From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Mon Jun 1 05:46:56 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 04:46:56 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: <000501d09c04$72e9c6b0$58bd5410$@net> References: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> <000501d09c04$72e9c6b0$58bd5410$@net> Message-ID: On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Robert W Boyd wrote: > Perhaps in > the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or contact > details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between. > Sorry for your difficulties but that's a bad suggestion. We're (AM operators) interested in keeping as many of these rigs out of land fills as possible. Most of the time when one becomes available, the news doesn't come out on a ham email list or web forum. It's usually discovered on broadcaster channels, such as emails and web sites. Most of them either are not hams, or don't want to be bothered with keeping up with ham internet resources for this one purpose. When it's your job you don't think about this stuff; you have things you are getting paid to do and someone wants to get rid of the rig by a deadline. If people didn't forward this information to AM operators most of the broadcast rigs would never get rescued. 73 Rob K5UJ From paul at paulbaldock.com Mon Jun 1 10:02:50 2015 From: paul at paulbaldock.com (Paul Baldock) Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:02:50 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] FOR SALE: Heathkit HR-10 receiver Message-ID: FOR SALE: Heathkit HR-10. Very Good Condition. $80 plus $35 shipping CONUS. PayPal or USPS MO Some modifications easily reversed, to improve 15 meter and 10 meter sensitivity and for better BFO stability. Documentation included. Paul - KW7Y --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com From paul at paulbaldock.com Mon Jun 1 17:52:37 2015 From: paul at paulbaldock.com (Paul Baldock) Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:52:37 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] FOR SALE :Johnson Viking Valiant Message-ID: FOR SALE :Johnson Viking Valiant. Very good condition. Works as it should. Serial No 27056. Various audio and power supply modifications for improved modulation, which could quickly be reversed if you want it original. Well documented. $750 plus $250(actual cost if less) for UPS Packing, Shipping and Insurance. Cash if in person (WA 98282). PayPal or USPS Money Order if shipped. Tubes will be removed, labeled and shipped in a separate box. Paul - KW7Y --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com From w4wsz at embarqmail.com Tue Jun 2 12:54:21 2015 From: w4wsz at embarqmail.com (Bob. W4WSZ) Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:54:21 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] AM Forum Message-ID: <001901d09d54$c7728810$56579830$@embarqmail.com> Does anyone know if the reflector is down..? --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com From w4wsz at embarqmail.com Tue Jun 2 13:02:23 2015 From: w4wsz at embarqmail.com (Bob. W4WSZ) Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:02:23 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] AM FORUM Message-ID: <002201d09d55$e822a530$b867ef90$@embarqmail.com> Thanks fellows, as we use to say in the Broadcast business...the problem is west of Denver 73, Bob --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com From w5jo at brightok.net Tue Jun 2 15:28:05 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:28:05 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] AM Forum In-Reply-To: <001901d09d54$c7728810$56579830$@embarqmail.com> References: <001901d09d54$c7728810$56579830$@embarqmail.com> Message-ID: <3CC14DEAA4B548C69FDBDB6A05125010@JimPC> The past couple of days we have had numerous messages bounce. I did not see your call in the list Bob but there were several, should anyone ask. Have notified the owner. Jim W5JO Moderator -----Original Message----- From: Bob. W4WSZ Does anyone know if the reflector is down..? From ka1kaq at gmail.com Wed Jun 3 10:08:20 2015 From: ka1kaq at gmail.com (Todd, KA1KAQ) Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:08:20 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] AMfone Site Down Message-ID: Howdy gang - Sounds like a broken record, I know. The same problem as before, related to the fact that the site software needs to be upgraded to a newer version and we haven't had time to do it. Like so many others, we have lives beyond the internet, ham radio, and so on. As a result, the 'quick fix' has been the choice until we could get to it a full upgrade. The recent crashes made it clear that it's a manpower problem, no fault of the software itself. We hope to get the upgrade done soon, but in the meantime we may have to go the quick-fix route again just to get the site available for folks who have pending questions or answers for those needing help with their projects. Sorry for the inconvenience. ~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4 From k4kyv at charter.net Wed Jun 3 14:47:08 2015 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:47:08 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 137, Issue 1 In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <000e01d09e2d$b1cbba20$15632e60$@charter.net> I agree. To find such information and NOT post it far and wide would be a disservice to the AM community. Don't expect every tip, or even most of them, to pay off. If only one in ten actually results in someone acquiring a rig, it's still worth it. That's the way the game works. If you don't like the game, then don't play it. Don k4kyv ------------------------------ From: Rob Atkinson On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Robert W Boyd wrote: > Perhaps in > the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or > contact details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between. > Sorry for your difficulties but that's a bad suggestion. We're (AM operators) interested in keeping as many of these rigs out of land fills as possible. Most of the time when one becomes available, the news doesn't come out on a ham email list or web forum. It's usually discovered on broadcaster channels, such as emails and web sites. Most of them either are not hams, or don't want to be bothered with keeping up with ham internet resources for this one purpose. When it's your job you don't think about this stuff; you have things you are getting paid to do and someone wants to get rid of the rig by a deadline. If people didn't forward this information to AM operators most of the broadcast rigs would never get rescued. 73 Rob K5UJ --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From wz5q at wz5q.net Wed Jun 3 15:22:43 2015 From: wz5q at wz5q.net (Mike - WZ5Q) Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:22:43 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 137, Issue 1 In-Reply-To: <000e01d09e2d$b1cbba20$15632e60$@charter.net> References: <000e01d09e2d$b1cbba20$15632e60$@charter.net> Message-ID: <556F5403.8040103@wz5q.net> I agree as well. Information like this needs to be disseminated. I've found treasures like this, but not all was easy to acquire. It took allot of work on my part to line up the logistics, but if it wasn't for the original tip, I wouldn't have even known about it. Mike WZ5Q On 6/3/2015 1:47 PM, Donald Chester wrote: > I agree. To find such information and NOT post it far and wide would be a > disservice to the AM community. Don't expect every tip, or even most of > them, to pay off. If only one in ten actually results in someone acquiring > a rig, it's still worth it. That's the way the game works. If you don't > like the game, then don't play it. > > Don k4kyv > > ------------------------------ > From: Rob Atkinson > > > On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Robert W Boyd > wrote: >> Perhaps in >> the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or >> contact details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a > go-between. > Sorry for your difficulties but that's a bad suggestion. We're (AM > operators) interested in keeping as many of these rigs out of land fills as > possible. Most of the time when one becomes available, the news doesn't > come out on a ham email list or web forum. It's usually discovered on > broadcaster channels, such as emails and web sites. > Most of them either are not hams, or don't want to be bothered with keeping > up with ham internet resources for this one purpose. When it's your job you > don't think about this stuff; you have things you are getting paid to do and > someone wants to get rid of the rig by a deadline. If people didn't forward > this information to AM operators most of the broadcast rigs would never get > rescued. > > 73 > > Rob > K5UJ > From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Wed Jun 3 23:04:45 2015 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 22:04:45 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Forum Message-ID: <00ef01d09e73$37a7dd00$a6f79700$@sbcglobal.net> Is just me or is the AM list server down? I am getting 'smf_sessions marked a crashed' 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From w5jo at brightok.net Thu Jun 4 07:20:22 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 06:20:22 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Forum In-Reply-To: <00ef01d09e73$37a7dd00$a6f79700$@sbcglobal.net> References: <00ef01d09e73$37a7dd00$a6f79700$@sbcglobal.net> Message-ID: <6207610AACFB4865A9E8006FB452D878@JimPC> Dave AM Fone is down. The software needs some upgrades the owners have not had time to do. Jim W5JO Moderator -----Original Message----- Is just me or is the AM list server down? I am getting 'smf_sessions marked a crashed' 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Thu Jun 4 09:24:37 2015 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:24:37 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Forum In-Reply-To: <6207610AACFB4865A9E8006FB452D878@JimPC> References: <00ef01d09e73$37a7dd00$a6f79700$@sbcglobal.net> <6207610AACFB4865A9E8006FB452D878@JimPC> Message-ID: <000a01d09ec9$cf001a90$6d004fb0$@sbcglobal.net> Ok guys....I missed the notification. Thanks... 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK -----Original Message----- From: Jim Wilhite [mailto:w5jo at brightok.net] Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:20 AM To: David Harmon; amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Forum Dave AM Fone is down. The software needs some upgrades the owners have not had time to do. Jim W5JO Moderator -----Original Message----- Is just me or is the AM list server down? I am getting 'smf_sessions marked a crashed' 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From k4kyv at charter.net Thu Jun 4 15:50:26 2015 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 14:50:26 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c Message-ID: <000301d09eff$b4157aa0$1c406fe0$@charter.net> From: Mike - WZ5Q I agree as well. Information like this needs to be disseminated. > I've found treasures like this, but not all was easy to acquire. It took allot of work on my part to line up the logistics, but if it wasn't for the original tip, I wouldn't have even known about it. > Mike WZ5Q First of all, sorry about the subject line on my previous post. It's easy to forget to change it from the digest heading. That's how I acquired my Gates BC1-T which is now my mainstay rig for 160m. Not from a web posting, but from a tip I received from someone I ran into at a small indoor hamfest that otherwise was a complete disappointment. He told me about a station about 25 mi from here that wanted to get rid of it. I contacted the manager of the station first thing the following Monday morning, and he invited me to come up and "we'll see what we can work out". My first thought was that he would want a lot of money for it, but as it ended up, the deal was that I could have it free of charge on the condition that I removed EVERY TRACE of the thing from the transmitter building and cleaned up any mess left behind. Easier said than done; I soon understood why he was so interested in finding a taker. Someone had installed the new transmitter where it blockaded the main door making it impossible to move the old rig out without having to disconnect the new transmitter and temporarily move it out of its position. I suspect previous prospects had looked over the situation and said no thanks. I was about to the point of thinking I'd have to part out the rig, and then use about a half dozen sheet metal blades with my Skill Saw to cut the cabinet into pieces to get it out the door. Then I measured the size of the rear entrance and discovered that if I removed the side and rear panels, the door and all that useless junk Gates attached to the front of that transmitter, I could barely move the whole thing on its side out the door with about 1/4" to spare through the opening. It took me, a ham friend, the station manager and the announcer (while he put on a long music tape to cover his time away from the mic) to lift the cabinet, after all the tubes and heavy transformers had been removed, out the back door and over a diesel generator to load it in my truck on a day when it was about 93 degrees outside and close to the same number for relative humidity. We got it all out and I eventually repaired and modified the transmitter, rather than parting it out as I had originally intended. Another case in point is with Grant, W4BVT. He originally was sniffing round at nearby BC stations for possible tips on a certain piece of studio equipment he was looking for. Then he happened upon a station that had been on the air since 1930, and found literally a treasure trove of vintage transmitter parts and studio equipment, including a Gates Sta-Level and a Western Electric peak limiter that alone probably would fetch a couple of grand on ePay, but Grant opted to keep it all. This included some good 845 tubes that audiophools hadn't managed to get their grimy mitts on. I think he paid $500 for the whole pile of stuff, much of which, including the Sta-Level and WE limiter, are now on the air at his station, as well as a pair of the 845s now driving his 833A modulators. Whenever I hear about a deal like that that's too far away for me to travel to personally, or it's for something I just don't have any use for, I try to post it as far and wide as possible in hopes that it won't go to the dump or to the scrap metal dealer. More than once I eventually received an e-mail from someone thanking me for the post, saying they checked it out and acquired some or all of the stuff that was about to be thrown away. Don k4kyv --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From ka4koe at comcast.net Fri Jun 5 11:43:43 2015 From: ka4koe at comcast.net (ka4koe at comcast.net) Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:43:43 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Collins 828C Message-ID: <1027081871.23094522.1433519023884.JavaMail.zimbra@comcast.net> I posted the information on the free transmitter on various social media outlets. Moving of any BC transmitter is an undertaking. Moving my "T" was not as traumatic as Don's experience, but I think most of us in this situation appreciate the "trial by fire". PAN KA4KOE From ka4koe at comcast.net Fri Jun 5 11:46:33 2015 From: ka4koe at comcast.net (ka4koe at comcast.net) Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:46:33 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Gates BC-1T Restoration Message-ID: <1737009096.23096406.1433519193095.JavaMail.zimbra@comcast.net> See the flickr link for restoration of the Gates BC-1T I obtained back in April... http://tinyurl.com/nutqds9 KA4KOE PAN From paul at paulbaldock.com Sat Jun 13 21:34:05 2015 From: paul at paulbaldock.com (Paul Baldock) Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:34:05 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] FOR SALE :Johnson Viking Valiant Message-ID: FOR SALE :Johnson Viking Valiant. Very good condition. Works as it should. Serial No 27056. Various audio and power supply modifications for improved modulation, which could quickly be reversed if you want it original. Well documented. $700 plus cost for UPS Packing, Shipping and Insurance. Cash if in person (WA 98282). PayPal or USPS Money Order if shipped. Tubes will be removed, labeled and shipped in a separate box. Paul - KW7Y --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From nq5t at tx.rr.com Sun Jun 28 11:00:09 2015 From: nq5t at tx.rr.com (GRANT YOUNGMAN) Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:09 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] FS: Collins R-390 Message-ID: <2E182323-35F5-4766-B101-9052CE56E1E6@tx.rr.com> After much gnashing of teeth I have reluctantly decided to part with my Collins R-390. I?m relocating, and have grudgingly realized that as much as I?d like to take it with me, it just isn?t practical. This receiver (along with a similar R-390A I recently sold) was the centerpiece of my station for many years. It was ?remanufactured? by Rick Mish for me in 2000. (http://www.dxing.com/r390/r390.htm ). It is in beautiful, pristine physical condition. It developed an issue in the calibrator ? the cal can be ?slow? to start. I have tried new crystals, tubes, and completely new calibrator modules, but have not been able to isolate the problem. i?m likely not smart enough. That?s a minor problem when looking at the receiver as a whole. It has been in storage (in a spare bedroom) for a couple of years, so may need some Deoxit here and there. If you?re interested, and I haven?t pulled my antennas down yet, I can fire it up for you. I?m asking $2400, LOCAL pickup only (north D/FW metroplex) at this point. I have an appropriate reusable container to ship, but will only consider doing so later on if the radio is not sold locally. If you?re interested, drop me a private email, and I?ll send you a phone number. There are photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskaR7YFq Grant NQ5T From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue Jun 30 11:46:00 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:46:00 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] [BC] AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away Message-ID: I have been given permission to post this message here: Rob K5UJ >>>>>>> >>I have a client whose shack is clogged with a couple of tubed transmitters. We need to make room for a new main in less than a month, so either or both of the transmitters [both on 930 kc] are free to someone who will pick them up in Lynchburg, VA. One is an ITA AM-1000, the other is a CCA AM 10000D. If someone wants to gut one or the other for parts (I am pretty sure that neither currently works) we will toss what is left outdoors until we can scrap them. If one or both go untaken they will go outdoors until scrapped. Dale H. Cook, Radio Contract Engineer, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA http://plymouthcolony.net/starcityeng/index.html feedback at plymouthcolony.net >>>>>> From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue Jun 30 17:58:48 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:58:48 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] [BC] AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: Dale Cook reports: "The ITA and CCA transmitters are both spoken for - they will have a new home about 20 miles from where I live and about 60 miles from where they were last in service." 73 Rob K5UJ On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote: > I have been given permission to post this message here: > > Rob > K5UJ > >>>>>>>> >>>I have a client whose shack is clogged with a couple of tubed transmitters. We need to make room for a new main in less than a month, so either or both of the transmitters [both on 930 kc] are free to someone who will pick them up in Lynchburg, VA. One is an ITA AM-1000, the other is a CCA AM 10000D. If someone wants to gut one or the other for parts (I am pretty sure that neither currently works) we will toss what is left outdoors until we can scrap them. If one or both go untaken they will go outdoors until scrapped. > > Dale H. Cook, Radio Contract Engineer, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA > http://plymouthcolony.net/starcityeng/index.html > > feedback at plymouthcolony.net >>>>>>> From k9cox at charter.net Tue Jun 30 18:57:10 2015 From: k9cox at charter.net (k9cox at charter.net) Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:57:10 +0000 Subject: [AMRadio] =?utf-8?q?=5BBC=5D_AM_Transmitters_Free_If_You_Haul_The?= =?utf-8?q?m_Away?= In-Reply-To: References: , Message-ID: I am too late, was attempting to figure out how to run a 10KW transmitter at 375 watts. Thanks anyway. Sent from Windows Mail From: Rob Atkinson Sent: ?Tuesday?, ?June? ?30?, ?2015 ?4?:?58? ?PM To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service Dale Cook reports: "The ITA and CCA transmitters are both spoken for - they will have a new home about 20 miles from where I live and about 60 miles from where they were last in service." 73 Rob K5UJ From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue Jun 30 22:32:02 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:32:02 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] [BC] AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: I am glad you wrote 375 watts. If I found you using it at 375.1 watts I'd turn you in to the FCC. Me, I might have knocked it down 10 dB. Rob K5UJ On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 5:57 PM, wrote: > I am too late, was attempting to figure out how to run a 10KW transmitter at > 375 watts. Thanks anyway. >

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