[AMRadio] Small(est) rigs with 6146 final


crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Tue Aug 28 22:46:21 EDT 2007


I have a parted-out HT-37 that had dual 6146's. But it is( or was) too big
for mobile use :-).

Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg" <bluebirdtele at embarqmail.com>
To: "Pete Ferrand" <petef at sprynet.com>; "Discussion of AM Radio in the
Amateur Service" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; <cemilton at aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Small(est) rigs with 6146 final


> 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.
> 73's
> Greg
> WA7LYO
> Kinston NC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Ferrand" <petef at sprynet.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; <cemilton at aol.com>
> 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
> >>it?
> >
> > 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
> > excitation.
> >
> > 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
> > price.
> >
> > -Pete
> > WB2QLL
> > Somers, WI
> >
> >
> >
> >
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