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rigs?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:08 pm
by Shane
Somebody posted their rigs in the "...Sign Up, Please" thread. That gave me an idea to start a topic on, "what radios are you using today?" While we're at it, we could talk about what radios we used to use, etc. After my last venture into this forum, I am indeed wondering if I have already done this. :roll: But there is some news since I would have or may have done that...

Here now:
-- IC-706 MK II (acquired within the last few months - very sweet radio)
-- KWM-1 (haven't had it powered up yet - also just acquired)
-- TS430S
-- FT-101EE
-- IC-V80 (Thanks, Fossil, for sending me to AES that day last August - it's a great little HT! Didn't know I needed one.)
-- HTX-245 (Radio Shack 144/440 HT)
-- Tempo S2 (220 HT)
-- Tempo S1 (144 HT not functioning - freq synth apparently went freaky)
-- IC-02AT (anybody know how to replace the SQ pot on this or if it can be?)
-- SX-42

I use portable antennae:
-- trap 80/40 inv V for HF
-- Tram 1180 magmount for 144/440
-- Maspro 5 el 2m beam
-- Larsen 2m Magmount

Was reading a QST from last year that I hadn't finished with and saw a picture of a BC-348 receiver in use BEFORE it was surplus. My high school radio club had one of those - BC-348Q to be exact. Haven't seen one before or since.

The transmitter at the high school station was a Harvey-Wells TBS-50C. The TBS-50 line (A thru D) was probably the last and maybe the first commercially made transmitter that covered 160 thru 2 meters until the IC-706! Now that I have a '706 I find it intriguing that both radios have/had a separate output jack for 2 meters (and 440 on the '706). The TBS-50's was an RCA jack on the top - recessed behind a hole in the cabinet - in order to bypass parts of the Pi network that weren't needed for 2 meters allowing use of a quarter wave or other size whip antenna sticking out the top! I suppose the RCA plug was optional if the whip was close to the correct diameter. I think I recall the RCA was a closed circuit jack. Clever arrangement that.

Re: rigs?

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 4:24 pm
by K9EZ
Yaesu FT 1000MP Mk V fully filtered up (I also have a Pelican case for this) LOOOOVE this radio!
Kenwood TS 940s PIEXX board installed, Filtered
Yaesu FT-100
Yaesu FT 857
Yaesu VX-7r
RF Concepts 423 100w brick
Midland 220 FM

DX-88 8 band vertical
3 el tribander
27 el 432
11 el 2m
2m halo
3 el 6m
423 corner reflector
80m Dipole
Ham sticks 80-15
Hustler 80, 75, 40, 20, 15m resonators
ATAS 100 (2 of them)
Going to work on a 160m "L" for next winter

K9EZ

Re: rigs?

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:41 pm
by BroadcastDoc
Kenwood TS-480SAT
Yaesu FT-107M (an almost complete station - power supply, desk mic, phone patch, 2nd external VFO, and for sale by the way!)
ICOM ID-31A D-Star HT
Wouxun KG-UV6D
Kenwood TM-D700
G5RV-JR antenna

Re: rigs?

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:39 am
by RGORJANCE
Those ain't radios, they're "appliances"! Here are "real radios:

B&W 5100B W/Heath SB-10 sideband adaptor
National HR0 50T
National HRO-50T1
RME 4350A
Hallicrafters SX-28A

I got you all beat on knob count! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, only really "old hams" know how to make these things light up and work.....besides they are great donut warmers!

So as you don't think I'm being too sarcastic, I do have a collection of "appliances". BTW, the HRO-50T1 knocks the socks off the Kenwood TS850 when it comes to sensitivity and selectivity, and it was born back in the 1950's. Put an external noise blanker on it and you have a very remarkable rcvr.

Fossil

Re: rigs?

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:09 pm
by LowBand
Long Live the warm Glow of Boatanchors:

Viking 1
Knight T-150 w/R-100
Hallicrafters HT-37
Eico 753
Kenwoody TS-820S with SP-820

Henry 2K-4
Dentron DTR-1200L

Ricebox IC-706 MKIIG

ATU's
Millen 92200,
Drake MN-2000

Antenna S9 vertical with the AD5X relay Switched loader for 80 and 160m.

Phil - AC0OB

Re: rigs?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:02 am
by K9EZ
RGORJANCE wrote:Those ain't radios, they're "appliances"! Here are "real radios:

B&W 5100B W/Heath SB-10 sideband adaptor
National HR0 50T
National HRO-50T1
RME 4350A
Hallicrafters SX-28A

I got you all beat on knob count! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, only really "old hams" know how to make these things light up and work.....besides they are great donut warmers!

So as you don't think I'm being too sarcastic, I do have a collection of "appliances". BTW, the HRO-50T1 knocks the socks off the Kenwood TS850 when it comes to sensitivity and selectivity, and it was born back in the 1950's. Put an external noise blanker on it and you have a very remarkable rcvr.

Fossil

OK Smartie pants, I did not include my Hammerlund 129x, couple of National receivers (including an 0A2 purple mercury vapor voltage regulator) and Hallicrafters CW transmitter. I would love one of those HROs and/or an old Collins KWM-1 line.

Re: I would love one of those HROs

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:33 am
by RGORJANCE
This could be your lucky day. I have been thinking about selling the HRO-50T. I even have the original manual for it. PM me with your email address and we can talk specifics. It is in really nice condx and I believe I got all the ham band coils, but only high end of bcst band.

Fossil

PS Forgot the HQ180A that I am letting my daughter use. I do love the "glow in the dark" stuff.

Re: rigs?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:36 am
by RGORJANCE
Kent:

Would you by any chance happen to have an NC-183D????
Fossil

Re: rigs?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:15 pm
by K9EZ
RGORJANCE wrote:Kent:

Would you by any chance happen to have an NC-183D????
Fossil

No :-( I wish. That is one awesome looking radio!!

Re: rigs?

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:54 pm
by Shane
I guess I didn't list any used-to-haves.

Used to have an NC-173, the -183's junior cousin. Yeah, WHY did I sell it?!

Someone mentioned a T-150. That brings back some memories. Particularly, how it would create boatloads of TVI when operating on 6 meters. Seems the ventilation slots were less than ideal as RF shielding as compared to what small holes would have been in the metal cabinet.

Had a lot of fun with an old DX-40 and a HQ-110. Also had an National NCX-3 in the late 60's, 70's, and early 80's. Anyone remember the Gotham vertical ads in QST every month? Had one of those for awhile and worked Sweden with it from Pennsylvania using the NCX-3.

The old tube gear had a distinctive aroma when operating. May have been just dust burning but I do miss the smell.

Come to think of it, broadcast studios used to have a distinctive smell but I never could figure out what the smell came from. My best guess is the teletype.

Re: rigs?

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:26 pm
by mrmodulation
Hmmm let's see

Transceivers:
1 X Yaesu FL-100B
1 X Yaesu FT-200 (early silver face with 7360 balanced modulator)
1 X Yaesu FT-200 (Late black face with transistor modulator board)
1 X Yeasu FT-410B
1 X Yeasu FTDX-560
1 X Yaesu FT-101
2 X Yaesu FT-101B
1 X Yaesu FT-101E
1 X Yaesu FT-101ZD
1 X Yaesu FT-7B
1 X Kenwood TS-120S

Receivers:
1 X FR-100B
1 X FRDX-400
1 X FRG-7 MK1
1 X FRG-7 Mk2
1 X FRG-7700

Total Knob count = 149

I also have yaesu extension speakers, VFO's & antenna matchers to suit most of theses units.

You think I like Yaesu gear :D

oops I forgot my National HRO Sr and AWA C6940

AWA C6940 Link:
http://www.tuberadio.com/robinson/museum/C6940/

That Adds another 12 knobs to the total = 161

Re: rigs?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:48 pm
by KJ6EO
Shack:

Kenwood TS-850SAT w DSP-100 Digital Signal Processor (MC-60 Mic)
Yaesu YO-101 Monitor Scope

Kenwood TL-922
Clipperton-L (Mint Condition, Recapped, New Relays, Tuned Input Board)
Henry 2K Classic (Orginal Owner, picked it up from Henry myself)(Welcome new listeners)

2M:

Kenwood TR-751A (MC-60 Mic)
RFC 2-217 (170 Watts)
15 Elements Horizontal at 55 feet

1.25M:

Kenwood TM-3530A
Vertical at 60 feet

HF Antennas:

Triex W51 51' Crank Up Tower
Force 12 C4SXL Multiband Yagi (10,15,20, 2-Elements on 40 on a seperate feedline)
Cushcraft A3WS Dual Bander (3-Elements on 12 & 17 Meters)
80 Meter Inverted V Coaxial Dipole
160 Meters (Triex W51 shunt fed)

Mobile:

Icom IC-706mkIIG
Solid State Mobile HF Amplifier (1.2Kw)
300 amp high performance alternator
Hi-Q Screwdriver Antenna (4" coil, 72" ss whip)

Regards,

Bill KJ6EO