Skip to comments.Any FReepers out there operating the Ten Tec RX-320 receiver?
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.
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.
Thanks. The lower frequency problem has been fixed in the new models
Nope not me, I'm still happy with my KWX-1 Collins RX/TX. ; - D
Do you recall what software your friend was using?
Naw my IDC works for all my needs. ;-)
(my rigs are TS2000, IC-7000, TM-V71, FT-8900 and TH-F6A) Sorry, no Ten-Tec
“Wow, I had no idea so many Freepers were hams!”
Freepers are almost without exception hams, self included.
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.
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.
Just for mistyping KWS? ; )
you still use a record player?
So do I.
For having a collins radio!
Sorry, no reviews on the receiver...But for general purposes, hard to beat my ICOM 746.
I just dont have the budget for that stuff.
I am considering a drake R8A also
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
As i said earlier....BASTAGE!
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?
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. :)
What software do you use?
A lot of folks have shown interest in a dx/swl/ham pinglist
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.
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
Yeah, he apparently fell off the porch.
If someone wants to start another ping list, they can put me on it.
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.
Thanks Jack I appreciate that
Do you have the electic, or the gas powered one?
Electric for the lights dim whenever it's keyed. ; )
(the florescent lights ignite and turn on without a switch)
Go to their home page to see their hardware.
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.
Thats cool. Can I get falling raster and FFT for this RX-320D?
BTW All the audio is unintelligible on that sight, but I love the falling raster display. Thats what has me intrigued with DSP
Pompus blow dried college boys! L0L
Seriously thats some cool Signal processing but I cant understand it
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!
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