Ten-Tec Argonaut V (516)

HF Transceiver

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"Software defined" radio. Download new functions from your computer. New price 2003 in the US: $795.00

Frequency range

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
?
Stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Filters
?

Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB   AFSK  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW: 0.2-0.35 µV (10 dB SINAD @ 2.4 kHz bandwidth)
AM: 0.5-0.9 µV (10 dB SINAD @ 6 kHz bandwidth)
FM: 0.35-0.6 µV (12 dB SINAD @ 15 kHz bandwidth)
Selectivity
35 built-in filters
SSB/CW: 200-3000 Hz
AM: 400-6000 Hz
FM: 15 kHz
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
80 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB   AFSK  
RF-Output
1-20 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
?
TX
Max 6 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
216 × 70 × 246 mm (8.50 × 2.76 × 9.69 in)
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Form factor
Unknown
Manufactured
Between 2003 and 200x in USA
MPN
TEN-TEC-ARGONAUT-V-(000516)

Other features

Memories
100 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Scanning. CTCSS encoder. PSK31-ready. IF-DSP.
Accessories
?

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Argonaut V (516) HF Transceiver.

Ten-Tec Argonaut V (516), HF Transceiver

THIS TRASCEIVER DOES EXTREMLY WELL ON FIGHTING QRM AND QRN.

THE FILTERING IS TOP NOTCH.

THE FILTERING IS JUST AS GOOD AS YOU CAN FIND ON THE NEWEST RIGS.

THE TRANSMIT AUDIO IS WONDERFUL WITH THE HAND MIC FROM TEN TEC.

I USED THE HEIL HM-10 DUAL MICROPHONE ON MINE.

THE HM-10 DROVE IT HARDER.

I LOVED USING THIS RIG ON CW.

IT WAS A DREAM.

I USED 5 WATTS OR LESS,HOWEVER WITH 20 WATTS IT WAS NOT FAR DOWN FROM A 100 WATT RIG.

THE BEAUTY OF THIS RIG INSIDE AND OUT WILL JUST AMAZE YOU.

IT IS SOLID AS A ROCK.

THE DISPLAY IS EASY TO READ.

I USED MINE AT THE BEACH BACK IN 2008.

I MADE MANY WONDERFUL QSO'S.

THIS RIG IS A KEEPER.

JUST TRY AND FIND ONE FOR SELL.

IF YOU FIND ONE HOLD ON TO IT.

YOU WILL BE AMAZED.

Written by N4UED on Jan 14, 2010

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2008
USD 600.00

What's it worth

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the Ten-Tec Argonaut V (516). Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's value of the Ten-Tec Argonaut V (516) might be around:

  • GBP 99.00
  • USD 190.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2007 USD 890.00 New / Mint KD8GNC
2008 USD 600.00 Used / Good N4UED
2018 GBP 100.00 Used / Good John G8CCD

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