[AMRadio] WRL Globe king FS on QTH

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Dec 15 06:36:06 EST 2013

I stand corrected about the 500.  I must be thinking about some Collins 
transmitter then, but as you can see part of my memory lacks.

I have seen Johnson 500s for sale at very big prices, much more than I would 
want to pay and I am a bit taken with some of the Globe King prices.  I have 
a GK in pretty fair  condition that a very good friend sold to me for a 
pittance back in the early 90s.  I has given yeoman's service without 

One of the main differences in the two is the packaging and the difference 
in price.


----- Original Message ----- 

> The Johnson is a standard high level plate modulated AM modulated 
> transmitter.
> Like someone else commented, I had a chance to pick up a fully restored 
> one around 20 years ago for what now seems like it would have been a 
> bargain. Didn't, but did find a GK 500b which I restored and had for many 
> years.  It still had all of the original iron and worked well. Still 
> suffer occasionally from sellers remorse over letting it go, but it's in 
> good hands ...

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