[AMRadio] The Eagle Has Landed - The Gross Radio EagleThat Is

LEE BAHR pulsarxp at embarqmail.com
Sun Jan 18 00:32:07 EST 2009

OK, sorry.  Wrong Eagle.

Lee,  w0vt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Szendrei" <ne1s at neandertech.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The Eagle Has Landed - The Gross Radio EagleThat Is

> 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.
> See:
> http://www.w1ujr.net/bruces_bench_2008.htm
> Second "project" down the page, immediately following the snow static
> discussion.
> 73,
> -Larry/NE1S
> 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.
> -snip-
>> 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.
> -snip-
>> I never tried operating on 15 with the Eagle.
>> Lee
>> w0vt
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