[AMRadio] EF Johnson museum

Peter Markavage 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 
> the 
> "Thunderbolt" amplifier and the "6N2 Thunderbolt" amplifier, as well 
> as 
> the pictured "Courier" and the "Kilowatt" amplifier (which many hams 
> call the "Desk Kilowatt" but Johnson didn't).   Of course they were 
> all 
> "Vikings" as EFJ used that brand name across the entire transmitter 
> and 
> 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 
> Avenger 
> to me!  According to what I've read, only about 50 were built and 
> most 
> kept by EFJ employees, which is probably why this one survives.
> I'm happy to see a "reasonably complete" display like this, in 
> contrast 
> for example to the Leo Meyerson collection which was dumped by the 
> Western Heritage Museum when someone decided it wasn't worth keeping 
> on 
> display.
> 73, Bob W9RAN
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