[AMRadio] ART 13 help needed


Jim Tonne tonne at comcast.net
Thu Jul 29 17:15:29 EDT 2010


Bill:

Is perhaps something missing from those links?
I keep getting a message about how my little
browser can't access them.

I too am interested in the ART-13.

- Jim W4ENE



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Beech (NJ7P)" <nj7p at nj7p.org>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ART 13 help needed


> Hiroki,
>
> Tried to call but got voice mail.  Do you have all the 
> manuals on the
> ART-13?  Here are links to what I have:
>
> Radio Transmitter AN/ART-13 and 13A, AN 16-30ART13-4, 13 
> April 1951
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/AN%2016-30ART13-4%2013%20Apr%2051%20NJ7P%20AS.pdf>
> Radio Transmitter Channel Card, ART-13B, 1950
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/ART-13B%20Channel%20Card%201950%20WA5CAB%20AS.pdf>
> Radio Transmitter Channel Card ART-13, 1944
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/ART-13%20Channel%20Card%20KG7BZ%20KAS.pdf>
> Radio Transmitter CDA-T Conversion (ART-13A to ART-13B), 
> 1950
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/CDA-T%20Conversion%201950%20WA5CAB%20AS.pdf>
> Radio Transmitter Calibration Book AN/ART-13, EO 
> 35AD-5ART13-2D, 21
> April 1961
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/EO%2035AD-5ART13-2D%2021%20Apr%2061%20NJ7P%20AS.pdf>
> Radio Transmitter AN/ART-13B, NAVWEPS 16-30ART13-5, 15 
> July 1954
> <http://bisbee/Human_Valid.php?m=Common/Manuals/PDFs/Military/NAVWEPS%2016-30ART13-5%2015%20Jul%2054%20KG7BZ%20KAS.pdf>
>
> These manuals cover all the setup and tuning of the 
> transmitter.  It
> tunes up quite easily but is not the same as my old 
> pi-network
> transmitters.  It also is not built to match 50 ohm loads. 
> It was
> designed to load into a wire antenna of a particular 
> length and used the
> aircraft fuselage as the counterpoise.  The wire lengths 
> and preset
> information are all in the manuals.  Schematics are in the 
> manuals.
>
> The transmitter is forgiving - an 813 running only at 100 
> watts...  I
> used a 100 watt incandescent light bulb as a dummy load 
> and it lights to
> full brilliance.
>
> I am 60 and also retired.  More time for toys.
>
> 73,
> Bill, NJ7P
>
> hirokik at aol.com wrote:
>> Dear Bill,
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the quick response. Here is my situation.
>> To date, I have restored a BC348Q feeding it with my own 
>> AC supply. It is working nicely.
>> For my ART-13 I have built an AC supply (1200 V, 400V and 
>> 28V DC output). I don't have a dynamotor but I have a U7 
>> connector.
>> I have cleaned and replaced a few broken tubes and turned 
>> the auto-tuning manually which seems to be in good 
>> mechanical condition. So visually and mechanically the 
>> unit seems OK.  Now I am ready to fire it up and do a 
>> smoke test, but I am scared that I may blow up something. 
>> I can't figure out how to tune it to match a regular 50 
>> ohm antenna or non-tuned wire antenna.
>> Although I have been a ham since 1957 and used to build 
>> my own transmitters with 807s and 6146s, but the ART13 
>> looks such a complex and formidable beast.
>> Any help would be appreciated. Is it possible for me to 
>> call you and ask questions? My phone number (cell) is 415 
>> 713 0369.
>>
>>
>> I am 68 and retired. I am originally from the JA land but 
>> have been in this country longer that I spent in JA.
>>
>>
>> 73 and many thanks,
>>
>>
>> Hiroki AH6CY
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Beech (NJ7P) <nj7p at nj7p.org>
>> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service 
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> Sent: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 12:19 pm
>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ART 13 help needed
>>
>>
>>   Hiroki,
>>
>> I have an operational ART-13 running off a 28 VDC supply 
>> in my garage.
>> What kind of problems are you having?  What type of help 
>> are looking for?
>>
>> I live over in the southeastern part of Arizona near Fort
>> Huachuca/Sierra Vista.
>>
>> 73
>> Bill, NJ7P
>>
>> On 7/29/2010 7:58 AM, hirokik at aol.com wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>>
>>> I have been restoring WWII era military receivers and 
>>> transmitters. I wonder
>>>
>> if there is anyone in the SF Bay Area who has experience 
>> with the ART13 and can
>> help me with advice. I'd be happy to travel within the 
>> state or to nearby state
>> with the radio. Any info/lead/help would be appreciated.
>>
>>> Hiroki AH6CY
>>> Portola Valley, CA
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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