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Any FReepers out there operating the Ten Tec RX-320 receiver?
vanity | 5/10/08 | mylife

Posted on 05/10/2008 11:52:00 AM PDT by mylife

What is your opinion of this receiver? I am thinking of purchasing one.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: shortwave; tentec
Thanks in advance for your reviews.
1 posted on 05/10/2008 11:52:02 AM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

I have a good friend that has owned an RX-320 for a couple years and seems pleased with it. He has made modifications to it as described on one of the web pages to improve low frequency response and I think he has also modified the crystal time base to better stabilize the frequency.

Jack


2 posted on 05/10/2008 11:58:59 AM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: JackOfVA

Thanks. The lower frequency problem has been fixed in the new models


3 posted on 05/10/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Any FReepers out there operating the Ten Tec RX-320 receiver?

Nope not me, I'm still happy with my KWX-1 Collins RX/TX. ; - D

4 posted on 05/10/2008 12:02:38 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JackOfVA

Do you recall what software your friend was using?


5 posted on 05/10/2008 12:02:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EGPWS

Bastage!


6 posted on 05/10/2008 12:03:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Naw my IDC works for all my needs. ;-)


7 posted on 05/10/2008 12:06:39 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Will this thread be jacked by a Mormon?)
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To: mylife
Wow, I had no idea so many Freepers were hams!

(my rigs are TS2000, IC-7000, TM-V71, FT-8900 and TH-F6A) Sorry, no Ten-Tec

8 posted on 05/10/2008 12:07:12 PM PDT by KenHorse (It may be the only purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others)
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To: KenHorse; mad_as_he$$

thanks


9 posted on 05/10/2008 12:09:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: KenHorse

“Wow, I had no idea so many Freepers were hams!”

Freepers are almost without exception hams, self included.


10 posted on 05/10/2008 12:28:00 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: mylife

I just use a Philips stereo with aux inputs for my record player. Only problem is I have to turn the stereo all the way up to hear it.

Though I would like a basic setup with a low-power power amp.


11 posted on 05/10/2008 12:28:32 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: KenHorse
Wow, I had no idea so many Freepers were hams!

I'm still the proud owner of an operational Collins TCS-14 transmitter (AM) built in 1942 and a Central electronics 100V transmitter.

Of course for modern applications a Kenwood synthesized digital xciever is part of my messy mix of equipment.

12 posted on 05/10/2008 12:31:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mylife
Bastage!

Just for mistyping KWS? ; )

13 posted on 05/10/2008 12:33:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wastedyears

you still use a record player?

So do I.


14 posted on 05/10/2008 12:34:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EGPWS

For having a collins radio!


15 posted on 05/10/2008 12:34:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: KenHorse
Wow, I had no idea so many Freepers were hams!

Me included. Don't really operate much anymore - just keep an HT around for emergencies - but will probably get back to digital modes on HF one of these days.
16 posted on 05/10/2008 12:35:58 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: mylife

Sorry, no reviews on the receiver...But for general purposes, hard to beat my ICOM 746.


17 posted on 05/10/2008 12:38:46 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

I just dont have the budget for that stuff.
I am considering a drake R8A also


18 posted on 05/10/2008 12:41:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
For having a Collins radio!

I purchased a 1942 TCS 14 for $5.00 at a swap fest and it is in like new mint condition and fully operational. All I had to do was build a power supply for it and it has worked flawlessly. (not that I have a desire to rub salt into a wound...)/snicker

19 posted on 05/10/2008 12:45:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

As i said earlier....BASTAGE!


20 posted on 05/10/2008 12:47:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: KenHorse
Long time ago Denver Ditdah (I believe) had a ham ping list. I was going to take it over but he was reluctant to give up control of the ping list (my opinion). I'm wondering if there is interest in getting a new ping list started?

I usually listen on 40 cw in the morning while reading the news. Can't wait for the higher bands to get open again. So does anyone else think a new ham ping list should be started?

21 posted on 05/10/2008 12:49:19 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: mylife
I've owned an RX-320 for several years. I've always enjoyed using the rig, especially since there are so many great control interfaces available. I think the 320 is an excellent performer for the price.

Most of my listening these days is via my Sony 2010, but I do have ten or twelve boatacnhor receivers in the collection, including a near-mint Collins R-390A. :)

22 posted on 05/10/2008 12:56:25 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Dedicated to the preservation of American Exceptionalism)
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To: TonyInOhio

What software do you use?


23 posted on 05/10/2008 12:59:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: steveo

A lot of folks have shown interest in a dx/swl/ham pinglist


24 posted on 05/10/2008 1:12:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Well I purchased the ICOM 746 about 6 years ago when money was less tight.

My first one was a TS520S. A great transceiver, got it used for $300. I regret selling it some years ago. You can still get them in excellent condition for the same money.


25 posted on 05/10/2008 1:23:42 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

There are some good recievers out there used and I was looking at a JRC 525

But I really like the idea of configurable DSP processing


26 posted on 05/10/2008 1:29:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
Just took the plunge! RX-320D
27 posted on 05/10/2008 2:49:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: steveo

Yeah, he apparently fell off the porch.

If someone wants to start another ping list, they can put me on it.


28 posted on 05/10/2008 4:10:30 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the McCainiac population. Have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: mylife

I believe it’s the freeware program by KF5OJ.

I’ll ask him if he would answer a few questions from you and if so, I’ll send you PM with his E-mail address.

Jack


29 posted on 05/10/2008 4:32:48 PM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: JackOfVA

Thanks Jack I appreciate that


30 posted on 05/10/2008 4:33:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EGPWS

Do you have the electic, or the gas powered one?

+-+-+< }B^)


31 posted on 05/10/2008 4:35:55 PM PDT by Erasmus (Nihilism never amounted to anything.)
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To: Erasmus
Do you have the electric, or the gas powered one?

Electric for the lights dim whenever it's keyed. ; )

(the florescent lights ignite and turn on without a switch)

32 posted on 05/10/2008 5:03:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mylife
F Y'all's I, here's an interesting site.

Go to their home page to see their hardware.

33 posted on 05/10/2008 9:04:38 PM PDT by Erasmus (Nihilism never amounted to anything.)
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To: steveo

I was on Denver Ditdah’s list. I think a new list is warranted and I’d be interested. Hope you decided to honcho it.


34 posted on 05/10/2008 9:09:33 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Erasmus

Thats cool. Can I get falling raster and FFT for this RX-320D?


35 posted on 05/10/2008 9:10:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Erasmus

BTW All the audio is unintelligible on that sight, but I love the falling raster display. Thats what has me intrigued with DSP


36 posted on 05/10/2008 9:13:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Erasmus

Pompus blow dried college boys! L0L

Seriously thats some cool Signal processing but I cant understand it


37 posted on 05/10/2008 9:17:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Holy cow!
I got the radio tonight, and its been interesting.
I was disappointed that the Dxtra woldstation and Dream software wasnt in the package apparently I have to download that. Dxtra did send me license keys via email, but I would like a hard copy.

The antenna whip picks of tons of computer noise :(
They gave me a bare RCA Jack to hook up an antenna :(
Currently all I am using are mini jacks on my kaito 1103, soo..

I attempted to improvise. I couldt get crap! not even local AM! I was getting poed!

Then I realized that I was tuning it all wrong, punching in Mhz when it was looking for Hz/Khz

I got a signal but I wasnt that impressed. The Kaito was bringing the same signal in with the antenna down!

Then I touched a wire from the TV cable ground to the radio ground.. Whalaa!

I am now listening to 40 meters on a piece of 8 ft long speaker wire and its amazing! 50 watts clear as day out of ohio in Tx! The filter selections are great for SSB. The audio is VERY clear.

I intend to hook this up to a delta alpha Ultra Dx

I cant wait to get this thing on a real antenna!


38 posted on 05/14/2008 7:03:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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