[AMRadio] W4QCU Homebrew AM rig


Geoff w5omr at satx.rr.com
Sun Sep 4 07:47:55 EDT 2005


bcarling at cfl.rr.com wrote:

>VERY NICE - that large AM transmitter looks so CLEAN here 
>60 years later! He used some VERY nice-looking transformers.
>I love that look with the rounded corners and black wrinkle paint!
>
>Bry, AF4K
>
>On 4 Sep 2005 at 1:10, WB1GFH at aol.com wrote:
>
>http://pages.prodigy.net/w4qcu/bertha.collage.jpg
> 
>  
>
>>Speaking of homebrew...what was once commonplace is now becoming a lost art. 
>>To see evidence of this all one has to do is look at "Big Bertha", a xmtr 
>>presently owned by W4QCU. Bertha runs 500 watts to push-pull 100THs modulated by a 
>>pair of 805's, she stands 7 feet tall and weighs in at 600 pounds. The rig 
>>was constructed by Casey Kasefang, W4HYG (now a SK) after WW-II. Nearly all of 
>>the components date from the late 1930s.
>>

Having been physically in the same space with this transmitter, I can 
vouch for how 'neat' it looks. 

I've got some video of it, but unfortunatly, very limited still shots :-(
http://w5omr.shacknet.nu:81/~w5omr/hamstuff/AM-Stuff/amers/W4QCU/


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73 = Best Regards,
-Geoff/W5OMR




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