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

Jerry Kidd wa4jk at hughes.net
Fri Apr 26 19:45:20 EDT 2013

If the fil winding is gone so will the dc from that circuit.

Jerry kidd
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On Apr 26, 2013, at 4:19 PM, Charles Ring <w3nu at roadrunner.com> wrote:

> Are there any Valiants left with the 866 filament winding of the  
> main transformer still good?
> On 4/26/2013 1137, Mark K3MSB wrote:
>> I picked up my first Valiant a few weeks ago and it has the 866s in  
>> them.
>> I've never had a radio with them so i'm looking forwarded to the glow
>> Mark K3MSB
>> On Apr 26, 2013 9:29 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.
>>> All the other transmitters that the guys are luring you with are  
>>> good
>>> also.  You won't go wrong with any of them but  I just happen to  
>>> like the
>>> look, feel, and performance of the Valiant.
>>> 73, Scott WA9WFA

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