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    Default E F Johnson Viking Avenger hybrid 80-10 transceiver

    The Grand Rapids (MI) Radio Association (GRARA) is offering for sale an E.F. Johnson Avenger 80-10 meter hybrid tube/transistor SSB and CW 100 watt transceiver, condition clean, nonworking but pilot lights do illuminate. Has dual VFO's and comes with a working AC power supply and an untested DC power supply. Includes original user/maintenance manual in good condition. Source: estate sale item not sold at Grand Rapids ARA hamfest swap meet.

    Very few of these were made (see below).

    $880 or highest offer above that received by 29 September 2012, buyer to pay cost of packing and shipping.

    Contact this station via PM or (munged) [callsign] "at" e arth l ink "decimal" n et. All bids regardless of amount will be be forwarded to Grand Rapids Radio Association members handling the estate sale.

    Cortland
    KA5S



    Some online info:
    ... in the early 1960s EF Johnson developed a revolutionary SSB transceiver called the Avenger. It was all-solid-state except for the final and driver tubes, had dual VFOs and many other features. But it cost something like $2000 to manufacture at a time when a KWM-2 was $1100 or so, and only about a dozen prototypes were made. EFJ lost a bundle on the Avenger, and it soured them on SSB and transceivers at precisely the time they should have gotten into the game.

    Jim, N2EY



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails EF JOHNSON AVENGERqrz.jpg  

    This ad was posted by KA5S CORTLAND E RICHMOND, Ada, MI 49301,
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    Default Weight before packing; pictures of PS soon

    Will have pictures of the power supplies soon. The AC supply works, the DC supply was not tested and looks like it will take a deal more work..
    Weights are:

    Transceiver 22.2 lbs

    DC Power 11 lbs

    AC Power 24 1/2 lbs


    Cortland
    KA5S

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    Camera with pictures was misplaced but here are some better views. The AC PS has one wire on a capacitor loose underneath adn the DC PS has not had power applied.

    Transceiver 22.2 lbs
    DC Power 11 lbs
    AC Power 24 1/2 lbs


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Avnger Front closeup.jpg   AvengerLeft.jpg  

    AvengerBack.jpg   ACPSFrontQtr.jpg  

    ACPSBack.jpg   ACPSInt.jpg  

    DCPSInt1.jpg   DCPSInt2.jpg  

    Last edited by KA5S; 09-29-2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    More information. A previous owner of this rig tells me he thinks neither PS had a case originally, so those must have been added later.

    Cortland
    KA5S

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