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N2APR
07-14-2004, 01:19 AM
I was just wondering what kind of gear/brand of radio everyone uses, when they get time to use it, etc. #Just curious! #I try to stay as active as I can, but being 15 and in 10th grade, time is sometimes not on my side. #Although, I did find it amusing to pass the time on my 1.5 hr. busride every morning and every evening, to make a few contacts on my HT, mainly on a populated linked system (N3KZ, for the people in my area, see www.offto.com/n3kz). #I currently have an Alinco DJ-596T (ht) and the new DR-620T (mobile/base). #Both of them are very nice radios, but the 620 is a bit hard to operate. #It takes a while to get used to. #A problem I have been having with my ht is the BNC connector is getting very loose, mainly from constant changing from antennas. #At home, the MFJ hi-gain and in the car, the Larsen mag-mount mobile antenna. #I may have to send that back to get it tightened, or replaced. Any ideas on anything are helpful!

Adam, KC2KDE

K6PME
07-14-2004, 01:36 AM
FT-897 HF(receive only, still a tech)
FT-8900R FM quad band (70,2,6,10)
VX7R quadband HT (70,1.25,2,6)
Rat Shack 10m AM,FM,SSB
Rat Shack HTX 420 HT

All wire dipoles for HF, Hustler 6 btv in storage, experimenting with homebrew VHF antenna's for SSB. Not using FM at all these days.

It's not published or advertised but the VX7R will Tx on 222 at 30mW, also 6m AM at 1w. Receives everything the FT-897 does.

Oops, almost forgot, A 20m QRP CW rig I built from Small Wonders Lab.

W5LDA
07-14-2004, 01:47 AM
Kenwood ts790a
Yaesu 747gx
Yaesu 857d
Alinco dj180
Rci 5054dx
Cushcraft 148/20t 10 el dual polarity
diamond v2000 vertical triband
diamond cr 627b triband
homebrew 6m dipole
rf concepts max-amp 45
rf concepts 2-117
and numerous accessories

Larry kd5vsg

K0EWS
07-14-2004, 01:51 AM
I get the most time to operate, play radio, do stuff on QRZ and the like in the summer. I'm a teacher, so this is when I have time on my hands. (All the posting I've done lately, can't you tell? ) That being said, my main rig is an Icom 718 which I do phone, digital and CW, and my other rig is an Elecraft K-1 for which I do most of my QRPing, as I have 6 different band setups for it. I also have an MFJ 17 meter QRP rig, and an Icom 2100 for 2meters, along with a couple of HTs; a Kenwood TH28A(my first ham radio) and a Yaesu VX 1R, which is more of a nice little pocket scanner. Good post.

N0DIT
07-14-2004, 01:58 AM
Just got my tech 3 weeks ago. Just passed my general exam last Saturday and don't have 1 piece of ham gear! Donations would be greatly appreciated. lol Got old gear hiding in your closet, just email me maybe we can get together.

AD5QB
07-14-2004, 02:03 AM
At home, an Icom 706MKIIG #to a 65 foot wire via an AH-4 tuner for HF work, with a Diamond X-50A vertical for 2m/70cm (still need something for 6m). #I have a Hustler 6-BTV that I'll ground mount when I get to it.

I have an Icom IC-T90A connected to a 2m/70cm whip for mobile use, but will eventually get the 706 mounted so I can operate HF mobile, don't really do much VHF/UHF stuff.

Usually get time to operate early morning before going to work (1030-1130 UTC) and in the evenings after my 6yr old son goes to bed. I also try to get in some time during the days on the weekends, but those days are usually pretty full.

KD5VHF
07-14-2004, 02:27 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (k0ews @ July 13 2004,18:51)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I get the most time to operate, play radio, do stuff on QRZ and the like in the summer. #I&#39;m a teacher, so this is when I have time on my hands.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Hi Eric, How has your visit been the last several months in Texas? 73 , Mike

KG4ZQZ
07-14-2004, 02:36 AM
- went overboard on HTs after i got my Tech license, but have since whittled down the collection to a few favorites - which one do i use the most? the VX-2r...

- same thing happened when i worked up to HF privileges... i won&#39;t go into all the gear, but i will give a list of some of my favorites:

- FT-817
- SG-2020ADSP2
- TenTec Argonaut V
- Norcal BLT tuner
- Lakeview hamstick dipole adapter
- Lakeview hamsticks
- SD-20 crappie pole
- MP-1 antenna
- Buddipole
- MFJ-259B analyzer
- Daiwa SS-330W PS

XV2PS
07-14-2004, 02:40 AM
Well, would like more, but stuffs are not easily available around here, so I grab what I can.
Icom 718 (that is a giant http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif ) 400 US
Manual tuner Yaesu FC 901 (gift)
And the antenna is a bit better Log periodic 7el from Titanex second hand at 600 US.
Diamond power supply 930 100 US. That is an interresting one, because you can also feed it with 2 12V batteries and it releases 13.8V. All to 30 amp.
Home made primitive paddle (but works).
Spid rotator (probably unknown for you) 200 US for a heavy heavy duty one.

KG4YUV
07-14-2004, 02:49 AM
Hi Adam,

Being 15 and a sophomore myself, I understand time and money constraints.

VHF/UHF:
Kenwood TM-G707A 144/440
2 144/400 mobile sticks
Arrow Antenna 144/440
IC-Q7A 144/440

HF:
Ten-Tec Omni-D 546 XCVR
Vectronics VC300DLP Tuner
G5RV JR 40-10
G5RV 80-10

W5MLR
07-14-2004, 02:52 AM
Icom IC-718
Alinco DR-135T
LDG AT-11MP Autotuner
Alinco DJ-196T
Icom IC-T7H
Radio Shack HTX-10
MFJ-1621 10-40m portable antenna w/built in tuner
MFJ-1750 2m 5/8 wave vertical
a G5RV whose mfg. I forget
Van Gorden 20m dipole
And a few other odds and ends

WA2ZDY
07-14-2004, 03:04 AM
In my Ranger pickup truck:
Kenwood TS140 HF w/SGC SG230 autotuner and hamsticks,
Motorola Syntor X 2m w/ Larsen NMO 5/8 wave whip on the roof,
Motorola GM300 440 mobile w/ Larsen collinear also on the roof.

Wife&#39;s minivan:
Motorola GM300s, one each for 2m and 440

In the house: #Nothing. #I&#39;m not willing to fight the condo association any more.

I do have a collection of Motorola Handie Talkies though. #2m, 440, and even one on 10 FM - 29.600.

Photos of some of this stuff may be found on my webpage:

www.geocities.com/wa2zdy/radio.html #and #www.geocites.com/wa2zdy/ranger.html

Good luck.

K0EWS
07-14-2004, 03:20 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hi Eric, How has your visit been the last several months in Texas? 73 , Mike [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Well, I&#39;m not in Texas, but my last several months have been relaxing. During my busy season, I hardly get to play with my radios at all, so I try to do a bit more of it in the summer. However, I look at the calendar and see that Summer is over half over http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif 73

K3STX
07-14-2004, 03:33 AM
Finally, a Ham radio topic&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

Kenwood TS-850S/AT (got is 6 months ago LOVE it&#33;&#33;&#33http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
Kenwood TS-520S (retired)
assorted paddles
MFJ tuner
100 foot dipole fed with ladder line, up about 60 feet
1/4 wavelength vertical for 40 meters (8 radials) everything elevated about 15 feet.
Thinking about more antennas (every day I think about this, what a loser).

paul

KD5VHF
07-14-2004, 03:42 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (k0ews @ July 13 2004,20:20)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hi Eric, How has your visit been the last several months #in Texas? 73 , Mike [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Well, I&#39;m not in Texas, but my last several months have been relaxing. During my busy season, I hardly get to play with my radios at all, so I try to do a bit more of it in the summer. #However, I look at the calendar and see that Summer is over half over #http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif # 73[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
That is JUST what I thought. There is someone using your call and name. Claims to be a school teacher. He says he is in his 60&#39;s BUT with children the same age as yours. His claims just didn&#39;t add up. He seems to bounce around central Texas and gets on echolink via the local repeaters. I haven&#39;t heard him in a few weeks. By the way, this guy is an IDIOT&#33; http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif Maybe he will pop up again and I can offer to buy him dinner somewhere. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

W0UZR
07-14-2004, 04:14 AM
I have a Kenwood 830s that I use as my primary rig. Or
Is it my 101 F Yaesu I use as my primary rig. I like the Yeasu 101 F because I&#39;m impressed that it seems to have a touch better receive than the 830, which is hard to beat.

And on the 101, when I turn on the processor, the alc doesn&#39;t work, and I can turn the processor level up and down and it is just like a power level control. I can turn it down to nothing, or half, and of course, flat out. This is handy because of the amp, the Kenwood 922. I can turn the level to 50w, or 75 or 100w, and it doesn&#39;t make any difference how loud I talk, if I scream, or shoot a gun, it doesn&#39;t go up to any higher wattage than where I put it. But the best thing I like about the 101F is that it tunes to 180w ,,and I can get it to talk the 180w with every word. (avarage watt meter)

My other primary radio is the Yeasu 102. That has incredible receive, and 240w output.

My stand by radio is the Kenwood 820. Built like a tank. and full output on all the bands except on 10m.

My goof around rig is the Tempo I.That has very good receive, tunes to 200w output on most of the bands, and I can get it to talk 160w of them. Has 13 tubes. The power supply needs to be rebuilt.

The amp, Kenwood 922. That one is hard to beat. Very good amp.

Antenna is a G5RV streached out slooping to the east.

Antenna tuner is the Drake MN 2000.

Have the complete 830s station except for the 230 external VFO . That means that I have the 230 antenna tuner, the 230 speaker.

I have all of this in the living room sitting on the corner of the console stereo facing out at a 45 degree angle. My computer monitor is on top of the amp

I have an ADI 2m HT and a 200w amp. I had the Cushcraft 13 B-2 but when I took it down when I moved, someone stold it.

On my Yeasu&#39;s I have the D-104 I run. and on the Kenwood&#39;s I run the Heil Gold Line through a 7 band equilizer.

And on top of all this, I live in a trailer park, run 500w out of my amp all day, every day 7 days a week, and twice on Sundays.

So, needless to say, I like pretty much the tube finals. I always can squeeze a little more out of them, but not the transistorized outfits. They always seem to belt it out there better......

W8EFA
07-14-2004, 04:14 AM
Kenwood TS-570d with matching Sp-23 speaker and hs-5 headphones
MFJ-422B Keyer/Paddle
Astron Rs-35M Power Supply
MFJ-949E Tuner
40-10Meter Trap dipole
An NEC Laptop running N0OKS paper chasers log and DXATlas

Just got the 570 2 months ago and I love it. #Have an old Kenwood TS-520 for 20 years. So after that performance I felt I had to be loyal and stay with Kenwood when i bought a new rig.
http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

W5MEJ
07-14-2004, 04:35 AM
This is a nice peaceful thread...

Meager setup in my shack, but it works for me:

Kenwood TS-430S
LDG AT-11 Auto Tuner
MFJ 422 Keyer/Bencher Paddle combo
Nye straight key

Running it into a dipole cut for 80m, fed with 450 ohm window line on all bands right now, but am going to get out sometime this week and build a 40m/20m parallel dipole, #feed it with coax, and take the tuner offline. #I work mostly PSK31 and CW these days, so if i get it right, should be able to work my favorite bands (40/20/15) without the tuner&#33;

Oh yea...i power it all with a homebrew 35 amp power supply...heavy and ugly, but its been working for 10 years now.

73
Chuck

K0EWS
07-14-2004, 04:57 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote
Hi Eric, How has your visit been the last several months in Texas? 73 , Mike

Well, I&#39;m not in Texas, but my last several months have been relaxing. During my busy season, I hardly get to play with my radios at all, so I try to do a bit more of it in the summer. However, I look at the calendar and see that Summer is over half over http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif 73

That is JUST what I thought. There is someone using your call and name. Claims to be a school teacher. He says he is in his 60&#39;s BUT with children the same age as yours. His claims just didn&#39;t add up. He seems to bounce around central Texas and gets on echolink via the local repeaters. I haven&#39;t heard him in a few weeks. By the way, this guy is an IDIOT&#33; http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif Maybe he will pop up again and I can offer to buy him dinner somewhere.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
That&#39;s interesting. Wow, just what I need, a case of ham radio identity theft. I&#39;m nowhere near 60 years old, not even 40 yet, and I&#39;ve never even BEEN to Texas; not that it&#39;s not a nice place, I have just never been there. I will admit to actually having tried Echolink....like twice.... Wow. Well, for what it&#39;s worth, thanks for the information. 73.
Eric

W5ALT
07-14-2004, 04:59 AM
Here in Maracaibo I have the following:
IC-756 Pro II, FT-100D, SDR-1000
For SWL - Sangean portable
2 - SGC-239 auto tuners and an MFJ manual tuner
HiMound bug, LTA paddles and straight key, Bencher paddles

When I travel I carry:
FT-817 and Palm Radio mini paddles

At home I have:
Assorted Heathkit gear, IC-735, TS-50S, TS-850 SAT
An SGC-239 autotuner, a Johnson Matchbox, several MFJ manual tuners, besides the homebrew stuff.
For SWL - IC-R71A, Drake R8B, Hallicrafters SX-99
J-36 bug, Bencher paddles, MFJ keyer, LTA straight key and paddles.
Several VHF/UHF handhelds, including an Icom quad band handheld (don&#39;t remember the model number, since I rarely get on VHF/UHF), IC-2AT, IC-02AT and a Yaseu dual band HT.

The rest of my used HF and handhelds I gave away to new hams, except for some old Heathkit gear that needs work.

73,
Walt, W5ALT

W0UZR
07-14-2004, 05:13 AM
The best thing you could have done is give them the Heathkit gear.
Then they would learn to fix it, and would feel twice as proud to be on the air.

AI4FR
07-14-2004, 05:31 AM
A couple of Icoms, a few scanners,Ameriton 600, kenwood r-5000, hammarlund sp-600, 3 rangers, some HT&#39;s and other odd ball radios.




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KA9VQF
07-14-2004, 05:47 AM
I mainly have other peoples cast offs. I did buy a TS820S from e-bay a while back. The only new radio I ever bought was my HTX202, about 13 years ago if I remember right. I started out with an EICO model 720 and a Hammerlund HQ100. I may have the model number on that wrong it was a long time ago. I loaned the Hammerlund to a prospective local who said he wanted to use it to study code.
He moved to Montana and as far as I know he never did get a ticket, but he kept the radio. I still have the EICO but I’m afraid to #fire it up these days for fear of letting the smoke out of it. I only ever had one rock for it anyway.
I upgraded to a Henry Tempo One after I passed the techplus test.
I have had a FT101EE, TS130S, a Lafayette 6M AM rig with a VFO in it, but it also uses a crystal.
The 101 and the 130 had to go back to their original owners, I only borrowed them while I was looking for the 6JS6 finals I need for the Tempo. Couldn’t find the tubes I need so I got the TS820S instead.
I have a TR-7500 and a TR-9000 FM mobiles. The 9000 is nice because it is all mode on 2M. It came with the optional base station ‘dock’ I have used it to talk to people near Chicago and ST, Louis. Not bad for 20 watts.
I have some kind of Icom 2m rig in my Pontiac but the model number escapes me just now. I bought a ratsack HTX100 and more recently I got a HTX212.
I have built several of the QRP CW rigs that have been featured in magazines like QST and CQ but my code ability is near zilch so I gave them to people who could use them. As far as I know they are still using them.
My most ambitious home brew was a five channel 2m rig with the offset for repeater use. It works OK I guess but I have so much better mobiles these days it just sits there. I have loaned it out but it keeps coming back.
I have several Hallicrafter receivers SX71, SX41, SX106. I loan them out quite a bit to let folks listen to the ham bands. A few of the folks have become licensed because of this activity of mine.
My antennas have been mostly homebrew wires in trees.
I was using a half wave CB antenna called a big stick until it gave up loading recently. Gotta take it down and see what happened to it. I have a 20M hamstick that I use portable with a ground rod and some wire radials. With my pitiful old J-941 Versa tuner it does pretty well on all but 160M

4Z5EM
07-14-2004, 09:23 AM
Collins 75 s-3 # # # # Collins 51 j-4 # #Collins 51 s-1 (my favorite RX)# # # #R-5000 # Recievers #&amp; Dipole ant for 40/80 m #+ # # # Long wire ant. # #SWL since &#39;86. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

K9STH
07-14-2004, 05:08 PM
See

http://home.comcast.net/~k9sth

fourth link from the bottom for most of it&#33;

Glen, K9STH

07-14-2004, 05:10 PM
Lets see..

HF

Daily Station:

Hallicrafters HT-32A Transmitter SX101A Receiver
Hallicrafters T.O. Keyer
Vibroplex Deluxe Bug
Vibroplex Vibrokeyer
Astatic D104 Microphone
Shure 444 Microphone
Dentron 2000 watt tuner

Portable / QRP HF station:

Elecraft K2 w/ battery, ATU, SSB, Notch,
Bencher Paddles

VHF / UHF
Yaesu 2500M - Home 2 meter radio
Motorola GM300 - Car
Icom 2AT - 2 meter HT
Icom 3AT - 220 mhz HT
Icom 4AT - 440 mhz HT

There are other operable HF receivers and transmitters in the collection, but they are in storage - not connected.

07-14-2004, 05:14 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (K9STH @ July 14 2004,10:08)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">See

http://home.comcast.net/~k9sth

fourth link from the bottom for most of it&#33;

Glen, K9STH[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Drool... http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

KB5WX
07-14-2004, 06:46 PM
I can&#39;t even come close to Glenn&#39;s setup . I use a Kenwood TS-440 , MC-60 mike , MFj-949D tuner , Ameritron AL811 amp ( when the need arises ) . Antennas are : A-99 for 10 , 12, and 15 m . G5RV inverted v for 17, 20, and 40m . Resonant dipole for 75/80 m . Whatever you use , the only requirement in my book is to enjoy each and every moment spent using your gear .

73
Randy ( AI4FP )
FISTS # 10542
SPAR

KC5SAS
07-14-2004, 07:27 PM
HTs-
Radio Shack 204 (2m, 440, copy of the ADI 600HP)
Radio Shack 200 - have 2 of these.(2m .5watt radio.)

ATV-
Videolynx 434 (100milliwatt video transmitter)

Car-
Kenwood TM-D700 (2m, 440 runs APRS/Ui-View)

Home-
Yaesu 8500 (2m, 440 mobile)

Fire Station- Where I work 40 hours a week-
Radio Shack 212 (2meter mobile) Chief was impressed enough with what he saw of ham radio during SETs, drills and when I did comms for ARC during Hurricane sheltering that when I asked if I could put one of my spare radios at the station he had no objections. Our metal roof makes a GREAT ground plane for the antenna up there.

Future-
Plan on getting another Kenwood TM-D700 to put at the house and take the Yaesu 8500 to the Fire Station to replace the Radio Shack 212 there now.

Steve, KC5SAS

W8EFA
07-14-2004, 08:06 PM
http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif8--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (K9STH @ July 14 2004,10http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif8)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">See

http://home.comcast.net/~k9sth

fourth link from the bottom for most of it&#33;

Glen, K9STH[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
How in the world do you switch antennas between all that? #
How in the heck do you remember how to Tune/operate all those rigs?

Do you ever power them all up and see if the lights dim in the neighborhood?

That may be about 100 too many knobs/switches/buttons for me, though I would have fun trying. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

N3IJW
07-14-2004, 08:59 PM
you can never have too many knobs switches and buttons&#33;

KY5U
07-14-2004, 09:42 PM
http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif6--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (W8EFA @ July 14 2004,13http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif6)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (K9STH @ July 14 2004,10http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">See

http://home.comcast.net/~k9sth

fourth link from the bottom for most of it&#33;

Glen, K9STH[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
How in the world do you switch antennas between all that? #
How in the heck do you remember how to Tune/operate all those rigs?

Do you ever power them all up and see if the lights dim in the neighborhood?

That may be about 100 too many knobs/switches/buttons for me, though I would have fun trying. &#60;&#33;--emo&amp;http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Glen doesn&#39;t switch antennas, he has 500 antennas... http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

WA2ZDY
07-14-2004, 10:07 PM
EFA, once you know how to tune those old rigs up, it&#39;s not so complicated. Just a matter of knowing the basics usually. Sure, there have been some screwball rigs that needed special care, but overall, no, it&#39;s like driving a car. Once you know how, sure you might get in a new car and have to look for this switch or that lever, but the basics are the same.

Receivers can be more different from one another, but even then, most of the controls are known to those of us familiar with them.


UZR - that&#39;s quite an FT102 you have there putting out 240w. I don&#39;t recall them having that kind of juice. But i am older and forgetful now.

Good thread, I&#39;m enjoying some memories along the way&#33;






I hit the &quot;edit&quot; button on the wrong message&#33; Saw the mis-spelled word tune and corrected it before I realized that I had the wrong message&#33; Thought that I hadn&#39;t spelled the word correctly&#33; Sorry &#39;bout that chief&#33;

Glen, K9STH

W9AFB
07-14-2004, 10:14 PM
Main rig is Icom 706MkIIG
Mobile is Icom 2720H
Portables are 4 HT-600s. #2 on VHF and 2 on UHF. #Also have Icom IC-T2H.
Others are Swan 250C for six meters.
Military gear on six meters is: AN/PRC-6, AN/PRC-25, AN/PRT-4, AN/PRR-9, AN/VRQ-3, AN/VRC-7, R-110.
Also have AN/GRC-19 for HF. #Talk about a boat anchor. #Over 250lbs. #I have a BC-348 that needs some work too.

NZ3M
07-14-2004, 11:07 PM
This is what I am using at the moment, subject to change at any time. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Home
HF+6&gt; Icom IC-736 with MFJ Paddles &amp; Heil Mic on boom

2m &gt; Yaesu FT-726R with MFJ Paddles &amp; Turner SS mic
Mirage 160w Amplifier, ARR 144 Preamp

Antennas&gt; Homebrew Windom for low bands, Cushcraft R7 Vertical 7 bands, Force 12 6el Tribander(not on tower yet), Cushcraft 5el yagi for 6m, Cushcraft 13el yagi for 2m, Cushcraft ARX2B for 2m FM. Yagis are on a 40ft tower with 15ft mast.

Other stuff&gt; Astron power supply, LDG Tuner, MFJ-864 Meters, Yaesu Rotator, Marine Battery for backup, Pioneer sound for both rigs.

Mobile
Icom IC-735 with a BB3 Screwdriver antenna for HF, Kenwood TM-2570A with a Wilson 5/8 for 2m

Dave

K9STH
07-15-2004, 01:16 AM
EFA:

The antenna switching console is sitting on top of the Collins 75A3 that is sitting on top of the WRL Globe Champion 350A.

There are 4 rotary switches that have various positions in series to spread things out&#33; However, the switching console is for 160 meters through 10 meters only. None of the 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 222 MHz, or 432 MHz antennas go trough it&#33;

As for HF antennas, don&#39;t have that many&#33; Have a 160 meter dipole (sort of, runs in all sorts of directions&#33;), a parallel dipole for 80 and 40 meters that runs to the AM station, a HyGain HyTower with a quarter wave wire in parallel for 160 meters and one for 60 meters (use on 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, and 17 meters), a full sized 3 element 20 meter yagi, a HyGain DB-1015 3-element yagi for 10 and 15 meters, and a home-brew 2 element yagi for 12 meters. There are photos of most of the antennas on the K9STH website as well as the equipment.

For VHF have a quarter-wave ground plane on the side of the tower for 2 meters, stacked 11 elements vertically polarized for 2 meters, 7 element horizontally polarized yagi for 2 meters, 3 element yagi for 6 meters, 11 element yagi for 222 MHz. One the ground, waiting to go up are an 8 element horizontal quagi for 2 meters and a 27 element (with a simulated flat plane reflector) horizontally polarized for 432 MHz. I really can&#39;t climb my main tower anymore due to rheumatoid arthritis. The &quot;short&quot; tower I still climb, but not the main one&#33;

Basically everything is fed with 1/2 inch Andrew Heliax. Actually, the Heliax didn&#39;t cost me anything and to use anything less I would have to go out and buy it&#33; I do admit that it is a &quot;bit&quot; of an &quot;overkill&quot; at 160 meters&#33; But, when something is free . . . . &#33;

Believe it or not. Virtually all of the transmitters tune basically the same way&#33; Peak the grid, dip the final, increase the antenna loading, re-dip the final&#33; This includes the VHF as well as the HF rigs&#33;

There are some other units, primarily receivers but a couple of transmitters as well that are not pictured. Like a Hallicrafters HT-20 transmitter, a Hallicrafters S-20R and S-19R (&quot;Sky Buddy&quot;), and a National NC-2-40DT receiver.

Glen, K9STH

W0UZR
07-15-2004, 02:20 AM
Funny........
.......FUNny..........

Glen, That 1924 radio the size of a bread box. The Fresh something, can&#39;t remember.

I have one just like that that I&#39;d like to get going. It has 3 tuning knobs, and they all have to be on the right number to get one station.

Lift up the top and pull the guts right out. But mine doesn&#39;t have those 2 or 3 switches

And the speaker horn you have, (whateverYouCallIt) is what I need for mine.

What are the switches for?

</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">UZR - that&#39;s quite an FT102 you have there putting out 240w. I don&#39;t recall them having that kind of juice. But i am older and forgetful now.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
I meant input power.

NZ3M
07-15-2004, 02:32 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (WB2RJR @ July 13 2004,19:35)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Glen,

Dip the grid and peak the plate........and watch your finals dissipate.

73, Marty WB2RJR AMI #20[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Spin the dial
with a smile

Slap the key
and you will see

Your signal bounce
from here to there

Let it land
without a care

You here a call
his name is Tom

I sure do love
this little Icom

Dave AB3BK ricebox #101

(sorry Marty, I talk AM sometimes, and I sound GREAT, until I tell them what I am using) http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

K9KXQ
07-15-2004, 02:45 AM
HF:
Kenwood TS 950SDX
Kenwood Station monitor SM 230
Kenwood SP-950
Kenwood TL 922
Yaesu FR 101/FL101 Twins
nothing like a set of twins setting next to you....

VHF/UHF
Kenwood 790A all mode, sp 31 speakers for each band. I love this radio, purchased it new in 1995

Antennas:
KLM- KT34A 10-15-20
Cushcraft 13B2 horizontal
Comet tri band vertical 144-220-440
40 meter inverted
80 meter inverted

Tower:
Delphi 56&#39; free standing
Rohn 25G 40&#39;

kxq # http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

K9STH
07-15-2004, 03:03 AM
That is a Freshman &quot;Masterpiece&quot;. Actually, it is the first model with all the &quot;fancy&quot; dials, metal front panel with woodgrain finish, gold finished brass, etc. I have the other two versions of the receiver that all came out within less than one year&#33; Each used the same circuit, but was cheaper to manufacture. The second version has a bakelite panel and still has dials behind cut outs in the panel but only bakelite knobs. The third version just has knobs that are calibrated from 0 to 100 (no cut out dials, etc.).

The &quot;switches&quot; on the front panel are actually knobs for two rheostadts (variable resistors) that control the filament voltage for various stages and act basically as volume controls.

Now, what you have could be any of a number of commercially produced TRF (tuned radio frequency) type of receiver, or, even a home-brew receiver (which were very common during the 1920s and even into the 1930s). The fact that there is not some type of filament voltage control leads me to think that I may be home-brew since virtually all of the commercially produced receivers had some type of filament voltage rheostadt on them.

Also, many of the commercially produced units did not have any writing on the panel to indicate manufacturer, model number, etc. That was often on some type of paper tag attached to the chassis, cabinet, etc.

There were literally hundreds of companies producing broadcast receivers during the 1920s. Most of these went &quot;belly up&quot; after the stock market crash of 1929 (if not before).

Glen, K9STH

KF0RT
07-15-2004, 03:29 AM
Then (when I was too young to be considered an old fart):

Galaxy V 80-10m xcvr (not the &#39;CB&#39; Galaxy, at least I don&#39;t think).
Homebrew 4-400 amp in a 4&#39; rack (ran on 220v).
TH6DX tribander on top of a 40&#39; Rohn 25G tower, and an early (I think?) Ham-M rotor. The one that need a ring gear replaced every two years.

All I have left from that station 30 years later is an Astatic D-104 microphone. It still works.

Today:
Kenwood TS-570S and a 6BTV vertical.
Yaesu VX-7R HT. With some antennas, I could do 160 meters through 70cm.

Feels like starting from scratch. All of this is new as of a couple months ago. What I really want is some good HF antennas.

Whaddaya think, gang....? Should I bury radials, or sell the house? Can&#39;t really do a tower here, mostly because of the landscape, covenants and very high winds.

K5CEY
07-15-2004, 05:38 AM
Well,
#First I would like to acknowledge eveyone with the vintage gear. I have never owned a transceiver in my life.
#My prime station is a Johnson Valiant AM rig (1961), National NC 270 (1961) with H/B converter for 160 meters. For SSB and CW I use a Central Electronics 20A with a Lakeshore &quot;Band Hopper&quot; VFO (1956 or so) to drive the final stage of the Valiant from 160 thru 10 (excluding WARC bands, of course).

My O.T. station is a National FB-7 receiver with Ham band only plug in coils for 160 thru 10, excluding 15 meters and WARC (1934 or so) and a Clough Brengle 20 watt xmtr for 80 and 40 meters (1938). These units are operational, but need a little TLC to get them into pristine condition. Before my 80th birthday, I would like to build up a pair of triode connected &#39;46 tubes in push pull class B to plate modulate the Clough Brengle transmitter.
#I&#39;d better get with it. I&#39;ve only got 20 years.

I do have a Digimax freq counter to monitor the output of a BC 221 freq meter, and by listening to the harmonics of the 221, I can set dead nuts on any frequency up to 30 Mhz.

# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # John

W4LTM
07-15-2004, 06:05 PM
Hi guys... Great Thread&#33;

(Main Radio)
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V

(Vintage SSB)
Drake TR-3 Transceiver
Drake RV-3 Remote VFO

(AM Station)
Hammarlund HQ-129-X Receiver
Johnson Viking II Transmitter

Nye Viking Trans Match

W0UZR
07-16-2004, 05:21 AM
Glen,,
How do you know where to put the 3 dials to get one station?, And from what I gathered, it took 3 batteries for the three circuts.

A 24 volt, 6 volt, 48 volt (I think, BeenAlongTimeAgo)
one was a dry cell, and another was a wet cell.

I talked to someone that has one, and he said that he made a transformer that delivered the different voltages to the radio, but of course, he had to filter them with capacitors and that.

How do you have your radio powered?

K9STH
07-16-2004, 02:27 PM
You need an &quot;A&quot; battery to supply the 5.0 volts to the filaments (usually a 6.3 VDC wet cell but unless you have a rheostadt to drop this you need some other means of dropping the filament voltage). A &quot;B&quot; battery usually in the 45 to 135 volt range (depending on the actual tubes used), and a &quot;C&quot; battery usually 4.5 volts connected with the positive to ground and the negative to provide bias.

As for the dial calibration: You just have to tune around and find the stations&#33; Normally all 3 dials should be fairly close together in their markings. However, quite often they will not read exactly the same thing for a particular station.

Back in the 1920s a blank chart was provided with most commercial receivers and in many of the magazines of the day. You filled in the station&#39;s call sign, location, etc., and then the readings of each of the dials so that you could return to that station at a later date. It wasn&#39;t until the late 1920s that dials started being calibrated with the actual frequency. By this time, all of the capacitors were &quot;ganged&quot; together so that they could be tuned by a single knob.

Glen, K9STH

KJ5T
07-22-2004, 10:20 PM
Some people seem to have some awesome shacks, at 16 with space limitations in my room (and outside for antennas) here is what I have:

50foot wire (For listening on my Kenwood R-600)
Ringo Ranger 2 (for my DR-130 2 meter radio)
Hustler 4BTV (For My IC-718HF Rig)
I have a 30 amp Astron power supply and MFJ-971antenna tuner.

For portable operations I use an IC-T2H for 2meter portable operations (normally on FM repeaters, some simplex)

Equipment I would like to add:

440Mhz radio with a simple antenna
FT-817 (For Portable HF)
ALL Mode 6 and Two meter radio with dual bander homebrew antenna (if thats even possible?)

Really I don&#39;t think I will be having any new gear for quite awhile, but I love what I Have right now.

73&#39;
+Steve/KD5OWO

WA7KKP
07-23-2004, 12:06 AM
I have the usual assortment of Japanese imports, but my true love is boatachor gear:

Collins R390 &amp; CV591 SSB adapter
Hallicrafters S36
Philco BC639 100-156 MHz AM receiver
Drake 2-B receiver
Central Electronics 100V SSB transmitter
Johnson Ranger AM/CW transmitter
Johnson Desk Kilowatt Amplifier
Heathkit DX60 &amp; HG10
Heathkit HR20 &amp; HX20 SSB mobile twins circa 1962
SBE SB34 transceiver and matching SB2LA amplifier, late 60&#39;s

A multitude of GE surplus 2 way FM radios:
Progress Line, Mastr Pro, PortaMobil, Delta, Rangr, Mastr II

I don&#39;t like reciting Yaesu/Icom/Kenwood/Alinco part numbers on the air --

Gary WA7KKP

WA6APN
07-23-2004, 01:12 AM
Hello everyone,the following is the effort of 44 years buying selling and trading and the beat goes on&#33;&#33;

TS-430S
TS-180S

SWAN 500CX
HW-101
SB-102

DX-40/VF1
DX-100
HT-32A
Johnson Ranger
HX-1681

SX-101A
NC-98
NC-57B
HQ-129X
HQ-150
HR-1680

BC-348R
BC-348Q
R-388
TCS/RCVR
TCS/XMTR
VARIOUS ARC-5&#39;S
BC-639

FT-620B
FT-311RM
FT-730R
KNWD TM-241
KNWD TR-7800
IC-2AT
IC-3AT
IC-4AT
HEATH 2060 TUNER
160M DP/LADDER LINE
80M DP/LADDER LINE
AR-2
HMBRW 220/440

All but vhf/uhf switched from five seperate groups to the 2060 tuner. 73,Tom / wa6apn http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif #http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

W4ROT
07-23-2004, 01:58 AM
Ten Acres
MatchBox Tuners
Icom 740, Icom 745
Yaseu 897 101EX 101B
RCI 5054
ITC-Multi 2000.
OM down &#39;bout 5 miles away who knows how and why.
w4rot

KB1JCY
07-23-2004, 03:07 AM
Home:
Icom IC-2720H (dang intermod&#33; If you buy a 2720, buy a filter&#33; )
2m J-pole fed with LMR-400
Astron 12 amp power supply
MFJ 2/220/440 SWR meter

Borrowing a Yaesu Ft-290 for sideband use.

For EchoLink I have a decent RatShack mic and Sony headphones.

Mobile:
Alinco DJ-195 HT
Cushcraft CS-270 mag mount
RatShack hand mic

Useless stuff:
Dead Icom IC-2GAT HT. I&#39;d sell it for parts but I&#39;m too sentimental to give it up. First radio.

Go Kit:
I have a nice &quot;go kit&quot; with a soldering iron, tools, So-239&#39;s, PL-259&#39;s, reducers, and, extra HT batteries. Stored in an inexpensive tackle box. Everything I need for field repairs or hill topping expeditions. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

W0LPQ
07-23-2004, 03:57 AM
Retired from Collins 2 years ago, traded my S-3 Line for a 756 Pro.

Also:

Ten Tec Omni VI (Opt 3)
Kenwood TMG-707 2/440
Drake TR-4C/RV-4C
Hallicrafters SR-150 (SN006)
Heath AT-1 (needs rewire)

Antennas:

75M Full size loop at 32 feet.
40M Dipole.
2/440 vertical
5 El 6M Beam by Propagation Station
2M9SSB 2M beam by M2 Systems

Out back, 20/40 dipole
full size 40M vertical w/4 radials

Mobile: 706IIg
2&quot; Predator for HF
2/440 by Larsen

73

Bill, WØLPQ

KF0RT
07-23-2004, 04:00 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (w4rot @ July 22 2004,19:58)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Ten Acres
MatchBox Tuners
Icom 740, Icom 745
Yaseu 897 101EX 101B
RCI 5054
ITC-Multi 2000.
OM down &#39;bout 5 miles away who knows how and why.
w4rot[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
You win with the 10 acres and the OM down the road... http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

W4ROT
07-24-2004, 02:20 PM
Thanks,
The OM is the best part of the deal. Can&#39;t be bought or sold on E-bay and there&#39;s more than one around. Sort of the icing on the cake, I guess.
Have fun&#33;
w4rot

K4UUG
07-24-2004, 04:04 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (KG4YUV @ July 13 2004,22:49)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hi Adam,

Being 15 and a sophomore myself, I understand time and money constraints.

VHF/UHF:
Kenwood TM-G707A 144/440
2 144/400 mobile sticks
Arrow Antenna 144/440
IC-Q7A 144/440

HF:
Ten-Tec Omni-D 546 XCVR
Vectronics VC300DLP Tuner
G5RV JR 40-10
G5RV 80-10[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
I have a string and two tin cans myself &#33; http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

W5KLB
08-27-2004, 09:47 AM
My shack is rather "spartan" for now.

One Kenwood TS 2000 X all band all mode dual transciever.

One Kenwood TM-G707A dual band moble.

One Rat Shack HT

One ICOM W 32A HT

One Astron 35A power supply

Boat Anchor: Yaesu FT-101EE
Boat Anchor Accessories:
Yaesu YP-150 50 Watt Dummy Load
Yaesu YC-601 Digital Counter
Yaesu Landliner-phone patch.

It&#39;s a start.

N2APR
08-27-2004, 01:30 PM
Quote[/b] (kd5wpw @ Aug. 27 2004,05:47)]My shack is rather "spartan" for now.

One Kenwood TS 2000 X all band all mode dual transciever.

One Kenwood TM-G707A dual band moble.

One Rat Shack HT

One ICOM W 32A HT

One Astron 35A power supply

Boat Anchor: Yaesu FT-101EE
Boat Anchor Accessories:
Yaesu YP-150 50 Watt Dummy Load
Yaesu YC-601 Digital Counter
Yaesu Landliner-phone patch.

It&#39;s a start.
How have you found your RatShack HT to work? Does it hold up good, or are you dissatisfied with it? http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

K3UD
08-27-2004, 02:02 PM
I am still in the process of rebuilding my shack after a lightning strike took out all the active equipment on the operating desk.

Icom 746PRO & matching supply
Yaesu FT-100
Astron SS30M
MFJ 962B Tuner
Drake MN4C Tuner
Johnsom 275 watt Matchbox
Radio Shack HT-202 handi
Kenwood TH-205 handi (basket case, but working)
Navy flame proof straight key
Bencher Paddles
Ham Key
Various swr meters, microphones, keyers
38 Ft tower
Wilson SY33 tribander
Full size half slopers for 40 and 160
11 element 2meter beam
3 element 6 meter beam
2 ChannelMaster HD 15 rotors

73
George
K3UD

K6PME
08-27-2004, 02:09 PM
Quote[/b] (kc2kde @ Aug. 27 2004,06:30)]
Quote[/b] (kd5wpw @ Aug. 27 2004,05:47)]My shack is rather "spartan" for now.

One Kenwood TS 2000 X all band all mode dual transciever.

One Kenwood TM-G707A dual band moble.

One Rat Shack HT

One ICOM W 32A HT

One Astron 35A power supply

Boat Anchor: Yaesu FT-101EE
Boat Anchor Accessories:
Yaesu YP-150 50 Watt Dummy Load
Yaesu YC-601 Digital Counter
Yaesu Landliner-phone patch.

It&#39;s a start.
How have you found your RatShack HT to work? #Does it hold up good, or are you dissatisfied with it? # http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
I don&#39;t know about his but mine make&#39;s a great scanner. Every time I try to transmit they say it&#39;s &#39;garbled&#39;.

KA9VQF
08-27-2004, 02:38 PM
I have a HTX 202. It is the only piece of ham equipment I ever bought NEW. I have done some pretty scary things to it over the years.

The poor thing looks like it has seen combat but keeps tick’en along.

AE6QE
08-27-2004, 05:13 PM
In the shack:
- IC-751
- RT-11 Tuner
- G5RV antenna
- IC-2710H
- Home-converted mobile antenna hidden in a tree

In the truck:
- IC-706
- RT-11 Tuner
- Ironhorse 17 or 20M whips while driving
- Valor AB5T when stationary
- FT-8900
- Comet UHV-6

In the back pack:
- VX-5R

73,
Rickey/AE6QE

K0CRX
08-27-2004, 06:02 PM
AM -

Heathkit DX-100
Galaxy R-530
Murch Ultimate Transmatch

SSB -

Ten Tec Paragon
Hallicrafters HT-41
Murch Ultimate Transmatch (another one)

N2APR
08-27-2004, 06:36 PM
I guess the RatShack HT&#39;s aren&#39;t that bad after all&#33; All I hear is that they are junk, unreliable, etc. Apparently, the new VX-7R&#39;s (Yaesu) aren&#39;t all they&#39;re cracked up to be. Anyone know about the VX-7R&#39;s? http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif

K0WVM
08-27-2004, 06:45 PM
Icom IC-706 MkIIG
Icom IC-W32A
Yaesu FT-8500
Yaesu FT-51R
Diamond X-50N/A
Larsen 2m/70cm mobile antenna
Soon to get a gotenna dipole setup

W5KLB
08-27-2004, 11:19 PM
Quote[/b] (kc2kde @ Aug. 27 2004,06:30)]
How have you found your RatShack HT to work? #Does it hold up good, or are you dissatisfied with it? # http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
KDE:

It&#39;s a Radio Shack HTX 440 dual band HT. It was my first radio- a "shack on the hip" before I got my other radios. I never had any trouble with it so far. But I don&#39;t use it that much. I think that it was waaaay overpriced for just being a HT and I brought it a year and a half ago brand new.But it continues to serve a purpose when needed.

KG6OPR
08-27-2004, 11:49 PM
Other peoples http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

KA3RFE
08-28-2004, 12:33 AM
In use now:

Yaesu FT-767
Yaesu FT-1000MP MK V Field
Yaesu FT-847
Yaesu FT-100D mobile
Yaesu FT-817
10 year old Yaesu HT (dont remember model)
(yeah, I know, but I just like yahoos)

In the closet:
Kenwood TM-621
Kenwood TM-721
2 Kenwood TM-V7A
(these radios were used for packet BBS/node)

Blown up by lightning and sitting in the closet:
Yaesu FT-732R
Yaesu FT 757GX
2 Kenwood TM-741A mobiles from packet

Antennas:
HF folded dipole
Cushcraft 3 ele triband HF yagi
Diamond V2000A
Diamond X700HNA
Explorer 14 triband with 40 meter dipole
Combo 2/70cm 3 ele each yagi
Roof tower
50 ft tower, maker not known
40 ft pushup mast

73, Pete KA3RFE

K9STH
08-28-2004, 02:10 AM
Within the past few days I have acquired a Vocaline AT-30 70 cm amateur radio transceiver. This is the amateur radio version of the Vocaline JRC-425 Class "B" Citizen&#39;s Radio Service transceiver (free-running oscillator, regenerative receiver). The FCC pulled Class "B" in the early 1960s because the instability of the equipment was not condusive to sharing the 450 MHz - 470 MHz commercial band.

The AT-30 covers 420 MHz to 450 MHz with a single frequency control that tunes through 180 degrees without a vernier. Frankly, the rig is so unstable that I have to tune it very carefully to even get close enough so that I can "find" it with one of my service monitors. Then it stays in the bandpass for only a few seconds. However, the receiver (super-regenerative type) is actually fairly sensitive (typical for a regenerative receiver) but is very "broad" in the selectivity area (again very typical for a regenerative receiver).

The AT-30 was marketed as a means to get the Technician Class operator active on the 70 cm band back in the late 1950s. However, very few were ever sold. The one that I have is serial number 0044 and, from what I can find out, less than 200 were ever sold. The Class "B" versions sold in the thousands but were not that reliable (up to a mile or two under the best conditions).

Although I have restored the unit and it is operating "per specifications", it is so unstable that only someone using a regenerative type receiver could ever receive it. It puts out about as much FM as AM (and it is supposed to be AM). The 6AF4 tube acts both as a receiver and a transmitter. The rig puts out around 300 milliwatts (0.3 watts).

I got a chance to obtain this unit and definitely could not pass it up&#33; It is not useful as a piece of operating equipment. But, as a pretty scarce piece of amateur history it definitely is something to behold&#33;

I am in the process of creating another page for my website which will include some photos of the Vocaline. Hopefully it will be up in a few days.

Glen, K9STH

W0DZ
08-28-2004, 03:38 AM
See January, 2004 QST. That&#39;s me&#33;

Heathkit wall:

AR-1302 AM/FM Stereo
Picture of GR-295 Color TV that I built in 1965
IO-21 Scope
DX-100 (See my restoration article in same QST)
HW-8
GR-64
SB-120/640/600/200
Astatic D-104 Mic
HD-10 Keyer

Other wall:

Top Shelf:

Homebrew 6146B from 1966 Handbook
NC-270
Heathkit VF-1 and homebrew PS
Astron VS-35M DC PS
ADI AR-147 2M FM Xcvr for Echolink (node 6707-WA7FIK)
Heathkit HM-15 SWR Meter
Heathkit HM-102 Power Meter
Diamond SX-1000 SWR Meter
Bencher Iambic Paddles

Bottom Shelf:

Yaesu FT-1000MP Mk V
Yaesu FT-767GX
Yaesu Az-El Rotor Control (for decommissioned sat ants)
Hy-Gain Ham-IV Rotor Control

Computer:

Gateway P5-100XL, used mainly for Echolink now

Antenna:

Hy-Gain TH-7DX on 70&#39; Rohn 25; Ham-IV Rotator
Alpha-Delta DX-A at 55&#39;

Spares & FD stuff:

NC-270 for parts
Unbuilt Heathkit VF-1
FT-1000MP
Force12 3-el 20M beam
Force12 40M dipole
KLM 7/10-30MHz Log Periodic (a beast&#33;)
Force12 40&#39; crankup
4 Will-Burt 40&#39; crankups (formerly Tri-Ex)

On the bench or under construction:

Globe Chief 90
Small Wonder Labs PSK-20
Elecraft K2/100

W5HTW
08-28-2004, 04:09 AM
Quote[/b] (WA7KKP @ July 22 2004,17:06)]I have the usual assortment of Japanese imports, but my true love is boatachor gear:

Collins R390 & CV591 SSB adapter
Hallicrafters S36
Philco BC639 100-156 MHz AM receiver
Drake 2-B receiver
Central Electronics 100V SSB transmitter
Johnson Ranger AM/CW transmitter
Johnson Desk Kilowatt Amplifier
Heathkit DX60 & HG10
Heathkit HR20 & HX20 SSB mobile twins circa 1962
SBE SB34 transceiver and matching SB2LA amplifier, late 60&#39;s

A multitude of GE surplus 2 way FM radios:
Progress Line, Mastr Pro, PortaMobil, Delta, Rangr, Mastr II

I don&#39;t like reciting Yaesu/Icom/Kenwood/Alinco part numbers on the air --

Gary WA7KKP
The BC639 was a fine AM VHF receiver, the only two I ever used were designed for rack mounting. I think they all were. A good friend of mine had the entire package set up in his basement, including the BC639 and the matching transmitter (50 watts AM I think) the BC640, the rack, the controls, all of it. Great, really great, (and large and impressive&#33;) two meter AM station&#33; I tried to talk him out of it many times, and he did finally get me a surplus BC639, but I never got any of the rest of it. He worked for the Air Force, in aeronautical radio, maintained OMNIs, etc., so had access to this stuff. I had a crystal-controlled homebrew 2E26 2 meter xmtr I used with the BC639. All this was in the early 1960s, and I can&#39;t even recall what I did with that stuff. Probably traded them for something - I traded an RCA AR-88 for a 51 Plymouth, for example. Wanted to restore it, but traded it for a handgun when I got tempted.

Ed

KB9VXK
08-28-2004, 05:44 AM
i started out with a kenwood 450 great little radio sold that got a kenwood 850 dint like that radio at all got a kenwood 570-DG it was fair then i got a icom-746 it was better then the other 3 then i got a yeasu mark V field i rally like this radio i think i bought my last H-F radio just love it i have a whole made wire loop antenna ameritron al-811 good little amp i do mostly 40-meters if anybody around about 11:30 stop by open net 7280.00 hambutcher net you can learn to bake a apple pie to wire antenna HA HA 73 &#39;s

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