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Time Running Out for TenTec

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TenTec has traded hands several times in the last few years. Most recently
it’s become anÂ*operating subsidiary of Dishtronix, Inc. an Ohio
corporation. In fact, that’s been the situation since the first of the
year. Â*Any progress made in the direction of resuming “normal operations
have been mostly imperceptible.
When last I mentioned TenTec here, it was February and they had released a
couple of firmware updates for their transceivers. This was a welcome move
because they had previously said they were in the process of doing that,
and they followed through on it.
Kept promises are important but that was months ago and there have been no
further public statements.
The temporary Web site remains unchanged. If you want to view their
products online, you have to visit the online site still maintained by the
previous owner. You would think getting a new Web site up and running would
be vitally important to an enterprise with no show floor or retail outlet,
but that hasn’t been the case yet.
It’s both curious and discouraging to those of us still holding out hope
for a comeback. But the final nail in the coffin will be if there’s no
TenTec booth at the Dayton Hamvention — that opens in less than two weeks.Â*
If there’s nothing to show or at least talk about at that point, then it
will be clear that TenTec has no viable future.
Friends have privately told me not to fret, they say the new owner is
“serious and intent on making it all work”. Maybe. But you can’t place an
existing manufacturing operation in long-term limbo and expect it to
survive.
The clock is ticking and time is running out on TenTecs last act.


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KE9V via rec.radio.amateur.moderated Admin wrote:

The clock is ticking and time is running out on TenTecs last act.


They just started shipping old radios that were sent in last year for
repairs.

They no longer do it as a "good deed" at a low price, but they are
repairing them at what is market price for repairs from a commerical
operation.

Yes, there are some changes, and new rig sales will no longer subsidize
old rig support, but it is there and they are more likely to survive.

Free support is now limited to the Yahoo group (which is very good),
and not a phone call to the factory away.

I would not write them off yet.

73,

Geoff.

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Geoffrey S. Mendelson, N3OWJ/4X1GM/KBUH7245/KBUW5379



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