Raytheon RA-1000 A Monster of an AM Transmitter

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by AC0OB, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. W7TFO

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    I used to belong to one of those...

  2. WA3VJB

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    Check your tire pressure before you roll out with it.

  3. W7TFO

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    The only way I can use it will be for parts...the cabinet will go to recycling, hopefully there in Mn.

  4. WA3VJB

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    Ah, much more manageable. We dismantled an RA-1000 near the loading dock of WJRO in Glen Burnie, Maryland about 25 years ago, where it had been shoved out the back door. Left the cabinet there after we got the iron, tank components, tubes, most of the sub-chassis. All of it went to good homes, not including mine. I had the diminutive GE BT-20A at the time, soon to be replaced by my first 300-G.

    As it happened, WJRO went through a series of owners, and years later we were BACK at the same station, now WFBR, loading up an RCA "shutter door" BTA-1M. A guy in Pennsylvania came down in a box truck with some friends and retrieved it. I was a facilitator in the rescue.

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  5. WZ5Q

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    The BTA-1M with the shutter doors is a beautiful transmitter. I have one set up for 160m and will be back on the air as soon as I finish building the new shack... one of these days.

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  6. W7TFO

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    Indeed, that is a pretty TX. Easy to work on, too. Not like a 20V2.

    I'm scheduled to pull that filthy BTA-5T out on the 8th. That will be the usual fun ride, the door is now narrower than the cabinet...

  7. KC4MOP

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    I know that I'm scrapping an old thread, but it seems that Raytheon went out of their way to make sure that you had real audio impressed on the carrier. Replaced mod iron would make me back away. I had a Collins 20V with not-original mod iron and I was not happy with the audio performance of that rig. Really strained to make 100% mod.

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  8. AC0OB

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    The replacement mod iron worked fine and it was last used as a training transmitter in Communication Electronics for the students at a local college.

    The empty cabinet will be used as a lighted curio cabinet by the owner's wife.

  9. AC0OB

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    You're one state too far North. o_O

  10. W7TFO

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    From here it all looks the same...kinda like the moon. :-}


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