Ten-Tec Argonaut (509) Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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For the manual:
The Argonaut opens a whole new world of excitement and fun in Amateur Radio. We think you will find QRP a welcome change. Five watts are only 2-1/2 S-units below 150 watts for the same conditions. When skip is favorable and QRM light, you will not be conscious of using low power.

The small size (1/5 cubic foot) makes it ideal for portable operation in a motel, camper, trailer, or mobile operation in your car, boat or plane. As a result of its low power requirements, a 12 volt lantern or automobile battery will provide many, many operating hours. An ac pack, available as an accessory, will provide 117 V AC operation. You can choose ssb or cw on any ham band between 3.5 and 30 MHz.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-80m
TX-range
10-80m
HAM bands
-
Stability
< 100 Hz @ 10.5 to 14 VDC
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
< 0.5 µV for 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity
2.4 kHz at 6 dB down; 1.7:1 shape factor at 6/50 dB
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
1 W @ 8 ohms, < 2% distortion

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   USB   LSB  
RF-Output
3W

Connections

Antenna
Clamps / screws
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12 V DC
Current drain RX
150 mA max
TX
1 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
330 × 115 × 180 mm (12.99 × 4.53 × 7.09 in)
Weight
2.70 kg (6.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1973 and 19xx

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

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