[AMRadio] ART 13 help needed


Dave Mayfield W9WRL wrl at gwltd.com
Thu Jul 29 22:32:27 EDT 2010


Guys there are several ART-13 manuals on my web site 3885am.com

Dave W9WRL


Jim Tonne wrote:
> 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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