David Hershberger writes:
"This is a Gates TE-10 FM exciter. It's the
only one that survives. The TE-10 was the "FM exciter that never was."
The TE-10 was developed after the TE-3. However, management decided not to put it into production because it wasn't any better or cheaper than the TE-3. The circuit design was similar to the TE-3, but the mechanical packaging was different.
Two prototypes were built. Paul Lemson, W9PL, pulled one out of the trash and I pulled out the other one. Paul eventually junked his, but I still have mine. Paul was part of the MS-15 team, and was the project engineer for the Harris FM25K."
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