[AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Mon Jul 23 19:58:11 EDT 2007


Central Electronics 100V and 200V (50's stuff) transmitters had no
transmitter tuning on the front panel. Once you aligned them properly,
there was no dip the dipper or peak the peaker or adjust the grid or
diddle with the buffer, etc.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:41:48 -0500 "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
writes:
> Yep!  You're right, Ron.  I know there was at least one schematic 
> that had
> to be drawn and you certainly had to have a working knowledge of 
> current
> flow and basic circuit design.  I guess there were more questions 
> then
> relating to the type of equipment we used in those days.  When I got 
> my
> General there was no such thing as a "no tune" transmitter or 
> amplifier.
> You had to know when, how and why to dip!  I guess progress has 
> moved the
> test beyond the need for such knowledge, but I can't help but 
> believe it was
> a good thing to know then and would be a good thing to know now.  Of 
> course,
> I'm an old coot and live in the past.
> 
> Rick/K5IAR


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