Billy's Bauer Bigger Brother

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by W7TFO, Sep 11, 2016.

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  1. W7TFO

    W7TFO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I just love old transmitters.

    1965 Bauer FB-5000 at home 9 Sep. It was a working standby up to this month, I pulled it out on 7 Sep.

    They conveniently removed all the tubes beforehand, but it was 4X EL34 into 2X 4-1000 on the modulator side, and 6AG7 osc to 6146 driver to a 4CX5000 final for the RF.

    A pretty simple old girl, I babysat it from '83 to '85 when I worked for KZZP AM-FM then.

    Apart it comes, lots of goodies to sell.

    73DG Bauer 001.JPG Bauer 004.JPG Bauer 005.JPG Bauer 006.JPG Bauer 009.JPG
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  2. K5UJ

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    That's a pretty compact looking 5 KW rig for a tube rig. Maybe the 4cx5K is part of the reason why. There's at least one guy out west somewhere with a 5 kw rig but I forget who. I've seen it in ER. When you get out the parts like the mod. iron, please put photos on here, thanks. Bauer made a 2500 watt rig that ran four 4x1s. Maybe not many were made. That would be a strapping rig to run for the deliberate QRM. Just noticed something that looks like an Electro E.W. transformer in bottom right corner of the first photo.
  3. AF6LJ

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    WOW I see the makings of a killer L Network there. :)
  4. W7TFO

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    Here is the mod trans. Oil filled.


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  5. AF6LJ

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    Please keep the Heavy Iron P0rn coming.
  6. K5UJ

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    A guy had a 5 KW mod. transformer at Dayton a few years ago that looked like that except his had welded hoist rings on it. I have an old thordarson 1 amp 3225 2225 0 2225 3225 transformer that is up there around 170 to 200 lbs. It is one of the CHTs with finger slits in the end bells. Wish it had hoist rings. I can't move it alone. It could probably run a BC-1F.
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  7. WZ5Q

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    Ohhhhhhh YEA BABY!!!! :cool:
  8. AF6LJ

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    Almost sounds like an engine hoist would be a handy thing to have hanging around the shack.
  9. W7TFO

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    Hydraulics are your friend....

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  10. K5UJ

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    you bet. You can get a 1200 lb. hoist from Harbor Freight. Yes, it is probably not pro-grade, but they work. I wouldn't leave a 300 lb. weight hanging from one for hours on end but I'd use it to lift something just high enough to get on a dolly or swing over a foot and lower into a rack. And I wouldn't go anywhere near their rated load max. but the 1200 lb one is the smallest one --they have them much heavier duty.

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