Raytheon RA-1000 A Monster of an AM Transmitter

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

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  1. WZ5Q

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    Remember, I'm Moonstruck for Class B Iron Dennis, ;)
  2. KC4MOP

    KC4MOP Ham Member QRZ Page

    The RA-250 I owned was like 2 cabinets. A lot of shear metal in there. It could be air dropped from a B--52 and survive
  3. W7TFO

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    That's a fact, Fred. I have an RA-250 here already. Enough steel there to make a '47 Chrysler Windsor.

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  4. K7YXZ

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    I have an RA-1000 in storage in Portland, OR.

    For decades it was the backup transmitter for 1470 in Sacramento. It was complete until tweakers stole the tubes and the boxes of small parts. All the iron and chassis are original and intact.

    I would deliver it on the West Coast if someone would split the gas and trailer rental with me.

    I want it to go to a good home, and not have to scrap it, as I'm losing the storage space.

    Kent Randles
  5. W7TFO

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    Oh no....

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  6. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    C'mon man!
    Road trip!
  7. W7TFO

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    Well, I do have a big van with a liftgate...

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  8. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Man I love the meters on that thing. Such a lovely beast!
  9. K7YXZ

    K7YXZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    My wife and I have become adept at moving it in a U-Haul trailer with a ramp. The cabinet is sitting on ten 250-pound ball transfers. One person can move it on a smooth surface. We use a come-along to pull it into the trailer and a hand truck to move the iron. We've moved it four times in 15 years. Radio station transmitter sites are a good place to store transmitters.

    Anyway, that's the easiest way to move it, although I have rented a "local truck" with a lift gate and moved it on its side.

    Kent K7YXZ
  10. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm jealous of your marriage.

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