[AMRadio] FS: AC-1, Homebrew, Command Sets, Simpson, MFJ,

Rev. Don Sanders innatehealing at bigplanet.com
Tue Feb 28 13:27:39 EST 2006

Hi Don, I would like the 807"s, 1626's
and 6 of the 1625 to finish up my
Command transmitters.

Healthfully yours,
                          DON W4BWS
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Subject: [AMRadio] FS: AC-1, Homebrew, Command Sets, Simpson, MFJ,
Pomona,1625 Tubes, More

> For Sale. Shipping extra.
> Ameco AC-1 6V6 Novice transmitter. Some scratches and
> writing on top. Otherwise original and good. With
> manual copy and just one coil. $249
> Homebrew breadboard transmitter with single 6V6 or
> 6L6. Quality construction with one meter (no panel).
> Looks like it is set up for 40 meters only and has a
> 7115 xtal in it. No power supply-just binding posts to
> attach one. Very cute. $45
> Another homebrew breadboard transmitter-or at least it
> would be if there was any wiring. Someone got a nice
> piece of hard wood, added a clear plexiglas panel,
> mounted a bunch of nice vintage transmitter parts with
> what looks like a miniature SW-3 dial, copper tubing
> final coil, classic clip-in grid-leak, nice TC caps
> and a meter from a WWII-era transmitter. The tube in
> the socket is a 301A. So I guess this would be a real
> flea-power QRP rig. But none of the connections are
> made. So you need to figure out the circuit and wire
> this up yourself. You also need to add a power supply
> because there isn't one. Nice but as-is. $45
> MFJ-264 1.5KW HF-UHF Dry Dummy Load. Current MFJ
> product selling for $69.95. Of course 1.5KW can only
> be used for 10 seconds. But 500 watts is good for 30
> seconds and 100 watts is good for 3-5 minutes. So it's
> a pretty useful little guy. $25
> MFJ-207 Antenna/SWR analyzer HF onl;y. Current MFJ
> product selling for $79.95. Like new with original
> manual in original box. $33
> Military WWII Switchbox BC-345. Missing knob and
> modified with volume pot. $5 as-is
> Military WWII dynamotor DM-36-D made by Western
> Electric, 24V, with bracket, nice shape. $12
> ITT Pomona New-Old-Stock in Unopened original
> packaging. $10 each including padded-envelope mailing
> or $7 each plus actual shipping for more than 1.
> SS-7 7-Pin Miniature Socket Saver (4 available)
> SS-9 9-Pin Miniature Socket Saver (3 available)
> SS-12 12-Pin Compactron Socket Saver (2 available)
> 1447 7-Pin Miniature Tall Test Socket Adapter (3
>    available)
> TVS-9 9-Pin Miniature Test Scoket Adapter (4
>    available)
> 2497 9-Pin Magnoval Test Socket Adapter (2 available)
> 1779 9-Pin Novar Test Socket Adapter
> 2749 9-Pin Novar Tall Test Socket Adapter
> 2742 12-Pin Compactron Tall Test Socket Adpater
> 2599 6JE6 Novar Cathode Current Test Adaptor With pin
>    3 interupted (brought out to alligator clips)
> 3012 Color Cathode Current Test Adapteor  For 6GE5,
> 6GF5, 6GV5, 6GY5, 6HB5, 6HD5, 6HF5 with pins
>    4 and 10 interupted (brought out to alligator
>    clips)
> 1849 9-Pin Miniature Socket Saver. These are odd-too
>    short to be a socket saver. Don't buy these unless
>    you are familiar with them)
> BC-455-B command set receiver made by Western
> Electric. This is the bare aluminum version and the
> aluminum is in very nice shape. Covers 6-9.1MC. It's
> all original including dynamotor connector, rear
> connector and intact dynamotor mounts. But it has the
> usual ham mods are on a plate over the FT-230A panel
> (nicely done). Complete with all tubes. Tested and
> working well (with the ham mod). Find an original
> FT-230-A and this is a fine specimen of all all
> original command receiver. $45
> BC-455 command set receiver made by Western Electric
> with dynamotor made by ARC. This is black wrinkle and
> covers 6-9.1MC. It's all original but has many paint
> problems. Complete with all tubes and FT-230-A
> shorting box that plugs in underneath the dial.
> Untested and As-is. $60
> Another black BC-455 with no covers, no FT-230A, no
> dyanamotor and missing a 12A6 tube. BUT there's no
> unoriginal holes, pretty decent paint, and it hasn't
> been touched electrically-so it's all original. It has
> all original connectors and they have not been
> soldered-to. So this is an easy restoration-just add
> the missing stuff from a  ham-modified junker and
> you're in business. Untested and as-is. $14
> Simpson 260 Extravaganza. Or not. I've accumulated a
> bunch of Simpson 260 stuff over the years and now
> can't remember why I wanted it....
> Simpson 260-a very early version that uses pin jacks
> (instead of banana jacks). Looks kind of old and
> scruffy but would polish up into a beauty with some
> elbow grease. I added new batteries and tested the
> ohms ranges, as well as the AC line voltage and it all
> worked. The ohms zero adjust pot is a bit scratchy but
> still works. I did not test the DC volt ranges or any
> of the current ranges. As-is. $15
> Simpson 260 Series 3 NOSB meter and faceplate. This is
> a replacement NOS meter and faceplate for a Simpson
> 260 Series 3. Due to the physical changes that Simpson
> made going from one series of the 260 to another, I
> think this will ONLY fit a series 3 meter. Cool. $8
> Simpson 260 Series 3 corrosion nightmare. This meter
> looks good from the outside. It's complete and has no
> cracks or chips. Inside, someone let the batteries go
> REALLY bad and the corrosion leeched onto all the
> internal parts.  What a mess. I cleaned it out but it
> would need major surgery to ever be a meter again. So
> it's a good parts donor. As-is. $6
> Simpson 260 series 5 parts meter. This was dropped on
> its face and the bakelite meter face is mostly missing
> along with the glass, meter pointer and the function
> switch knob. The case is cracked and has been glued.
> The handle is bad. Inside, it's complete and nice. The
> Series 5 was the one that had the overload breaker
> which was nice, but also used a weird, cube-shaped 15V
> battery, which was bad. As-is. $5
> Aerovox 76 Capacitance/Resistance bridge. Very early
> slant-front black bridge with tuning eye. Definitely
> belongs on a vintage test bench somewhere. Some rust
> along the bottom cabinet edge. $10
> 1625 Tubes. NOS in JAN or RCA boxes. Some boxes are
> dirty and others have come unglued. But the boxes are
> mostly in good shape. All tubes are new. $3 each. 46
> to sell.
> 1626 Tubes. NOS in JAN or RCA boxes. $2 each. 3 to
> sell.
> 807 tubes (5) and one 5933 (807W). These seem mostly
> or all NOS but sp,e are not in original packing.
> $12/all
> Cunningham C-376 (same as UV-876) mogul-base ballast
> tube. I think this is the one used in the RAK/RAL
> supply? Used but tested good. $8
> Amperex 111-H. Used, looks okay. $5
> Amperex R-100. Used, looks okay. $5
> 866A Tubes, NOSB RCA, $5 each (2 to sell).
> 866A Tubes, NOSB Cetron-Taylor, $4 each (2 to sell)
> 6CB5A Amperex NOSB, $3 each (2 to sell)
> 4-125 tubes, used Amperex. $10/pair
> 6322 Tubes, NOS JAN, Tube Lore says this is a 1285MC
> tuneable tube. Unique look. Good add to any tube
> display. $2 each (4 to sell)
> Thanks for looking.
> 73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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