|[AMRadio] Small(est) rigs with 6146 final|
bluebirdtele at embarqmail.com
Tue Aug 28 20:24:15 EDT 2007
The Gonset commander transmitter is the smallest ham transmitter have ever
seen that came from a factory.
6AG7, 6146 and plate modulator. No vfo, no power supply.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Ferrand" <petef at sprynet.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Small(est) rigs with 6146 final
>>another rig, the GLOBE HG-303, that uses a single 6146. It's a compact
>>CW rig and well built. The "matching" VFO is the GLOBE V-10. Cabinets
>>Anyone see/have one? And have you tried Plate modulation scheme with
> This is a neat rig. I've had one for years along with the VFO, and it's
> the second pair I've had...I too gave the first away and regretted it and
> wound up with this pair, in far poorer condition. Never put 'em on AM
> though although probably I would have if they covered 160.
> But they work extremely well. What I like about the rig, more than the
> VFO, is that it's an original design, it's not electrically or
> mechanically like any other rig. The cabinets and hardware were shared
> with Globe's CB line. The VFO is basically the standard WRL Globe VFO
> repackaged with a nice slide rul dial and colored lights. The transmitter
> has all components on several bulkhead type vertical chassis with the
> tubes horizontal. And there's a separate transformer for high and low B+.
> The transmitter is grid block keyed and puts about 140 volts on the key at
> low current, and there's no clamp tube to guard against lack of
> Since it's only a two tube rf stage and the VFO outputs at 160 for 80
> meter operation (going from memory here) I recall a substantial amount of
> 160 meters to the antenna when operating on 80.
> Note I didn't say it was a perfect design, just an original one that works
> as intended, I suppose. Never have found out who was behind it or if there
> was a story there. Anywone have the history of the Rockford built
> GC-Globes? The company's successor is still in town, I plan to swing by
> and see if it's in the same location next time I'm out that way.
> When I got my Novice in 1965 I was all set to get one of these new but the
> store, Gem Electronics, had just sold its last one, for $49.95 I think,
> and I wound up with a DX-60, a far better rig but at almost twice the
> Somers, WI
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