[AMRadio] WRL Globe king FS on QTH


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Sat Dec 14 21:03:24 EST 2013


According to Moore's Guide:
Globe King 500, $675, 1954-55
Globe King 500A, $675, 1955-56
Globe King 500B, $675 to $ 725, 1956-58
Globe King 500C, $795, 1958-59

Johnson Viking 500, $649.50 to $749.50 Kit; $799.50 to $1059 Wired and
Tested, 1956-63

Pete, wa2cwa


On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:04:55 -0600 "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
writes:
> If I am not mistaken the Johnson 500 came along much later than the 
> GK 500. 
> Each has its design points and price points.  Don't recall the price 
> of the 
> 500 but the 500A was $675 or 36 per month on Leo's payment plan in 
> 1956, a 
> payment plan is something Johnson did not have.  The later versions 
> of the 
> GK 500 cost a bit more because they had a VFO included.
> 
> This is sort of like comparing apples and oranges, both are fruit 
> but one is 
> much different than the other.  Doesn't the Johnson 500 run carrier 
> and one 
> sideband while the GK 500 uses both sidebands with the carrier?  I 
> forget. 
> What ever, you can find the diagrams for each section of the GK 500 
> in any 
> old ARRL handbook.  Easy to repair.  But I must say, I don't, nor 
> never, 
> had a Johnson 500 but I know they both sound good on the air to my 
> old ears.
> 
> Jim
> W5JO
> 



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