Ten-Tec Century 21 (570)

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
≤ 20 Hz per °C after 30 minute warmup
Tuning steps
Continuous, 17 kHz per revolution of the main tuning knob

Receiver

RX-range
10-80 m
Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
<1 µV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity
0.5 / 1.0 / 2.5 kHz
Filters
-
Receiver system
Double direct conversion
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
Internal speaker + 1 W output @ 8 Ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
10-80 m
Modulations
CW  
RF-Output
30-40 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
35-75Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
12V DC or mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
?

Physical

Manufactured
Between 197x and 197x in USA
Dimensions (w×h×d)
318 × 156 × 305 mm (12.52 × 6.14 × 12.01 in)
Weight
7.03 kg (15.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Full QSK
Accessories
?
MPN
TEN-TEC-CENTURY-000021-(570)

Reviews & stories

the best p/q ratio

Ten-Tec Century 21 (570), Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

a bargain if you find it
fantastic performance for your bucks
splendid QSK, good filter
poor PTO system
easy to fix

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 1977
EUR 150.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Ten-Tec Century 21 (570) is around:

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  • USD 50.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2010 USD 126.51 Used / Good eBay
1977 EUR 150.00 Used / Good mlagrotf3oa

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