I’ve just finished building a Ten-Tec 1253 Regenerative Shortwave Receiver kit and wanted to share some of the build process with you.
The Ten-Tec 1253 is a gorgeous little regenerative shortwave receiver, that is sensitive and fun to build and use. Building the Ten-Tec 1253 was fairly straightforward, there are a couple of little things to watch out for, but it was otherwise a relatively easy build for an experienced constructor. Any items to take note of are clearly outlined in the comprehensive manual.
These radio kits
are were available here in Australia for $135 from TTS Systems. They promptly shipped my kit to me within a week – great service, thank you guys. Unfortunately they don’t seem to be stocking this kit anymore.
Here are a few pics…