|[AMRadio] A special day today|
quixote2 at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 20 07:56:57 EST 2009
At 03:20 PM 1/19/2009, David Knepper wrote:
>What I still wonder even today is how WRL/Leo Meyerson could make such death
>traps and get away with it.
It's my understanding that Leo's designs, tho a bit eclectic, started
out OK. It was his Bean Counters that
messed 'em up.
>I still have a Galaxy V that when you life up the lid, there is the PA cage
I had a Galaxy V Mk. 2 for a couple of years. Not a bad rig, really...
>What was he thinking? Could it have been $$$$$ by shaving costs. No
>interlocks on the "big boy: - the Globe King 500.
TELL me about it!!! The cost cutting done on that rig is a crying
shame... it could have been one of the
GREAT ones. The most grievous cost cutting measure was in the PA and
modulator plate supplies, IMHO.
They seem to e to be just barely adequate, with PA plate voltage too
low; with another 300 - 500 VDC there
the PA plate efficiency would be a whole lot better.
One thing... Leo's rigs used some FUNNY tubes!
I have a Globe King 400 that's gonna be restored... I had one HELL
of a time finding a pair of V-70D finals!
And the Hytron 5514 modulator tubes (in both rigs) aren't that
common either... tho you can modify for
>David Knepper, W3ST/W3CRA
Mr. T., W9LBB
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