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PostPosted: Dec Mon 07, 2020 4:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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I figured it is a “blank slate” upon which his future station would be created.

Then again, I was wrong already once this year.

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My vintage station.Only modern item not pictured is Kenwood VHF/UHF dual bander. I need to install the radio table.


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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Wow some mighty fine stations you all have! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Some of the operating positions. ALWAYS a work in progress :)

Rodger WQ9E


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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Ham shack main operating position on the rare occasion that it was clean enough to photograph:

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Novice Rig Roundup operating position; this is a duplicate of my ham station in 1963, novice call WV6WAM. The Ranger and HQ-129 are the same models but unfortunately not my original radios from 1963. The keyer is newer also; used to provide side tone (didn't have side tone in 1963, probably had terrible fist). The cheap plastic straight key on the scrap wood base is the only thing that has survived from my original novice station:

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Original Novice License; the canceled one reflects a change of address:

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
PostPosted: Dec Tue 08, 2020 1:51 am 
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Love the cancelled novice ticket.

I used to have all of my old licenses. When I moved from my parents house to mine I had them in a box in the basement not thinking the basement would flood in bad rain storms. Needless to say many things succumbed the first time the basement flooded - over 12" of water in it. Had drains put in very shortly thereafter but many things were lost including many early shack / antenna pictures, QSL's and my first licenses / renewals.

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Hi Jim,
Nice looking V-II and R388. Nice looking NCX-5 too, I guess thats the power supply setting under the chair. When is your bench going to be done?
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Hi Rodger, many very nice radios I don't think you posted here before.

That Hallicrafter's "desk" is pretty nice, and I also noticed your EFJ desk, with a 500 setting on it. That's not complete, the Thunderbolt is missing! You've got a very nice collection. Thanks for the pics.

The EFJ Desks are nice, and only about 400 were built, from 55 through 57, and a bit more than twice that number of 500s were built from 57 to 64. We just had two Desks in here about 3 weeks ago. One in operating condition and the other was complete, but a work in progress. They didn't stay long, a old customer came in and bought them both.

I've wanted a 500 for years, and got one in fairly nice condition just a few weeks ago.
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Hello Jim, nice S-line radios, look to be all be Bat wings. Your HQ-129 looks especially clean and I like what appears to be a "leatherman" quick change crystal swapper. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Greetings to Mike and the Forum:

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<snip> I like what appears to be a "leatherman" quick change crystal swapper. :wink:


Got it in one! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Hi Mike,

I have a Thunderbolt set up with a Pacemaker. Like the Hallicrafters HT-33, that is one heavy and awkward to move amplifier. Of course the same goes for the Viking 500 external power supply/modulator whose center of gravity is higher than the otherwise handy side handles. Don't break a wrist when it tries to flip on you.

If you use the built in slow release relay in the 500 to control the antenna relay, realize that the residual magnetism effect that creates the slow release doesn't age well and you may find it "hot" switching. That was the issue with mine. Attached is the simple cure and with that in place the oft maligned interconnecting cables are fine, they do NOT arc under the normal voltage levels that occur in a properly operating 500 and if they do arc then something is amiss and better to have the arcing at the cable connectors than upgrading those and having the arc take out something far more expensive.

And on edit Mike, attached is a photo of the Tbolt/Pacemaker setup and some other stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Here is my humble station, I think it qualifies as vintage.

KS4KP, Jeff.
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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Not my station. But wow, this kid is doing great with a few watts on cw...he’s got qsls from Chile and Japan!


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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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The Icoms are interesting! oddly enough, I've never owned a single piece of Icom gear.
Always Yaesu, Kenwood or other brands like Alinco.

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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These are the earliest Icom pieces I own, they were still using the founder's name at that point before Inoue Communications was shortened to Icom.

The 700R receiver is completely solid state, the 700T transmitter uses two 12BY7A tubes as a mixer and the driver with S-2001 (6146B) finals. The IC-2K amplifier uses a pair of 572B tubes for its rated 1,200 watts input.

The 700T transmitter doesn't have its own VFO and is primarily intended to operate as a transceiver. This was a common approach with much of the early Japanese SSB separates including the Yaesu FL/FR-50 twins and the Trio 310 twins which used either the receiver, a crystal, or an external VFO for the transmitter frequency control.

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Here is my humble station, I think it qualifies as vintage.

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I like it - I especially like seeing that the paddle on the bug looks well worn!

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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These are the earliest Icom pieces I own, they were still using the founder's name at that point before Inoue Communications was shortened to Icom.

The 700R receiver is completely solid state, the 700T transmitter uses two 12BY7A tubes as a mixer and the driver with S-2001 (6146B) finals. The IC-2K amplifier uses a pair of 572B tubes for its rated 1,200 watts input.

The 700T transmitter doesn't have its own VFO and is primarily intended to operate as a transceiver. This was a common approach with much of the early Japanese SSB separates including the Yaesu FL/FR-50 twins and the Trio 310 twins which used either the receiver, a crystal, or an external VFO for the transmitter frequency control.

Rodger WQ9E

The National NCX-5 is a great transceiver.

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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Great photo! Neat looking radios and a fine young ham operator. :D

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Love the photo Well!

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 Post subject: Re: Show off your vintage station!!!
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