[AMRadio] FS: Boatanchors, Tubes

Merz Donald S merz.ds at mellon.com
Wed Nov 9 17:07:01 EST 2005

FOR SALE. New Items. Old Prices Reduced. Shipping cost is not included.

Eimac 100TH Tubes, Brand new, old stock in sealed military boxes dated 1949. $95 each. 2 to sell. More available.

Cetron 572B tubes. Brand new, old stock in original boxes. $50 each.

Looking for other transmitting tubes? Send me an e-mail.

National FBX receiver w/80M coils and 5886 doghouse. This has some rust around the bottom edge. The tuning knob may be wrong. No unoriginal holes and other than small rust patches, looking good inside and out. Untested. As-is. $189

National HRO-7 with matching speaker, doghouse PS, coil box and coils A-E. Really good looking except that one toggle switch has been replaced with an ugly toggle with a black plastic bat-handle. Paint is excellent with only minor scuffs. Nice+. With original manual. $299  Pictures available. 

Meissner Signal Shifter EX--rackmount version. The rack panel was a separate option and is seldom seen. Looks great. Working. $129 Picture available.

Eico 717 Keyer. Nice. Untested. $24

Collins 75A2 Receiver with no serial number plate. 1952-vintage ham bands receiver with desktop cabinet. Covers 160 through 10M. With cabinet, manual copy and parts to build a 455kc IF filter a la 75A3. Excellent cosmetic condition. Has unoriginal octal socket on rear chassis apron and small hole in side of cabinet. Working well.  $300

Collins Speaker Model 270G-1 s/n 245. Excellent cosmetic condition. Matches any of gthe A-series receivers. Working well. $175

Homebrew 80 meter VFO or QRP exciter. Black wrinkle paint peeling. Tube lineup is 6F6 to 6L6 with 5Y3 and 2 VR-150 for power and regulation. This is almost identical to the first signal shifter. Beautifully built. $49

Bird 43 watt meter with 1000 watt slug. Brand new condition. $230 with slug.

RME 99 HF receiver. 1940-vintage ham bands receiver in nice black wrinkle desk cabinet. Oddly, the large dial in the center is bandspread, while the smaller dial at the right Is the main tuning. Triple conversion. Very good cosmetic condition with some small marks in paint.  Some knobs may be wrong but they are so close that it's hard to tell. Untested. As-is. The tube line-up is locktals: 4-7A7, 1-7B8, 2-7A4, 1-7F7, 1-7C5, 1-7A6, 1-VR150, 1-80.  With manual copy. $245

Homebrew power supply for any early-1930's vintage TX.
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.  $49

HBR 16 receiver. Famous QST project by Ted Crosby
W6TC. Built onto a 19 inch rack panel in a Bud
cabinet. All black wrinkle. Coils for all bands. I
powered this up and it makes noise but needs some TLC
to be a real receiver again. With all available
documentation including schematic, etc. $319

1930's PP 250TH open rack TX with pp 810 modulator.
The exciter is a very rare Gross CW-55. 1939-ish
vintage transmitter in the classic pre-war open rack
style. Even the rack is homebrew. Beautiful the way
only exposed HV connections can be. $1,399. Pickup

Versatile 70 TX. 6146 on all HF bands. Bandswitching.
CW or grid modulated. CQ 1952 project. Some cold
solder joints need fixed and other restoration work
needed. Gray wrinkle 19 inch rack panel in black
ex-military cabinet. $109
GWE III AM TX. A single 812 modulated by PP 809s.
Speech amp is PP 45's. On 40 meters today with coils
for all bands. Rack TX, 5 ft. tall, in HB wooden rack.
Very sweet looking. Crystal control or use included
Eico VFO. With all of N3GWE's builder's documentation.
$550. Pickup only.

GWE II AM TX. A single 250TH driven and modulated by
6146s. In 6 ft black wrinkle rack. On 80 meters today.
Bandswitching to 40 meters but 40 probably needs work.
Crystal control or use included. HB HF VFO in BC-221
cabinet. With all of N3GWE's builder's documentation.
$650 Pickup only.

W9TB desk kilowatt CW TX. PP 304TLs driven by single
tube. CW only. Full-size desk has 2 receivers and
control section built into it. Awesome construction.
PS is not original to this rig and is unfinished.
Includes much of the original builder's documentation.
$725. Pickup only.

Pickup items must be picked up in Pittsburgh, PA.
Thanks for looking. 
73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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