What's your favorite boatanchor?

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by AI3V, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like em all. :D But my favorite is probably my Johnson 500 transmitter.

  2. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's a very fine looking shack studio.
  3. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tnx Charles. :)
  4. KC9OWM

    KC9OWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have several that really aren't classified as boat anchors yet. 101e, 101ee, 101ex, kenwood 520s and 820. I guess my true boat anchors would be my swan 350 and power supply with speaker, and my heath kit Comanche and Cheyenne (LOL) moble set, with mobile case. I have a couple of siltronix 1011D's I'm currently currently using my 350 and all of the unstable vfo floating doesn't apply to this one after a 20 minute warmup. Have fun.
  5. AG3Y

    AG3Y Guest

    I haven't ever had a LOT of boat anchors, but I have operated a few in my time. My favorite setup would still have to be the 75A-4 and the 100V receiver and transmitter that was loaned to me when I stepped up from Novice to Advanced ! I would still have those radios today if I hadn't moved from Illinois to Maryland ! Heavy sigh ! ! !

    Right now, I am restoring a set of Kenwood "golddust twins" which really aren't "boatanchors" in the truest definition of the term, since they are solid-state with tubes only in the driver and output stage of the transmitter. But I have always wanted a set, and was thrilled when a VERY GOOD FRIEND of mine, sent the set to me!

    One has really not OPERATED a radio set until they have used the Collins and CE equipment! ( especially the CE transmitter - more knobs to twist and fiddle with than you could EVER imagine ! )
  6. WA4OTD

    WA4OTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe my Eico 753 qualifies, really the only old boat anchor I had. I had hit the big time by the time I was using this rig!
  7. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Back in the late 60's I had a working station with a Halli SX101a and EFJ Viking Valliant.
    This took up a whole desktop. Worked really well !
    I added the EFJ VHF converter, 6n2 transmitter with a homebrew power supply and high level AM modulator and the 6n2 VFO for more fun.
  8. IK1LBL

    IK1LBL Ham Member QRZ Page

    My "new" Halli Hurricane !!!

    Hi Guys !
    Thats is my new SR-2000, just need some fixing.. BTW im very happy..


    Best 73s to all !!!
    Mario IK1LBL
  9. KB2CRK

    KB2CRK Ham Member QRZ Page

    my favorite boatanchor that i currently have is a heathkit hw-101 which i use on a regular basis.
  10. PH5E

    PH5E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought a Dutch military GRC-3030 a couple of days ago. That would have to be my new favorite rig. It does about 10W in CW and AM and covers 2-12 Mc.
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