|[AMRadio] The Eagle Has Landed - The Gross Radio EagleThat Is|
ne1s at neandertech.com
Sat Jan 17 15:06:48 EST 2009
Lee - you seem to be describing a different "Eagle". The original post
(which John was replying to, and included in his reply) describes the
Gross Eagle as a 1933 regenerative receiver:
" A 1933 Gross Radio Company Eagle regen RX, complete with all four
coils and documentation.
Think of a National SW-3, with a single coil rather the SW-3's two.
Band coverage is 200 meters down to 15 meters.
A pair of type 32 tubes, and a single 33 in the AF output."
I have seen and operated that receiver, as the person who had originally
made that post on the AWA reflector (Bruce, W1UJR) is a good friend of
mine and lives nearby.
Second "project" down the page, immediately following the snow static
LEE BAHR wrote:
> The Eagle sold for less
> money then the Philmore. I also bought a 3735 Khz crystal for it from BA
> for 35 cents.
> As I recall the Eagle was available from Gross in the late
> 40s. I think maybe the Philmore NT-200 was a mass marketing "knock-off" of
> the Gross Eagle. They put everything in a fresh new box using fresh new
> parts, not surplus, including tubes and two coil forms for two bands.
> Philmore then advertised their kit to the Novice crowd and Gross probably
> said we want out and sold their remaing kits to BA. Both transmitters used
> a U shaped piece of aluminum for their chassis. The Power supplies were on
> another U shaped piece of aluminum. Both transmitters had their tuning caps
> and tuning lamps in the same place on the front of the U shaped chassis.
> The initual Novice bands were 80 and 11 meters. The first Philmore
> transmitters sported 80 and 11 meter coil information.
> I never tried operating on 15 with the Eagle.
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