Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K5FRH, Feb 19, 2020.
They actually called it a "Reciter" whatever the heck that means!
What you should really be interested in, is what it looks like under the chassis. If that looks pristine, or at least clean with little or no corrosion or moisture damage, the exterior corrosion shouldn't be a serious problem. Just clean out the dust and cobwebs, and lubricate the moving parts. If, OTOH, the underneath side resembles the outside, you will likely find corroded connections and moisture-damaged components, calling for a major restoration job; it may not be worth it. Save it for a parts rig, salvaging whatever components are still useful.
That's what I tell my wife.
TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
I think it could stand at the front of the classroom and read poetry aloud.
ROD, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF
WHAT IS MY ROI ON THIS DEAL..........
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
BASED ON YOUR PICTURE, THIS CHASSIS IS A
TOTAL BASKET CASE........
IF THE CHASSIS IS THAT BAD THEN ALL THE
TUBE SOCKETS AND THE TUBE PINS HAVE TO
BE IN AN UNUSABLE CONDITION.
IF YOU TOLD US U GOT THIS GREAT DEAL FOR
FREE THEN I WOULD NOT BE REPLYING TO
DON'T PAY A PENNY FOR THAT PIECE OF JUNK.
IT'S THE OLE STORY
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY HAM RADIO
As has been noted, this is a steel chassis with copper plating. The copper is gone in those corroded areas. There's no real shortage of these old girls, however, and you can find a hangar queen for well under a hundred bucks that might have a better chassis. And really, really good examples go for 300 or so.
The biggest question? Is it worth your time and effort? Of course if this particular transmitter has sentimental value for you, go for it.
If its a true T-4 Reciter it has no internal VFO. It was made to slave off the matching receiver (R-4A)
It's a transmitter that uses the PTO from the receiver for transmitting on the receive frequency. It has no PTO of its own.
I don't think they sold that many of them. It's useless without a matching Drake receiver.
Can the copper be replated in the same way as others silver plate coils, etc? IOW with one of those electroplating kits?