Another Homebrew transmitter is being saved.

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N6YW, Feb 24, 2017.

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  1. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Sedona AZ. here I come...
    I was contacted by K7JEB about a SK Homebrew transmitter that was likely to end up
    in the local landfill unless someone stepped up to go save it. That would be me.
    It appears to have two large Bottles" in the final, perhaps 250TH's and it's a tall one too.
    I will post photos of it shortly. It's an oldie and even if it's a parts queen it's worth the
    drive up there not to mention the beauty of Sedona itself.
    Stay tuned...
    Billy N6YW
     
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  2. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is going to be fun. :)
     
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  3. N2EY

    N2EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you for saving something that is irreplaceable.
     
  4. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page


    Better still if its one of those 450 or 6C21 types. Back in the 60's a rather famous ham ran a pair of 750TL's on 75:rolleyes:

    I built a PP 250TH amp with 810 audio when 17 in HS. Most of the parts came from MARS including a pair of BC-610's I stripped. They were of no use to most in the NYC-LI area due to TVI/BCI plus SSB was already making inroads. I already had a CE 10B driving a small HB amp to about 400W input, no idea about output but it worked quite a bit of DX on 20 with a GP on the garage roof.
    My parents wouldnt allow me to use either amp above 20 due to all the phone calls, there was no shielding:eek:
     
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  5. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Thanks in advance.
    We are heading up to Sedona tomorrow to fetch it.
    Here is a low resolution picture of the transmitter.
    The bottles look like they may be 450's instead of 250's.
    What do you think? Typical construction with supplies
    in the bottom, speech amp, modulator and perhaps an exciter
    or buffer underneath the PA.
    38_1487874565847-1.jpg
     
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  6. W2VW

    W2VW Ham Member QRZ Page

    See if you can grab the Avocado Osterizer too. Those don't grow on trees.
     
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  7. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    If I do, I will send it to you.
     
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  8. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love it Way too cool all seven feet of it. :)
     
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  9. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I love the window for the bottles and the apparent antenna coupling control above them.
    I hope I'm not too disappointed in the acquisition but it looks very promising, and look forward
    posting a complete photo follow up. A trip log if you will. Sedona is quite spectacular this time of year
    even though it is most likely to be very wet. It woill be tarped and tied down of course.
    More to come...
     
  10. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    How can you be disappointed?
    The visible parts alone are well worth the trip.
     
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