Ten-Tec Serial Number Decoding

Note - Additional serial number decoding information can be found on KD4DCY's Jupiter Resource Page at http://kd4dcy.net/jupiter/articles/7-whats-in-a-serial-number.html.


(N1EU note: Up until April 1989, serial number labels showed the three digit model number followed by a consecutive number. One known exception to this was the use of 580-XXXX labels on many of the Corsair II's. The information below relates to the serial numbering after April 1989, beginning with the later Corsair II's)

From the Ten-Tec Reflector January 29, 2004

TEN TEC SERIAL NUMBER DECODING

Example: Serial Number 06A10108

06 at the front is month of manufacture, or scheduled production run month. If we were scheduled to build a run of a particular model in June, and for some reason we were delayed to July or August for that particular run, we'd still put "06" at the front of the serial number. "A" is a separator between the groups of digits. "1" is the production run # for that particular month. "010" is the unit number. "8" is the year of manufacture. (A "C" separator began being used in 2000.1) )

Examples

Omni VI Plus s/n 06A10108

06 = June
A = separator
1 = production run # for that particular month
010 = unit #
8 = year of manufacture

Unit #10 of production run #1 from June, 1998.


Model 238 Tuner s/n 41A10349

41 = April
A = separator
1 = production run # for that particular month
034 = unit #
9 = year of manufacture

Unit #34 of production run #1 from April, 1989.

Model 420 Amplifier s/n 5B10053

5 = May
B = separator
1 = production run # for that particular month
005 = unit #
3 = year of manufacture

Unit #5 of production run #1 from May, 1993

Model 9420 Power Supply s/n 12A10082

12 = December
A = separator
1 = production run # for that particular month
008 = unit #
2 = year of manufacture

Unit #8 of production run #1 from December, 1992

Model 961 Power Supply s/n 41A10019

41 = April
A = separator
1 = production run # for that particular month
01 = unit #
9 = year of manufacture

Unit #1 of production run #1 from April, 1989

1) Not in original post.