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Author Topic: Ten Tec Info  (Read 2147 times)
KA2Z
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« on: May 23, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »

Anybody have any news on Ten Tec?
I cant even find a working phone number for them. Not Good.
I was lucky to have been able to buy a 707 desk mic from them last year.

Anyways, Im looking for rack mounts for an Omni V.
If anyone has a source for these let me know please.
Also, if anyone has a good phone number for them I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

Rosario  KA2Z
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W3WN
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 02:36:09 PM »

Anybody have any news on Ten Tec?
I cant even find a working phone number for them. Not Good.
I was lucky to have been able to buy a 707 desk mic from them last year.

Anyways, Im looking for rack mounts for an Omni V.
If anyone has a source for these let me know please.
Also, if anyone has a good phone number for them I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

Rosario  KA2Z
Rosario,

There was someone with multiple posts on eBay last week offering NOS rack mounts for the Omni V (and VI and other models as well).  I don't know if they are still available, haven't been on there for a few days.

At the moment, there is no public telephone number.  The only access is via email, as per the web site.  I know that's not the best scenario, but keep in mind that N8WFF is still in the process of putting the company back together again... and he's almost done, just not quite there yet.

Regarding news... I hate to disappoint you, but while I had a nice conversation Friday afternoon with Mike, he did not give me the OK to repeat the details.  Suffice to say that we are not very long away, presuming all continues to go well, from seeing new Ten Tec transceivers for sale again.  And a new rig is in the design process, but it is a ways off.

I know it's frustrating... believe me.  But things are progressing; certainly not as fast as we'd all hoped (due to circumstances beyond Mike's control, mind you), but they are progressing.
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WI4P
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 02:32:46 PM »

To contact Ten-Tec sale send email to:  sales@tentec.com
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KA2Z
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 10:33:44 PM »

Hi W3WN... Thanks for the lead on those rack mounts. Im gonna try and hunt ebay for them.

OK on the rebuilding. Im sure its tough for the new management. Hopefully they will get good support from the ham community.
I think the best thing for them to do is to go back to their roots. Small kits. QRP transceivers. Like that.
I cant see people dropping 2k on a premium rug from them right off the bat.

Hi WI4P... Thanks friend, but I tried emailing them there but did not get a reply.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 06:44:46 AM »

They were in the process of moving their service shop into larger facilities.  Service was shutdown for a few weeks.  I imagine they are running flat out, since they were buried in repairs.
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W2BLC
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 07:00:36 AM »

Does anyone actually know what goes on with TenTec? Guessing does nothing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 07:57:10 AM »

Does anyone actually know what goes on with TenTec? Guessing does nothing.

No one is guessing. Information about their progress has been posted numerous times.  W3WN posted this a short time back:

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Mike Dishop N8WFF posted a long update to the Ten Tec reflector yesterday, discussing the current status.  Some of the highlights:

- Their current location is too small for their needs, so they are currently in the process of moving to new quarters.
- Because of the booming tourist trade in the Sevier County area, prices for commercial real estate are 'sky high', which is why finding a new home has taken so long.
- The Service department is not taking additional rigs in for repair RIGHT NOW, but will do so as soon as the move is complete... simply because they don't want to move rigs in for repair along with everything else
- They have resumed doing their PC Board work internally
- As many have speculated, they have been very busy with a commercial order for the RX340, proceeds of which have paid the bills for the new equipment they have acquired
- If you'd like an RX340, they are available right now on "short notice"
- New radios are on the horizon, but still in the design phase
- And finally, Mike would like to know if anyone is still interested in buying a Ten Tec Eagle.  It looks like a production run of at least 100 Eagle's is about to take place. 

I'm skipping a lot of detail here.  Suffice to say, the owner of the company has made a commitment, and is spending his time running the company (along with Alpha, which is again a separate company from Ten Tec) and trying to put it back together.  In short, he's busier than a one armed man in a wallpaper hanging contest.

But they're not dead.  Not yet, at least.  So quit trying to bury them.
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WI4P
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 08:11:57 AM »

Hi W3WN... Thanks for the lead on those rack mounts. Im gonna try and hunt ebay for them.

OK on the rebuilding. Im sure its tough for the new management. Hopefully they will get good support from the ham community.
I think the best thing for them to do is to go back to their roots. Small kits. QRP transceivers. Like that.
I cant see people dropping 2k on a premium rug from them right off the bat.

Hi WI4P... Thanks friend, but I tried emailing them there but did not get a reply.

It may take a few days to get a reply as emails are not monitored continuously.

Good luck. JP, WI4P
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