[AMRadio] 51J-4 with S-line knobs


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Mon Dec 12 20:41:02 EST 2011


hey Nick, do you know John Poulton in NC?  he has a  large collection of 
R-388/51J3s... Russ.

--- On Mon, 12/12/11, Nick England <navy.radio at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Nick England <navy.radio at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 51J-4 with S-line knobs
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Date: Monday, December 12, 2011, 2:31 PM
> Hi Rick - please let me know the
> serial number on your J-4 and also if
> there is a number stamped on the rear. I'm compiling a
> database of
> R-388 and 51J-4 numbers.
> http://www.navy-radio.com/rcvrs/r388.htm
> cheers & thanks,
> Nick K4NYW
> 
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Rick Poole <wa1rkt at arrl.net>
> wrote:
> > At 02:03 PM 12/12/2011, Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
> >
> >  >>>>>
> >>They're only better by virtue of using slightly
> newer components.
> >>Unless you're a collector who needs one of each
> example, there's no
> >>real benefit that I'm aware of to seeking one out
> as you'll still need
> >>to check and replace out-of-spec components.
> Collins did a better job
> >>here than most by using mil-spec components, but
> they're still 50 yrs
> >>old. The late model J-4s were made into the early
> 60s.
> > <<<<<
> >
> > I didn't seek one out, but the one I'm getting (came
> to an agreement
> > with the owner this morning) does have the S-line
> knobs and the
> > slightly larger label font.  Like you, I actually
> have a (slight)
> > preference for the Dekaware knobs, and if I find some
> that are cheap
> > and in good condition, I suppose I might install them
> in place of
> > these and save these in case I ever need to restore
> the radio to its
> > "correct" configuration.  I don't really expect to
> ever have to do
> > that, though.
> >
> > Rick WA1RKT
> >
> >
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