ARGONAUT 515 PAGE - FIXING THE RECEIVER INPUT TUNING TRAY ASSEMBLY
FOR THE RECEIVER FRONT END.. A BASIC MECHANICAL FIX
You won't find a company any better than Ten Tec ..when it
comes to support of their older radios. But all things must
pass as George Harrison once wrote in his songs.

Ten Tec still sells the PTO rebuild kits. They are mostly a
mechanical assembly. I myself ..have stocked up on many of
the electrical components such as transistors and ICs. I do
have some mechanical parts which I have gathered over the
years..but not all that many. I need some for my own spares
here for my collection of 505, 509s and the one 515 I have.

My 515 developed a problem with the mechanical tuning
rack. One side was missing the little plastic slider piece. The
piece that protrudes through the metal oblong guide hole for
going up and down to tune the receiver front end..had broke
off.

So..I repaired it with a wooden stick and some q-dope to act
as an adhesive and I used a black bushing (nylon) used in
TO-3 transistor assemblies as an insulated bushing for the
leads.

It worked. If you write me and need a black nylon bushing..I
may have some extras around here.
Ten Tec is running low or has run out of certain spare parts
for the older rigs.
The plastic guide piece must have broke off or wore off. The other side (see pic right) is still ok.
I made a substitute guide using a small wooden stick piece- some heatshrink and a Transistor
lead insulating bushing and q dope to hold it together.
I used a yellow insulated copper wire to guage the size of the hole.
Below: a spare tuning rack (the only one I had) I sold to a ham in another country
(Europe). Ten Tec has the molds for plastic parts but (one fellow told me over
the phone) - they are now sending the molds out to another company to get
parts cast.
Above..the job is almost finished now. Note the use of
heatshrink tubing on the wooden stick to make the
assembly more mechanically rugged.
BY THE WAY.. I HAVE ALL KINDS OF SMALL PARTS AROUND
HERE FOR RESTORING RADIOS. I even have quite a few small
components for restoring/rebuilding meter movements.
IF you write me
earl@nettyelectronics.com - I often help
people out (no charge- free advice) and my parts are cheap.
I use my Argonaut 515 only sparingly now. - I don't want to wear out the band switch
assembly and other parts. Looks good on the shelf! I found a replacement for the
meter knob (S Mtr - FWD- REV). I took a knob off of my (new to me) Ten Tec Argosy.
The black version Argosy radios have the same color scheme for the knobs..so I took a
knob off my Argosy 2 to make the Argonaut 515 more like the original condition.

Actually..for OPERATING.. I will be using the Argosy 2 much more often. It has 10 mhz and
also..Im not worried about wearing it out!  Also..it has 50 watts and 5 watts
switchable..which suits my style of operating. I sometimes use 50 or 100 watts for normal
operating. For QRP contests..5 watts of course.
HERE IS A PAGE (Ten Tec Sponsors) regarding repairs and manuals and older Ten Tecs
http://www.tentecwiki.org/doku.php
-----> cut and paste that link into your navigation line of your browser.

I HAVE MANUALS FOR THE OLDER TEN TECS AS WELL..ON THIS SITE: SEE LINK ----------------------------------->>
TEN TEC and other
older rig manuals and
accessories manuals ect

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MY OTHER WEB SITE IS MY "COMERCIAL" web site. I run a small business out of my
home selling older solid state radio and hobby parts and used tested ham radio parts as
well. For radios such as the older Argonauts, Argosy, FT301, TS780, some heathkits and
other old rigs. click here to
visit my new site: www.nettyelectronics.com - 73 Earl VE3AB
my email is
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HERE IS A REPAIR TO A CIRCUIT BOARD (the Audio Board for the Argonaut 515). I did this by mail for a ham in
USA.
click here for this December 2014 article. note it is on my new web site.

Here is the feedback I received from him:

Earl

Got the board yesterday inserted , and the 515 came to life worked very well,

so did the old Hw7 . tnx very much and happy new year  

*** my note: I had sent him a (discontinued) audio IC for the HW7 and he soldered it in and it worked well.




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