|[AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 42, Issue 14|
Ron Lawrence KC4YOY
kc4yoy at carolina.rr.com
Wed Jul 11 19:46:36 EDT 2007
>> Anyone got a HF Plate Modulated AM transmitter for sale in North Carolina. Hopefully the coastal area?
> Grab a good ol' Johnson Viking II. They're floating around pretty much
My friend Mark kc4yoi and I went to the Salisbury
hamfest Saturday. It was one on the best they've had in several
years. We got there at 07:30 with a good bit of activity already
going on the tailgating area. We hadn't been there 10 minutes
when I spotted my first purchase, a Johnson Viking 2.
I really didn't plan to buy anything like that, but a friend had it and
made me a deal.
There were a good number of pieces of vintage BA gear there, and a bunch
of old friends and club members.
I bought a nice big Diawa CN-801H cross needle SWR/Watt meter,
it works great, much better than that old POS I've been using.
I also found 2 nice antenna switches in a box for $2 each.
Saturday night we put the Viking on the bench at w4zo's for a little
and got it working after finding about half the tubes had shook out of
100 watts out with 300ma on the plate. It's loaded with AM crystals.
I have to do is get the filter caps changed, it has some hum on the audio,
and replace the missing filament lamp holder.
Now all I have to do is find a place to set it up. I'm planning on using
my NC-183D with it. The Viking may just have to sit on top of the
National for now...
Looking forward to finding some good activity on AM.
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