[AMRadio] Search for a valiant/ Don't Be Swayed

Jerry Kidd wa4jk at hughes.net
Fri Apr 26 11:29:57 EDT 2013

I know there are other options but I am very fimilar with the valiant  
inerds so this is my target. I just do not want a basket case or a  
modified monster.

Jerry kidd
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On Apr 26, 2013, at 8:45 AM, W5AMI <ars.w5ami at gmail.com> wrote:

> Two Modulator tubes, and three finals in the Valiant.  I have one I  
> got about 1993 that I am going to resurrect very soon.  I enjoyed  
> using it.  Audio may not be the best in the world, but I won't use  
> it in place of a BC transmitter.  Don't use the "Clipper", or remove  
> (bypass) it from the circuit altogether.  I removed mine.
> Brian / w5ami
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Eddy Swynar <deswynar at xplornet.ca>  
> wrote:
> On 2013-04-26, at 9:28 AM, whitebear1122 at comcast.net wrote:
> > Hi Jerry, Good luck with your Valiant search and don't be swayed  
> by all the "get something else" talk :)   The Valiant is a wonderful  
> transmitter, looks fabulous, well styled, works great, and is easy  
> for the most part to work on .  I bought mine around 1996 and I've  
> been using it regularly ever since on both AM and CW.  I can get 125  
> watts out on AM all day long.   Half the fun of a QSO is just using  
> the equipment.
> >
> > I still remember the awe I felt when I first got the Valiant, it  
> still had the 866 mercury vapor rectifiers in it, and when I hit the  
> PTT switch, there was a bright blue glow coming from the cabinet  
> holes, lighting up that side of the room.  It was incredible.
> >
> >
> Hi Jerry & Scott,
> Back in 1973 I had a Johnson Ranger-1---but a good friend of mine  
> had a Valiant-1...
> Boy, was I ever IMPRESSED with that thing! Where my puny Ranger had  
> but one, single 6146, the Valiant had---if memory serves me well--- 
> no less than FIVE of those jugs, i.e. two in the final RF PA stage,  
> & I believe three in the modulator...?
> No matter: I was just blown away by the sheer potential of that  
> hulky big brother to my rig!
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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