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Frequency range

RX-range
10-80 m
TX-range
10-80 m
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
50 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12-14V DC
Current drain RX
500 mA, TX: Max 9 A
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
342.9 × 114.3 × 330.2 mm (13.50 × 4.50 × 13.00 in)
Weight
5.44 kg (12.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1976 and 197x in USA
MPN
TEN-TEC-TRITON-I

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Reviews & stories

Ten Tec Triton I

Ten-Tec Triton I, Desktop Transceiver

This radio was bought around 1976-1977 from a local ham store on Oahu. At that time it was the only solid state radio on the market. I modified the dial with a floating spacer and screw to turn it faster.. its missing in the picture but you can still see the hole in the dial.. Made many HF contacts at 50w output. Matching regulated power supply kept the radio pretty stable on transmit. A General Electric Portamobile microphone was used on it.. The owners manual included detailed circuitry for each board at component level. I repaired it once easily. During that Era there was no PLL or digital meter for frequency, you had marker oscillator to calibrate frequency on it. The vernier tuning dial was not true frequency accuracy as you tuned away from a marker but it kept you in the ham band fairly close to where you wanted to be. To date although lacking the thrills of DSP, split vfo etc it was a fun radio to get on HF with.. KH7O

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1977
USD 600.00

What's it worth

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Ten-Tec Triton I might be around:

  • USD 102.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
1977 USD 600.00 New / Mint Rick Ching
2018 USD 103.00 Used / Good RigReference

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