|[AMRadio] VIRGIN ARC 5's|
macklinbob at msn.com
Thu Jan 27 18:56:27 EST 2005
I am originally from San Mateo, Ca. about 25 mi south of San Francico. In
the 60s there were 2 surplus stores in SF that had stacks of ARC-5 equipment
and the 28MC tank radios. And the stuff was cheap.
I joined the USAF in 1952 and the ARC-5s were still used in some aircraft
like the T-6 and C-45. I got sucked into ham radio in 1957 while stationed
in Austin, Tx. Through AF MARS we could get all the ARC-5s we wanted.
With the apperent renewed interest in tupe gear and AM operation I am
thinking seriously about acquiring some ARC-5s for portable operation.
I just wish they were as easy to get as they were in 1960. On eBay you
really don't know what you will get until it arrives.
"REAL RADIOS GLOW IN THE DARK"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Baker" <wb5ofd at wcc.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] VIRGIN ARC 5's
> Hi Bob:
> Thought I would reply off list.
> When I read your post my first thought was that this is indeed a Small
> World. I grew up in Junction City, Oregon, graduating from High School in
> 1962. In 61 and 62, I also ran an Arc 5/T-17/Webster band spanner on
> in my Blue, two door, 51 Ford with two, two Barrel Carbs. As I recall
> had some difficulty in occasionally snapping one of the rear axle shafts.
> The radio gear came from an Army Surplus store in Albany, Or. A J-38 was
> nickel from a big barrel. Still have it, but the ARC 5 and the Ford are
> gone. Hope you don't mind my sending you my memory.
> 73, Larry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Peters" <rwpeters at swbell.net>
> To: <AMRadio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 7:55 AM
> Subject: [AMRadio] VIRGIN ARC 5's
> > Brings back old memories...In 1960 we had a ARMY SURPLUS store in
> > that stocked these with all the accessories ...Paid $5.00 a unit...
> > was new in the box. If you wanted a used one they were $2.50 each...
> > the dynamotor and the T-17 mikes as well. I ran one mobile in 61 and 62
> > my 51 Ford with a Webster band spanner on 75..Took a long time for the
> > dynamotor to come up to speed Hi !!! Man those were the days....
> > Very Best 73's
> > Bob Peters-W1PE
> > ARRL ASM, President
> > QCWA Chapter 41
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