Frank J. Mercurio
w9fm at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 19 09:56:52 EDT 2007
your comment about the Zenith reminded me of the first receiver I used
as a newly licensed ham in 1957. It was an RCA model 8K console that I
pulled the chassis out of and set on the desk. I fabricated a Masonite
front panel and added a bfo and a Heath QF-1 q multiplier! Next, in
1958 or so I "graduated" to a Heath AR-2! After that, I used a home
Presently, we have the following: R390A, 75A4, 51J4, Racal RA6790/GM,
Sylvania R1414/URR, BC348, and an HRO-500!
That old RCA was fun to work with ... finding a choke to sub for the
speaker voice coil, replacing that wet electrolytic can that sprayed
its guts out one time in the middle of a qso ... ah! the memories!
73, Frank W9FM (on AM)
w9gt at comcast.net wrote:
> It might be interesting, however, to note that my first "ham" receiver was an old Zenith 7S363 console that I pulled the chassis out of and set on the operating table. I utilized a another little ACDC radio along side the Zenith for BFO to copy CW by heterodyning the local oscillator in the Zenith IF. Crude, yes...but it worked and I had a lot of
> fun with it as a novice. "Modern" receivers include a couple of ICOM transceivers, but they just don't have the classic sound and ambience of the boatanchor stuff.
> 73, Jack, W9GT
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> From: sbjohnston at aol.com
>>> what sort of receivers are in use in the AM community?
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