[AMRadio] W4QCU Homebrew AM rig

Mike Sawyer w3slk at uplink.net
Sun Sep 4 10:13:19 EDT 2005

I remember Casey running that rig on 40 meters. BIG signal into NEPA. Nice 
looking rig. Nothing like a boatanchor to make the shack cozy.
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Subject: [AMRadio] W4QCU Homebrew AM rig

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:


> 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.

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