[AMRadio] Rare Boatanchors Available

Dino Darling k6rix at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 21 15:48:34 EDT 2005

Can't buy them, but would LOVE to see some pictures!!!

At 03:32 PM 06/21/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>I have 2 REALLY rare boatanchors in my collection that I am considering 
>selling. The price for these is $9,000 each firm. I'm not ready to put 
>them on eBay yet. But it could come to that eventually. I am not 
>interested in any trades. Please let anyone you know that has that kind of 
>money for rare collectible equipment that these are available. Thanks.
>Both of these are 1930's transmitters made for the amateur market. 1930's 
>amateur transmitters tend to be rare because amateurs were asked to turn 
>them in for military use at the beginning of WWII. Most were turned in and 
>relatively few survive. And of those few, a small percentage remain in 
>original condition. Both of these are crystal-controlled, of course.
>1930's vintage Gross CB-80 transmitter in 5-foot rack with the modulator, 
>power supply and meter panel. It's not in perfect original condition. But 
>it's awfully nice. I have advertised in ER and in the OTB looking for 
>other CB-80 owners and got no responses. So I am led to conclude that this 
>is the only Gross CB-80 left anywhere on Earth. I have most of the 
>original pages from the manual for this rig, but not all of them. The RF 
>Ammeter in the antenna tuner section is not original. The antenna tuner 
>itself has been modified but you can't tell from the outside. The coils I 
>have for this are a mess and are not original. This transmitter looks 
>great--it is a showpiece. Come see it and pick it up in Pittsburgh, PA.
>1936-vintage RCA ACT-40. AM/CW. This is in a 3-section desktop rack. 100% 
>original. With original manual, original RCA brochure  and all original 
>coils for 10-80 meter operation. Gorgeous condition--museum quality. Was 
>featured in January 2002 or 2003 CQ Classics Calendar. There is one other 
>ACT-40 somewhere out there. It formerly belonged to W2UK. But he became a 
>silent key a number of years ago and I don't know who got the ACT-40. So 
>this is one of only 2 of these rigs left alive. Complete but untested and 
>as-is. Requires bias batteries of various sizes which are not included. 
>Come check it out and pick it up in Pittsburgh, PA.
>Thanks for looking.
>73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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