|[AMRadio] EF Johnson museum|
manualman at juno.com
Fri Jun 20 17:44:46 EDT 2008
Johnson Thunderbolt II circa 1965. Johnson had the product made by an
outside manufacturer or it was a relabeled existing design . I have the
product brochure here in the files.
> Hi Pete,
> Not to pick nits, but according to my Johnson literature, there was
> "Thunderbolt" amplifier and the "6N2 Thunderbolt" amplifier, as well
> the pictured "Courier" and the "Kilowatt" amplifier (which many hams
> call the "Desk Kilowatt" but Johnson didn't). Of course they were
> "Vikings" as EFJ used that brand name across the entire transmitter
> station accessory lines.
> As for the Avenger, what's that sitting to the left of the
> walkie-talkies in photo 10? Looks like the rare and beautiful
> to me! According to what I've read, only about 50 were built and
> kept by EFJ employees, which is probably why this one survives.
> I'm happy to see a "reasonably complete" display like this, in
> for example to the Leo Meyerson collection which was dumped by the
> Western Heritage Museum when someone decided it wasn't worth keeping
> 73, Bob W9RAN
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