[AMRadio] Re: Boatanchor in Salem

Craig C. Heaton wd8kdg at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jul 22 10:32:08 EDT 2007

Well fellows,

If the shack wasn't crowded.......... it's worth the trip from Springfield,
OR to Salem for a lookie-see. $500 couldn't buy the iron if its in good
shape. The pic on QTH, fronts not bad and I'm a sucker for black wrinkle
paint/rack-n-panel stuff.

Although the advertised 750 watts might be stretching things a little. My
old handbook from 1960 sez 813's are worth 300 watts each used in class C
plate modulation. The 811A's; a pair class B push/pull will last a long time
at 250 watts, ala Junkston 500's and globking 500's. Max is about 340 watts
for a pair of 811A's.

Good iron will make this a 24/7 500 watt rig. Minus;  no exciter, gotta add
maybe a Johnson Ranger. So here it is a full legal limit 1500 PEP output
boatanchor, keep the fingers crossed the iron is gud. Just add elbow grease.


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