BUILDING THESE COMMERCIAL RECEIVERS ?  AGAIN, "prove what you say".

Never mind, KA4DPO already answered, it just does not exist, and all that you say is BS.

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 15, 2017, 11:58:49 AM

 Now that Alpha is back, silence... not even a small admission that maybe, just maybe, they were wrong.


Glad to see that Alpha is still making amplifiers, for how long we shall see.  

BTW, how is the EMTRON Amplifiers been doing since being acquired by Dishtronix over two years ago?  I have been looking but can not seem to find anything.  

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on October 15, 2017, 12:19:32 PM

below are some parts of the email Mike took the time to write at QRZ.  if you are really interested in Ten-Tec's future i suggest you read the whole thing; interestingly -- many of the same pre-mature funeral committee trolls that are posting here are also posting there...  :-\ 

Quote

Frankly I’m tired of dealing with malicious people trolling for an argument.

I’m sorry I’m not a savvy web master person and don’t have time or knowledge to social media everything in my business to you. Honestly, is there value in that when we don’t have any transceivers at the moment? There just isn’t time and resources to update you at the moment and the return on the update is zero. We have to focus on the things that are at hand which make a difference. I’d rather get the Eagle + up and then update you and tell you we have them.

- - - -

I’m sorry I don’t have time to update everyone on what I’m doing here. I work 16 hours a day six and one half days a week. Updating you doesn’t pay the bills. Updating you doesn’t get product out the door. We are about ready to launch the Eagle +. It should be sometime in 2018. There are a series of things that have to happen before that.

- - - -

For anyone who really wants to change things and is interested in making a near zero interest loan to me for a couple of million who is interested in growing the business to around 20M / year of commercial sales contact me and let me know. With the proper funding I could buy or build a proper building in Tennessee and move Dishtronix there as well as another commercial company I am looking at. We would then have the money to finish the Omni 8 and the Orion III as well as launch two new power amplifiers and return all of the TT products to production. It would mean about twenty new jobs in Tennessee and put us back in a very favorable position. We haven’t lost the brain trust at TT. Conversely we’ve added to it. Believe it or not, things at Ten Tec are better than they have been every probably in the last five years. We could do a lot more with the right resources. When we achieve economy of scale we’ll hire spin doctors to make you warm and fuzzy about our products.

- - - -

We are still fully occupied with our commercial accounts until the end of the year, so things are stable and improving. In January I’ll have been here two years. We’ve come a long way I think. 2018 is TEN-TEC’s 50th anniversary and I will be shipping transceivers if you will buy them.

- - - -

73-Mike N8WFF, Sep 27, 2017

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/is-ten-tec-still-in-business.580077/page-15 (https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/is-ten-tec-still-in-business.580077/page-15)


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W5JON on October 15, 2017, 12:33:26 PM

below are some parts of the email Mike took the time to write at QRZ.  if you are really interested in Ten-Tec's future i suggest you read the whole thing; interestingly -- many of the same pre-mature funeral committee trolls that are posting here are also posting there...  :-\  



Hi,

Thanks, that explains a lot.  I wish someone would have posted that weeks ago.

"With the proper funding I could buy or build [/u] a proper building in Tennessee and move Dishtronix there......" Maybe I am misunderstanding Mike, but from that statement, he is saying that they currently do not have a "proper building", I.E. only a storage locker facility where they to do repairs. I wish him good luck, it seems he has many challenges ahead. 

Thanks and 73,

John


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: N9KX on October 15, 2017, 02:17:14 PM
Quote from: W5JON
Maybe I am misunderstanding Mike, [....]

QSL ;)


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: W3WN on October 16, 2017, 07:09:51 AM

below are some parts of the email Mike took the time to write at QRZ.  if you are really interested in Ten-Tec's future i suggest you read the whole thing; interestingly -- many of the same pre-mature funeral committee trolls that are posting here are also posting there...  :-\  



Hi,

Thanks, that explains a lot.  I wish someone would have posted that weeks ago.

"With the proper funding I could buy or build a proper building in Tennessee and move Dishtronix there......"  Maybe I am misunderstanding Mike, but from that statement, he is saying that they currently do not have a "proper building", I.E. only a storage locker facility where they to do repairs. I wish him good luck, it seems he has many challenges ahead. 

Thanks and 73,

John
No, you are misunderstanding Mike. 

If you go back and read the entire post, and the subsequent posts, you will see that what he is saying is that he needs $$$ to build a new facility, or renovate an existing building if he could find one. 

In other words, he doesn't want to rent, he wants to own.

Previous posts from him over the last few months, all of which are available either on QRZ, here, or both, explain why it took him so long to relocate Ten Tec from the location that previous owners put them in (in more ways than one) after the original owners sold the original location to Wal-Mart.
The facts remains that Ten Tec is an operating company.  They are building commercial receivers, and selling them.

I GIVE UP, as you will never answer my question:  WHERE IS TEN TEC FACILITY THAT IS BUILDING THESE COMMERCIAL RECEIVERS ?  AGAIN, "prove what you say".

Never mind, KA4DPO already answered, it just does not exist, and all that you say is BS.

John
1.  I don't have personal knowledge of exactly where the new facility is.  Which I have told you before.

2.  Enough with the "storage facility" nonsense.  Do you really think that employees would work in a cramped "storage locker" with no heat, no AC, no windows, and no restroom facilities?  C'mon.  That would be a violation of so many state and federal labor laws, at least around here... it's absurd on the face of it.

3a,  I thought DJ0IP had the photos of the new location on his site; if he did, he no longer does.  My apologies for the oversight.  But they are out there.

3b.  Since someone else spoon-fed you the links to my information sources, which you have now read and acknowledged... I guess all that I say wasn't BS after all, was it? 


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: K1ZJH on October 16, 2017, 01:05:23 PM

1.  I don't have personal knowledge of exactly where the new facility is.  Which I have told you before.

2.  Enough with the "storage facility" nonsense.  Do you really think that employees would work in a cramped "storage locker" with no heat, no AC, no windows, and no restroom facilities?  C'mon.  That would be a violation of so many state and federal labor laws, at least around here... it's absurd on the face of it.

3a,  I thought DJ0IP had the photos of the new location on his site; if he did, he no longer does.  My apologies for the oversight.  But they are out there.

3b.  Since someone else spoon-fed you the links to my information sources, which you have now read and acknowledged... I guess all that I say wasn't BS after all, was it? 

Ron

I really don't see the need to SPOON FEED the deniers information which is readily available, and has been for
some time.

The new facilities are apparently in Colorado.  Photos of the new manufacturing facility, and the equipment,
and other details about what work is being done is on DJ0IP's site.

http://www.dj0ip.de/alpha-ten-tec/

73

Pete


Title: RE: Ten-Tec Repair Service
Post by: AE0Q on October 16, 2017, 03:14:10 PM
Ron

I really don't see the need to SPOON FEED the deniers information which is readily available, and has been for
some time.

The new facilities are apparently in Colorado.  Photos of the new manufacturing facility, and the equipment,
and other details about what work is being done is on DJ0IP's site.

http://www.dj0ip.de/alpha-ten-tec/

73 Pete

Thank you Pete and Ron.  Nothing has changed in over a year.

1) Circuit board assemblies are built in Ohio at Dishtronix, the photos on Rick's site show that part.

2) The appropriate boards are sent to Ten Tec, and Ten Tec Commercial receivers are assembled from the boards at Ten Tec in TN.  What difference does it matter what building in TN they are located in?  Commercial contracts do not necessarily mean US Government contracts, as some seem to think.  Ten Tec repairs go to TN.

3) Alpha amps are assembled and tested in Colorado, same location for the last 7 yrs.  The sheetmetal comes from local suppliers in CO.  Alpha board assemblies now come from the facility at Dishtronix, rather than the contract manufacturer in CO that was making them.  Alpha amplifier repairs go to CO.

Glenn AE0Q