Operators that use vintage tube gear vs SS- List your radio

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by N8FVJ, Nov 22, 2019.

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  1. W1BR

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    Ha. What day of the year? Currently in the stable:

    Johnson Ranger 1
    Johnson 6N2
    Nation VFO-62
    two B&W 5100 transmitters (one in storage)
    Ranger Navigator
    SX-16
    SX-101A
    S-27 Hallicafters UHF RX
    HT-32
    NC-303
    two SX-28 receivers, one with Signal Slicer B model.
    HQ-140 in storage
    HQ-110 in storage
    HQ-150 with Signal Slicer and Q fiver.
    SB-220 modified for WARC and 160 mtrs.
    Single 813 HB amp built by SK N1PF
    Quad 572 amp under construction
    Lafayette KT 200 and KT-220 receivers in storage
    I can't remember the rest.... old age.
     
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  2. WA2CWA

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    Just an FYI; the Lafayette KT-220 is a Multiplex Adapter

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  3. VA7WCJ

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    Yaesu FT-101EE, with FL2100B
    Icom 745
    SGC SG-2000
     
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  4. N8YX

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    In no specific order on the air or in the rotation:

    • Kenwood TS-820S/R-820/SM-220 (2x plus one spare receiver)
    • Kenwood TS-530SP
    • Kenwood TS-830S (Gold)
    • Kenwood TS-830M (undergoing rework)
    • Yaesu FL/FR-101
    • Yaesu FT-901DM
    • Yaesu FT-902DM (2x; undergoing restoration)
    • Uniden Tempo 2020
    • Heathkit HR-1680/HX-1681 (2x; undergoing rework)
    Everything above has been modded to some degree or another. Many of the mods, improvements and whatnot have been documented by me around the 'Net. I've thought about obtaining a Drake 4-line....maybe an SB-102 some day.
     
  5. W5RKL

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  6. W1BR

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    Just an FYI, the KT-220 is a communications receiver. The LT-220 is what you are showing in that Photofact.
     
  7. WA2CWA

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    Just an FYI back to you :): The LT-220 is the Lafayette wired and tested version of the KT-220 Multiplex Adapter.
    Maybe you just got the numbers mixed up. It happens.
    The Lafayette KT-200 (kit) is a communications receiver; wired and tested, it's a HE-30
    The Lafayette KT-320 (kit) is a communications receiver; wired and tested, it's a HE-30
    The Lafayette KT-340 (kit) is a communications receiver; wired and tested, it's a HA-230

    I got ton of worthless info about Lafayette stuff forever stuck in my brain. But it's great when I get invited to cocktail parties.
    Also, the picture I posted in the previous post, I cropped it bit for you to see the Model numbers:
     

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  8. W1BR

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    It has been a few years since those receivers have been out of storage... I'll pick door two, KT-320.
     
  9. N6RGR

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    My favorite tube Xmtr used exclusively for CW is the Lysco 600 transmaster from 1950-51. Mine does not have any chirp when using Xtals and the VFO is surprisingly stable with little drift. It is paired with a Hammarlund HQ-100a receiver. It is predominantly used on 20, 40 & 80 meters. Right now I am in the process of moving into a new shop / shack so it is packed up but will back on the air for the straight key night on New Years.

    Roger N6RGR
     
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  10. WA2CWA

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    I just noticed on my post yesterday, 11/26/19, I had a typo on "HE-30".
    It should read: The Lafayette KT-200 (kit) is a communications receiver; wired and tested, it's a HE-10.
     

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