Help identifying this old AM transmitter

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by W7UUU, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I totally see that now!! Good eye Jim

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  2. N2EY

    N2EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Front 1 matches Rear 1

    Front 3 matches Rear 2 (top) and Rear 3 (bottom)

    Front 4 matches Rear 4

    Front 5 matches Rear 5

    Front 6 matches Rear 6

    Front 7 matches Rear 7

    Front 8 matches Rear 8

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
  3. N2EY

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    Thanks!

    The whole thing appears to have been built out of whatever was at hand - a common practice in those days, given the price of new parts.

    btw - read that 193os article about a kW into a pair of 852s, if you haven't already. It's.....from another time.....

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Yeah I noticed that after I posted that. :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I will indeed make a point to do that.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  6. N2EY

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    It scared the beejeebus out of me the first time I read it. Still does.

    Would YOU put your hand on the plate tuning knob of a transmitter, knowing that the only thing between you and 4500 volts was the insulation of the Bakelite knob?

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not just "no" but.... well, you know the rest of the line :) :eek:

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  8. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Agree with Jim, looks to me as if the bulder reused a panel from something else.
     
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  9. KD2ACO

    KD2ACO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    We used to ride into town standing up in the back of pickup trucks as kids...
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  10. N2EY

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    Luxury.

    I recall being about 6 or 7 years old and riding over the Walt Whitman Bridge at about 70 mph, sitting on the spare tire in the bed of my grampa's red-and-white Ford pickup truck - and all the way down to the Jersey shore - with a bunch of my cousins.

    I've also seen what happens when something like that goes wrong. It's not pretty.
     

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