Truth in Advertising, Boat Anchor style

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by KL7AJ, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. KL7AJ

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    i was just thumbing through the ads in the back of my 1958 ARRL Handbook, and I ran across this gem:

    Hallicrafters HT-32 transmitter.....Bigger, Heavier than the Competition!.....


    Ya think? :)


    (If this means nothing to you, you either are too young, or you have no soul). :D

    Eric
     
  2. ELECTRONERD

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    Hmmmm....interesting! :rolleyes:
     
  3. bertus

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    Hello,

    I have still a FDK Multi2000 tranciever for 2 meters.
    This was one of the first trancievers with a syntesizer in it.
    The synthesiser is build with Cmos chips.

    [​IMG]

    It is capable to use FM and SSB.
    I think I have it now for about 25 years.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  4. ELECTRONERD

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    Hey Bertus, I didn't know you did amateur radio. What's your call sign?
     
  5. bertus

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    Hello ELECTRONERD,

    I have a licence since 1978.
    My callsign is PE1BLY.
    QTH-locator : JO22KI

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  6. ELECTRONERD

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    Awesome Bertus. You've been a ham longer than me. :rolleyes:
     
  7. atferrari

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    In the quest of space inside my bench room, some months ago I finally found a home (among other things) for my first receiver (Scott from the US Navy, circa 1947) in working condition. It allowed to copy SSB decently with the BFO.

    Delivered with the manual and the original plug to 110V it was/is a heavy piece of hardware of some 22 Kg weight (anti rolling fittings included) which I took out when installed at home.

    It was hard to take that decision but space is at a premium here.

    Now my FT901DM is sleeping under the table, silent forever.

    Such is life...

    Former LU2AKB - LU5DQE M/M
     
  8. flat5

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    My receivers in the very early 1960s were an ARC5 (7mhz)
    followed by a BC342. Then around 1963, I became WB6CPR and got a used NC183.
    Added an Alinco 6 meter converter (with a nuvister).

    In 1964, for mobile I had a Motorola 80D.
    First a six meter wideband and then traded for a 2 meter with a narrowband "PermaK filter".

    Biggest thing I had in the garage was a very tall army six meter AM transmitter
    that was taller than me. Twice as wide too. Never got it working properly so
    rolled it back across the street to K6UIG and his brother.
    They were members of Army MARS.
    Could not get the drive high enough for the finals.
    It was impressive looking. No idea what name it had.

    In the 1970s I was WD6FFZ and had a Yaesu FTDX-401 Transceiver.
    I think it qualifies as a boat anchor :)

    Now I live in Amsterdam and can only receive.
    Trying to figure out how I can put up a "good" antenna.
    I have a Kenwood R5000 with the good filters and the VC-20 converter.
    Also three scanners. Com205, Com207, AR8000.
     
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  9. KL7AJ

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    My first receivers were a pair of ARC-5's too! The 7 MHZ one and the 3-6 MHZ one. Forgot the top end of the 7...I think it was 9 MHz

    Even ran them with the original dynamotors! Such fond memories. :D
     
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    You guy's are great,on top of the world.
     
  12. KL7AJ

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    He he! Well, it was SO hard to get these wee beasties up here in the first place, (over 2000 miles of Alcan Highway) that most of them are still here!

    Eric
     
  13. flat5

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    Hi KL7AJ,
    ARC5s were fun. Much later I had a few. Never had the dynamotors. I remember rewiring the filaments on all of them.
    Of course the 80D had a dynamotor. I found out quick that it could drain a car battery in a few hours.
    The lowest freq. ARC5 made a great IF strip! (455khz to 50khz) I found a good AGC circuit in the ARRL Handbook (1968?) to add to it. Those days of working with tubes were fun.

    Hi Bertus, I visit that site now and then. I miss that stuff.

    Edit:
    I just remembered I was also the proud owner of used SX111 and R2B receivers in the late 1970s. I wanted them for about 15 years.
     
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  14. KL7AJ

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    Check this collection out! http://aafradio.org/flightdeck/arc5-1.htm
     
  15. flat5

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    That is an amazing collection! They almost look new.
    I have to check out the parent directory.
     
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