Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by AI3V, Feb 25, 2010.
I like em all. But my favorite is probably my Johnson 500 transmitter.
That's a very fine looking shack studio.
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.
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 ! )
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!
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.
My "new" Halli Hurricane !!!
Hi Guys !
Thats is my new SR-2000, just need some fixing.. BTW im very happy..
Best 73s to all !!!
my favorite boatanchor that i currently have is a heathkit hw-101 which i use on a regular basis.
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.