|[AMRadio] Re: Value of Homebrew Rigs,
nq5t at comcast.net
Thu Jul 6 16:12:36 EDT 2006
> Bottom line is that I would not pay any more for a KW-1 than
> I would for an equal condition BC transmitter and the same
> would apply to a "healthy", well built HB rig.
It's 100% "snob factor".
Not that the KW-1 isn't a very pretty and fine Collins transmitter (duly
modified). As someone else suggested, one could build a beefier transmitter
-- even using completely new Dahl iron, for the fraction of the cost of a
KW-1, that would work better and most likely sound better. Or you could run
a Ranger and Johnson KW for considerably less investment.
But then -- you wouldn't be a member of the small group running a KW-1.
I'm still trying to figure out how I'd ever get one up the front stairs :-)
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