[AMRadio] NEAR-Fest XXII Photos

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 18:03:28 EDT 2017

Hey Rob -

Well buddy, I was thinking of you on a couple levels: first, I also have
the exciter and finally found a manual last spring (used your online
version numerous times) so we travel a similar road there. Actually had an
exciter for years but sold it in 2008 to KA1SHU in Maine who had the 150-B
to go with it. Came across the other a year ago at NEAR-Fest, and the
transmitter came with one last week.

Originally, I was following up on another 150-B I had heard about last year
possibly coming up for sale then rumors of another. I remembered you were
interested so was ready to email you if they both showed up. Neither did.
The one I got only surfaced a month or so back and ended up being a buddy
in VT from the AM crew. Never knew he had one. He's had it for 25 years and
never knew I was looking for one. And we're 'communicators'...! Posted a
few more photos on 'fone:  http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php?topic=43283.0

The old girl has more than a few issues, the worst being hacks done to the
RF section. Started ripping those out last night. Someone made it into a
mono band rig. Hoping to find a replacement RF unit but planning
(expecting) to hunt down the pieces needed to repair this one. Did some
hammer work on the cabinet this afternoon which was wracked and bent a bit.
Much better now.

If you're still interested, there's a good chance one is coming up in the
next year. Best way to handle shipping if you're not in a rush is to use
the AM Pony Express - find someone heading your way, have it hauled to
Dayton, pay for gas, etc. Have moved a number of big pieces up and down the
eastern seaboard for folks in recent years free of charge. Happy to help
you out on this end any way I can.

The HT-20 went home with WA2PJP(in the photo) for $200. Very nice shape but
Joe, being a perfectionist, is going to do it over completely. He also
found a SX-88 in NJ a while back for $350 IIRC, which has been stripped
down completely and is being rebuilt/repainted. W0YVA screens the front
panels for both.

The Meissner is my last transmitter acquisition. Won't rule out some neat
pre-war/early piece but no more heavyweights.

~ Todd/KAQ

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:

> You dog, getting that 150-B!  I've looked for one for years and
> finally gave up.  Congratulations!.  I have the exciter unit, very
> nicely built and I think I put the 150-B manual up on the internet as
> pdf file.  Thanks for posting the photos.   Last time I saw a 150-B
> was on eBay a few years ago.   I sort of lost interest due to the 300
> lb weight.  Who got the HT-20, KM1H?  He's been looking for one for
> years.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've posted a few photos over on AMfone.net of the big New England
> Amateur
> > Radio Festival hamfest held last weekend in NH. There are also a few
> posted
> > in the QSO forum:
> >
> > http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php?action=gallery;cat=21
> >
> > The event was very well attended, WX was excellent both days, and there
> was
> > a LOT of good stuff, commercial/civilian as well as military. I attended
> > with my good friend John/W3JN from MD, we both sold as well. I sold
> > everything except my RAK-8 & power supply.
> >
> > Managed to haul home a shock mount for my T-368 for which I've been
> > searching a looong time. It was a gift from Ross/W1EKG who recently
> became
> > a T-368 owner.
> >
> > My one purchase was a Meissner 150-B Signal Corps transmitter complete
> with
> > exciter & coils, plus tank coils & coil box. The RF section has been
> pretty
> > badly mauled but I think it's salvageable. Especially if I can locate a
> > replacement RF unit. Will be posting more on that subject soon.
> >
> > Had a great time despite the long drive north, really enjoyed the Friday
> > night AM Dinner as well.
> >
> > ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4

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