TEN-TEC has created a 100 watt transceiver combining simplified controls and ease of operation with the excellent performance of a low first IF 160-through 6-meter ham-band architecture in a compact, mobile-friendly structure. The analog portion of the radio is double conversion with IF frequencies of 9.0015 MHz and 22.5 kHz. A third conversion to zero-frequency IF is accomplished in the DSP processor.
The TEN-TEC Model 599 Eagle signifies strength born from DSP technology in HF design. Listening to input from Ham radio operators from around the world led our team of engineers to a remarkable compact yet high performance transceiver that Hams of all ages and skill levels will find a joy to operate.
The large easy to read display can be conveniently configured with your favorite background color and intensity, making your Eagle a pleasure to use as a base, portable, or mobile radio. Flexibility also extends to the Eagle with TEN-TEC’s Sensitune automatic antenna tuner, noise
canceling circuitry, and of course TEN-TEC’s famous selective roofing filters.
The TEN-TEC Eagle will truly provide years of outstanding performance unequaled by any other radio in its size or price class. You can be assured the Eagle offers more receiver horsepower with new DSP based architecture, Selectable Roofing filters, noise reduction, antenna tuner, and of course TEN-TEC’s legendary QSK keying. A tribute to American ingenuity makes the Eagle a radio you can be proud to show your fellow Ham radio operators.
Whether you are a seasoned contester, DX chaser, net operator or a casual operator, the TEN-TEC Eagle has the performance and convenience that will provide years of operating enjoyment!
What’s Included with the 599 Eagle
New and demo TEN-TEC equipment purchased directly from TEN-TEC in the U.S. is warrantied parts and labor for 12 months from date of purchase. Purchaser pays inbound shipping to us for warranty repair, we pay shipping to return the repaired equipment to you by UPS ground service or equivalent to the continental USA and Canada. Alaska, Hawaii and outside U.S. and Canada actual return shipping cost paid by owner. The only warranty exception is for the model 238B antenna tuner and the 417A Titan III linear amplifier, which are warrantied for three years parts and labor, under these same terms. Used equipment sold by TEN-TEC is warrantied for 30 days, parts and labor, under these same terms.
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Posted by Allison/KB1GMX on 30th Apr 2013
As expected a very good receiver. What was unexpected was some of the features. None of the info on it mentioned the backlit soft touch buttons, the extent of the things that can be adjusted for best result. Thankfully I downloaded the manual first and read it.
On the bench it does perform well, on the air its a wonderful sounding radio. I went at ever feature that got bad words in other reviews and I'm still wondering if they even had an Eagle.
I've used the tuner, while a bit slow in some cases it has matched some difficult antennas
including a wire literally on the grass on 75M.
the NR function is very good though it does add some artifacts, the upside its despite that the station I was listening to was far more intelligible. Noise blanker is both effectve
on local power line noise it handles ignition noise well. The AN makes a good lid filter.
While not designed as a portable rig like the Argo it's still fairly decent when run on battery I even checked into a 75M net using a
7AH gell cell with good results. Its also quite tolerent of low voltages.
I find the controls as I would lay them out and the only thing I encounter that is awkward for me in the volume on/off as that control in the
6n2 is on the right and the Eagle its on the left... Oops. It's more a reflection of how
the front panel has good similarity and feel. I'd also say that the Eagle does fix many of the oddities of the 6n2 for announcing the state of function button and being informative of settings.
Along the way I had questions and they were answered, that alone to me is a winner. The fact that my 6n2 is now 10 years old and running strong, a Triton (m340) I picked up as second owner is still good and never needed repair,
and my 1208 transverter never gave trouble. I expect this radio to last me.
Its over 30 days and it's never leaving! I'm having fun with it and it is a great radio for just listening around the non ham bands.
Posted by Dick Deutscher on 15th Feb 2013
I just purchased a Ten-Tec Eagle which will be used as my mobile and portable radio. I have a Ten-Tec OMNI VII, which I have owned for several years, and just love.
The Eagle receiver is great; the receiver is very responsive, fantastic audio and easy to use, as was the transmitter. I worked from home several days last week and had the Eagle on in the background.
With no Amplifier and a simple vertical antenna, I easily made contact with an Austria station. Since then I have made many contacts, most on my first attempt. All stations have been easy to tune in, and all contacts easily understood me, with comments on my quality audio. Thanks to the good receiver and transmitter audio.
I cannot wait until I can get the Eagle mounted in my Jeep.
73 from K0DEU, Custer County, South Dakota
Posted by Art on 11th Feb 2013
It's been a long time since I was on the air....life got in the way. Anyway, I decided to fire up my old Henry Radio Tempo One and see if it still worked. It did and I used that for a few months, but I decided that I needed a newer rig, so I looked at the various offerings and when I saw that the Ten Tec was made here in the US, well that made up my mind. The rig had good reviews, so I bought one and I am so glad I did. I don't like all of the other rigs digital this and digital that, I am used to manual rigs like the Tempo One. I was concerned that the Eagle would be one of those rigs, but after using it, I found that it was very easy to use. It's very use friendly and all of the buttons are intuitive. I am so happy that I bought this rig and it's been performing great for me! I even decided to buy the Ten Tec Regal 707 microphone to go with it and the reports that I have received when using it are amazing. Thank you Ten Tec for making US made equipment that has such outstanding performance. I will always be a Ten Tec supporter forever!
Posted by Art on 19th Dec 2012
I decided to move up to the 21st century and get one of these rigs. I chose the Eagle because I don't like a lot of bells and whistles...I was using a Henry Radio Tempo One, so simplistic is my speed.
When I first got this rig, I was disappointed that it had too many buttons and too many bells and whistles. What I found was that in no time, the rig was more intuitive than my first impression led me to believe. I am not accustomed to menu driven rigs, so there was a bit of a learning curve for me, but it was a very easy curve. After playing with it for a few days, I didn't need the instruction manual to figure things out, and that's rare for me.
I think that I made the right choice with this rig and would recommend it to anyone.
Posted by Howard Miller - AB1CW on 14th Dec 2012
I love this radio!!! Simple to use, plenty enough "bells and whistles" for the type of hamming I do...which is mostly CW. I took it out of the box, hooked up the power, and was on the air in minutes. I did read the manual,...but after I was already having a ball and many QSOs on 40 and 80. The antenna tuner works grrrreat for me (although I have read about some complaints regarding tuning times...etc). I'm using a G5RV in it's intended configuration (hung between 2 trees,...at 45 feet :>) One thing I noticed about the antenna tuner, ... it has memories!!!! I found that I did not have to retune when I jumped from band to band, as long as I had tuned on or near those frequencies previously. You can tell pretty quick by looking at the meter when you transmit what your SWR is (ballpark:>) Last thing,... I'm no spring chicken, and 50+ years a CW op. This radio is a definite keeper for me :>) For logging and control, I use MacLogger DX, and it worked right off the bat with the USB connection.
Posted by Jerry Rogers on 14th Oct 2012
The radio that can. I know it lacks the “Bells & Whistles” that the bigs ones have.
But that in no way diminishes from the HIGH PERFORMANCE it produces.
And added to that you want find yourself turning a lot of knobs to achieve this performance. The transmit and receive audio is outstanding. No EQ to adjust, just clean, clear transmit audio.
Having said that, I’ve had the pleasure of owning many good radios, and they all did their thing. However, not to the level of the Eagle. This radio does not induce listening fatigue, it’s very quiet, and so easy to use. The receiver is right up there with my Orion II on receive. I know the Orion has a lot more circuity, so it does more things, but the Eagle just performs. Just one sweet radio.
One last comment, and that’s the feel of a big radio. There will always be hams that like the larger radio. I guess it’s like the automobiles we own. Each model has it’s appeal, but in the end they all get you from point “A” to “B”. The Eagle just does it so smoothly.
PS: I use N4PY software with my radios, and it makes the Eagle just that much more fun and flexible. Thanks TenTec for a great product, and your continuous support.
Posted by Paul E. Schmid W4HET on 12th Sep 2012
The Ten-Tec Eagle coupled to a Cushcraft R-6000 vertical antenna recently performed great on Grand Cayman Island using my call ZF2BN. I've used many rigs from Cayman going back to 1976. The Eagle has the best CW receiver I've ever had and I've been a ham since 1948. On my latest trip to Cayman I had 629 QSO's and worked 69 countries (19 Aug-31 Aug 2012). The Eagle is a light weight high performance transceiver which puts out a full 100 watts of clean power either CW/SSB. Thanks again Ten-Tec for a great USA product!. 73 W4HET/ZF2BN
Posted by Mike, WA1EYP on 15th Aug 2012
After using the Eagle for the past year I can say of all the transceivers I have used this radio contains the best combination of features and is solid as a rock. Unlike other software based radios it does not CRASH when you use it or requires monthly updates to repair bugs. Its receiver is very quiet. Better than a $4000.00 DSP Japanese radio that I own. It is more sensitive. It has better immunity to static crashes. Signals just pop out of the noise. The audio is nice to the ears and does not contain the high noise level that very sensitive receivers usually do. I write application software for radios and this radio's performance is solid. It is the best value for the money in ham radio. It does not contain features that I have to pay for and never use. It does not have the complexity of the new crop of SDR radios. Best of all if you send John Henry a question about the radio he will answer you right back. Unlike my Japanese radio I have not been able to get a single answer to my questions in over a year.
Posted by Scott N3JJT on 17th Mar 2012
I recently purchased the Eagle from Ten Tec. What I can tell you at this time, is that this little radio is great. I have never had a receiver as quiet and good as this Eagle. I would not hesitate to purchase again if needed. I have the 600 hz filter installed, and when you turn the bandwidth down to 100 hz, it does not ring!
Posted by Jim-K1CNF on 28th Dec 2011
My first HF rig. Operating it since first week in Oct 2011. In 10 weeks, able to work all states as a new General Class operator on SSB. If you are a new ham, give this serious consideration!!! If you are an experienced ham, really explore all the features, and relax about lack of knobs!
Only complaint is the lack of a transmit s-meter. The sig meter is a little small but not anything that I can't live with. It's nice to have customer support that actually can help you.
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