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Ten-Tec Jupiter—after ten years

The Ten-Tec Jupiter (Model 538), now ten years old, is at the core of my current HF station, as seen in the image at the right taken only a few minutes ago. I wrote an earlier post reprinting the review … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter: My faithful HF radio for a decade

My Ten-Tec Jupiter Model 538 HF Transceiver celebrated its 10th anniversary in my ham radio shack. I wrote a review of it for the May, 2001, issue of BARC’s Bark, the newsletter of the Boulder Amateur Radio Club. I include … Continue reading

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Kenwood’s Ham Radio HF Rig Lineup

Today’s summary is of the rather small Kenwood family of HF transceivers, a couple of which are of interest to new hams. Kenwood seems to be in the same place that Yaesu was back in the mid-1980s, with only three … Continue reading

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Yaesu’s Ham Radio HF Rig Lineup

Yesterday I provided a summary of ICOM’s HF rigs. Today’s post is about Yaesu’s lineup. I’ll admit I’m partial to Yaesu because I’ve had two of their HF radios, an FT-201 and an FT-747 (I still have the latter—it’s my … Continue reading

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Icom’s Ham Radio HF Rig Lineup

(Updated: 26 Feb 2011 to include ICOM 9100) I’m continuing a series of posts for hams who’ve just received their General Class license (the middle grade—see here). For new Generals, I recommend that the first antenna be a 40m dipole … Continue reading

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