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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur (inc. HF+6M+VHF+UHF models) | Ten-Tec Eagle 599 Help

Reviews Summary for Ten-Tec Eagle 599
Ten-Tec Eagle 599 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 3.7/5 MSRP: $1,795
Description: Ten-Tec has created a transceiver combining simplified controls and ease of operation with the excellent performance of a low first IF 160-through 6-meter ham-band architecture in a compact, mobile-friendly structure. The analog portion of the radio is double conversion with IF frequencies of 9.0015 MHz and 22.5 kHz. A third conversion to zero-frequency IF is accomplished in the DSP processor.
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N2PM Rating: 5/5 May 23, 2015 12:33 Send this review to a friend
Back to great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Back awhile I had submitted a positive rating for the Eagle, then like a fool I sold the rig, last December while the first sale and ownership transfer was going on I purchased another one, returned it after two days, scratchy controls, poor audio, very disappointed. Two weeks later ordered another one, bad speaker unimpressive, returned it and lost all faith in TenTec, Well last weekend Tentec ran a Dayton special sale at a super low price and free shipping, well could not resist ordered one. Bottom line this unit this one of the best radios I have ever owned ( Ham since 1962 ). The quality is exceptional. Can't explain how this rig can be so much better. Glad Tentec is back they are great people and his rig is top qualiy, welcome back!
V31HB Rating: 2/5 Feb 8, 2015 19:53 Send this review to a friend
SNFU issues  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
warning my report may grate TenTec cult enthuiasts! [1st] its short comeings [2nd] attributes [3rd] what it was benchmark reference from & supplementry comments...[1st] CLUNKY secondary menu- imagine having a big knife switch duct tape on top of rig , every time U wanted to change something one must alternate one side or the other. first the function button then GO FIND & push menu operation button. revert back ,go thru the whole rig-a-ma-roll again."Ka-chunk"...VFO rotating increments CLUMSY settings ;should be dail r.p.m. sensitive ramp up or down...S-meter/swr ; teenei tiny numbers squint @ to read...AM reception-without 6khz filter installed HORRIBLE S.W.B. stn gen coverage listening ;SSB mode only. just 2 optional filter slots which influnence modes of operation...incapable unlock TX for gen coverage;eg. CFARS or MARS ect...Speech Processor-anaemic...TX mon audio-low out put...Aux RX/noise canncelling input mod- holes & parts supply but NO instructions...RX intermiting freq shift instability- after 45 days owning ,it started to act up. QUESTIONABLE REIABLITY ! just missed 30 day return trial warrenty issue.fix it or flog it ? [2nd] RX very quite; nice , good sensitvity ,optional filters 1800hz & 600hz + DSP tools impressive...TX Audio constant excellent reports; irrspective of speech processor...broad Z ant tuner range - 10:1...back light buttons & custom color LCD...I.F. out put jack for panadapter...2nd jack hole is for aux RX or noise canncelling device TenTec supplys hole & parts (but if use , lose 3db overall reception)...light weight weight & small...[3rd] -if they smarten up leave at thier sale price $1500.+ thier options they installed, it competve price ...TenTec has a 30 day trial return refund. it just sucks mine had a reliabilty issue just out side this envelope. wouldve i senter back for refund ? maybe, but im stuck with it now. intermitten problems are extremly diffcult to trouble shoot even on warrenty. being a SDR rig makes it all the more challenging , software or hardware SNFU...the access menu issue can be resolved by using one of many CAT programs. i base my comparsons from kenwood TS-480 & Drake C-Line ,R4C sherwood eng enhancements with casscade filters & T4XC upgrades by WB4HFN
W8NWN Rating: 4/5 Dec 13, 2014 20:43 Send this review to a friend
S METER  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is my 3rd review. I am told by another ham that giving the Eagle a "1" strickly because of a very poor "S" meter is not fair to Tentec. So...........I am now raising my 1 to a 4. The Eagle is a very high quality product made in the US.

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