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


Jerry Kidd wa4jk at hughes.net
Fri Apr 26 20:20:16 EDT 2013


Now the dream was for a globe champ350 but that is not happening

Jerry kidd
WA4JK
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On Apr 26, 2013, at 5:35 PM, Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll let you know.
>
> On Apr 26, 2013 5:19 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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