[AMRadio] FS: 1930's Homebrew Station

Merz Donald S merz.ds at mellon.com
Wed Aug 24 10:43:15 EDT 2005

For Sale

This is a classic 1930's homebrew station with the following four components:

ARRL 1936 Two-Tube Receiver. This is a homebrew 1936-vintage regenerative receiver built from plans in the 1936 
ARRL Handbook, Page 97. It's extra-nice and beautifully built in every respect. Very good or excellent
looking receiver built in a National C-SRR black wrinkle cabinet with 2 Crowe "airplane" dials. Untested. Tube lineup is 1-58 and 1-56. 

National 7180B doghouse power supply for the receiver. This is a 1929-vintage B-eliminator made by National radio. The first of the "doghouse" power supplies. It's in very good or excellent looking condition but untested. Tube line-up is 1-80.

Homebrew #10 Hartley Transmitter. Built from plans in the 1931 ARRL Handbook. Looks exactly like RX pictured in book. Using single #10 tube and 2 plug-in coils. Breadboard-style. This was built as a nostalgia project using period components. It's in perfect working condition. Tube line-up is 1-10. 

Homebrew power supply for the transmitter. This is a breadboard supply using a 1930's Thordarson transformer and 2 large, square 1930's caps, one of which has split open. There is a socket for 1 4-pin rectifier. But it had no tube in it when I got it and I have never run this supply. As-is. Needs cleaned up. Board used for breadboard is unfinished and not great.

Also included is a 1930's brown bakelite T/R switch. This is the fancy, humpback-style knife-switch with the big, square knob.

All 4 components--a complete station needing very little work to put on the air: $429 plus shipping.

Thanks for looking.
73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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