What was your Novice dream rig ?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W5IEI, Oct 13, 2021.

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  1. KA4FOX

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    My dream was to be able to legally use a VFO.
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  2. WT4W

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    I was thrilled with whatever I could get my hands on. I started out using a borrowed Drake 2-NT coupled with a Drake-2B receiver. At the time I was lusting over a friend's HW-101, but once I upgraded I found a Collins
    75-S1 / 32-S1 pair at a hamfest for cheap and that was my only HF rig for the next 20 years or so.
  3. W4KYR

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    While I was never a Novice Class, the Ameco AC-1 could have been my been my first rig if I got my license 20 years earlier...

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  4. KG5UN

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    I started with an HW-8.
    "Upgraded" to a Tempo 2020
    Dreamed about the Icom 781
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  5. W4NNF

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    I wanted the DX-60B and HR-10B. The OM demurred and said he might help me buy and assemble an HW-16. I was disappointed and appealed to him that I could use the pair on AM when I got my General. He just laughed and opined that AM was well on its way to being dead as a duck in 1969. I also suspected that while he wanted me to get my ticket, he wasn't quite convinced radio would "take" with me and wanted to minimize any possible losses. I thought about the DX-60/HR-10 pair for quite a while...but the HW-16 was very, very good to me. :)

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  6. K5ABB

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    Stir have mine... Drake 2-NT and a Hammarlund HQ-110
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  7. WA9SVD

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    Nice rig, but you should have popped for the '680...:p
  8. WA9SVD

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    He WAS partly right! :p AM WAS on it's way out; (but not quite" dead as a duck," even to this day) SSB was taking over!:rolleyes:
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  9. W0AZ

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    This was my first rig. :rolleyes:
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  10. WA1GXC

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    You're in luck! The new issue of QST in the mail today has an article on bringing back a HR-10B from the dead.

    It counsels, "Don't electrocute yourself."
    Kids these days, with their 13.8 volts.
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